QNAP TS-453Bmini Vertical NAS with Intel Quad-Core CPU and 4K Display Output Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2017-04-28

Despite the fact that we are dealing with a small footprint, compact NAS, the TS-453Bmini is quite a capable piece of hardware for use at home and offices. The included quad-core Intel Celeron J3455 1.5GHz SoC does feature a boost up to 2.3GHz and thanks to its low power consumption / heat dissipation, the cooling system remains silent even during full-load conditions. The server is fully upgradable with DDR3L memory and while our SKU was already equipped with the maximum memory quantity, it is also possible to purchase the 4GB DDR3L version, for less money and upgrade later if needed.

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Product Features Part I

High-performance Quad-core processor and hardware-accelerated AES-NI encryption


Powered by the energy-efficient Intel® Celeron® J3455 1.5 GHz (burst up to 2.3GHz) Quad-core processor with dual channel 4/8GB DDRL RAM (upgradable to 8GB), two Gigabit LAN ports and SATA 6Gb/s, the TS-453Bmini drives up to 225MB/s read speed and runs tasks smoothly and quickly under dual network environments. The TS-453Bmini features Intel® AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption to drive transfer speeds of up to 225 MB/s with AES 256-bit encryption for both full NAS volume and shared folders, boosting system performance and security while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the TS-453Bmini.


Vertical and user-friendly design


The glossy TS-453Bmini features a stylish vertical design that takes up 29% less desktop space*. The TS-453Bmini's user-friendly design includes a quiet cooling system and a tool-less design for installing and replacing hot-swappable 3.5" hard drives** and upgrading the RAM. This streamlined architecture design helps you maintain the TS-453Bmini with minimal effort.


Adjustable smart LED


You can adjust the brightness of all system LED indicators (from a scale from 0 to 100, in 5-step increments) and also schedule the system to automatically dim the LEDs at certain times when needed.


QTS 4.3 – The most intelligent and intuitive NAS operating system


The TS-453Bmini natively supports the new 64-bit QTS 4.3 operating system.

With modularized multiple applications and functions, QTS 4.3 enhances management efficiency, personal productivity, multimedia, and much more. New intelligent agent services have also been added to simplify system operations and management.


With its intuitive and simplified user interface, QTS features an intelligent desktop allowing 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 and incorporates advanced features.


QmailAgent - A mailroom center for your private cloud


QmailAgent is an online email client that helps you manage multiple email accounts, allowing you to access all of your emails and to easily switch between different accounts. It provides complete functionality for composing, reading and organizing emails. You can even attach files, photos and documents from the TS-453Bmini when composing emails. iOS® and Android™ users can use the QmailClient app to quickly check multiple email accounts with mobile devices, and to browse & send emails using the QmailAgent on their TS-453Bmini. You can use QmailAgent together with Qsirch, which supports searching through the .eml files stored on the TS-453Bmini, to make searching through and managing massive amounts of emails much easier.


Qcontactz - Easily manage huge amounts of contacts on the NAS


Qcontactz with the high-capacity TS-453Bmini helps you centrally store and manage contact information for colleagues, business partners, families, and friends. Other features include: importing/exporting CSV or vCARD 3.0 files, automatic identification of frequently-used contacts, encryption for sensitive/confidential contact information, smart searching, and more. Qcontactz offers snapshot backups that enable you to revert to a previous version of your contacts list according to your needs. A companion app for Android phones and iPhone is also available for easy access to contacts. Qcontactz can also be used with QmailAgent to create the perfect email workflow environment.


QTS-Linux dual systems, geared for the IoT era


The TS-453Bmini's QTS-Linux dual systems are based upon QNAP's advanced virtualization technologies*. After installing Linux Station from the QTS App Center, you can connect a keyboard, mouse and HDMI display to your NAS and use it as if it was an Ubuntu® PC**. With the TS-453Bmini, you can develop and install various IoT packages on demand and centrally store the data on the TS-453Bmini, benefiting from a secure private storage and development solution.


Restore files with Volume & LUN Snapshot


QTS Storage Manager adds an easy-to-use web-based snapshot tool for you to easily backup and restore data on the TS-453Bmini back to any point of time in case you lose any important data. You can take snapshots for volumes and LUN (up to 256 snapshots per volume or LUN and maximum 1,024 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 if files are open.


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