built with 2.5GbE connectivity, a quad-core processor, AES-NI hardware encryption engine, 4K HDMI output, and real-time transcoding, the TS-453D 4-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP not only provides users with a solution to upgrade to 2.5GbE environments for productive daily backup and restore tasks, but also offers gamers resources for the vast gaming collections. The TS-435D also supports PCIe expansion with a PCIe 2.0 x2 slot, which can be fitted with a 10 Gb/s USB 3.2 Gen 2 port, an M.2 SSD for SSD cache acceleration, a 5GbE port, or a 10GbE port. Built with four drive bays that are capable of natively supporting 3.5" SATA III and SATA II hard drives, as well as 2.5" SATA hard drives and SSDs, this NAS will allow you to store and share many files, as it allows 800 maximum concurrent connections.
The TS-453D runs on the QTS 4.4.2 operating system. Its CPU is a 2.0 GHz Intel Celeron J4125 Quad-Core and its 4GB of DDR4 RAM allows frequently used files and applications to be quickly accessed. When connected using one 2.5GbE port, this NAS can deliver download speeds of up to 295 MB/s and upload speeds of 289 MB/s. With both 2.5GbE ports in use, download speeds increase to 590 MB/s and upload speeds are boosted to 535 MB/s. When using an optional 10GbE card, download speeds max out at 686 MB/s, while upload speeds reach 397 MB/s.
Also featured are two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports and three USB 2.0 Type-A ports which allow it to be connected to your compatible Windows or Mac system, and network connectivity is achieved via the two 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet ports, allowing your stored data to be shared with users throughout the network. For those who require RAID support, the TS-453D supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10, as well Synology Hybrid RAID and Basic RAID, each of which offers performance, data redundancy, or a combination of both. For those who do not require a RAID, JBOD and single are also available.
The TS-453D is engineered to be energy efficient. Not only does it offer a 120mm fan to help keep the system running cool, it supports numerous scheduled power on/off cycles and hard drive hibernation to further reduce power consumption and operation expenses.
The QNAP TS-453D 4-Bay NAS Enclosure operates on 100-240 VAC and includes two Ethernet cables, a power cord, an AC adapter, flat head screws for 3.5" drives, and flat head screws for 2.5" drives. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year hardware warranty.
The TS-453D comes with two 2.5GbE RJ45 LAN ports that allow you to use existing Cat 5e cables to upgrade network speeds from 1 Gigabit to 2.5 Gigabit. The dual 2.5GbE ports also support Port Trunking for up to 5 Gb/s. By using QNAP's N-BASET/Multi-Gig USB 3.2 Gen 1 to 5GbE adapter (QNA-UC5G1T) or 5GbE PCIe expansion card (QXG-5G1T-111C), your laptop or desktop computer can easily connect to 2.5GbE networks with the TS-453D to benefit from higher network speeds.
Upgrading your network shouldn't break the bank, and 2.5GbE connectivity provides immediately noticeable improvements compared to standard 1GbE. The QSW-1105-5T is an unmanaged switch with five 2.5GbE ports (backward compatible with 1G/100M) and supports CAT5e cables to connect multiple computers and NAS. The QSW-1105-5T is energy-saving, low-noise, plug-and-use, and supports loop detection and blocking to provide a simple and effective high-speed network environment.
The TS-453D is powered by a 2.0 GHz Intel Celeron J4125 Quad-Core processor (bursts up to 2.7 GHz), features 4GB of DDR4 memory, and supports SATA III 6 Gb/s drives. The support of the Intel AES-NI encryption engine boosts encryption performance while also maintaining the security of your NAS data. You can flexibly install SSDs for cache acceleration to maximize network and storage performance for data-intensive applications.
Use the license-free QNAP NetBak Replicator utility to back up and restore files from Windows computers. Apple's Time Machine is supported for backing up Mac computers.
Snapshots are essential for NAS data protection, and their block-level feature makes it a dependable data protection method in the face of growing ransomware threats. The TS-453D supports up to 256 snapshots per volume/LUN, and up to 1024 snapshots per NAS.
With a single 2.5GbE connection, no complex link aggregation settings are required for speeds up to 312.5 MB/s, which easily beats a paired 1GbE connection. The TS-453D has two 2.5GbE ports, further doubling performance and increasing efficiency for versatile tasks.
