Handy, quiet and compact with four M.2 SSDs
Designed with a "NASbook" concept, the TBS-453A uses a thin, B5-sized case to make it easy to setup anywhere in the office. Compared with a normal NAS, the TBS-453A's usage of M.2 SSDs (instead of conventional hard drives) allows it to be significantly smaller and quieter. The RAM and M.2 SSDs are also easily accessible for installation and upgrading by removing the rubber pads and thumb screws on the bottom of the TBS-453A.
Optimal performance with quad-core CPU, AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption, and M.2 SSDs
The TBS-453A is powered by an advanced 14nm Intel® Celeron® N3150 quad-core 1.6GHz processor that can automatically burst up to 2.08GHz when performing CPU-intensive tasks. Coupled with dual-channel 4GB/8GB DDR3L-1600 RAM and four M.2 SSDs for storage, the TBS-453A has 2x Gigabit LAN ports and 3x Gigabit switch ports. The built-in 2 Gigabit LAN ports can deliver up to 112MB/s throughput independently for optimizing mission-critical tasks. The TBS-453A features Intel® AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption. With AES 256-bit encryption for full NAS volumes, the built-in 2 Gigabit LAN ports can deliver up to 109MB/s throughput independently.
Built-in four-port LAN switch for maximized network flexibility
The TBS-453A includes additional hardware-based LAN switch ports with network switch mode and private network mode settings, allowing you to easily build a flexible network environment. In the default switch mode, users can simply use the TBS-453A's network switch functionality to share the Internet and NAS resources at the same time. While in the private network configuration, users can create a closed network, allowing them to create secure environments for activities such as creating a secure surveillance recording with IP cameras. The TBS-453A's network design greatly boosts collaboration and productivity at work as it ensures always-on Internet connectivity. Business meeting attendees, for example, could benefit from the network accessibility to access files stored on the TBS-453A or to search for information online during the meeting.
Dual HDMI output - switch between "duplicated" or "extended" desktop configurations
The TBS-453A supports QNAP’s exclusive QvPC technology and comes with dual HDMI output, enabling you to use the NAS as a PC with a keyboard, mouse and HDMI monitors. You can configure the displayed content on the two monitors in either a “duplicated” or “extended” desktop configuration. Duplicating will display the same content on both displays, and extended allows users to display applications over two displays for improved multitasking convenience and productivity.
- The TBS-453A can also be used as an amazing media 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 directly use the TBS-453A as a PC by using Linux Station to enjoy the incredibly popular open source Linux® operating system.
Storage for hosting virtual machines and containerized applications
Virtualization Station allows you to host virtual machines (VM) on the TBS-453A and access them via a web browser or VNC. Virtualization Station supports multiple operating systems, fast VM creation, VM backup & restoration, VM import/export, snapshot, and Device Management for centrally managing VM. Virtualization Station allows the TBS-453A and VMs to share the same LAN port. No longer constrained by physical network performance, high-speed Virtual Switches greatly increases data transfer between VMs as well as between VMs and NAS through the internal interface. You can also download VMs on demand from online VM markets and import them to the TBS-453A without any complex procedures.
- The TBS-453A also features the game-changing container technology for server virtualization with QNAP Container Station. It exclusively integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux® systems on the TBS-453A as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry®. Container Station also supports the Online Document app*, which allows you to directly view, edit and store files of various types anytime on your NAS, including Office documents, images and text files.
Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage
The TBS-453A 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 TBS-453A 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 TBS-453A supports SAMBA v4 and can act as a Windows domain controller to manage privilege settings.
Enhance productivity with multiple USB 3.0 ports
Direct-attached Storage (DAS) devices such as USB hard drives are incredibly convenient in portability, but they fall short in file sharing and functionality and can only be connected to one server or PC at one time. By connecting a DAS to the TBS-453A you can easily share its content with other users without having to unplug and move it around. The USB ports on the TBS-453A also support devices such as UPS and printers for greater all-round functionality.
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 TBS-453A 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 passthrough*, and the TBS-453A'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 TBS-453A 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.
The TBS-453A includes a QNAP remote control for you to conveniently control HD Station through its built-in IR receiver. With the help of the new smart remote control learning function, you can pair up to three TV or stereo IR remote controls and program your frequently-used buttons and functions. From now on, you'll never again live in fear of losing or damaging your dedicated remote controls***. You can also turn your mobile devices into remote controls by installing the Qremote app.
- *A receiver with HDMI support is required for decoding multi-channel surround sound.
- ** The quality of video and music delivery can vary according to hardware and network environments.
- ***Some remotes may not be compatible.