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GENERAL NAS FEATURE COMPARISON

NAS Plex (local 4K) Plex HD (remote) Plex 4K (remote) BACKUP (MS/GOOGLE OFFICE) BACKUP (BAREBONE) PHOTOS (OBJECT AI) VIDEO EDITING (4K) VIDEO EDITING (8K) DOCKER VIRTUAL MACHINES PC MODE (QVM) 2.5GbE 10GbE 25GbE Thunderbolt NVMe Pcie Expansion HDMI Drive Mixing
TS-264
TS-262
HS-264
HS-453DX - -

LATEST PRICE LIST

TS-264448.99 GBP423.37 USD
TS-262389.05 GBP564.58 USD
HS-264606.77 GBP589.73 USD
HS-453DX879.11 GBP

BEST FOR Virtualisation

NAS CPU Cores Threads Speed (GHz) Docker/VM Score ECC
TS-264 Intel® Celeron® N5095 4-core/4-thread p... 4 4 2 (MAX:2.9) Docker/VM 4036 NO /8 GB DDR4 on board (non-expandable)
TS-262 Intel® Celeron® N4505 2-core/2-thread processor, ... 2 2 2 (MAX:2.9) Docker/VM 2378 NO /4 GB DDR4 on board (non-expandable)
HS-264 Intel® Celeron® N5095 4-core/4-thread p... 4 4 2 (MAX:2.9) Docker/VM 4036 NO /8 GB DDR4, not expandable
HS-453DX Intel® Celeron® J4115 quad-core 1.8 GHz processor ... 4 4 1.8 (MAX:2.5) Docker/VM 3186 NO /8 GB SO-DIMM DDR4 (2 x 4 GB)

BEST FOR MULTIMEDIA

NAS GPU Base_GHz/Max Codec FPS Transcoding Plex
TS-264 Intel® UHD Graphics 450/750 H.264 60 2160 2160p
TS-262 Intel® UHD Graphics 450/750 H.264, H.265 60 2160 2160p
HS-264 Intel® UHD Graphics 450/750 H.264 60 2160 2160p
HS-453DX Intel® UHD Graphics 600 250/750 H.264 60 2160 1080p

BEST FOR FILE STORAGE

NAS BAYS Bandwidth HDD storage expansion Drive mixing File System
TS-264 2 HDD 5Gbit (2 ports combined) 44TB EXT4
TS-262 2 HDD 2.5Gbit (1 ports combined) 44TB EXT4
HS-264 2 HDD 5Gbit (2 ports combined) 44TB EXT4
HS-453DX 2 HDD 11Gbit (2 ports combined) 44TB EXT4

*All NAS support multiple RAID/ volume groups, if you want to mix different size drive on non supported model.

BEST FOR BACKUP

NAS Level HA AI Google Microsoft encryption
TS-264 folder face HDD/volume /folder
TS-262 folder face HDD/volume /folder
HS-264 folder face HDD/volume /folder
HS-453DX folder face HDD/volume /folder

BEST FOR VIDEO EDITING

NAS MAX LAN speed Ports transcoding PCIe NVMe
TS-264 2.5Gbit Slot 1: PCIe Gen 3 x2 2 x M.2 2280 PCIe Gen 3 x1
TS-262 2.5Gbit Slot 1: PCIe Gen 3 x2 2 x M.2 2280 PCIe Gen 3 x1
HS-264 2.5Gbit Slot 1: PCIe Gen 3 x2
HS-453DX 10Gbit 1X RJ45 2 x M.2 2280 SATA 6Gb/s slots

BEST FOR SURVEILLANCE (CCTV)

NAS HDMI QVM transcoding AI
TS-264 1, HDMI™ 2.1 (up to 4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz)
TS-262 1, HDMI™ 2.1 (up to 4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz)
HS-264 2 x HDMI 2.0 (up to resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz)
HS-453DX 2, HDMI™ 2.0 (up to resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz) + HDMI 1.4b (up to 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz)

BEST FOR SMART HOME/ AI

NAS Virtual switch Docker/VM HDMI S/PDIF / AUX
TS-264 Docker/VM 1, HDMI™ 2.1 (up to 4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz)
TS-262 Docker/VM 1, HDMI™ 2.1 (up to 4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz)
HS-264 Docker/VM 2 x HDMI 2.0 (up to resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz)
HS-453DX Docker/VM 2, HDMI™ 2.0 (up to resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz) + HDMI 1.4b (up to 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz)

