Quad-core multimedia NAS with PCIe slot for diverse application expansion and greater efficiency
Intel® Celeron® J3455 quad-core 1.5 GHz processor (burst up to 2.3 GHz) with 4GB RAM (upgradable to 8GB)
Extend NAS functionalities with the PCIe slot
With PCIe expansion, the TS-253Be provides flexibility in extending NAS functionality and potential applications. Install a QNAP QM2 card to provide M.2 SSD caching/10GbE connectivity, or use the TS-253Be as a wireless access point by installing a compatible wireless network card (ex. QNAP QWA-AC2600), or boost the USB connectivity of the TS-253Be by installing a USB 3.1 10Gbps card.
Intel® Celeron® J3455 quad-core 1.5GHz CPU with AES-NI Encryption
Powered by an Intel® Celeron® J3455 quad-core 1.5GHz processor (burst up to 2.3 GHz), 2GB/4GB DDR3L RAM (up to 8GB), dual Gigabit LAN ports, and supporting SATA 6Gb/s hard drives, the TS-253Be provides dependable performance of up to 225 MB/s read/write speeds. The TS-253Be features Intel® AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption to drive transfer speeds of up to 225 MB/s with AES 256-bit encryption for both full NAS volumes and shared folders, boosting system performance while ensuring the security of sensitive data stored in the TS-253Be.
Tested in QNAP Labs. Figures may vary by environment.
Volume: RAID 5; 4 x Intel S3500 240GB SSDs (SSDSC2BB240G4); QNAP LAN-10G2SF-MLX 2 ports 10GbE SFP+
Intel® Core™ i7-4770 3.40GHz CPU; DDR3L 1600Hz 16GB; WD 1TB WD10EZEX; Intel Gigabit CT (MTU 1500); Windows® 10 64-bit
Protect data with snapshots
Snapshots help protect your data by fully recording the NAS system state and metadata. If a file is accidentally deleted or modified, you can use snapshots to quickly restore the file to its previously-recorded state. QNAP snapshots are block-based and only record the changed data. Not only does this save storage space but also reduces the time required to back up and restore data. The TS-253Be supports up to 1,024 snapshots per NAS and up to 256 snapshots per volume or LUN.
Upgrade your IT environment with QNAP’s fast and affordable 10GbE Switch!
QNAP 10GbE/NBASE-T™ unmanaged switches allow you to instantly upgrade your network environment at a cost-effective price. With a 10GbE network you can enjoy blazing-fast transfer speeds, empower bandwidth-demanding tasks like virtualization, and enable simultaneous real-time access to large NAS-based files using multiple workstations (ideal for video editing and multimedia). QNAP also provide a 10GbE PCIe network expansion card for the TS-253Be and Windows®/Linux® PCs to take advantage of high-speed LAN environments.
Real-time video transcoding
Featuring advanced 9th-generation Intel® HD Graphics, the TS-253Be supports dual-channel 4K H.264* hardware decoding and real-time transcoding, allowing you to convert videos to universal file formats that can be smoothly played on multiple devices*. Therefore, you can easily share movies and videos stored on your NAS with family and friends for their enjoyment on a range of devices. The QNAP RM-IR004 remote control (sold separately) can be configured using QButton to customize the actions of individual buttons, providing a more convenient NAS experience.
*The TS-253Be’s hardware provides H.264 hardware decoding, encoding and transcoding capabilities. However, playback quality may vary due to factors including playback software, file formats, system usage, and available bandwidth.
Multiple ways to enjoy videos
QNAP provides a wide range of multimedia applications for you to easily enjoy photos, music, and videos.
Learn more：Multimedia Streaming
Qmedia allows music, photos and videos to be effortlessly streamed to Android TVs or set-top boxes.
Video HD is a free KODI add-on that combines KODI’s streaming and video decoding capabilities and fully supports Video Station’s features.
Multiply your productivity
The app-driven QTS operating system provides solutions for simplifying file backup, management, search, and more. With File Station you can view and manage your files not only from NAS but also from multiple storage devices; the OCR Converter allows you to extract text from images; Qfiling helps automate file organization, and Qsirch helps quickly find files.
Centralized File Management
Use File Station to directly access files on USB devices – including optical disc drives. Files from different devices can be easily viewed and managed on a single interface.
OCR Converter extracts text from images, helping to boost productivity and making it easier to find files.
