QNAP SS-453-PRO 4-bay Customizable NAS
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QNAP SS-453 Pro
The SS-453 Pro, featuring the easy-to-use QTS operating system, is a powerful, reliable, secure and scalable NAS solution designed for mission-critical business applications and to meet fast growing data storage needs. The SS-453 Pro supports SATA 6Gb/s drives and delivers high performance with persistent throughput, providing a comprehensive storage solution for SMBs to build a reliable private cloud.
- Use the SS-453 Pro as a PC with exclusive QvPC Technology
- Manage, share, and back up business data with Real-time Remote Replication (RTRR)
- NAS and iSCSI-SAN unified storage solution for server virtualization
- Supports VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft Hyper-V and advanced virtualization features
- Enhanced data security with high-performance AES 256-bit encryption and anti-virus
- Run multiple Windows/Linux-based virtual machines with the Virtualization Station
- Transcode Full HD videos on-the-fly or offline with QNAP's unique transcoding technology
- Expand the total raw storage capacity up to 52TB with the economical UX-800P QNAP expansion enclosure
Powered by a cutting-edge 22nm quad-core Intel Celeron 2.0GHz processor with 4GB energy-efficient DDR3L RAM (upgradable to 8GB), coupled with the support of SATA 6Gb/s, 2 Gigabit LAN ports and HDMI output, the SS-453 Pro is a powerful NAS that delivers up to 430MB/s read & write speeds. The SS-453 Pro can also automatically increase the processor's clock rate from 2.0GHz to 2.41GHz when needed for CPU-intensive tasks. The SS-453 Pro's fast encryption and decryption performance provides transfer speeds of up to 70MB/s with AES-256 bit volume encryption, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the SS-453 Pro. When installed with the latest dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi network card, the SS-453 Pro can offer remarkably high speeds for transferring large amount of files and streaming bandwidth-consuming multimedia.
QTS - Simple and efficient
Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS, system operations of the SS-453 Pro are smooth and handy. Its intelligent desktop allows you to find desired functions quickly, create desktop shortcuts or group shortcuts, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, and open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently, bringing greater operating efficiency.
SSD cache acceleration
The SS-453 Pro supports SSD caching which can greatly boost IOPS performance of storage volumes. It is perfect for improving overall workflow of IOPS-demanding applications such as virtualization.
*Tested in QNAP Labs. Figures may vary by environment.
Use your SS-453 Pro as a PC with the exclusive QvPC Technology
QNAP's exclusive QvPC Technology consolidates a number of high-end technologies including VM integration, multimedia transcoding, HDMI output, cloud integration and NAS connection technologies, allowing users to operate the SS-453 Pro as a PC when they plug in a keyboard, mouse and monitor. With QvPC Technology, the SS-453 Pro is transformed into a cost-effective device with PC functionalities for users to directly access stored data, run multiple applications using Windows/Linux/UNIX/Android-based VMs, surf the web on Google Chrome, enjoy Full HD videos with up to 7.1 channel audio with XBMC, monitor Surveillance Station in real time with local display, and much more.
* QVM feature is scheduled to be available in September, 2014
Run additional operating systems on the SS-453 Pro
With the support for Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x), the SS-453 Pro can operate the Virtualization Station, transforming the SS-453 Pro into a 2-in-a-box NAS that can function as an all-in-one NAS and a virtualization platform that supports multiple operating systems, fast virtual machine (VM) creation, VM import/export, snapshot, and enables desktop operations on web browsers. With the easy-to-use interface, you can centrally manage all of the VMs created on the SS-453 Pro with minimal effort. You can also download VMs on demand from online VM markets and import them to the SS-453 Pro without any complex procedures.
Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage
The SS-453 Pro 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 SS-453 Pro 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 SS-453 Pro supports SAMBA v4 and can act as a Windows domain controller to manage privilege settings.
Well-rounded backup solutions to secure data
QNAP NetBak Replicator supports real-time and scheduled data backup on Windows including Outlook email archiving. Apple Time Machine is also supported to provide Mac OS X users with a solution to effortlessly back up data to the SS-453 Pro. The USB 3.0 port on the front panel of the SS-453 Pro features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data from external drives to the SS-453 Pro with just one click, or alternatively to back up data from the SS-453 Pro to external drives. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis True Image and Symantec Backup Exec are also supported.
