QNAP TS-253A-8G 2-bay QTS-Linux Combo NAS
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QTS-Linux Combo NAS: a well-rounded private cloud solution centralizing storage and IoT applications
In response to the coming era of Internet of Things (IoT), the TS-253A innovatively supports the open-source Linux platform as a gateway for IoT solutions to other smart devices. The TS-253A allows users to directly utilize various feature-rich Linux apps, enjoying a private cloud combining storage and IoT applications, and professional developers can develop and run IoT applications directly on the TS-253A. The secure, reliable TS-253A is packed with business-critical features such as Volume/LUN Snapshot - allowing files/folders to revert to a previous state in case of any corruption or file-loss. The TS-253A is powered by the latest quad-core Intel Celeron processor which allows users to enjoy 4K (H.264) video playback and 1080p/4K video real-time transcoding directly from the TS-253A to an HD/4K display.
- Supports the Linux OS with direct output via HDMI
- Dual HDMI output for switching between duplicated and extended desktop options
- AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption for efficient cryptographic performance up to 224 MB/s
- Supports 4K hardware decoding and transcodes 4K H.264 videos on-the-fly or offline
- Quickly find files using a real-time, natural search with Qsirch 2.1
- NAS and iSCSI-SAN unified storage solution for virtualization
- Supports VMware, Citrix, Microsoft Hyper-V and advanced virtualization features
- A hybrid approach to virtualization in one NAS: Virtualization Station & Container Station
- Build a personal karaoke system with high-quality audio output with the new OceanKTV app
QTS-Linux dual systems, geared for the IoT era
The TS-253A's QTS-Linux dual systems are based upon QNAP's advanced virtualization technologies. The revolutionary architecture of the TS-253A enables users not only to download rich apps from QTS App Center but also to develop or utilize IoT packages for Linux and display them using HDMI output. With the TS-253A, you can develop and install various IoT packages on demand and centrally store the data on the TS-253A, benefiting from a secure private storage and development solution. Simply plug in a keyboard, mouse and HDMI monitor to the TS-253A, and use the Linux Station as if you were using a PC*. You can also operate the Linux Station as a remote desktop via web browser for instant management**.
*Linux Station will be available from QTS 4.2.1. To use the Linux Station, you must install it from the App Center.
** The remote desktop function does not support remote audio output
Intel Celeron N3150 quad-core CPU fulfills multi-tasking efficiency
Powered by the latest 14 nm Intel Celeron N3150 quad-core 1.6GHz processor, dual-channel 4/8GB DDR3L-1600 RAM (upgradable to 8GB), 2 Gigabit LAN ports and SATA 6Gb/s, the TS-253A delivers up to 224 MB/s read speed and runs tasks smoothly and quickly. The TS-253A can automatically increase the processor's clock speed from 1.6GHz to 2.08GHz when performing CPU-intensive tasks. The TS-253A features Intel® AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption engine to drive transfer speeds of up to 224 MB/s with AES 256-bit encryption for both full NAS volume and shared folders, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the TS-253A.
Tested in QNAP Labs. Figures may vary by environment.
OS: QTS 4.2.0
Volume type: RAID 1; 2 x Seagate 1TB ST1000NM0033 HDDs: NAS and PCs are connected.
Intel Core i7-4770 3.40GHz CPU; DDR3L 1600Hz 16GB; WD 1TB WD10EZEX;
Intel Gigabit CT( MTU 1500 ) ; Windows® 7 Professional 64bit SP1 & Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit IOMeter configuration: Multiple PCs via switch. Transferring 32GB file continuously to NAS for 3 minutes. Block size: 64KB for SMB2.0
Dual HDMI outputs - Switch between HD Station and Linux desktop
The TS-253A comes with dual HDMI outputs for using two monitors in either a "duplicated" or "extended" desktop configuration. Duplicating will display the same content on both displays, and extended desktop mode allows users to display applications over two displays for improved multitasking convenience and productivity.
