TS-453D versus TS-473A

TS-453D versus TS-473A

Hi, this was an interesting read on the 473A. I was considering the 453D but I’m wondering how those 2 compare.

I want to run a few VMs, bittorrent, use one of the VMs as a Windows PC. And it’s storage for music and photos. I have a 1TB OneDrive backup

The huge amount of memory is a big plus for the 473A. Together with a PCI adapter it can do video to HDMI which is at extra cost with the 473A

A comparison article for the 2 families might be of interest for many readers of your blog

Qnap 53D series are multimedia friendly NAS models thanks to its Celeron CPU + GPU built inside. Ryzen based NAS is better for Virtual machines. If you do need some graphics you can add PCIe card. Perfomance wise, Rzyen will be a better option for 10GbE environments too. PCIe slots can be used to upgrade with additional LAN ports or SSD.

The M.2 cache slots are also very handy VMs and multi user environments. The 73A is certainly a better NAS. But if you need a cheaper multimedia server without a need for aditional cards, the 53D might be a cheaper option.


I hope this helps.

CPU AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1500B quad-core 2.2 GHz processor

Benchmark: 5000?

Intel® Celeron® J4125 quad-core 2.0 GHz processor (burst up to 2.7 GHz)

Benchmark: 3035

CPU Architecture 64-bit x86 64-bit x86
Graphic Processors Optional via a PCIe adapter NO
Floating Point Unit YES YES
Encryption Engine (AES-NI) (AES-NI)
Hardware-accelerated Transcoding Optional via a PCIe adapter NO – only internal Intel® HD Graphics 600
System Memory 8 GB SO-DIMM DDR4 (1 x 8 GB) 8 GB SO-DIMM DDR4 (2 x 4 GB)
Maximum Memory 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) 8 GB (2 x 4 GB)
Memory Slot 2 x SO-DIMM DDR4
Support ECC memory
Flash Memory 5GB (Dual boot OS protection)
M.2 SSD Slot 2 x M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3 x1 slots
The M.2 SSD is not included as standard.
SSD Cache Acceleration Support YES with a card installed
2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Port (2.5G/1G/100M) 2 2
5 Gigabit Ethernet Port (5G/2.5G/1G/100M) Optional via a PCIe adapter
10 Gigabit Ethernet Port Optional via a PCIe adapter with a card installed
Wake on LAN (WOL) YES
Jumbo Frame YES
PCIe Slot 2
Slot 1: PCIe Gen 3 x4
Slot 2: PCIe Gen 3 x4
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Port 3 x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 2 5V/1A 10Gbps
1 x Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 1 5V/1A 5Gbps
1X PCIe Gen 2 x2
IR Sensor (QNAP RM-IR004) (QNAP RM-IR004)
HDMI Output Optional via a PCIe adapter 1, HDMI 2.0 (up to 4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz)
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