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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-453E
TS-473A - -
TS-473 - -

LATEST PRICE LIST

TS-453E1283.16 GBP651.71 USD
TS-473A989.95 GBP1217.15 USD
TS-473989.95 GBP1217.15 USD

BEST FOR Virtualisation

NAS CPU Cores Threads Speed (GHz) Docker/VM Score ECC
TS-453E Intel® Celeron® J6412 4-core/4-thread processor, b... 4 4 2 (MAX:2.6) Docker/VM 3849 NO /8 GB DDR4 on board (non-expandable)
TS-473A AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1500B quad-core 2.2 GHz proce... 4 8 2.2 Docker/VM 4584 NO /8 GB DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 (1 x 8 GB)
TS-473 AMD R-Series RX-421ND quad-core 2.1 GHz processor ... 4 4 2.1 (MAX:3.4) Docker/VM 3575 NO /8 GB SO-DIMM DDR4 (2 x 4 GB)

BEST FOR MULTIMEDIA

NAS GPU Base_GHz/Max Codec FPS Transcoding Plex
TS-453E Intel® UHD Graphics for 10th Gen 400/800 H.264 30 2160 2160p
TS-473A / 0 1080p
TS-473 / 0 720p

BEST FOR FILE STORAGE

NAS BAYS Bandwidth HDD storage expansion Drive mixing File System
TS-453E 4 HDD 5Gbit (2 ports combined) 88TB EXT4
TS-473A 4 HDD 5Gbit (2 ports combined) 88TB EXT4
TS-473 4 HDD 4Gbit (4 ports combined) 88TB 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-453E folder face HDD/volume /folder
TS-473A folder face HDD/volume /folder
TS-473 folder face HDD/volume /folder

BEST FOR VIDEO EDITING

NAS MAX LAN speed Ports transcoding PCIe NVMe
TS-453E 2.5Gbit 2 x M.2 2280 PCIe Gen 3 x2
TS-473A 2.5Gbit PCIe-Slot =2 Slot 1: PCIe Gen 3 x4 Slot 2: PCIe Gen 3 x4 2 x M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3 x1 slots
TS-473 1Gbit Slot 1: PCIe Gen 3 x4 Slot 2: PCIe Gen 3 x4 2 x M.2 2280/2260 SATA 6Gb/s slots

BEST FOR SURVEILLANCE (CCTV)

NAS HDMI QVM transcoding AI
TS-453E 2 x HDMI 1.4b ( up to 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz )
TS-473A pcie
TS-473 pcie

BEST FOR SMART HOME/ AI

NAS Virtual switch Docker/VM HDMI S/PDIF / AUX
TS-453E Docker/VM 2 x HDMI 1.4b ( up to 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz )
TS-473A Docker/VM pcie
TS-473 Docker/VM pcie

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AVAILABILITY / RELEASE DATE

Brand Model TW USA UK Released
Qnap TS-453E 2022-06
Qnap TS-473A 2021-02
Qnap TS-473 2020-07

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RELATED REVIEWS

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


8.8
PROS
👍🏻Exceptional CPU choice for the Scale/Tier
👍🏻8GB of DDR4 Memory
👍🏻2.5GbE (x2) Ports on Day 1
👍🏻Two USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gb/s) Ports!
👍🏻2x M.2 NVMe Slots alongside those 4x SATA Bays for Storage (Caching, Tiered Storage or standalone Pools)
👍🏻Includes VM, Surveillance (8 licenses and upto 32 Cams), Backup, Sync, Multimedia, SaaS sync/migration and office tools (some with added AI services)
👍🏻3-Year Warranty (Can be extended)
👍🏻VERY Compact, low-impact design
👍🏻Supports 1-2x Expansions
👍🏻20TB and 22TB Confirmed Compatibility
CONS
👎🏻Memory Cannot be Upgraded
👎🏻M.2 NVMe SSD Slots are Gen 3 x2
👎🏻Chassis is still a little dated looking


LATEST PRICE LIST

TS-453E1283.16 GBP651.71 USD
TS-473A989.95 GBP1217.15 USD
TS-473989.95 GBP1217.15 USD
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