Disaster recovery solutions brings peace of mind
The SS-453 Pro offers various data recovery options. RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) supports real time or scheduled data backup to a remote Turbo NAS or FTP server and synchronizes files to a remote folder from a local folder with better backup efficiency and reduced backup time. The SS-453 Pro also supports rsync protocol to back up data to another remote server on scheduled basis. Data can also be backed up to and restored from a range of cloud storage services, including Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Microsoft Azure, ElephantDrive, Dropbox and Google Drive.
Comprehensive security options
In open network environments, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The SS-453 Pro provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, and more. IT administrators can also control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorized access to important files. The SS-453 Pro is validated with military-level FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryption, preventing sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard drives or the entire system were stolen.
Storage for comprehensive virtualization applications
The SS-453 Pro supports VMware and Citrix, and is compatible with Microsoft Hyper-V and Windows Server 2012, benefiting flexible deployment and management in the virtualization environments. The SS-453 Pro supports VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX to increase performance by offloading server loading for ESXi server and Hyper-V respectively, and supports QNAP vSphere Client plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider with enhanced operational efficiency and management in virtualization applications.
Real-time & offline HD video transcoding
The SS-453 Pro delivers superior real-time Full HD video transcoding to convert videos to formats that can be smoothly played on PCs, mobile devices and Smart TVs. It allows for up to 5 devices to simultaneously view different videos stored on the SS-453 Pro with on-the-fly hardware accelerated transcoding. The SS-453 Pro allows you to enjoy instant videos on multiple devices - even those that lack computing power or have limited file format support - without the need for complicated and time-consuming file conversion.
With the benefit of offline transcoding, if you can only connect to an Internet connection with limited/restricted bandwidth, you can still enjoy smooth videos by selecting a pre-rendered lower resolution to play the videos via File Station, Video Station, or the Qfile mobile app without affecting the SS-453 Pro's system performance running other applications. This also allows more people to play videos via streaming. The SS-453 Pro also allows you to set a dedicated folder for automatic video transcoding.
Full HD videos local display with HD Station via HDMI
QNAP HD Station integrates the powerful XBMC v12 media player and web browser. With HDMI 1.4a connectivity, you can connect the SS-453 Pro to a HDTV to enjoy your multimedia on the big screen. The splendid user interface and support for 7.1-surround sound passthrough* brings smooth playback of Full HD 1080p videos**. You can even watch YouTube videos, surf the web and manage the Turbo NAS using Google Chrome web browser with the HD Station.
It's convenient & easy to control the HD Station. Turn your mobile devices into remote controls by installing the Qremote app, or use the QNAP RM-IR002 remote control and MCE remote controls via the built-in IR receiver of the SS-453 Pro. The HD Station also supports YouTube Pairing, allowing you to select a YouTube video on your smartphone, tablet or computer and play it on HDTV via the SS-453 Pro.
*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.
Optimize IT assets management with the IT Management Station
The IT Management Station, powered by Mandriva® Pulse, provides a flexible service for managing multi-OS and multi-site IT assets for business of all sizes. By installing the IT Management Station on the SS-453 Pro, you can centrally manage multiple IT resources with numerous business applications including comprehensive inventory, centralized software deployment & updates, imaging, remote management & support, backup & restore, and more tasks with greater flexibility and productivity.
File synchronization across multiple devices
The Qsync utility turns your SS-453 Pro into a safe data center for file synchronization with a large storage capacity. Any file uploaded to the SS-453 Pro will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops or mobile devices. Qsync is especially useful for frequent travelers to manage files and always have the most updated files on different devices. Qsync provides multiple ways of file synchronization and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of collaboration.
Comprehensive surveillance solution providing 24/7 security
Surveillance Station is professional network surveillance Video Management System (VMS) that offers a user-friendly management interface, over 2,700 compatible IP camera models, and expandable IP camera channel licenses. It supports real-time monitoring, video & audio recording and playback with a wide range of customizable settings. You can also install the VMobile mobile app on your iOS® or Android devices to manage the monitored channels anytime and anywhere to safeguard your office environment, or install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your SS-453 Pro. The SS-453 Pro offers 2 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 24 channels by purchasing additional licenses.
Signage Station - Creatively present your animated content and ads
With the Signage Station, it is easy to create content for a wide range of materials such as menu boards, advertisements, posters, and business profiles. The Signage Station is a great tool to invigorate your advertisements or animated materials for promoting your services, and to update contents in a timely manner. The iArtist Lite application, with intuitive editing tools, helps you create these signs with simple drag & drop tools. Your creativity can now travel around the world with a few simple steps to instantly get published, revised, and shared.
