ARM based NAS for dockers

NAS in Rack

Looking for a Rackmounted NAS for my use of Video surveillance and Docker containers. I m currently running the following on my QNAP TS-453A (X86?)
– Home assistant
– Influxdb
– Grafana
– Node-red
– MQTT Broker

It seem to be a problem finding one using ARM or X86 processors. This creates some issues in finding new dockers, since a lot of them are written for just X86 and ARM.


I would choose TS-431XeU

– Entry-level

Expansion Units
– SATA Interface

Expansion Units
– SAS Interface

Expansion Units
– USB Interface


How can I determine whether my NAS uses an ARM or x86 processor?

  1. Locate your NAS on the QNAP product page
  2. Go to Specification > Hardware Spec, then locate the CPU entry.
    • ARM models will clearly list an ARM processor.
    • x86 models will use Intel or AMD processors.

If your NAS is an older model (EOL status) and you can not find it on the link provided above, you can still check their specifications on this page (please scroll down to the Archived Products section).

Some Photo Station features, such as facial recognition, require x86 processors.


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