Built for media creators and creative professionals working in office and home environments, the TS-253Be 2-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP features an empty PCIe 2.0 x2 slot that can further boost productivity via a separately sold QNAP QM2 expansion card to add M.2 SSD caching/10GbE connectivity and support for Qtier auto-tiering technology, or install a compatible wireless card to use the TS-253Be as a wireless access point. Also supported is dual-channel 4K H.264/H.265 processing to provide a smooth media viewing experience on connected devices, as well as a wide range of separately sold productivity tools.
The TS-253Be is powered by a 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron J3455 Quad-Core processor, which can be overclocked to 2.3 GHz, and 2GB of DDR3L RAM, which can be upgraded to 8GB. Network connectivity is achieved using the dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, which support failover, multi-IP settings, port trunking, and NIC teaming. Using both Gigabit Ethernet ports, read and write speeds max out at 225 MB/s, with and without encryption, while sequential throughputs with dual 10GbE ports deliver read speeds up to 659 MB/s and write speeds up to 648 MB/s.
The TS-253Be has two drive bays that can natively house both 3.5" and 2.5" SATA III hard drives or SSDs. Using the five 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-A ports, this QNAP NAS can be connected to other QNAP devices, including UX-800P and UX-500P expansion enclosures. Additionally, the TS-253Be is validated with AES-NI and FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryption, helping to prevent sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breaches.
QNAP has engineered the TS-253Be to support JBOD and single disk modes, plus a variety of RAID modes, including RAID 0, which supports enhance performance, and RAID 1, which supports 1:1 data redundancy. It operates using an included 65W power supply and also includes two Ethernet cables, a power cord, and a 2.5"/3.5" drive screw kit. Protection is provided by a limited 2-year warranty.