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|design||This great NAS for 2017 is easily a stand out model in terms of ability and hardware inside. But one factor that is often a controversial one is the chassis. For many the fact the TS-453B casing is mostly plastic is a put off. However it still maintains an excellent temperature, low noise and with the removable front panel (much like the Synology DS216+II) it is a closed system. Until you need access to the tooless HDD trays and hot swapping occasionally. In this way the TS-453B is as versatile and able as any other NAS|
|features||When I first saw the specs and connections of this NAS I was genuinely impressed by it's covering of numerous NAS applications and tasks. Only the TS-453A has ever left me equally impressed in terms of Cost vs Value of hardware. I cannot recommend it enough. With features like Dual HDMI, DUAL LAN, PCIe Slot, SD Card reader, Quick Connect DAS, one touch USB 3.0 Copy, Hot Swapping, new and improved remote control and more. This is fast becoming the home and SMB NAS to beat in 2017!|
|performance||Using the new Intel Celeron J series CPU and 4/8GB of RAM means that it will handle most of the popular NAS tasks required of it. Functions, services and applications like Plex, Kodi over HDMI in Linux Station, VMs, standalone surveillance, all RAID levels, DLNA support, apple time machine, Mac and Windows full RTRRR, QVR Pro Beta are all possible with the TS-453B and can be set up quickly and easily.|
|value||Arriving with the ability to do almost any currently generation NAS task, the TS-453B is certainly in our top 5 4-Bay NAS servers of 2017. If you need a NAS to do that tasks you need and want to ensure you get the most for your money, look no further than this plucky little 4-Bay NAS from QNAP.|
|design||Despite the NAS doing everything you need, some will prefer the metal chassis and tray design of the QNAP TS-453A.|
|features||Only 2x LAN on this 4-Bay NAS, but you can add more with the PCIe. Aside from that and the lack of a Thunderbolt 3 connectivity option for MacBook Pro users are the only faults I can find.|
|performance||Many more advanced PC users will want to consider devices featuring i5 and i7 Intel CPU NAS servers as they have 1 or 2 very high end tasks in mind. Though the TS-453B is a fantastic device, it is designed to do many, many things well. If you have 1 or 2 things that need to be done to an enterprise standard, maybe look at the TVS-473.|
|value||Again, those with 4K File editing on the fly, Thunderbolt connectivity and enterprise level use in mind, maybe spend the extra £500-2000 and buy a TVS-1282 from QNAP NAS.|
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The Qnap Desktop NAS TS-453B-8G 4-Bay RAID (8GB RAM) 12TBis Network Attached NAS Storage device. It features a Intel Celeron J3455 Quad Core 1.5 GHz (up to 2.3 GHz) CPU and with 8GB RAM providing outstanding performance for those looking for a cost effective Network Storage option. This Qnap Desktop NAS TS-453B-8G is backed with Qnap’s 2yr limited warranty.Out of the box this NAS can handle 4 x 3.5" hard drives / SSDs, giving it a maximum capacity of 80TB via 20TB drives.
Virtual Machine. Another advantage of the Qnap Desktop NAS is a solid framework for utilizing Virtualisation and VMware. More than traditional storage, this gives you the ability to create multiple Virtual PC Desktop interfaces for shared users via their browsers and more.
Combining Qnap Desktop NAS TS-453B-8G and 4 Western Digital WD hard disks will provide you with a solid, long term Network-Attached Storage solution ranging from simply media file access, Apple Time Machine, complex Surveillance and Synchronisation abilities, as well as the utilization of VMware and ISCSI.
Plex Server on Qnap Desktop NAS TS-453B-8G
gives you centralized home media playback system streaming its media to your Smart phone, tablet or TV over the internet or local network.
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|Comparison||Qtier||SSD Cache||Full SSD|
|1.Available SSD Space||Expandable as needed||Limited by available memory*||Expandable as needed|
|4.Data Migration Method||Scheduled||Automatic||-|
|5.Data migration Mechanism||Moves data to different tiers depending on access frequency||Replicates frequently-accessed data to SSD storage||All data stored on SSDs|
|6.Application Scenarios||Used for predictable I/O workloads such as file/web/email servers, application virtualization or video editing.||Used for highly frequent data access environment such as application virtualization or video editing.||Used for applications requiring fast/intensive I/O such as databases or virtualized environments.|
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|Type||4-Bay RAID (8GB RAM)|
|Form Factor / Drive Height||168 x 170 x 226 mm|
|Processor||Intel Celeron J3455 Quad Core 1.5 GHz (up to 2.3 GHz)|
|CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)||2215|
|Total Drives (alternate)||4|
|RAID Levels||Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10|
|PCIe||PCIe v2 x2||External||1|
|SATA||SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power||Internal||4|
|USB3||USB3 type A (host)||External||5|
|Speed/RPM||6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)|
|External Length (mm)||305cm|
|External Width (mm)||250cm|
|External Height (mm)||320cm|
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