QNAP Systems has added two new quad-core Intel-based storage devices to its line-up, both offering NAS expandability.



The new TS-253Be two-bay drive, showing its support for hot-swapping. (Source: QNAP.)

The new additions comprise the 2-bay  TS-253Be  and 4-bay  TS-453Be, both of which include a PCIe expansion slot that can be used to expand the functionality of the system via 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 ransom-ware threats. These features help to streamline workflows and provide an optimal multimedia experience.

Powered by an Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core 1.5GHz processor with burst speeds 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 performance with AES-NI accelerated encryption. A snapshots function enables users to quickly recover data in the event of accidental deletion/modification or ransom-ware 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 TS-x53Be helps achieve optimum storage utilisation for small and medium business and organisations. 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 series provides five USB Type-A ports, one with one-touch copy, for transferring large files. The series also supports dual-channel 4K H.264/H.265 hardware decoding and transcoding, allowing users to play their media files smoothly via connected devices. The integrated speaker allows for audio alerts and playback while a 3.5mm audio jack allows for the TS-x53Be to be connected to dedicated speakers. Dual HDMI output ports support up to 4K 30Hz display. The new TS-x53Be series is now available. For more information, visit  www.qnap.com.