Hybrid Backup Sync (HBS) consolidates backup and synchronization functions for easily transferring data from the TS-453D to local, remote, and cloud storage spaces. HBS also supports QuDedup technology which removes duplicated data at the source, further accelerating backup and restoration tasks over 2.5GbE connections.
The TS-453D features one PCIe 2.0 slot that allows for various expansion cards for expanding application potential.
5GbE/10GbE Network Card
Enable fast throughput for bandwidth-demanding tasks, such as virtualization, massive data transmission, and fast backup/restoration.
QM2 M.2 SSD/10GbE Card
Adds M.2 SSD caching or 10GbE connectivity to the NAS for optimized performance and bandwidth.
Wi-Fi 6 Wireless Adapter
Install a PCIe Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) network adapter, based on the Intel AX200, in your NAS to create a Wi-Fi 6 network environment.
Turn your NAS into a wireless access point or a base station by installing a QNAP QWA-AC2600 wireless adapter and the WirelessAP Station app.
While SSD prices continue to fall, and SSD capacity and performance continue to increase, organizations can easily take advantage of SSD strengths. The TS-453D supports numerous SSD-aware features that significantly maximize NAS performance with high cost-effectiveness.
You can add additional SSD over-provisioning (1% ~60%) to avoid write amplification and improve SSD random write speeds and endurance. You can potentially attain enterprise-grade SSD performance levels from affordable consumer SSDs.
SSD Cache Acceleration
Enables SSD caching for increasing IOPS performance and reducing latency for storage volumes. This feature is good for IOPS-demanding applications including databases and virtualization. The TS-453D also supports a write-only cache to boost write-intensive applications.
Qtier for Auto-Tiering
Qtier technology drives auto-tiered storage with continuous data optimization across high-performance SSDs and high-capacity HDDs based on access frequency. I/O-Aware Qtier can reserve a cache-like space in the SSD tiered to handle burst I/O in real-time.
The TS-453D has an HDMI 2.0 port that supports 4K (4096 x 2160) 60 Hz output, allowing you to directly view multimedia content saved on the NAS on a bigger screen. The support of high-quality 4K video transcoding enables the NAS to convert videos to universal file formats that can be smoothly played on multiple devices. The TS-453D also can stream videos through DLNA, Chromecast, and more to satisfy versatile multimedia application needs. The QNAP RM-IR004 remote control (sold separately) can be configured using QButton to customize individual button actions, providing a more user-friendly NAS experience.
Note: The TS-453D's hardware provides hardware decoding, encoding, and transcoding capabilities. However, playback quality may vary due to factors including playback software, file formats, system usage, and available bandwidth.
By installing Plex Media Server from App Center, setting up the Plex Media Server on your NAS is only a few minutes away. You can stream media files stored on the TS-453D to mobiles and media streaming devices, including DLNA, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Google Chromecast.
Note: PlexPass is required for Plex Media Server hardware transcoding.
The TS-453D integrates NAS with mainstream cloud services. By deploying cloud storage gateways and enabling local caching on the NAS, you can seamlessly use the cloud for storage, backup, and data recovery with low-latency access, providing an innovative hybrid cloud experience.
HybridMount File-Based Cloud Gateway
Flexibly expand your storage capacity by connecting to cloud storage. You can leverage QTS apps to manage and edit your cloud files or multimedia files. HybridMount is good for file server online collaboration and file-level data analysis.
VJBOD Cloud Block-Based Cloud Gateway
VJBOD Cloud supports streamlined NAS backup to object cloud storage. The block-based data transmission uploads random data and large files to the cloud in blocks, and only transmits block-based volume or LUN changes, such as addition, modification, or deletion. This is ideal for enterprise-level applications with large file transfer requirements, such as databases, VM volumes, and videos.
Regardless of your virtualization needs, you can count on Virtualization Station and Container Station for complete virtualization support. You can use Network & Virtual Switch to allocate adequate physical network resources to virtual machines, containers, and the NAS to simplify network deployment.
Run multiple Windows, Linux, UNIX, and Android virtual machines and access them via a web browser or Virtual Network Computing (VNC). Businesses can run virtualized server applications on a single NAS without the need for additional physical servers.
Experience LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies, download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry, import, and export containers, and create abundant microservices.