When displaying content using HDMI outputs, you can use the TS-253A as an amazing multimedia player by using HD Station to enjoy rich apps including Kodi, HD Player, Plex Home Theater, YouTube, Spotify, JRiver, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and more. Alternatively, you can choose to output the Linux® operating system desktop to use the TS-253A as a PC.
Note: The Linux desktop will be available from QTS 4.2.1. To use it, you must install the Linux Station from the App Center.
Enjoy the best audiovisual experience on TV including a free remote control
QNAP HD Station integrates the powerful Kodi media player and web browser. With HDMI connectivity, you can connect the TS-253A to a HDTV or an A/V receiver to enjoy your rich multimedia content and 4K( H.264) videos with the best audiovisual experience. The splendid user interface of Kodi, 7.1 channel audio passthrough*, and the TS-253A's powerful real-time transcoding capability facilitate smooth and enhanced playback of 4K videos **. You can even watch YouTube™ videos, surf the web and manage the TS-253A using a web browser with multilingual keyboard input. HD Station supports multi-tasking and user authentication so only authorized users can access the stored data.
The TS-253A includes a QNAP remote control for you to conveniently control HD Station through its built-in IR receiver. With the help of the new smart remote control learning function, you can pair up to three TV or stereo IR remote controls and program your frequently-used buttons and functions. From now on, you'll never again live in fear of losing or damaging your dedicated remote controls***. You can also turn your mobile devices into remote controls by installing the Qremote app.
*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.
*** The smart remote control learning function will be available from QTS 4.2.1.
Superior real-time and offline 4K video transcoding*
Featuring advanced 8th-generation Intel® HD Graphics, the TS-253A supports 4K (H.264) hardware decoding and delivers superior real-time 4K (H.264) and 1080p video transcoding to convert videos to universal formats that can be smoothly played on PCs, mobile devices and Smart TVs. With offline transcoding, even when you can only connect using a low-speed Internet connection, you can still enjoy smooth video playback via File Station, Video Station, and the Qfile mobile app by selecting a pre-rendered lower resolution video. The TS-253A also allows you to set a dedicated folder for automatic video transcoding.
QTS 4.2 - Simple, convenient and efficient
Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS, your NAS experience is smarter, smoother and spectacular. Its modern flat design streamlines loading times, and the 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 working efficiency. QTS breaks the barriers of devices, platforms and geography to bring optimized cloud experiences to you, and incorporates more advanced features including volume/LUN snapshot, remote connection to public cloud services in File Station, multi-zone multimedia system, and more.
Disaster recovery solutions brings peace of mind
The TS-253A offers various data recovery options. RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) supports real time or scheduled data backup to a remote QNAP NAS or FTP server and synchronizes files to a remote folder from a local folder with better backup efficiency. You can enjoy backup versioning to preserve a certain amount of versions, with options of simple versioning to schedule how many versions should be retained and for how long, or smart versioning with a rotation scheme that automatically replaces earlier backup versions. The TS-253A also supports the rsync protocol to back up data to another remote server on a 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, Google Drive, Google Cloud Storage, and more.
Restore files with Snapshot
QTS Storage Manager adds an easy-to-use web-based snapshot tool for you to easily backup and restore data on the TS-253A back to any point of time in case you lose any important data. You can take snapshots for both volumes and LUN (up to 256 snapshots per volume or LUN and maximum 1024 snapshots per NAS), efficiently replicate volume/LUN snapshots via Snapshot Replica to remote servers by copying only the changes made, and quickly clone a volume /LUN snapshot as a local volume without interrupting the current system operation. You can even set up the system to automatically take a snapshot of the volume before backup via RTRR/rsync, even when the file is opened.
Qsirch - a smarter, faster way to search
The TS-253A supports Qsirch, a proprietary near real-time search tool for quick file searching. In addition to thumbnail previews, Qsirch now allows you to find and preview Gmail emails that are backed up on the TS-253A. Qsirch even remembers your search history allowing you to quickly navigate to files you've previously searched for. Qsirch is a huge productivity boost that greatly reduces the time spent looking for files on the NAS, allowing you to focus on other tasks. The revamped Qsirch 2.1 adds a Google Chrome Extension that allows you to search for files on your NAS when you use Google Search.
