With ability to store a large size of data comes great responsibility. Heh, sounds like a corny line from a movie doesn’t it? But it’s true. Entrusting someone with your precious data should not be taken lightly. If you are a family person then you probably have a bunch of home made movies and pictures of kids and other important files on your computer. But what if you are running out of room? Looking for that ideal perfect place to store your files but not sure about the cloud yet? You should consider getting yourself a small network attached device to keep all of your important files and memories safe. QNAP has been in the storage market from day one and has established itself as a leader amongst personal and company network devices. Whether you have family pictures or are just interested of running a web server from the comfort of your own home, QNAP can help. QNAP features a wide range of applications which you can download from the app store for free and well what’s better than free?
Review Sample Provided by: QNAP
Product Name/Link to Website: TS-253A
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.
Very recently we have reviewed a similar product from QNAP, TS-251+. You can check out or full review right here -> (QNAP TS-251+). Both TS-251+ and 253A have a lot in common. Even packaging. What QNAP is really concentrating on is the customization in their devices. You can get exactly what you need for whatever you are planning to use these NASes. As you can see from packaging everything is nice and simple. There is no gotchas or silly advertisements. What you see is that you get really. In the front of the packaging there is a sticker with some of the features you are going to find inside of TS-253A unit. I do have to mention that this unit comes with remote control.
Just like you would protect your precious files, QNAP is protecting the NAS during shipping with handy foam and cardboard combination box. When I opened the box nothing was lose and the actual NAS unit was secured in the foam packaging.
You really don’t need much to get started. Couple of screws, power supply and a pair of cat 5e network cables are included with the unit. Most of the QNAP NAS units come with remotes so you can enjoy and experience every feature that it has to offer with ease. I do strongly recommend looking over the Quick Installation Guide if this is your first time setting up storage devices as such.
Depending of what model you are looking to purchase, you should consider purchasing hard drive capacity as QNAP NAS offers bare bone units but also units with hard drives in a bundles. Currently QNAP offers TS-253A bare bone (no drives), 2x3TB drives and 2x4TB drives.
|Ordering P/N||TS-253A-4G | TS-253A-8G|
|CPU||14 nm Intel® Celeron® N3150 1.6GHz quad-core processor (burst up to 2.08GHz)|
Floating Point Unit
|GPU||8th generation Intel HD Graphics|
|System memory||TS-253A-4G: 4GB (2 x 2GB)
TS-253A-8G: 8GB (2 x 4GB)
|Memory Expandable Up To||8 GB|
|Total Memory Slots||2, SODIMM DDR3L-1600
(*For dual-DIMM configurations, you must use a pair of identical DDR3L modules.)
|Maximum Number of Hard Drive||2|
|Hard Disk Drive||Hot-swappable 3.5″ or 2.5″ SATA 6Gb/s, SATA 3Gb/s hard drive or SSD|
|LAN Port||2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port|
|USB||4 x USB 3.0 port (Front:1, Rear:3)
Support USB printer, pen drive, and USB UPS etc.
|Video Output||2 x HDMI, up to 4K 2160P Ultra HD support|
|Audio Input||2 x 6.3mm microphone jacks (dynamic microphones only)|
|Audio Output||Line Out Jack (for amplifier or headphone amplifier)|
|LED Indicators||Status, USB, HDD 1-2|
|LCD Panel||Mono-LCD display with backlight|
|Buttons||System: Power button, USB one-touch-backup button, Reset button|
|IR Receiver||✔, Support QNAP RM-IR002, RM-IR003 and MCE-compatible Remote Control|
|Other Interface||Kensington security slot, console port (system maintenance)|
|Alarm Buzzer||System warning|
|Dimensions||150(H) x 102(W) x 216(D) mm
5.91(H) x 4.02(W) x 8.5(D) inch
|Weight||Net: 1.74 kg (3.84 lbs)
Gross: 2.92 kg (6.44 lbs)
|Power Consumption (W)||System sleep mode: 1.18W
HDD standby: 8.38W
In operation: 14.43W
|Relative Humidity||5~95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C|
|Power Supply||65W AC adapter, 100-240V|
|Fan||7cm quiet cooling fan (12V DC)|