QNAP TBS-453DX Full Details Revealed

New Portable QNAP 10Gbe SSD NAS Specs Revealed

The compact, near-silent, and versatile TBS-453DX M.2 SSD NASbook is ideal for office meetings and multimedia applications. With CacheMount, you can map multiple cloud storages and enable caching to work with online files as fast as the files stored on your TBS-453DX, providing an amazing hybrid-cloud experience for seamless file storage, backup, and recovery. The TBS-453DX also supports excellent real-time transcoding and media streaming, and also provides 4K @60Hz HDMI 2.0 output. Coupled with QNAP’s comprehensive 10GbE solutions, the 10GbE-ready TBS-453DX is perfect for enhancing team workflows and multimedia applications. Whether you are using it for work, entertainment, backup, or sharing, the TBS-453DX is always ready for you.

  • Four M.2 2280 SATA SSD slots for quieter and higher-performance storage (M.2 SSDs sold separately).
  • Software-defined SSD extra over-provisioning (from 1% to 60%) optimizes SSD random write speeds and extends SSD lifespan.
  • Mount cloud storage space as local drives, and enable caching to work with online files as quickly as local files.
  • 10GbE NBASE-T RJ-45 Multi-Gig connectivity accelerates file sharing across teams and devices.
  • 4K media playback and online transcoding. Directly view on a TV/monitor via HDMI 2.0 output (up to 4K @60Hz).
  • Snapshots fully record system status and data, allowing you to protect files and data from accidental deletion and malware attacks.

Handy, quiet and compact. The stylish tech gadget for everyday use.

Designed with a “NASbook” concept, the TBS-453DX uses a thin, B5-sized case that can easily fit in to any working environment, and makes your work and meetings productive as you and your team members can easily access files on the TBS-453DX at the same time. Compared with a normal NAS, the TBS-453DX’s usage of M.2 SSDs for storage allows it to be significantly smaller and quieter. The RAM and M.2 SSDs are also easily accessible for installation and upgrading by removing the rubber pads and screws on the bottom of the TBS-453DX. Besides laptop and mobile phone, the TBS-453DX NASbook is also the tech gadget that you should have one!

Enhanced productivity with multiple USB ports

Direct-attached Storage (DAS) devices such as USB hard drives are incredibly convenient in portability but fall short in file sharing and functionality as they can only be connected to one server/PC at a time. By connecting a DAS to the TBS-453DX you can easily share its content with other users without having to unplug and move it around. The TBS-453DX also supports USB devices such as mobile phones, uninterruptible power supplies, and printers for greater all-round functionality.

Mount cloud storage for an amazing hybrid-cloud experience

The compact TBS-453DX supports Cloud Gateway, allowing you to mount over 20 cloud storage services for convenient, seamless file storage, backup, and recovery. CacheMount is a file-level gateway that makes reaching online files extremely easy, while you can also leverage the multimedia and file management functions provided by QTS to those online files as they are located on the TBS-453DX. VJBOD Cloud is block-level gateway that mounts cloud space on the NAS as block storage for creating volumes or iSCSI LUNs. Transferring a large number of small files thus becomes more efficient, and it saves bandwidth as the system only transfers changed data.

Excellent performance with quad-core CPU and M.2 SSDs

The TBS-453DX is powered by a 14nm Intel® Celeron® J4105 quad-core 1.5 GHz processor that can automatically burst up to 2.5 GHz when performing CPU-intensive tasks. The dual-channel 4GB/8GB DDR4 2400 RAM and four M.2 SSDs for storage deliver high performance, while the 1 Gigabit LAN port and 10GBASE-T LAN port provide exceptional network connectivity. The TBS-453DX also features AES-NI encryption for full NAS volumes or shared folders to ensure data confidentiality without impacting performance.

10GbE performance based on Aquantia® Multi-Gig IC

The TBS-453DX supports 10GbE NBASE-T RJ-45 Multi- Gigabit (10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M) connectivity, allowing you to take advantage of higher network speeds with your existing Cat 5e and 6a cables. Coupled with QNAP’s various budget-friendly 10GbE solutions, creating a seamless high-speed network environment for improved teamwork and smooth multimedia applications has never been easier!

