QNAP TS-653 Pro
Here we get our first look at the QNAP TS-653 Pro. QNAP's design for this range of products hasn't changed in many years, but the design is timeless; it looks as good now as it did when first released.
On the bottom left side, we found the power button, as well as a one-touch copy button for USB devices. With this feature, you plug in a USB storage device, hit the copy button, and the system will automatically copy all of the data, and put it in a special folder in the NAS file system.
Three status LEDs keep users up-to-date on the systems status, USB transfers (so you don't prematurely pull your USB drive out during a copy session), and LAN activity.
A large status screen allows system administrators to peer into system details, and even change a limited number of settings with the two buttons just to the right of the screen. The TS-653 Pro also has an IR sensor, so users can use remote controls with the NAS.
The TS-653 Pro has six locking drive bays. The drive sleds are vented, so air can pass through the cages and cool the drives.
One side of the system has additional ventilation to keep the inner components cool.
Nearly all of the IO ports are on the back of the system. The TS-653 Pro uses two large fans to keep the internal components cool. The internal power supply has a dedicated fan as well. At idle, and in use, the system is very quiet. I would even go as far as to say the system is silent from two feet away. I wouldn't hesitate to use this system on my work desk.
The power supply is internal, so you don't need to worry about a wall wart or power brick with this system.
A reset button is recessed in the NAS, and allows users to quickly reset the IP address of the system without deleting all of the data stored on the array. This unit also has a HDMI port for audio and video output to other devices like TVs.
Two additional USB 3.0 ports, and two USB 2.0 ports are on the back of the system. You may notice this system doesn't have an eSATA port. Four gigabit Ethernet ports allow users to attach the system to four different networks, or to team the adapters for increased throughput.
Our system shipped with 2GB of DRAM, but QNAP also sells a TS-653 Pro model with 8GB of DRAM. Users can easily upgrade the system with more RAM by removing the outer shell, and installing another SO-DIMM module.
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