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QNAP TS-253A - NAS server - 12 TB

Manufacturer part number (MPN): TS-253A-8G/12TB-RED
QNAP TS-253A - NAS server - 2 bays - 12 TB - SATA 6Gb/s - HDD 6 TB x 2 - RAID 0, 1, JBOD - Gigabit Ethernet - iSCSI
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In response to the coming era of Internet of Things (IoT), the TS-253A innovatively supports the open-source Linux platform as a gateway for IoT solutions to other smart devices. The TS-253A allows users to directly utilize various feature-rich Linux apps, enjoying a private cloud combining storage and IoT applications, and professional developers can develop and run IoT applications directly on the TS-253A. The secure, reliable TS-253A is packed with business-critical features such as Volume/LUN Snapshot - allowing files/folders to revert to a previous state in case of any corruption or file-loss. The TS-253A is powered by the latest quad-core Intel Celeron processor which allows users to enjoy 4K (H.264) video playback and 1080p/4K video real-time transcoding directly from the TS-253A to an HD/4K display.

  • Supports the Linux OS with direct output via HDMI
  • Dual HDMI output for switching between duplicated and extended desktop options
  • AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption for efficient cryptographic performance up to 224 MB/s
  • Supports 4K hardware decoding and transcodes 4K H.264 videos on-the-fly or offline
  • Quickly find files using a real-time, natural search with Qsirch 2.1
  • NAS and iSCSI-SAN unified storage solution for virtualization
  • Supports VMware, Citrix, Microsoft Hyper-V and advanced virtualization features
  • A hybrid approach to virtualization in one NAS: Virtualization Station & Container Station
  • Build a personal karaoke system with high-quality audio output with the new OceanKTV app
  • QTS-Linux dual systems, geared for the IoT era
    The TS-253A's QTS-Linux dual systems are based upon QNAP's advanced virtualization technologies. The revolutionary architecture of the TS-253A enables users not only to download rich apps from QTS App Center but also to develop or utilize IoT packages for Linux and display them using HDMI output. With the TS-253A, you can develop and install various IoT packages on demand and centrally store the data on the TS-253A, benefiting from a secure private storage and development solution. Simply plug in a keyboard, mouse and HDMI monitor to the TS-253A, and use the Linux Station as if you were using a PC . You can also operate the Linux Station as a remote desktop via web browser for instant management.
  • Intel Celeron N3150 quad-core CPU fulfills multi-tasking efficiency
    Powered by the latest 14 nm Intel Celeron N3150 quad-core 1.6GHz processor, dual-channel 4/8GB DDR3L-1600 RAM (upgradable to 8GB), 2 Gigabit LAN ports and SATA 6Gb/s, the TS-253A delivers up to 224 MB/s read speed and runs tasks smoothly and quickly. The TS-253A can automatically increase the processor's clock speed from 1.6GHz to 2.08GHz when performing CPU-intensive tasks. The TS-253A features Intel AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption engine to drive transfer speeds of up to 224 MB/s with AES 256-bit encryption for both full NAS volume and shared folders, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the TS-253A.
  • Dual HDMI outputs - switch between HD Station and Linux desktop
    The TS-253A comes with dual HDMI outputs for using two monitors in either a "duplicated" or "extended" desktop configuration. Duplicating will display the same content on both displays, and extended desktop mode allows users to display applications over two displays for improved multitasking convenience and productivity. When displaying content using HDMI outputs, you can use the TS-253A as an amazing multimedia player by using HD Station to enjoy rich apps including Kodi, HD Player, Plex Home Theater, YouTube, Spotify, JRiver, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and more. Alternatively, you can choose to output the Linux operating system desktop to use the TS-253A as a PC.
  • Enjoy the best audiovisual experience on TV including a free remote control
    QNAP HD Station integrates the powerful Kodi media player and web browser. With HDMI connectivity, you can connect the TS-253A to a HDTV or an A/V receiver to enjoy your rich multimedia content and 4K(H.264) videos with the best audiovisual experience. The splendid user interface of Kodi, 7.1 channel audio pass-through, and the TS-253A's powerful real-time transcoding capability facilitate smooth and enhanced playback of 4K videos . You can even watch YouTube videos, surf the web and manage the TS-253A using a web browser with multilingual keyboard input. HD Station supports multi-tasking and user authentication so only authorized users can access the stored data.
  • Superior real-time and offline 4K video transcoding
    Featuring advanced 8th-generation Intel HD Graphics, the TS-253A supports 4K (H.264) hardware decoding and delivers superior real-time 4K (H.264) and 1080p video transcoding to convert videos to universal formats that can be smoothly played on PCs, mobile devices and Smart TVs. With offline transcoding, even when you can only connect using a low-speed Internet connection, you can still enjoy smooth video playback via File Station, Video Station, and the Qfile mobile app by selecting a pre-rendered lower resolution video. The TS-253A also allows you to set a dedicated folder for automatic video transcoding.
Full Specification
Device Type NAS server
Host Connectivity Gigabit Ethernet
Total Storage Capacity 12 TB
Installed Devices / Modules Qty 2 (installed) / 2 (max)
Width 10.2 cm
Depth 21.6 cm
Height 15 cm
Weight 1.74 kg
Built-in Devices Led panel
Processor / Memory
Processors Installed 1 x Intel Celeron N3150 1.6 GHz
Number of Cores Quad-Core
Max Supported Qty 1
RAM 8 GB (installed) / 8 GB (supported) - DDR3L
Flash Memory Installed 512 MB
Storage Controller
Interface Type SATA 6Gb/s
Hard Drive
Type HDD - hot-swap - 3.5"
Capacity 2 x 6 TB
Interface Type SATA 6Gb/s
Buffer Size 64 MB
Data Link Protocol 10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN, GigE
Network / Transport Protocol TCP/IP, PPTP, L2TP, IPSec, 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), SFTP
Features Trunking, LDAP support, wake on LAN (WOL), Syslog support, manageable, E-mail alert, print server, IPv6 support, video server, 256-bit encryption, firmware upgradable, proxy server, backup server, download client, file sharing, event log, Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) support, Access Control List (ACL) support, SSH support, iTunes server, Jumbo Frames support, DHCP server, FTP server, SMS alert, BitTorrent Client, UPnP Media Server, bandwidth control, IPv4 support, surveillance station, teaming support, DLNA Media Server, Apple Time Machine compatible, DHCP client, e-mail notification, cloud backup, VPN Server, SFTP client, SNMP support, Apple AirPlay, Dropbox support, Real-time Remote Replication (RTRR)
Encryption Algorithm SSL, TLS, FIPS 140-2, 256-bit AES
Compliant Standards DLNA CERTIFIED, UPnP
Security DVR
IP Cameras Supported 40
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Bays 2 (total) / 0 (free) x hot-swap - 2.5" / 3.5"
Expansion Slots 2 (total) / 0 (free) x SO-DIMM 204-pin
Interfaces 2 x Ethernet 1000Base-T - RJ-45 ¦ 4 x USB 3.0 - Type A ¦ 2 x microphone - 6.3mm jack ¦ 2 x HDMI output ¦ 1 x audio out - mini-jack
Cables Included 2 x network cable
Features Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), audible alarm, remote control, built-in cooling fan
Compliant Standards FIPS 140-2
Included Accessories Remote control
Power Device External power adapter
Voltage Required AC 120/230 V
Power Consumption Operational 14.43 Watt
Power Provided 65 Watt
Software / System Requirements
Storage Operating System QNAP QTS 4.2
OS Required UNIX, Linux, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Apple MacOS X or later, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 40 °C
Humidity Range Operating 5 - 95% (non-condensing)

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