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AVAILABILITY / RELEASE DATE

Brand Model TW USA UK Released
Qnap TS-264 2022-09
Qnap TS-262 2022-08
Qnap HS-264 2022-01
Qnap HS-453DX 2020-07

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RELATED REVIEWS

SOFTWARE - 8/10
HARDWARE - 8/10
PERFORMANCE - 8/10
PRICE - 8/10
VALUE - 8/10


8.0
PROS
👍🏻The Silent NAS series has always been impressive and unique
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👍🏻Very unique and discreet at just 4.1cm in height
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👍🏻8x Included Camera Licenses
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👍🏻Includes Anti-virus, Firewall Tool, VPN client tools, Malware Remover, network manager and Security Councilor Tool
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👍🏻3 Different Container/VM tools that also feature image download centers
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👍🏻10Gb/s (1,000MB/s) USB Ports will be incredibly useful
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👍🏻Large range of expansion options in the TR/TL series in 2, 4, 6, 8 and 12 Bays
CONS
👎🏻Comes across as a less impressive package than the HS-453DX (though the HS-264 is $200 less)
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👎🏻Sustained high power use makes the top panel noticeably hot
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👎🏻8GB of Memory Max, despite the CPU and other 64 series QNAP’s supporting upto 16GB

SOFTWARE - 6/10
HARDWARE - 8/10
PERFORMANCE - 8/10
PRICE - 8/10
VALUE - 9/10


7.8
PROS
👍🏻Very compact chassis design, despite large storage potential
👍🏻A BIG jump in hardware and scale from the QNAP TS-251D
👍🏻Easily one of the most hardware-packed SMB/Mid-range 2-Bay on the market
👍🏻HDMI 2.1 Support is fantastically future-proof!
👍🏻m.2 NVMe SSD Bays AND a PCIe Upgrade Slot (no need to choose one upgrade path)
👍🏻8x Included Camera Licenses
👍🏻Includes Anti-virus, Firewall Tool, VPN client tools, Malware Remover, network manager and Security Councilor Tool
👍🏻3 Different Container/VM tools that also feature image download centers
👍🏻10Gb/s (1,000MB/s) USB Ports will be incredibly useful
👍🏻Large range of expansion options in the TR/TL series in 2, 4, 6, 8 and 12 Bays
CONS
👎🏻The PCIe Slot is PCIe 3x2 and the M.2 SSD Bays are PCIe 3x1 (likely limitations of all this H/W on a Celeron+chipset
👎🏻HD Station application needs more updates by the brand
👎🏻Fixed 4GB of memory will annoy some users
👎🏻The QuTS ZFS Platform is not available
👎🏻Software can be a little inconsistent under excessive use and features a steeper learning curve than Synology

SOFTWARE - 8/10
HARDWARE - 9/10
PERFORMANCE - 9/10
PRICE - 8/10
VALUE - 8/10


8.4
PROS
👍🏻Very compact chassis design, despite large storage potential
👍🏻A BIG jump in hardware and scale from the TS-253Be and TS-253D
👍🏻Easily one of the most hardware-packed SMB/Mid-range 2-Bay on the market
👍🏻8GB Memory in the base model will certainly appeal to some users looking at pimping this system out fully in terms of hardware upgrades and storage
👍🏻m.2 NVMe SSD Bays AND a PCIe Upgrade Slot (no need to choose one upgrade path)
👍🏻8x Included Camera Licenses
👍🏻Includes Anti-virus, Firewall Tool, VPN client tools, Malware Remover, network manager and Security Councilor Tool
👍🏻3 Different Container/VM tools that also feature image download centers
👍🏻10Gb/s (1,000MB/s) USB Ports will be incredibly useful
👍🏻Large range of expansion options in the TR/TL series in 2, 4, 6, 8 and 12 Bays
👍🏻HDMI 2.1 Support in the 2-Bay, whereas the 4/6-Bay still runs HDMI 2.0 (released in Spring \'22)
CONS
👎🏻The PCIe Slot is PCIe 3x2 and the M.2 SSD Bays are PCIe 3x1 (likely limitations of all this H/W on a Celeron+chipset
👎🏻Default 8GB of memory (again, down to global memory shortages) does increase the base price and is non-upgradable too
👎🏻The software can be a little inconsistent under excessive use and features a steeper learning curve than Synology


LATEST PRICE LIST

TS-264448.99 GBP423.37 USD
TS-262389.05 GBP564.58 USD
HS-264606.77 GBP589.73 USD
HS-453DX879.11 GBP
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