Datastore for virtualized environments
The TS-253A is also an iSCSI/ IP-SAN storage that supports VMware and Citrix, and is compatible with Microsoft Hyper-V and Windows Server 2012, benefiting flexible deployment and management in virtualization environments. The TS-253A 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.
Born for server virtualization
Virtualization Station allows you to host virtual machines (VM) on the TS-253A, and access them via a web browser or VNC. Virtualization Station supports multiple operating systems, fast VM creation, VM backup & restoration, VM import/export, snapshot, and Device Management for centrally managing VM. Virtualization Station uses SDN (Software-defined Networks) and allows the TS-253A and VMs to share the same LAN port. No longer constrained by physical network performance, high-speed Virtual Switches greatly increases data transfer between VMs as well as between VMs and NAS through the internal interface. You can also download VMs on demand from online VM markets and import them to the TS-253A without any complex procedures.
The TS-253A also features the game-changing container technology for server virtualization. QNAP Container Station exclusively integrates LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux systems on the TS-253A as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry. Container Station also supports the Online Document app*, which allows you to directly view, edit and store files of various types anytime on your NAS, including Office documents, images and text files.
Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage
The TS-253A 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 TS-253A 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 TS-253A 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 TS-253A. The front-panel USB 3.0 port of the TS-253A features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data from external drives to the TS-253A with just one click, or alternatively to back up data from the TS-253A to external drives. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis True Image and Symantec® Backup Exec are also supported.
Comprehensive security options
In open network environments, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The TS-253A 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 TS-253A supports AES 256-bit encryption, preventing sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard drives or the entire system were stolen.
Secure access with VPN & Proxy Server
The TS-253A can be used as a VPN server with L2TP/IPsec, OpenVPN, and PPTP support, allowing you to securely access data shared within the private local network. The TS-253A can also be used as a VPN Client to connect to other VPN servers or virtual private network through for PPTP and OpenVPN for secure data transmission. VPN Client also allows your NAS to connect to multiple servers at the same time*. You can connect your devices to your NAS and the VPN server at home to access data on the LAN; moreover, via VPN Client on your NAS, you can connect to VPN servers in the United States for accessing regionally-restricted services such as Netflix and Hulu in HD Station. The TS-253A provides you with various VPN options and helps secure your data transmission. The TS-253A also supports setting up a proxy server. The Proxy Server Package can configure the cache size, supported transmission protocols, record web pages you browsed and set up a powerful content control system that limits the use of the Internet. Other features include a work log that remembers users' habits and preferences and SquidClamav anti-virus for proxy servers to ensure connection safety.
File synchronization across multiple devices and clouds
Qsync utility turns your TS-253A into a safe, large-capacity data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TS-253A 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 up-to-date files on different devices. Qsync now provides more new features- it allows you to synchronize shared folders and create group-shared folders exclusive for your project team; it provides centralized management configuration, helping saving IT administers' time; it also supports centralized configuration and allows you to remotely erase the Qsync folder on a lost device to avoid data breaches, and even restore it after you have retrieved the device. You can also install the Cloud Drive Sync app from QTS App Center to easily sync files with Google Drive and Dropbox cloud storage.
Enjoy your exclusive karaoke system with OceanKTV
QNAP OceanKTV is the first NAS-based karaoke application on the market allowing you to create a quality karaoke experience at home. The TS-253A offers high-capacity storage for accommodating up to thousands of 1080p karaoke songs. Simply attach your big-screen TV to the TS-253A via HDMI and start singing with OceanKTV. Four UI themes are provided to create the best atmosphere, and with the OceanKTV mobile app you can control the entire experience on your phone or tablet. More than a NAS, the TS-253A is a karaoke machine for singing entertainment. Enjoy alone or with your friends!
High-quality audio effect with dual microphones outputs and Line Out function
The TS-253A has two 6.3mm dynamic microphone jacks for connecting up to two dynamic microphones. Compared with the average reception quality of USB microphones, the TS-253A offers a clearer reception quality as it is equipped with a 20-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC). On top of that, the TS-253A has a 24-bit digital to analog converter (DAC) that can send audio signals via the Line Out jack to your amplifier and deliver clearer stereo sound. By offering excellent audio output/input functionalities together with various apps, the TS-253A brings you a fantastic audiovisual experience.
