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QNAP launches the silent TS-410E NAS for noise-sensitive deployment

Shhh. Quiet mode activated.

The new QNAP TS-410E NAS enclosure is a flash-only server designed for deployment where silence is valued above all else. If you work with video and/or photos in a quiet environment, the TS-410E without spinning fans or hard drives would make for an excellent companion to store a lot of data.

Because the TS-410E supports only 2.5-inch SSDs, this enclosure is compact enough that it can be sat upright. The processor is a 10th Gen Intel Celeron J6412 quad-core CPU, capable of hitting speeds of up to 2.6GHz without any active cooling. SSDs also produce less heat, allowing the processor to be adequately cooled passively.

8GB of RAM is present, which is more than enough for most tasks one would run on a NAS with this kind of performance. It cannot be expanded, but I cannot see an issue arising with a four-bay NAS. For ports, we’re looking at two 2.5Gb networking sockets and four USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports.

QNAP TS-410E
CPUIntel Celeron J6412
(4 cores, 2.6GHz)
GPUIntel UHD Graphics
RAM8GB DDR4 (max 8GB)
Drive bays4x (SSD)
Expansion support
Cooling
Ports2x 2.5Gb LAN
4x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1
1x HDMI
PCIe slots
Dimensions60 x 180 x 254mm
Weight2.64kg

Interestingly, QNAP included a dedicated HDMI port, allowing the installation and use of Plex Media Server, making this one of the best NAS for Plex if you don’t need high capacity. The QNAP Ts-410E measures 60 x 180 x 254mm and weighs just 2.64kg. The NAS runs QTS 5.0, the company’s latest operating system.

It’s important to bear in mind using the correct drives with this NAS and I’d recommend Western Digital Red or Seagate IronWolf SSDs over typical desktop-class counterparts. Be sure to check out my best SSDs for NAS collection for some recommendations.

QNAP TS-410E
QNAP TS-410E (Source: QNAP)

QNAP TS-410E

The new QNAP TS-410E has an Intel Celeron processor, 2.5Gb networking, and supports up to four 2.5-inch SSDs. Perfect if you need a silent NAS.

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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