Over the last few years, we have seen quite a few new and innovative NAS solutions from QNAP. Just a few months back, we were able to get our hands-on the TS-451, and had our first look at QVM. Today we are looking at QNAP's latest platform, the TS-253 Pro.
The TS-x53 Pro lineup comes in two, four, six, and eight-bay models, which share internal hardware platforms. The unit we have in house, the two bay solution, uses a mainboard with dual gigabit Ethernet ports. The larger solutions (the four, six, and eight-bay models) feature four gigabit Ethernet ports.
The TS-253 Pro is planted in the Bay Trail D platform, as was the TS-451. This time around, we have a Quad Core Intel Celeron J1900 with 2MB L2 cache, and a clock speed of 2GHz with the boost to 2.41GHz.
The TS-253 Pro carries two versions. The first version is the standard Pro model with 2GB of RAM; the other is the 8GB version for those wanting to use features such as Q vPC. Flash memory for this unit is listed at 512MB for the NAS OS, and two hot-swappable trays allow you to install up to 6TB hard drives.
On the back of the unit we have dual gigabit LAN connections, along with dual USB 3.0 ports, and a single HDMI. The front of the unit carries another USB 3.0 next to the one touch backup button.
MSRP for the two-bay TS-253 Pro with 2GB of RAM is listed at $499.99, while the model with 8GB of RAM will cost $649.99.
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United States: The QNAP TS-253 Pro with 2GB RAM retails for $499.00 at Amazon, and the QNAP TS-253 Pro with 8GB RAM retails for $647.99 at Amazon.