QNAP CES 2016 Announcements

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Tim Higgins

CES 2016 logoQNAP announced its first portable NAS and a Braswell version of one of its popular product lines.

QNAP’s TBS-453A 4-bay M.2 SSD NASbook features a compact portable chassis powered by an Intel Celeron N3150 quad-core Braswell processor with up to 8 GB RAM.

The processor supports AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption and built-in 8th generation Intel HD Graphics support 4K H.264 video playback with real-time hardware transcoding.

There is a lot packed into the slim 0.98 x 9.06 x 6.50 inch / 25 x 230 x 165 mm chassis including four USB 3.0 and one 2.0 ports, five Gigabit Ethernet ports, two 4K / 2160P capble HDMI ports, IR receiver, SD card slot, built-in speaker, two mic inputs and one line output.

QNAP TBS-453A 4-bay M.2 SSD NASbook

QNAP TBS-453A 4-bay M.2 SSD NASbook

Up to four M.2 2280/2260/2242 SATA 6Gb/s SSDs can be configured in multiple RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 5 + hot spare, JBOD and individual volumes.
The five Ethernet ports can be configured as one switched group or separate networks.

QNAP TBS-453A hardware details

QNAP TBS-453A hardware details

Although small, the new compact NAS supports all the features of QNAP’s QTS 4.2.1 OS including Virtualization, HybridDesk, Surveillance and HD Stations, Qsirch, L2TP/IPsec, PPTP, or OpenVPN VPN client and server and more. The TBS-453A capacity can even be expanded using QNAP’s UX-500P and UX-800P five and eight-bay expansion cabinets.

No word or price or availability for the TBS-453A.

QNAP also announced a refresh of its TS-x53 family. The TS-253A, TS-453A, TS-563A and TS-853A are 2, 4, 6 and 8 bay NASes built on the same Intel Braswell platform as the TBS-453A. All have four USB 3.0 and two HDMI ports, plus two mic inputs, one audio line output and built-in IR receiver. All also have four aggregatable Gigabit Ethernet ports; the TS-253A has two.

All are shipping now at street prices of $499, $599, $799 and $999 for the 4 GB versions and $150 more each for 8 GB.

QNAP TS-x53A family

QNAP TS-x53A family

QNAP also mentioned a new ARM-based entry level TS-x28 family and new enterprise-grade NASes will also be showcased at CES.

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