The TS-453D centrally stores data and files, and supports SMB/CIFS, AFP, and NFS protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX networks. Coupled with the Qsync utility, any file uploaded to the TS-453D will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops, and mobiles. You can sync shared folders and team folders for group file sharing to enhance the flexibility of team projects and collaboration. With the myQNAPcloud service, you can easily and securely connect to the TS-453D via the Internet for accessing, managing, and sharing NAS files. The Windows AD and LDAP services enable system administrators to configure user permissions by using an existing Windows AD server, LDAP server, or the TS-453D's built-in LDAP service.
QVR Pro allows you to arrange a dedicated, independent storage space for surveillance data on the TS-453D and leverage the advantages of scalable NAS storage. It greatly simplifies camera management, storage space allocation, camera live view, and playback. Supporting over 5000 IP cameras, including all standard fisheye cameras available on the market, QVR Pro provides 8 license-free channels for surveillance monitoring and the optional QVR Pro Camera Channel Extension License for more extensive security deployment. You can also use QVR Pro Client's mobile app to monitor anytime or use a USB webcam as an ONVIF network camera with the QUSBCam2 app.
Consolidates all QTS system events, alerts, and notifications for smooth and easy NAS management, keeping you always informed of your NAS status.
A security portal for checking weaknesses and providing recommendations for enhancing NAS security. It also integrates anti-virus and anti-malware scanning software.
QNAP's Google-like search tool for quickly finding specific images, music, videos, documents, and emails by keywords, color, and more search conditions.
Allows you to backup or sync files, emails, calendars and contacts from Google G Suite and Microsoft Office 365 into the NAS to safeguard enterprise cloud data.
An AI-powered photo management app, supporting automated photo categorization with AI Albums, iOS Live Photo display, and powerful search tool for photo management and sharing solution.
An Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) solution that enables you to connect apps and devices with QNAP NAS for automating daily tasks for greater productivity.
Flexibly expand the storage capacity of the TS-453D via USB or multi-lane SATA interfaces. You can choose a high-speed USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gb/s) TL series JBOD, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s) TR series RAID expansion enclosures, or SATA III 6 Gb/s TL series JBOD. They provide economical, flexible, high-performance and high-capacity storage expansion solutions for NAS, PC, and servers.
QNAP provides easy storage capacity expansion solutions. Here are several ways to expand your TS-453D storage as needed to accommodate data and business growth.
Upgrade RAID Capacity
Hot-swap lower-capacity drives with larger-capacity drives to expand your NAS capacity so it can grow with your business.
Attach Expansion Enclosures
Connect two TR-004 RAID expansion enclosures, or one 8-bay TL-D800C USB 3.2 Gen 2 JBOD, or one 16-bay TL-D1600S SATA 6 Gb/s JBOD, and use the QTS Storage & Snapshots Manager to easily handle NAS capacity expansion.
Migrate to a New NAS
Install your NAS hard drives into a larger QNAP NAS and retain all your existing data and configurations.
The TS-453D is backed by a 3-year warranty at no additional costs. You can purchase a warranty extension that extends your warranty coverage up to 5 years.
|Intel HD Graphics 600
|Total Installed Memory
|4 GB DDR4
|1 x 4 GB
|Total Memory Slots
|2 x SO-DIMM
|Maximum Memory Capacity
|Number of Bays
|4 x 2.5"/3.5"
|2 x RJ45 (2.5GbE)
2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s))
3 x USB Type-A (USB 2.0 (480 Mb/s))
1 x HDMI Type-A (HDMI 2.0)
|Compatible Drive Interface
|SATA II, SATA III
|Media Card Slots
|RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, JBOD, Single
|1 x PCIe 2.0 x2
|Wake on LAN
|Link Aggregation and Failover Support
|Max Concurrent Connections
|Max Cameras Supported
|Installed Operating System
|Supported File Systems
External: EXT3, EXT4, FAT32, HFS+, NTFS, exFAT
|macOS 10.10 or Later
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2
|Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
|Kensington Security Slot
|VPN Client Connections
|AC Input Power
|100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
|25.98 W (Typical)
11.3 W (Standby)
|1 x 90 W
|32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
|5 to 95%
|1 x 120 mm Fan
|6.69 x 6.61 x 8.9" / 16.99 x 16.79 x 22.6 cm
|5.0 lb / 2.3 kg