Comprehensive surveillance solution providing 24/7 security
Surveillance Station is a professional network surveillance Video Management System (VMS) that offers a user-friendly management interface, over 3,000 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 app on your iOS or Android devices to manage 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 TS-253A. The TS-253A includes 4 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 40 channels by purchasing additional licenses.
Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality
The built-in App Center 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, allowing you to directly update applications once newer versions are released.
LED indicators with adjustable brightness controls
With adjustable 20-stage brightness controls for LED indicators, the TS-253A provides flexible LED brightness options. Based on the surrounding environment, you can adjust the brightness of all system indicators and also schedule the system to automatically dim the LEDs at certain times when needed.
Easily expand storage capacity
The TS-253A supports online capacity expansion for archiving rapidly-growing data by connecting a QNAP expansion enclosure. With the QNAP scale-up solution, the raw storage capacity can be expanded on demand*, making the TS-253A an ideal file center with large storage capacity for storage-intensive business applications such as video surveillance, data archiving, TV broadcast storage, and more.
With the support of QJBOD Express (JBOD enclosures roaming)**, you can just connect a large capacity QNAP expansion enclosure to the TS-253A, and migrate data to another NAS through the JBOD enclosure without network connectivity.
The maximum raw storage capacity available by connecting a QNAP expansion enclosure:
Additional SMB-ready features
The TS-253A supports various business applications as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency.
The Turbo NAS supports FTP server to share large files, with user-defined settings including bandwidth limitation, number of connections, and write-only permissions.
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.
The Turbo NAS supports Surveillance Station to connect and manage multiple IP cameras remotely, including real-time monitoring, video recording, playback, and event notifications.
General Brand QNAP Model TS-253A-8G Highlights QNAP TS-253A-8G 2-bay QTS-Linux Combo NAS, Diskless, 14nm Intel Celeron N3150 (1.60GHz - 2.08GHz) Quad-Core Processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM (Up to 8GB), 512MB Flash Memory, a well-rounded private cloud solution centralizing storage and IoT applications. Hardware Specification CPU 14nm Intel Celeron N3150 1.6GHz quad-core processor (burst up to 2.08GHz)
Floating Point Unit: Yes
Hardware Encryption: Yes (AES-NI)
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 8GB Total Memory Slots 2, SODIMM DDR3L-1600
(* For dual-DIMM configurations, you must use a pair of identical DDR3L modules.)
Flash Memory 512MB 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 Form Factor Tower 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
Temperature 0-40˚C 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) Software Specification Operating System QTS 4.2 (embedded Linux) Supported Client OS Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Windows 8 (32/64-bit), Windows Server 2003/2008 R2/2012/2012R2
Apple Mac OS X
Linux & UNIX
Supported Browsers Microsoft Internet Explorer 10+
Mozilla Firefox 8+
Apple Safari 4+
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: EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+
Networking TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6: Dual Stack)
Gigabit NICs with jumbo frame (failover, multi-IP settings, port trunking/NIC teaming)
Service binding based on network interfaces
Squid 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 and shared folder data encryption
AES 256-bit external drive encryption
Importable SSL certificates
Instant alerts via email, SMS, beep, push service, and LCD panel
Storage Management Storage Space Utilization monitoring
QNAP flexible Volume/LUN with thin provisioning and space reclaim
Disk volume types
- RAID 0,1, JBOD, single
Supports storage pools
Supports volume/LUN snapshots
- Snapshot clone
- Snapshot vault
- Snapshot replica
- Snapshot agent for Microsoft Windows and VMware vSphere
Online volume expansion
Online storage pool expansion
Online RAID capacity expansion and online RAID level migration
SMART data migration
Storage expansion via a QNAP UX-500P/UX-800P expansion unit
JBOD enclosure roaming
SSD read-only/read-write cache
Bad block scan and hard drive S.M.A.R.T.
