QNAP TS-253B Network Attached Storage Unboxing and Hard Drive Install

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In this video, we look that the QNAP TS-253B Network Attached Storage Unboxing and Hard Drive Install

Solid and Sexy

The main thing we love about the QNAP TS-253B Network Attached Storage  is its build quality and how well thought out the system is.  It has pretty much everything you need for your home NAS setup. 

Depending on your needs (and budget), the TS-253B can be configured in many many ways, 1TB to 16TB hard drives, Raid or no Raid, Media Server or not – the list is endless.

In this video, we simply installed the hard drives as a demostration of how easy that is, but this little box is so powerful, we will have to create a whole new video just on its features.  As our test model had 4GB RAM, we can create Virtual Machines, transcode vidoes on the fly and even create own own webserver.  Each of these options are configured via the QNAP Dashboard which you will find at power on – you can also download many more apps and services via the QNAP Market Place – all for free.

Inside the box you find the following:

NAS Unit

Power Supply & Power Cable

Remote Control (with battery)

HDMI Cable

User Manual

Network Cables (x2)

Switching on

It is better to think of the NAS as a mini server, rather than a PC, this will go to help explain that boot times do take a while as the NAS needs to start services before giving you admin access.  However, once booted, the NAS is solid as a rock and we have never experienced any issues while the NAS is running.

When you boot for the first time, you are presented with a wizard to help guide you through configuration for the first time.  It will ask you how you would like your hard drives configured and which services you want to run.

Once configured you will have access over Windows, IOS or Unix to your hard drive shares and services configured. 

Product Overview

CPU: Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core 1.5 GHz, up to 2.3 GHz
Encryption Acceleration: (AES-NI)
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 500
System memory: 4GB DDR3L (2 x 2GB)
Drives: Hot-swappable 2 x 3.5″/2.5″ SATA 6Gb/s HDD/SSD
GbE LAN Port: 2 x RJ45 Gigabit LAN port
10GbE LAN Port: Optional 10 Gigabit LAN port via a PCIe expansion card
USB 3.0 Port:5 x USB 3.0 Type-A ports
USB QuickAccess: USB Type-C
PCIe Slot: 1 PCIe 2.0 x2 slot
HDMI Port: 2 x HDMI v1.4b, up to 3840 x 2160, 30 Hz
Audio Input: 2 x 3.5mm dynamic microphone input jacks
Audio Output speaker: 3.5mm line out jack
SDXC Card Reader
Kensington security slot

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