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
|Intel® Celeron® J4125 quad-core 2.0 GHz processor (burst up to 2.7 GHz)
|CPU Architecture||64-bit x86||64-bit x86|
|Graphic Processors||Optional via a PCIe adapter||NO|
|Floating Point Unit||YES||YES|
|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
|2 x SO-DIMM DDR4|
|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|
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)|