Access, use, sync and enjoy with your tablets and smartphones
The SS-453 Pro is your private cloud storage that virtually enlarges the capacity of your mobile devices. Qfile allows you to access, upload, download, manage, and share stored files easily as if you are carrying tons of files in your pocket. If Qfile is installed on an iOS device, users can also browse videos & photos stored on the SS-453 Pro and play via Apple TV. Qmanager lets you monitor & manage the SS-453 Pro remotely and efficiently without turning on a PC, while Qmusic allows you to listen to your music on the SS-453 Pro anytime and anywhere, and download to enjoy offline.
Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality
The SS-453 Pro has a built-in App Center that provides various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers, including tools for backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and much more. It is also a centralized location for managing & updating installed apps. In addition, QNAP's development platform embraces the open-source spirit to enable developers to create their own apps, adding potentially limitless potential for the SS-453 Pro.
Economical storage expansion with scale-up solution
The SS-453 Pro offers a high performance yet affordable storage solution to fulfill the needs of business in archiving rapidly growing data & large files. The SS-453 Pro supports capacity expansion by connecting a QNAP expansion enclosure. With the QNAP scale-up solution, the raw storage capacity can be expanded on demand, making the SS-453 Pro an ideal file center with a large storage capacity for business data. When connecting the SS-453 Pro to a UX-series expansion enclosure you will have to create a separate volume, and the total usable storage capacity is the volume on the SS-453 Pro plus the volume on the UX-series expansion enclosure.
The maximum raw storage capacity available by connecting a QNAP expansion enclosure:
*The maximum capacity is calculated by using 6TB HDDs.
The SS-453 Pro utilizes a 22nm CPU and DDR3L RAM which feature low voltage requirements and low power consumption whilst maintaining high performance in system operations. Other eco-friendly designs include S3 sleep mode, scheduled power on/off, hard disk standby mode, and Wake on LAN.
Additional SMB-ready features
The SS-453 Pro supports various business applications as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency.
The Turbo NAS supports FTP server to share large size files, coming with user-defined settings including bandwidth limitation, number of connections, and write-only permission.
The Turbo NAS supports Web server which allows numerous websites built on the same server conveniently. Administrators can manage up to 32 websites on the single one Turbo NAS with reduced IT cost.
The Turbo NAS supports RADIUS server which provides centralized authorization management for computers to connect and use a network service.
The Turbo NAS supports VPN server which provides an easy way for IT administrators to build up a secure private network and allows the staff to log on from outside the office and access business resources securely such as files and Internet connections.
The Turbo NAS supports Printer server to send remote printing request over the Internet (max. 3 USB printers), and supports IPP (Internet Printing Protocol), Samba, print job management and Bonjour printing for Mac OS X.
Plex Media Server
The HS-251 can be used as a Plex Media Server to stream your content to any Smart TV or Plex clients, such as smartphones and tablets.
General Brand QNAP Model SS-453-PRO Highlights QNAP SS-453-PRO 4-bay Professional-grade NAS, Diskless, Intel Celeron (2.0GHz - 2.41GHz) Quad-Core Processor w/ Media Transcoding, 4GB DDR3 RAM (Up to 8GB), 512MB Flash Memory, VMware Ready and Citrix Ready Certification, SATA III HDD / USB 3.0 / HDMI Output, Powerful, reliable and scalable 2.5"-drive NAS for SMBs. Hardware Specification CPU Intel Celeron 2.0GHz quad-core processor (burst up to 2.41GHz) DRAM SS-453 Pro: 4GB DDR3L RAM (2GB x 2)
Total memory slots: 2 (expandable up to 8GB)
1. When installing two memory modules, please ensure that they are the same size and ideally use the same type of RAM for both memory slots.
2. For the information of RAM module installation and compatible NAS models, please refer to the QNAP RAM Module Installation Guide.
Flash Memory 512MB DOM Hard Disk Drive 4 x 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s, SATA 3Gb/s hard drive or SSD
1. The system is shipped without HDD.
2. For the HDD compatibility list, please visit http://www.qnap.com/compatibility
Hard Disk Tray 4 x Hot-swappable tray LAN Port 2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port LED Indicators Status, LAN, USB, HDD 1-4 USB 3 x USB 3.0 port (Front: 1, Rear: 2)
Support USB printer, pen drive, and USB UPS etc.
