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QNAP TS-1253U Turbo NAS - NAS server - 24 TB

Manufacturer part number (MPN): TS-1253U/24TB-RED PRO
QNAP TS-1253U Turbo NAS - NAS server - 12 bays - 24 TB - rack-mountable - SATA 6Gb/s - HDD 2 TB x 12 - RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 5 hot spare, 6 hot spare, 10 hot spare - Gigabit Ethernet - iSCSI - 2U
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The TS-1253U, featuring the easy-to-use QTS operating system, is a powerful, reliable, secure and scalable NAS solution designed for mission-intensive business applications and to meet fast growing data storage needs. The TS-1253U-RP supports SATA 6Gb/s drives and delivers high performance with persistent throughput, providing a comprehensive storage solution for SMBs to build a reliable private cloud.

  • Manage, share, and back up business data with Real-time Remote Replication (RTRR)
  • Expand the total raw storage capacity up to 192 TB with the economical UX-1200U QNAP expansion enclosure
  • NAS and iSCSI-SAN unified storage solution for server virtualization
  • Supports VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft Hyper-V and advanced virtualization features
  • Enhanced data security with high-performance AES 256-bit encryption and anti-virus
  • Use the TS-1253U as a PC with exclusive QvPC Technology
  • Run multiple Windows/Linux/Android-based virtual machines with the Virtualization Station
  • Transcode Full HD videos on-the-fly or offline with QNAP's unique transcoding technology
  • Energy-saving yet powerful quad-core processor
    Powered by a cutting-edge 22nm quad-core processor with energy-efficient DDR3L RAM, coupled with the support of SATA 6Gb/s, 4 Gigabit LAN ports and HDMI output, the TS-1253U is a powerful NAS that delivers up to 423 MB/s throughput. The TS-1253U can also automatically increase the processor's clock rate from 2.0GHz to 2.41GHz when needed for CPU-intensive tasks. The TS-1253U fast encryption and decryption performance provides transfer speeds of up to 271 MB/s with AES 256-bit volume encryption, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the TS-1253U.
  • Economical storage expansion with scale-up solution
    The TS-1253U offers a high performance yet affordable storage solution to fulfill the needs of businesses in archiving rapidly growing data & large files. The TS-1253U supports capacity expansion by connecting a QNAP expansion enclosure. With the QNAP scale-up solution, the raw storage capacity can be expanded on demand, making the TS-1253U an ideal file center with a large storage capacity for business data.
  • QTS - simple and efficient
    Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS, system operations of the TS-1253U are smooth and handy. Its intelligent desktop allows you to find desired functions quickly, create desktop shortcuts or group shortcuts, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, and open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently, bringing greater operating efficiency.
  • SSD cache acceleration
    The TS-1253U supports SSD caching which can greatly boost the IOPS performance of storage volumes. It is perfect for improving the overall workflow of IOPS-demanding applications such as virtualization.
  • High reliability design ensuring business continuity
    The business-ready TS-1253U is designed to provide 24/7 operations and services. The support for comprehensive RAID configurations and hot-swapping allow for replacing hard drives without service interruption. QNAP's advanced RAID recovery technology also helps if any healthy drives are removed from a degraded RAID volume by mistake. The system can be recovered by reinserting the wrongly removed hard drives so the data can still be accessible. The TS-1253U delivers high reliability and efficiency with 4 LAN support for multiple port-trunking modes including fail-over support. The TS-1253U also features a hot-swappable redundant power supply to ensure maximum system uptime.
  • Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage
    The TS-1253U supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, Linux/UNIX networks. Data, logs and ISO images of CDs and DVDs can be centrally stored on the TS-1253U and protected by an integrated antivirus solution. The Windows AD and LDAP services enable system administrators to configure user permissions by using an existing Windows AD server, LDAP server or built-in LDAP service. The TS-1253U supports SAMBA v4 and can act as a Windows domain controller to manage privilege settings.
  • File synchronization across multiple devices
    The Qsync utility turns your TS-1253U into a safe data center for file synchronization with a large storage capacity. Any file uploaded to the TS-1253U will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops or mobile devices. Qsync is especially useful for frequent travelers to manage files and always have the most updated files on different devices. Qsync provides multiple ways of file synchronization and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of collaboration.
  • Disaster recovery solutions brings peace of mind
    The TS-1253U offers various data recovery options. RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) supports real time or scheduled data backup to a remote Turbo NAS or FTP server and synchronizes files to a remote folder from a local folder with better backup efficiency and reduced backup time. The TS-1253U also supports rsync protocol to back up data to another remote server on a scheduled basis. Data can also be backed up to and restored from a range of cloud storage services, including Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Microsoft Azure, ElephantDrive, Dropbox and Google Drive.
  • Monitor and manage multiple NAS with Q'center