Qfiling automates file organization. Files are automatically archived into folders based on your settings.
Qsirch quickly finds images, music, videos, documents, emails, and other files.
Multi-point backup and access
With integrated data backup, restoration and synchronization, Hybrid Backup Sync helps you easily backup or synchronize data on the TS-253Be to other QNAP NAS, USB storage (one touch copy) or cloud storage. With Qsync, you can also access your NAS files from PCs, laptops or mobile devices connected with the TS-253Be at any time.
NAS as a Multi-OS Platform
Virtualization Station and Container Station provide comprehensive solutions for creating virtualized environments to improve business IT infrastructure, workflows, and productivity.
Virtualization Station allows you to run multiple Windows®, Linux®, UNIX® and Android™ virtual machines on the TS-253Be. You can use Virtual Network Computing (VNC) through a browser to manage the VMs. Virtualization Station is ideal for organizations to run multiple applications on a single NAS.
Container Station integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies. You can download apps from the built-in Docker Hub® to easily import/export container apps and manage access control, enjoying the benefit of easy installation, transferability and high-efficiency.
Comprehensive surveillance solution for 24/7 monitoring
Surveillance Station provides an intelligent video management system to assist in managing real-time monitoring, video & audio recording and playback with a wide range of customizable settings to safeguard your physical environment. You can use the Vmobile mobile app to manage the monitored channels at anytime and anywhere, or install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your NAS.
compatible IP cameras
free IP camera channels
record from USB webcams
Flexible and economical storage expansion
You need an easy solution to increase storage capacity when running out of space. QNAP provides several ways to expand your NAS storage as needed to accommodate data and business growth.
Upgrade RAID Capacity
Hot swap lower-capacity drives with larger-capacity drives so that your QNAP NAS can grow with your business.
Attach Expansion Enclosures
Use VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) to expand your storage capacity by using the unused storage of other QNAP NAS. Up to 8 QNAP NAS can be mounted as local disks on the TS-253Be.
Migrate to a New NAS
Install your NAS hard drives into a larger QNAP NAS and retain all your existing data and configurations.
|CPU||Intel® Celeron® J3455 quad-core 1.5 GHz processor (burst up to 2.3 GHz)|
|CPU Architecture||64-bit x86|
|Graphic Processors||Intel® HD Graphics 500|
|Floating Point Unit||Yes|
|Encryption Engine||Yes (AES-NI)|
|System Memory||4 GB SO-DIMM DDR3L (1 x 4 GB)|
|Maximum Memory||8 GB (2 x 4 GB)|
|Memory Slot||2 x SO-DIMM DDR3L
For dual-DIMM configuration, you must use a pair of identical DDR3L modules.
|Flash Memory||4GB (Dual boot OS protection)|
|Drive Bay||2 x 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s
The system is shipped without HDD.
|Drive Compatibility||3.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA solid state drives
|M.2 SSD Slot||Optional via a PCIe adapter|
|SSD Cache Acceleration Support||Yes|
|Gigabit Ethernet Port (RJ45)||2
Expandable with an optional PCIe adapter
|10 Gigabit Ethernet Port||Optional via PCIe expansion card
Optional via PCIe expansion card
|PCIe Slot||1 x PCIe Gen 2 (x2)|
|USB 3.0 port||5 (Type-A ports)|
|USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Port||Optional via a PCIe expansion card|
|IR Sensor||Yes (RM-IR004, RM-IR002, & MCE)|
|HDMI Output||2, HDMI 1.4b (up to 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz)|
|Audio Input||2 x 3.5mm microphone input jacks|
|Audio Output||speaker, 3.5mm line out jack|
|LED Indicators||Power/Status, LAN, USB, HDD1-2|
|Buttons||Power, USB copy, Reset, Capacitive touch buttons (select, enter)|
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||168 × 105 × 226 mm|
|Weight (Net)||1.67 kg|
|Weight (Gross)||2.82 kg|
|Operating temperature||0 – 40 °C (32°F – 104°F)|
|Relative Humidity||5~95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C (80.6˚F)|
|Power Supply Unit||External Power Adapter, 65W, 100-240V|
|Power Consumption: HDD Sleep Mode||13.07 W|
|Power Consumption: Operating Mode, Typical||20.42 W|
|Fan||1 x 7 cm|
|Sound Level||16.7 db(A)|
|Kensington Security Slot||Yes|