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QNAP TS-253Be

QNAP

QNAP TS-253Be

£533.02
Quad-core multimedia NAS with PCIe slot for diverse application expansion and greater efficiency
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The TS-253Be features a simple physical design that can easily fit into office and home environments. It provides a PCIe port that can boost its functionality: a QNAP QM2 expansion card can be installed to add M.2 SSD caching/10GbE connectivity and support for Qtier auto-tiering technology, or a compatible wireless card can be installed to use the TS-253Be as a wireless access point. The TS-253Be also supports dual-channel 4K H.264 processing to provide a smooth media viewing experience on all connected devices. In addition, a wide range of productivity tools are available for use on the TS-253Be to improve work efficiency for media creators or creative professionals, while also enriching their multimedia experience.

  • The PCIe port supports installing a 10GbE network card, a QM2 dual-port M.2 SSD/10GbE card, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 card or a compatible PCIe wireless adapter.
  • Hybrid Backup Sync consolidates backup and sync tasks into a single app.
  • 4K media playback and online transcoding; multimedia viewing on HDTV via HDMI output
  • Secure private cloud solution with high storage scalability.
  • Snapshots fully record the system status and data. If files are accidentally deleted or modified, you can quickly restore the previously-recorded data.
  • Supports containerised applications and hosting multi-OS virtual machines.

Extend NAS functionalities with the PCIe slot

With PCIe expansion, the TS-253Be provides flexibility in extending NAS functionality and potential applications. Install a QNAP QM2 card to provide M.2 SSD caching/10GbE connectivity, or use the TS-253Be as a wireless access point by installing a compatible wireless network card (ex. QNAP QWA-AC2600), or boost the USB connectivity of the TS-253Be by installing a USB 3.2 Gen 2 card.

Intel® Celeron® J3455 quad-core 1.5GHz CPU with AES-NI Encryption

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, the TS-253Be provides dependable performance of up to 225 MB/s read/write speeds. The TS-253Be features Intel® AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption to drive transfer speeds of up to 225 MB/s with AES 256-bit encryption for both full NAS volumes and shared folders, boosting system performance while ensuring the security of sensitive data stored in the TS-253Be.

Protect data with snapshots

Snapshots help protect your data by fully recording the NAS system state and metadata. If a file is accidentally deleted or modified, you can use snapshots to quickly restore the file to its previously-recorded state. QNAP snapshots are block-based and only record the changed data. Not only does this save storage space but also reduces the time required to back up and restore data. The TS-253Be supports up to 1,024 snapshots per NAS and up to 256 snapshots per volume or LUN.

Upgrade your IT environment with QNAP's fast and affordable 10GbE Switch!

QNAP 10GbE/NBASE-T™ unmanaged switches allow you to instantly upgrade your network environment at a cost-effective price. With a 10GbE network you can enjoy blazing-fast transfer speeds, empower bandwidth-demanding tasks like virtualisation, and enable simultaneous real-time access to large NAS-based files using multiple workstations (ideal for video editing and multimedia). QNAP also provide a 10GbE PCIe network expansion card for the TS-253Be and Windows®/Linux® PCs to take advantage of high-speed LAN environments.

Real-time video transcoding

Featuring advanced 9th-generation Intel® HD Graphics, the TS-253Be supports dual-channel 4K H.264* hardware decoding and real-time transcoding, allowing you to convert videos to universal file formats that can be smoothly played on multiple devices*. Therefore, you can easily share movies and videos stored on your NAS with family and friends for their enjoyment on a range of devices. The QNAP RM-IR004 remote control (sold separately) can be configured using QButton to customise the actions of individual buttons, providing a more convenient NAS experience.

Multiple ways to enjoy videos

QNAP provides a wide range of multimedia applications for you to easily enjoy photos, music, and videos.

Multiply your productivity

The app-driven QTS operating system provides solutions for simplifying file backup, management, search, and more. With File Station you can view and manage your files not only from NAS but also from multiple storage devices; the OCR Converter allows you to extract text from images; Qfiling helps automate file organisation, and Qsirch helps quickly find files.