HDMI 1 Buttons Power / Status, USB One-Touch-Backup, reset Alarm Buzzer System Warning IR Receiver MCE-Compatible Form Factor Tower Dimensions 150 x 102 x 216 mm (H x W x D)
5.91 x 4.02 x 8.5 inch (H x W x D)
Weight Net: 1.74 kg (3.84 lbs)
Gross: 2.29 kg (6.94 lbs)
Power Consumption HDD standby: 13.48W
S3 sleep: 0.75W
In operation: 20.83W
(with 4x 1TB HDD installed)
Temperature 0-40˚C Humidity 5~95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C Power Supply External Power Adapter, 90W, 100-240V Secure Design Kensington security slot for theft prevention Fan 1 x quiet cooling fan (7cm, 12V DC) Software Specification Operating System QTS 4.1 (embedded Linux) Supported Clients* Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003 onward, Apple Mac OS X onward, Linux & UNIX Supported Browsers Google Chrome
Microsoft Internet Explorer 10+
Multilingual Support Chinese (Traditional & Simpliﬁed), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish File System Internal hard drive: EXT4
External hard drive: EXT4, EXT3, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+
Networking TCP/IP: IPv4 & IPv6**
Dual Gigabit NICs with jumbo frame (failover, multi-IP settings, port trunking/NIC teaming)
Service Binding based on Network Interfaces
Proxy client, proxy server
DHCP client, DHCP server
Protocols: CIFS/SMB, AFP (v3.3), NFS(v3), FTP, FTPS, SFTP, TFTP, HTTP(S), Telnet, SSH, iSCSI, SNMP, SMTP, and SMSC
UPnP & Bonjour Discovery
USB Wi-Fi Adapter Support
Security Network access protection with auto-blocking: SSH, Telnet, HTTP(S), FTP, CIFS/SMB, AFP
CIFS host access control for shared folders
FIPS 140-2 validated AES 256-bit volume-based data encryption*
AES 256-bit external drive encryption*
Importable SSL certiﬁcate
Instant alert via E-mail, SMS, and beep
* The data encryption functions may not available in accordance to the legislative restrictions of some countries.
Storage Management Online Volume Expansion
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1
Online RAID Capacity Expansion***
Online RAID Level Migration
Storage expansion via QNAP UX-500P / UX-800P expansion unit (Max: 1 unit)
Bad block scan and hard drive S.M.A.R.T.
Bad block recovery
Power Management Wake on LAN
Internal hard drive standby mode
Scheduled power on/off
Automatic power on after power recovery
USB and network UPS support with SNMP management
System sleep mode (S3)
Access Right Management Access Right Management
User quota management
Local user access control for CIFS, AFP, FTP, and WebDAV
Application access control for Photo Station, Music Station, Video Station, and Multimedia Station
Subfolder permissions support for CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP, and File Station
myQNAPcloud Service Private cloud storage and sharing with myQNAPcloud id (QID)
Free host name registration (DDNS)
Auto router (via UPnP) conﬁguration
Web-based file manager with HTTPS 2048-bit encryption
Cloudlink for remote access without complicated router setup
myQNAPcloud connect for easy VPN connection (Windows VPN utility)
Qsync Syncs files among multiple devices with SSL support
Selective synchronization for syncing specific folders only
Share team folder as a file center for team collaboration
Shares files by links via e-mail
Policy settings for conflicted files and file type filter support
Version control: up to 64 versions.
Incremental synchronization for HDD space saving
Supports Windows & Mac OS
Web Administration Personalized desktop
Smart toolbar and dashboard for system status
Smart fan control
Dynamic DNS (DDNS)
SNMP (v2 & v3)
Network recycle bin for file deletion via CIFS/SMB, AFP and File Station
File type filter
Comprehensive logs (events & connection)
Mobile app: Qmanager for remote system monitoring & management
Powerful All-in-one server File Server File Sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX
Advanced folder permission for CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP
Shared Folder Aggregation (CIFS/SMB)
FTP Server FTP over SSL/TLS (Explicit)
Passive ftp port range control
File Station Supports ISO Mounting (Up to 256 ISO Files)
Support thumbnail display of multimedia files
Support share download link and upload link
Drag-n-drop Files via Chrome and Firefox Browsers
Photo, music, and video preview and playback with hardware accelerated transcoding
File Compression and decompression (ZIP and 7z)
Backup Station Remote replication server (over rsync)
Real-time remote replication (RTRR) to another QNAP NAS or FTP server
Works as both RTRR server & client with bandwidth control
Real-time & scheduled backup
Encryption, compression, file filter, and transfer rate limitation
Encrypted replication between QNAP NAS servers
Desktop backup with QNAP NetBak Replicator for Windows
Apple Time Machine backup support
Data backup to multiple external storage devices
Third party backup software support: Veeam backup & replication, Acronis True Image, Arcserve backup, EMC retrospect, Symantec Backup Exec, etc.