Ultimate multimedia experience with 4K HDMI, real-time transcoding and streaming

Featuring Intel® UHD Graphics 600, the TBS-453DX allows you to convert 4K videos to universal file formats that can be smoothly played on multiple devices*. You can also enjoy 4K 60fps content on your TV with the TBS-453DX’s HDMI 2.0 output, and use with Plex® Media Server to stream media files to mobiles devices and media streaming devices (including DLNA®, Roku®, Apple TV®, Amazon Fire TV® and Google Chromecast™). The QNAP RM-IR004 remote control (purchased separately) can be configured using QButton to customize the actions of individual buttons, providing a more convenient NAS experience.

What are the Specifications of the TBS-453DX NASBook?

Although details are relatively new on the TBS-453DX NAS, there is a whole host of information newly released on this device and it certainly outdoes those of the older TBS-453A released back in 2016/17. Take a look below at the highlights of the TBS-453DX hardware specifications:

CPU Intel® Celeron® J4105 quad-core 1.5 GHz processor (burst up to 2.5 GHz) ‏‏‎ 
Architecture: 64-bit ‏‏‎ 
Graphics: Intel® UHD Graphics 600 ‏‏‎ 
Encryption Acceleration Yes, AES-NI ‏‏‎ 
System Memory 4/8 GB SO-DIMM DDR4 (2 x 2/4GB) ‏‏‎ 
Maximum Memory 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) ‏‏‎ 
Memory Slot 2 x SO-DIMM DDR4 ‏‏‎ 
(For dual-DIMM configurations, you must use a pair of identical DDR4 modules.)
M.2 SSD Slot 4 x M.2 2280 SATA 6Gb/s slots ‏‏‎ 
10 Gigabit Ethernet Port 1 x 10GBASE-T RJ45, supporting 10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M ‏‏‎ 
Gigabit Ethernet Port 1 x RJ45 ‏‏‎ 
USB Port 4 x USB 2.0
3 x Type-A USB 3.0 ‏‏‎ 
HDMI Output 1 x HDMI 2.0, up to 3840 x 2160, @60Hz ‏‏‎ 
Audio • 2 x 3.5 mm dynamic microphone jack ‏‏‎ 
• 1 x 3.5 mm line-out jack
• 2 x Stereo Speakers ‏‏‎ 
IR sensor Yes, arrives with the QNAP RM-IR004 remote control ‏‏‎ 
LED Indicators HDD 1-4, Status
Buttons Power, Reset ‏‏‎ 
Form Factor Tower ‏‏‎ 

How does the TBS-453DX compare with the TBS-453A NASBook?

First and foremost, the TBS-453DX is better than the TBS-453A NASBook in practically every way. Featuring improved internal and external hardware, if you are looking to collaborate quickly with your colleagues or have a more portable workflow for ready deployment comma then you will definitely need to consider the newer NASBook device. However, the TBS-453A does feature features like multiple LAN and an SD Card slot that many users may still want.

Better CPU

Old TBS-453A: 14nm Intel® Celeron® ‏‏‎ N3150 quad-core 1.6GHz, burst up to 2.08GHz ‏‏‎ 

New TBS-453DX: Intel® Celeron® J4105 ‏‏‎ quad-core 1.5 GHz processor (burst up to 2.5 GHz

Better Memory

Old TBS-453A: SODIMM DDR3L-1600

New TBS-453DX: SO-DIMM DDR4 (2 x 4 GB)

Faster External Connectivity

Old TBS-453A: 4x 1Gbe

New TBS-453DX: 1x ‏‏‎ 10Gbe + 1x 1Gbe

Better Sound

Old TBS-453A: 1x Mono Speaker

New TBS-453DX: 2x Stereo Speaker

Better Video

Old TBS-453A: HDMI 1.4b = 4K 30hz

New TBS-453DX: HDMI 2.0a ‏‏‎ = 4K 60hz


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