Bad block recovery & RAID 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 Batch users creation
User quota management
Local user access control for CIFS, AFP, FTP, and WebDAV
Application access control for Photo Station, Music Station, Video Station, and File Station
Subfolder permissions support for CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP, and File Station
Domain Authentication Integration Microsoft Active Directory (AD) & Domain Controller support
LDAP server, LDAP client
Domain users login via CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP, and File Station
myQNAPcloud Service Private cloud storage and sharing
Free host name registration (DDNS)
Optional myQNAPcloud SSL certificates (DDNS)
Auto router configuration (via UPnP)
Web-based file manager with HTTPS 2048-bit encryption
CloudLink for remote access without any complicated router setup
myQNAPcloud connect for easy VPN connection (Windows VPN utility)
Qsync Sync files across multiple devices with SSL secure connection
Selective synchronization for only syncing specific folders
Use team folders as a file center for greater team collaboration (maximum sync tasks: 32)
Shares files by links via e-mail
Policy settings for conflicting files and file type filter support
Version control: up to 64 versions.
Unified privilege management
Unified configuration management
Supports central configuration mode
Supports remote erase/restore
Supports shared folders sync
Supports Windows & Mac OS
Web Administration Multi-window, multi-tasking based system management
Smart toolbar and dashboard for neat system status display
Dynamic DNS (DDNS)
SNMP (v2 & v3)
Network recycle bin for file deletion via CIFS/SMB, AFP, and File Station
- Automatic Cleanup
- File Type Filter
Comprehensive logs (events & connection)
System settings backup and restore
Mobile app: Qmanager for remote system monitoring & management
File Server File sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX
Advanced folder permissions for CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP
Shared folder aggregation (CIFS/SMB)
Powerful All-in-one server FTP Server FTP over SSL/TLS (Explicit)
File Station Supports mounting cloud drives (such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Amazon Cloud Drive, Yandex Disk and Box).
Supports mounting remote shared folders through FTP, WebDAV or Microsoft networking (SMB/CIFS)
Supports opening documents via Office Online, Google Docs or Chrome Extension (Edit Office files in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides)
Supports ISO Mounting (Up to 256 ISO Files)
Supports sharing download links and upload links
Drag-n-drop Files via Chrome and Firefox Browsers
Photo, music, and video preview and playback with hardware-accelerated transcoding
File Compression (ZIP or 7z)
Creation of and sending download links for sharing public files with expiration date and password protection
Supports displaying subtitles (*.SRT, UTF-8 format)
- Supports slideshow playback in media viewer
Mobile App: Qfile for file browsing and management
Transcode Management Transcode video files to 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p and 1080p resolution
Automatic video transcoding for watched folders
Hardware accelerated transcoding support
Embed subtitles into videos for background transcoding
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
Backup versioning for RTRR
Snapshot support for RTRR/Rsync
Encryption, compression, file filter, and transfer rate limitation
Desktop backup with QNAP NetBak Replicator for Windows
Apple Time Machine backup support
Data backup to multiple external storage devices
Synchronizes with cloud storage: Amazon S3, ElephantDrive, Symform, Dropbox, and Google Drive
Third party backup software support: Veeam backup & replication, Acronis True Image, Arcserve backup, emc retrospect, Symantec Backup Exec, etc.
Print Server Max number of printers: 3
Supports Internet Printing Protocol
Print job display and management
IP-based and domain name-based privilege control
Cloud Backup Station Amazon S3
WebDAV-based cloud storage
AirPlay & Chromecast Streams videos, photos and music from NAS to Apple TV or Chromecast via File Station, Music Station, Photo Station, Video Station or mobile app (Qfile, Qmusic, Qphoto or Qvideo).
Note: The Media Streaming add-on app must be installed from the QTS App Center.
HD (HybridDesk) Station 3.0 Playback videos, music, photos on TV with Kodi via HDMI
Watch various online content such as YouTube, Flickr, Picasa, Shoutcast, etc.
