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In House Review - QNAP TS-453mini 4-Bay Vertical NAS

Postby Ian on Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:14 am

CDRLabs has taken an in depth look at QNAP's new vertical NAS, the TS-453mini. Designed for smaller offices and home environments, the TS-453mini features a tool-less, vertical design that takes up less desktop space than most other 4-bay NAS devices. In addition to its stylish, good looks, the NAS is powered by a quad-core Intel Celeron 2.0GHz processor and comes equipped with either 2GB or 8GB of DDR3L RAM and a pair of Gigabit Ethernet ports to deliver up to 220 MB/s read and write speeds. The TS-453mini is also packed full of cutting-edge features including HD video transcoding, SSD caching. private cloud capabilities and the ability to run multiple virtual machines with the Virtualization Station. In addition, users can plug a keyboard, mouse and HDMI display into the device and use it like a PC to access stored data, surf the web, watch videos and monitor live feeds on Surveillance Station.

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Re: In House Review - QNAP TS-453mini 4-Bay Vertical NAS

Postby Ian on Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:26 am

I updated it to QTS 4.2 this morning. Loving the new look.
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Re: In House Review - QNAP TS-453mini 4-Bay Vertical NAS

Postby Ian on Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:30 am

Storage Manager has been revamped. I wanted to try the new Snapshot feature but apparently you need to create a new storage pool.

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Re: In House Review - QNAP TS-453mini 4-Bay Vertical NAS

Postby Ian on Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:59 pm

I'm starting to not like the snapshots feature. First you have to rebuild the storage pool and now you need at least 4GB of RAM.

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Re: In House Review - QNAP TS-453mini 4-Bay Vertical NAS

Postby Ian on Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:50 am

Woot. New apps in HD Station. You now have Plex, Skype, Facebook and LibreOffice.

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