QNAP TS-133 1-Bay NAS Drive Revealed, Coming Soon!
If you are someone who has been looking at buying their first NAS drive, but targeting something a little more ‘affordable’ or ‘value’ in scope, then it’s been a bit of a tough choice lately. There ARE most cost-effective solutions available right now from the big name brands, but many are coming up on 2 years since release and this can easily lead buyers to wonder ‘is something better about to arrive?’ New releases in the world of network-attached storage (NAS) were a little thin in the closing stages of 2021 compared with previous years. Whether it is the manufacturers switching focus from the hardware to the software, relying more and more on existing models to support their NAS operating system and GUI, or because 2020/2021 had been rather complicated years to track consumer trends and existing units in the field because the pandemic has massively effected consumer priorities. Whatever the reason, news on new releases from the big NAS brands have started to arrive a lot later than we expected and with many users sitting on their money, waiting for something new and shiny to buy, it is only now at the start of 2022 that we are seeing some new kit start to emerge. Step forward to a new affordable 1-Bay NAS solution from QNAP, the TS-133 NAS Drive. Featuring a modified take on an existing chassis, the arrival of a new efficient yet capable CPU (that I expect we will see cropping up a lot more as the year goes on) and a few hardware factors that are very ‘QNAP’ in design, the newly announced TS-133 sounds like it will be the perfect budget NAS for those making their first steps into a home or small business server.
|CPU||ARM 4-core Cortex-A55 1.8GHz processor|
|CPU Architecture||64-bit ARM|
|Floating Point Unit|
|System Memory||2 GB, not expandable
Note: Reserves some RAM for use as shared graphics memory.
|Maximum Memory||2 GB, not expandable|
|Flash Memory||4 GB (Dual boot OS protection)|
|Drive Bay||1 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s|
|Drive Compatibility||3.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA solid state drives
|Gigabit Ethernet Port (RJ45)||1|
|5 Gigabit Ethernet Port (5G/2.5G/1G/100M)||Optional via the QNA-UC5G1T USB to 5GbE network adapter|
|Wake on LAN (WOL)|
|USB 2.0 port||1|
|USB 3.2 Gen 1 port||1|
|LED Indicators||System Status, LAN, HDD|
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||187.5 × 66.1 × 157.6 mm|
|Weight (Net)||0.61 kg|
|Weight (Gross)||1.27 kg|
|Operating temperature||0 – 40 °C (32°F – 104°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20 – 70°C (-4°F – 158°F)|
|Relative Humidity||5-95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C (80.6˚F)|
|Power Supply Unit||36W Adapter, 100-240V|
|Power Consumption: HDD Sleep Mode||2.74 W|
|Power Consumption: Operating Mode, Typical||7.32 W
Tested with drives fully populated.
|Fan||1 x 50mm, 12VDC|
|Max. Number of Concurrent Connections (CIFS) – with Max. Memory||200|