    Q'center turns your TS-1253U into a central management system to manage multiple Turbo NAS units. After installing Q'center in the QTS App Center, you can use the TS-1253U to centrally manage multi-site Turbo NAS for monitoring system logs, managing firmware updates and maintenance; and enjoy major benefits including ease-of-use, cost-efficiency, convenience and flexibility. Managing multiple Turbo NAS becomes so easy and efficient with Q'center.
  • Use your TS-1253U as a PC with the exclusive QvPC Technology
    QNAP's exclusive QvPC Technology consolidates a number of high-end technologies including VM integration, multimedia transcoding, HDMI output, cloud integration and NAS connection technologies, allowing users to operate the TS-1253U as a PC when they plug in a keyboard, mouse and monitor. With QvPC Technology, the TS-1253U is transformed into a cost-effective device with PC functionalities for users to directly access stored data, run multiple applications using Windows/Linux/UNIX/Android-based VMs, surf the web on Google Chrome, enjoy Full HD videos with up to 7.1 channel audio with XBMC, monitor Surveillance Station in real time with local display, and much more.
  • Run additional operating systems on the TS-1253U
    With the support for Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x), the TS-1253U can operate the Virtualization Station, transforming the TS-1253U into a 2-in-a-box NAS that can function as an all-in-one NAS and a virtualization platform that supports multiple operating systems, fast virtual machine (VM) creation, VM import/export, snapshot, and enables desktop operations on web browsers. With the easy-to-use interface, you can centrally manage all of the VMs created on the TS-1253U with minimal effort. You can also download VMs on demand from online VM markets and import them to the TS-1253U without any complex procedures.
  • Signage Station - Creatively present your animated content and ads
    With the Signage Station, it is easy to create content for a wide range of materials such as menu boards, advertisements, posters, and business profiles. The Signage Station is a great tool to invigorate your advertisements or animated materials for promoting your services, and to update contents in a timely manner. The iArtist Lite application, with intuitive editing tools, helps you create these signs with simple drag & drop tools. Your creativity can now travel around the world with a few simple steps to instantly get published, revised, and shared.
  • Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality
    The TS-1253U has a built-in App Center that provides various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers, including tools for backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and much more. It is also a centralized location for managing & updating installed apps. In addition, QNAP's development platform embraces the open-source spirit to enable developers to create their own apps, adding potentially limitless potential for the TS-1253U.
Full Specification
Device Type NAS server
Host Connectivity Gigabit Ethernet
Enclosure Type Rack-mountable - 2U
Total Storage Capacity 24 TB
Installed Devices / Modules Qty 12 (installed) / 12 (max)
Width 48.2 cm
Depth 53.4 cm
Height 8.9 cm
Weight 16.14 kg
Processor / Memory
Processors Installed 1 x Intel Celeron 2 GHz
Number of Cores Quad-Core
Max Supported Qty 1
RAM 4 GB (installed) / 8 GB (supported) - DDR3L
Flash Memory Installed 512 MB
Storage Controller
Interface Type SATA 6Gb/s
RAID Level RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, RAID 5 hot spare, RAID 6 hot spare, RAID 10 hot spare
Hard Drive
Type HDD
Capacity 12 x 2 TB
Data Link Protocol 10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN, GigE
Network / Transport Protocol TCP/IP, PPTP, UDP/IP, iSCSI, SMTP, FTP, DHCP, Bonjour, SMB, DDNS
Remote Management Protocol SNMP 2, Telnet, SNMP 3, HTTP, HTTPS, TFTP, SSH
Network Services Compatibility Microsoft Active Directory (AD), Apple Bonjour Protocol, DHCP, DDNS, Microsoft CIFS, Network File System (NFS), FTP, FTPS, Server Message Block (SMB), Apple File Protocol (AFP), HTTP, HTTPS, Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)
Features VPN support, trunking, LDAP support, VLAN support, wake on LAN (WOL), Syslog support, E-mail alert, print server, IPv6 support, antivirus analysis, IP address filtering, firmware upgradable, proxy server, MySQL server, web server, backup server, download client, file sharing, event log, Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) support, RADIUS support, SSH support, iTunes server, Jumbo Frames support, DHCP server, FTP server, SMS alert, BitTorrent Client, UPnP Media Server, Network Access Protection (NAP), bandwidth control, IPv4 support, surveillance station, teaming support, PXE support, DLNA Media Server, Apple Time Machine compatible, Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), TFTP server, DHCP client, e-mail notification, cloud backup, VPN Server
Encryption Algorithm SSL, 256-bit AES
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.3ad (LACP), IEEE 802.1x, UPnP
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Bays 12 (total) / 0 (free) x hot-swap - 2.5" / 3.5"
Expansion Slots 2 (total) / 1 (free) x SO-DIMM 204-pin
Interfaces 4 x Ethernet 1000Base-T - RJ-45 ¦ 4 x USB 3.0 - Type A ¦ 1 x HDMI output ¦ 1 x management
Cables Included 2 x network cable
Features Audible alarm, wake on LAN, built-in 2 cooling fans
Power Device Internal power supply
Installed Qty 1
Max Supported Qty 1
Voltage Required AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
Power Provided 250 Watt
Software / System Requirements
Storage Operating System QNAP QTS 4.1
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 40 °C
Humidity Range Operating 0 - 95%

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