QNAP is expanding its popular Thunderbolt NAS lineup with a new model packed with features and capabilities for content creators at a price that will keep the accountant happy too. The TS-453BT3 is a compact and stylish desktop NAS with 4 drive bays for 3.5” or 2.5” HDDs/SSDs for up to 40TB of internal storage (using 10TB drives) and storage is expandable with QNAP expansion enclosures. Under the hood, the TS-453BT3 is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Intel Celeron Apollo Lake processor and features 8GB of DDR3L RAM. 10GbE and Gigabit LAN ports are standard, and the TS-453BT3 features dual M.2 2280 SSD slots for caching. Multimedia is the name of the game with the TS-453BT3, it features two 4K-capable HDMI 1.4b ports with built-in hardware media transcoding and two Thunderbolt 3 ports conveniently located on the front of the unit.
“Our Thunderbolt NAS models have been a smashing success because they bring the flexibility of the Thunderbolt 3 ecosystem into the studio yet also give the business folks the backup, file sharing, video surveillance, and other business-critical NAS functions in a single device.” Said Erick Oliveros, Marketing Manager for QNAP. “With the storage capacity, performance, and capabilities you could essentially run your entire business on this NAS.”
The TS-453BT3 doesn’t look like a typical NAS; it features a very clean industrial design with an OLED control panel and touch-sensitive controls. The drives can be installed without any tools needed and the plethora of legacy ports ensure connectivity of older devices. Users can simultaneously connect to the NAS via traditional Ethernet, Thunderbolt 3 for via the included private cloud for effective collaboration anywhere in the world. The 4K hardware transcoding and included remote control make this NAS a media powerhouse.
“We’re thrilled to see such strong adoption for Thunderbolt 3 in the storage & peripherals market segment”, said Jason Ziller, Intel’s Director of Thunderbolt Marketing. “With unmatched transfer speeds, support for multiple 4K displays, notebook charging, and compatibility with existing I/O technologies, Thunderbolt 3 is rapidly becoming standard equipment in the industry.
Imagination Made Real – The QTS 4.3.4 NAS Operating System
The user-friendly QTS 4.3.4 OS is a leap-forward in user’s work with the NAS and their environment. It features an intelligent desktop that allows one to find desired functions quickly, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently with greater working efficiency, and provides a built-in App Center with install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality. With modularized multiple applications and functions, QTS enhances NAS management efficiency, personal productivity, multimedia enjoyment, and much more. New intelligent agent services have also been added to simplify system operations and management. QTS breaks down the barriers between devices, platforms, and geography to bring optimized cloud experiences and incorporates many advanced features.
Price & Availability
The new TS-453BT3 carries an MSRP of $999.00 (without drives) and is currently available. For more information please contact QNAP sales or any reseller listed on the QNAP website.