Cloud Storage Backup Amazon S3
WebDAV-based cloud storage
Print Server Max number of printers: 3
Print job display and management
IP-based and domain name-based privilege control
IP-and Domain Name-based Privilege Control
Virtualization Station Support Virtual Machine (VM) creation to run an operating system such as Windows, Linux, Unix and Android
Support importing VM from the other virtual platform, e.g. VirtualBox, VMware Workstation
Support exporting VM with *.ovf, *.qvm formats
HTML5-based shared remote console
User-based permission setting
Support USB device pass-through
Support VM console display via HDMI
Signage Station Support dynamic content includes video, image, music, and text message
Support email and social network sharing
Support design software - iArtist Lite for Windows
Support various browser playback ( Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari)
Support most viewed, latest released and different categories content list
iSCSI (IP SAN) iSCSI Target
Multi-LUNs per Target
Up to 256 Targets/LUNs Combined
Supports LUN Mapping & Masking
Online LUN Capacity Expansion
Supports SPC-3 Persistent Reservation, MPIO, MC/S
iSCSI LUN Backup, One-time Snapshot, and Restore
iSCSI Connection and Management by QNAP Finder (Windows)
Virtual Disk Drive (via iSCSI Initiator)
Max No. of Virtual Disk Drives: 8
Server Virtualization & Clustering Server Virtualization & Clustering
VMware vSphere (ESXi 5.x)
VMware VAAI for iSCSI and VAAI for NAS
Citrix XenServer (6.2)
Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
Supports Microsoft ODX
QNAP SMI-S provider for Microsoft SCVMM
Transcode Management Transcode video files to 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p and 1080p resolution
Automatic video transcoding for watched folders
Hardware accelerated transcoding support
Surveillance Station Supports over 2,700 IP cameras
Includes 2 free camera licenses, up to 24 camera channels via additional license purchase
Instant playback to check the recent event
Online editing to edit cameras when live view
Visual aid by e-map
Playback and speed control by shuttle bar
Video preview on playback timeline
Intelligent video analytics (iva) for advanced video search
Surveillance client for Mac
Mobile surveillance app: vmobile (iOS and Android)
Mobile recording app: vcam (iOS and Android)
Notes Station Graphical web-based editor for taking notes
Integrate with NAS file system: insert attachment or image from NAS file system
Event calendar and to-do list
Image editor: a easy way to highlight the focus in your image
Support note publishing with a single link
Support key word search
Provide Chrome Extension: Notes Station Clipper
Clip web page content to your note
Mobile app: Qnotes
VPN Server Secure remote access: PPTP & OpenVPN VPN services
Max number of clients: 15 for PPTP & 15 for OpenVPN
Domain Authentication Integration Microsoft Active Directory (AD)
LDAP server, LDAP client
Domain users login via CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP, and File Station
App Center More than 100 official and community software add-ons (ex: Dropbox, Google Drive Sync, McAfee, WordPress, HappyGet II, etc.)
AirPlay: Streams videos, photos and music from NAS to Apple TV via Qﬁle or QAirPlay's web-based controller
Digital TV Station
- DVB-T Digital TV Live View, Recording, and Playback
- Supports up to 2 USB TV Tuners
- Electronic Programming Guide (EPG) with Scheduled Recording Note: The availability of DVB-T broadcasting and EPG may vary depending on geographic locations.
HD Station + XBMC media player + Google Chrome
Mobile Apps Qfile: iOS, Android Phone, window phone
Qfile HD: iPad version
Qmanager: iOS, Android Phone
Qmusic: iOS, Android Phone
Qremote: iOS, Android Phone
Qget: Android Phone
Vmobile: iOS, iPad, Android Phone
New Group Package Content SS-453 Pro x 1
Adapter x 1
Power Cord x 1
Ethernet Cable x 2
Hard disk tray key x 1
Quick installation guide x 1
Flat head screw x 12 (for 2.5" HDD)