QNAP® Systems, Inc. has recently unveiled the quadcore Intel-based 2-bay TS-253Be and 4-bay TS-453Be. With a PCIe expansion slot, the functionality of both NAS can be expanded to meet application needs including M.2 SSD caching and 10GbE connectivity. The TS-x53Be also features HDMI output and 4K H.264/ H.265 transcoding to provide a greater multimedia experience while its snapshots function helps protect data against potential ransomware threats.
“With the PCIe slot, the TS-x53Be series allows for extending NAS functionalities including adding SSD caching and 10GbE connectivity, which provides great long-term potential for the NAS,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP, “For users who require a professional storage that can help streamline workflows and provide a great multimedia experience, the TS-x53Be series is the ideal choice with a reasonable price,” Hsu added.
Powered by an Intel® Celeron® J3455 quad-core 1.5GHz processor (burst up to 2.3 GHz), 2GB/ 4GB DDR3L RAM (up to 8GB), dual Gigabit LAN ports, and supporting SATA 6Gb/s hard drives and SSDs, the TS-x53Be series provides dependable performance of up to 225 MB/s read/ write speeds and maintains the same outstanding performance with AESNI accelerated encryption. The TS-x53Be supports snapshots, allowing for users to quickly recover data in the event of accidental deletion/ modification or ransomware attack.
Users can install a QNAP QM2 card to the PCIe slot to add dual M.2 SSDs for enhanced SSD caching performance while also adding 10GbE (10GBASE-T LAN) connectivity. Coupled with the Qtier™ auto-tiering technology, the TSx53Be helps achieve optimum storage utilization ideal for small and medium business and organizations. Alternatively, users can install a 10GbE 10GBASE-T/ SFP+ card, a USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gbps card, or a QNAP QW-AC2600 wireless card based on their application requirements.
The TS-x53Be provides a variety of useful applications for everyday tasks from the built-in App Center. ‘IFTTT Agent’ and ‘Qfiling’ help automate user workflows for improved efficiency and productivity; ‘Qsirch’ provides fulltext search for quickly finding files; ‘Qsync’ and ‘Hybrid Backup Sync’ simplifies file sharing and syncing across devices; ‘Cinema28’ allows for managing multimedia files and connected media devices from a single platform; ‘Surveillance Station’ offers 4 free IP camera channels (up to 40 channels by purchasing additional licenses); ‘QVR Pro’ integrates video surveillance features into QTS, providing user-defined recording storage space, cross-platform client tools, camera controls, and intelligent IoT-based event management functions.