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QNAP Launches new TS-253E and TS-453E NAS with long-term support

QNAP today announced the launch of the new TS-253E and TS-453E network-attached storage. The new two and four-bay NAS are available with Intel Celeron J6412 processors, dual 2.5Gb networking, and M.2 PCIe SSD slots. If you’re looking for a server to run Plex or some other streaming service, these may well just be what you’re searching for.

As well as the impressive aforementioned specifications, QNAP added two HDMI ports for good measure. But you don’t need to rely on this as the Intel Celeron J6412 processor has four physical cores and is capable of bursting up to 2.6GHz. The two enclosures will be supported by QNAP for an extended period — up to 2029.

Businesses that require long-term support will appreciate the reassurance from QNAP. The rest of the feature list supports this with 8GB of RAM, two 2.5Gb LAN ports, as well as two M.2 SSD slots. Interestingly, QNAP added not one but two HDMI ports to each NAS, allowing for not only multimedia playback but also surveillance and other scenarios.

QNAP TS-253EQNAP TS-453E
ProcessorIntel Celeron J6412Intel Celeron J6412
GPUIntel UHDIntel UHD
RAM8GB DDR4
(max 8GB)
8GB DDR4
(max 8GB)
Drive bays2 (2.5-inch, 3.5-inch)4 (2.5-inch, 3.5-inch)
M.2 slots2 (Gen 3×1)2 (Gen 3×1)
Expansion
Ports2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2
2x HDMI 1.4b
2x 2.5Gb LAN
2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2
2x HDMI 1.4b
2x 2.5Gb LAN
Fans1x 70mm1x 120mm
Dimensions168.5 x 102 x 225 mm177 x 180 x 235 mm
Weight1.28kg3kg
Power~18.09W~33.88W
PriceTBCTBC

Like ASUSTOR, QNAP not only allows the M.2 slots to be used for SSD caching but also storage, taking full advantage of QNAP Qtier, which allows the NAS to automatically move data across SSDs and HDDs. The QNAP TS-253E and QNAP TS-453E will arrive with the latest version of QTS. These could well be considered for our best NAS collection.

By Richard Edmonds

I've been covering the tech industry for more than a decade and have tinkered with NAS for just as long. Follow my ramblings and more right here on NAS Master!

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