Web browsers (Chrome, Firefox)
Supports international keyboards, input and mouse
Supports QNAP Qremote app and the official Kodi remote app
Supports user login permissions
A variety of applications are available including Skype, Plex Home Theater, and more
Up to 7.1 channel audio passthrough is supported
- The playback and quality of some video ﬁles may be affected by the system’s CPU and GPU decoding abilities.
Virtualization Station Supports Virtual Machine (VM) creation to run operating systems such as Windows, Linux, Unix and Android
Supports VM import and export
Supports VM cloning & snapshots
Supports VM backup and restore
VM console can be displayed via HDMI output - QVM
HTML5-based shared remote console
Supports three different networking modes: Isolated, External-only and Bridged
Container Station Supports LXC and Docker
Download applications from the built-in Docker Hub Registry
Supports one-click installation, container export/import & console mode
Supports auto port forwarding
Supports auto-start containers
Supports downloading Docker certificates
Qsirch Supports full-text search
Supports Near Real-time Search
Bar chart to show data distribution
Supports previews for photos, music, videos, Gmail, PDF .etc
Show search results using thumbnails or a list
Supports search Chrome extension
Storage Plug & Connect Creating and mapping shared folders by QNAP Windows Qfinder Pro
Creation of and connection to iSCSI target/LUN
iSCSI (IP SAN) iSCSI target with multi-LUNs per target (Up to 256 targets/LUNs combined)
Supports LUN mapping & masking
Online LUN capacity expansion
Support for SPC-3 persistent reservation
Supports MPIO & MC/S
iSCSI LUN backup, one-time snapshot, and restoration
iSCSI connection and management by QNAP Windows Qfinder Pro
Virtual disk drive (via iSCSI initiator)
Stack chaining master
Max No. of virtual disk drives: 8
Surveillance Station Supports over 3,000 IP cameras
Includes 4 free camera licenses, up to 40 camera channels by purchasing additional licenses
Instant playback to check recent events
Visual aid by e-map
Playback and speed control using the shuttle bar
Video preview on playback timeline
Intelligent video analytics (IVA) for advanced video searching
Surveillance client for Mac
Mobile surveillance app: Vmobile (iOS and Android)
Mobile recording app: Vcam (iOS and Android)
VPN Server Secure remote access: PPTP、L2TP/IPsec & OpenVPN VPN services
Max number of clients: 30
VPN Client Supported VPN protocols: PPTP & OpenVPN services
PPTP Authentication: PAP, CHAP, MS-CHAP, MS-CHAPv2
PPTP Encryption: None, AES 40/128 bit, AES 256 bit
OpenVPN Encryption: None, AES 40/128 bit, AES 256 bit
Transmission package monitor
OpenVPN port control
OpenVPN link compression
DLNA Server Supports DLNA/UPnP TVs and players such as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Supported audio formats4: AIFF, APE, DSD (DSF, DFF), FLAC, M4A, M4A Apple Lossless (ALAC), MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WAV (PCM, LPCM), WMA, WMA PRO, WMA VBR*
Support CUE indexing file for APE, FLAC audio format.
Video and Audio On-the-ﬂy Transcoding
Q’center (NAS CMS) Multiple NAS monitoring
Utilization history reports
Unified configuration management
Visual display reports
Monitor NAS behind NAT routers with Q'center Assistant
Virtual appliances supported byMicrosoft Hyper-V and VMware ESXi
OceanKTV Use the NAS as a karaoke machine.
Display songs by artists, languages, and favorites.
Enhance the experience with effects such as tuning echo, key, or applause
Control the playlist with a mobile app.
Supports keyboard, mouse and remote control (RM-RF001/ RM-IR002).
Note: Microphone not included.
iTunes Server Audio and video sharing for Windows & Mac iTunes App Center Over 100 official and community software add-ons such as Photo Station, Music Station, Video Station, Download Station, Notes Station, Signage Station New Group Package Content TS-253A x 1
65W AC Adapter: SP-2BAY-ADAPTOR
Ethernet Cable x 2
Power Cord x 1
Quick Installation Guide (QIG) x 1
Flat head screw x 6 (for 2.5" HDD)
Flat head screw x 8 (for 3.5" HDD)
Infrared (IR) Remote Control: RM-IR002