The Gold QNAP TVS-473 NAS versus the SOHO QNAP TS-453B NAS – Which one should you buy?

QNAP TVS-473 versus QNAP TS-453B NAS

Comparing the QNAP TS-453B NAS from 2015 and the TVS-473 Power NAS from 2016

What can both  NAS server’s do? Before I get down to which of these units is better at what task, I think it is important to know the things that BOTH of these NAS devices can do. So, whether you decide that the April 2017 TS-453B 4-Bay NAS or the older Q3 2016 release, the QNAP TVS-473 NAS, you will definitely be able to:

  • Host a Virtualisation or Container Platform – setup and run multiple VMs, supporting multiple Operating systems and enhanced by the Docker app, Container Station

The QNAP TVS-473 Gold NAS 4-Bay Unboxing, featuring AMD R7 virtualisation vmware

  • Both QNAP NAS have dual HDMI ports for direct media access for your HDMI enabled 1080p and 4K TV
  • The QNAP TS-453B can be upgraded to 8GB of DDR3 and the TVS-473 can reach upto 64GB of DDR4 Memory
  • Full access to your media from mobile devices, PC, Laptop and console devices
  • Serve as a cross platform service – bridging connections and transfers of files between Mac and Windows systems over the network

The QNAP TVS-473 Gold NAS 4-Bay Unboxing, featuring AMD R7 Quad Core CPU, 8-64GB DD

  • Heavily support background data checks and comprehensive snapshot technology meaning you will have an equal amount of backup options whichever you go for. As well as migration, connection and interaction with existing cloud services like dropbox, Google Drive ElephantDrive
  • Create a comprehensive Surveillance solutions, supporting multiple IP cameras and even arriving with some licences included
  • Access exactly the same NAS OS that is updated regularly and has a huge app store to really customise your setup to make it your own

What are the Pros and Cons of the newer TS-453B QNAP NAS release?

The QNAP TS-453B NAS vs the TS-453A NAS - OId vs New in this QNAP 4-Bay Faceoff

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Synology DS716+II PROS

VALUE

Arriving with the ability to do almost any currently generation NAS task, the TS-453B is certainly in our top 5 4-Bay NAS servers of 2017. If you need a NAS to do that tasks you need and want to ensure you get the most for your money, look no further than this plucky little 4-Bay NAS from QNAP

FEATURES

When I first saw the specs and connections of this NAS I was genuinely impressed by it’s covering of numerous NAS applications and tasks. Only the TS-453A has ever left me equally impressed in terms of Cost vs Value of hardware. I cannot recommend it enough. With features like Dual HDMI, DUAL LAN, PCIe Slot, SD Card reader, Quick Connect DAS, one touch USB 3.0 Copy, Hot Swapping, new and improved remote control and more. This is fast becoming the home and SMB NAS to beat in 2017.

PERFORMANCE

Using the new Intel Celeron J series CPU and 4/8GB of RAM means that it will handle most of the popular NAS tasks required of it. Functions, services and applications like Plex, Kodi over HDMI in Linux Station, VMs, standalone surveillance, all RAID levels, DLNA support, apple time machine, Mac and Windows full RTRRR, QVR Pro Beta are all possible with the TS-453B and can be set up quickly and easily

DESIGN

This great NAS for 2017 is easily a stand out model in terms of ability and hardware inside. But one factor that is often a controversial one is the chassis. For many the fact the TS-453B casing is mostly plastic is a put off. However it still maintains an excellent temperature, low noise and with the removable front panel (much like the Synology DS216+II) it is a closed system. Until you need access to the tooless HDD trays and hot swapping occasionally. In this way the TS-453B is as versatile and able as any other NAS

Synology DS716+II CONS

VALUE

Again, those with 4K File editing on the fly, Thunderbolt connectivity and enterprise level use in mind, maybe spend the extra £500-2000 and buy a TVS-1282 from QNAP NAS

FEATURES

Only 2x LAN on this 4-Bay NAS, but you can add more with the PCIe. Aside from that and the lack of a Thunderbolt 3 connectivity option for MacBook Pro users are the only faults I can find

PERFORMANCE

Many more advanced PC users will want to consider devices featuring i5 and i7 Intel CPU NAS servers as they have 1 or 2 very high end tasks in mind. Though the TS-453B is a fantastic device, it is designed to do many, many things well. If you have 1 or 2 things that need to be done to an enterprise standard, maybe look at the TVS-473

DESIGN

Despite the NAS doing everything you need, some will prefer the metal chassis and tray design of the QNAP TS-453A

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What are the Pros and Cons of the more powerful NAS, TVS-473 released in 2017?

The QNAP TVS-473 NAS score review

The QNAP TVS-473 Gold NAS 4-Bay Unboxing, featuring AMD R7 Quad Core CPU, 8-64GB DDR4 Memory 3

Synology DS716+II PROS

VALUE

A NAS without compromise, a NAS that can do anything and everything. If you need a NAS with future proofing and years of future proofing, this 2017 NAS is the one for you

FEATURES

The QNAP TVS-473 can do almost ANY NAS task that you will ever need. If you have herd that a NAS can do it – THIS device can do it. Virtual Machines, NAS Surveillance, DAS connectivity, New remote control for multimedia in 1080p 4K and Plex Media Servers. Cannot argue with it’s ability

PERFORMANCE

Not only can this device do almost anything in NAS – But it can perform it better than almost any NAS device out there! Easily the best NAS in the market today – not cheap, but unparalleled in it’s performance vs price

DESIGN

 Easily one of the best looking NAS servers I have seen yet. I know that when most people hear ‘Gold’ They think it might look a bit naff, but in reality it looks more Rose Gold / Copper and with a mostly Metal Frame – it is a very attractive NAS

Synology DS716+II CONS

VALUE

Not to be a broken record, the only downside is the lack of Thunderbolt2 NAS connectivity and the price being a pinch higher than most – but you are paying for a solid 9/10 NAS

FEATURES

The only QNAP NAS feature missing currently available in the TVS-473 is Thunderbolt Connectivity. It wouldn;t surprise me if a PCIe card featuring Thunderbolt 2 and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity is on the horizon

PERFORMANCE

Intel CPU fans will skip this in favour of the QNAP TVS-1282 or the Synology DS1817+ when it ever gets released

DESIGN

If you like your Hardware to match – this QNAP NAS is maybe not for you as it will stand out a mile next to your mostly White or Black office environment

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