Multi-point backup and access

With integrated data backup, restoration and synchronization, Hybrid Backup Sync helps you easily backup or synchronize data on the TS-253Be to other QNAP NAS, USB storage (one touch copy) or cloud storage. With Qsync, you can also access your NAS files from PCs, laptops or mobile devices connected with the TS-253Be at any time.

NAS as a Multi-OS Platform

Virtualisation Station and Container Station provide comprehensive solutions for creating virtualized environments to improve business IT infrastructure, workflows, and productivity.

Supports 360-degree panorama photos and videos

QNAP NAS now supports the popular 360-degree panorama recording format! By clicking the 360-degree panorama display button, these photos and videos will be displayed as 360-degree panorama media files. The QNAP mobile apps Qfile, Qphoto and Qvideo also support 360-degree format viewing.

Whole new QVR Pro surveillance solution

QNAP’s new QVR Pro surveillance solution allows you to arrange a dedicated, independent storage space for surveillance data on TS-253Be and leverage the advantages of scalability and storage manageability from QTS. With QVR Pro, camera management, storage space allocation, camera live view and playback become more easily. You can also use QVR Pro Client’s mobile app to monitor anytime, or use a USB webcam as an ONVIF network camera with the QUSBCam2 app.

Comprehensive surveillance solution for 24/7 monitoring

Surveillance Station provides an intelligent video management system to assist in managing real-time monitoring, video & audio recording and playback with a wide range of customisable settings to safeguard your physical environment. You can use the Vmobile mobile app to manage the monitored channels at anytime and anywhere, or install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your NAS.

Flexible and economical storage expansion

You need an easy solution to increase storage capacity when running out of space. QNAP provides several ways to expand your NAS storage as needed to accommodate data and business growth.

Extend hardware warranty up to 5 years

The TS-253Be is backed by a 2-year warranty at no extra cost. If needed, you can purchase a warranty extension that increases your coverage up to 5 years.

Specifications
CPU Intel® Celeron® J3455 quad-core 1.5 GHz processor (burst up to 2.3 GHz)
CPU Architecture 64-bit x86
Graphic Processors Intel® HD Graphics 500
Floating Point Unit Yes
Encryption Engine  Yes (AES-NI)
Hardware-accelerated Transcoding Yes
System Memory 2 GB SO-DIMM DDR3L (1 x 2 GB)
Maximum Memory 8 GB (2 x 4GB)
Memory Slot 2 x SO-DIMM DDR3L

For dual-DIMM configuration, you must use a pair of identical DDR3L modules.

Flash Memory 4GB (Dual boot OS protection)
Drive Bay 2 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s

The system is shipped without HDD.
For the HDD compatibility list, please visit https://www.qnap.com/compatibility/

Hot-swappable Yes
M.2 SSD Slot Optional via a PCIe adapter
SSD Cache Acceleration Support Yes
Gigabit Ethernet Port (RJ45) 2

Expandable with an optional PCIe adapter

10 Gigabit Ethernet Port Optional via PCIe expansion card

Optional via PCIe expansion card

Jumbo Frame Yes
PCIe Slot 1
Slot 1: PCIe Gen 2 x2

PCIe bandwidth limitations will restrict the NAS 10GbE performance.

USB 3.0 port 5 (Type-A ports)
USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Port Optional via a PCIe expansion card
IR Sensor  Yes (RM-IR004, RM-IR002, & MCE)
HDMI Output 2, HDMI 1.4b (up to 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz)
Audio Input 2 x 3.5mm dynamic microphone input jacks
Audio Output 1 x built-in speaker, 1 x 3.5mm line out jack (for amplifier or headphone amplifier)
Form Factor Tower
LED Indicators Power/Status, LAN, USB, HDD1-2
Buttons Power, USB copy, Reset, Capacitive touch buttons (select, enter)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 6.61 × 4.13 × 8.9 inch
Weight (Net) 3.68 lbs
Weight (Gross) 6.22 lbs
Operating temperature 0 - 40 °C (32°F - 104°F)
Relative Humidity 5-95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C (80.6˚F)
Power Supply Unit 65W adapter, 100-240V
Power Consumption: HDD Sleep Mode 13.07 W
Power Consumption: Operating Mode, Typical 20.42 W
Fan 1 x 70mm, 12VDC
Sound Level 16.7 db(A)
System Warning Buzzer
Kensington Security Slot Yes

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