QNAP at CES 2018 Preview – TS-328, TS-x53Be, TVS-x73e and more

QNAP is going to show what they have in store at CES 2018 tomorrow – But here is a sneaky preview

The QNAP TS-328 3-Bay NAS

QNAP’s first 3-bay NAS, TS-328 NAS, that allows for building a RAID 5 array with the fewest disks. It is powered by a Realtek RTD1296 quad-core 1.4 GHz processor with TS-328-2G 2GB or TS-328-4G 4GB RAM available, supports 4K transcoding and playback, snapshots, cross-device file backup and synchronization, and a variety of multimedia applications.

The QNAP TS-128A and TS-228A NAS

Already featured here on NASCompares, this Entry-level NAS (TS-128A and TS-228A) is available in 1 and 2 bays for home users, featuring a Realtek RTD1295 quad-core 1.4 GHz processor with 1 GB RAM.

It provides abundant performance for multimedia/data storage, sharing and streaming functions, complete file and data protection capabilities, and block-based snapshot support.



Quad-core Realtek RTD1295 1.4GHz Quad-core Realtek RTD1295 1.4GHz
Memory (RAM)
Flash memory
Maximum number of HDD / SSDs
2 x 3.5 inch SATA 6Gbps 1 x 3.5 inch SATA 6Gbps
Gigabit network port
1 1
USB 2.0
2 2
USB 3.0
1 1
LED indicator
System Status, LAN, USB, HDD1~2 System Status, LAN, USB, HDD
Power, Reset, USB Copy Power, Reset, USB Copy
Tower Tower
Size (HxWxD) mm
187.7 x 90 x 125 mm
7.36 x 3.54 x 4.92 inch
187.7 x 60 x 125 mm
7.36 x 2.36 x 4.92 inch
Weight (net weight / gross weight)
Net: 1.54 lbs (0.7 kg)
Gross: 4.14 lbs (1.88 kg)
Net: 1.23 lbs (0.56 kg)
Gross: 3.84 lbs (1.74 kg)
0 – 40 °C 0 – 40 °C
Power supply specifications
External, 65 W, AC 100 to 240 V External, 36 W, AC 100 to 240 V
Power consumption: HDD sleep mode (W)
5.14 W 2.9 W
Power consumption: mode of operation, typical value (W)
12.21 W 7.06 W
Noise level (A)
17.0 dB (A) 15.7 dB (A)

The QNAP TS-253Be and TS-453Be NAS

Cost-efficient NAS Supporting 2 HDD (TS-253Be-2G and TS-253Be-4G) and 4 HDD (TS-453Be-2G and TS-453Be-4G)  featuring Intel® Celeron® quad-core 1.5 GHz processor with 2GB or 4GB RAM available. It supports dual 4K HDMI outputs and PCIe expansion which provides fantastic long-term possibilities for the NAS to be upgraded to add features such as SSD caching and 10GbE connectivity.

The QNAP TVS-473e, TVS-673e and TVS-873e NAS

High-performance NAS available in 4, 6, and 8 bays, featuring an AMD RX-421BD quad-core APU, up to 64GB DDR4 RAM, two M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots, dual 4K HDMI outputs, and hardware-assisted 4K video transcoding acceleration.

It provides dual PCIe slots for flexibly installing 10GbE NICs, QM2 cards or USB 3.1 10Gbps cards to fulfill versatile business needs.


QNAP TVS-473e, TVS-673e

and TVS-873e NAS

AMD R-Series RX-421BD quad-core

2.1 GHz processor, turbo core to 3.4 GHz

Memory (RAM)
Flash memory
512MB (DOM for dual OS)
Number of RAM slots
4 (Max 64 GB; SODIMM)
Maximum number of HDD / SSDs
4/6/8x 2.5″/3.5″ SATA 6Gb/s
Hot-swap hard disk drive
V, Lockkable
Storage expansion device support
2 x UX-800P / 500P + 6 x REXP-1000 Pro

(SAS-12G2E card required)

Internal quick access port
2 x M.2 2280/2260 SATA 6Gb/s slot
Gigabit network port
Giant frame packet
Optional via PCIe expansion
Expansion Interface (PCI-E)
2 x PCIe Gen 3 (x4)


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