Model: QNAP TS-453mini 4-Bay Vertical NAS
Manufacturer: QNAP
Provided By: QNAP

QNAP Systems, Inc. aims to deliver comprehensive offerings of cutting edge network attached storage (NAS) and network video recorder (NVR) solutions with ease-of-use, robust operation, large storage capacity and trustworthy reliability. The company integrates technologies and designs to bring forth quality products that effectively improve business efficiency on file sharing, virtualization applications, storage management and surveillance in the business environments. It also enriches entertainment life for home users with the offering of a fun multimedia center experience. Headquartered in Taipei, QNAP delivers its solutions to the global market with nonstop innovation and passion.

Earlier this year, QNAP introduced its first 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.

Like QNAP's other NAS servers, the TS-453mini is packed full of cutting-edge features and apps to provide day-to-day file storage, backup, sharing, synchronization and entertainment needs. The device also offers AES 256-bit encryption, HD video transcoding, SSD caching. private cloud capabilities and the ability to run multiple virtual machines with the Virtualization Station. To top it all off, the TS-453mini is one of the first NAS servers to offer support for QNAP's exclusive QvPC technology. With QvPC, 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.

QNAP TS-453mini 4-Bay Turbo NAS Server
CPU Quad-core Intel Celeron 2.0GHz (burst up to 2.41GHz)
Graphics Intel HD Graphics
DRAM TS-453mini-2G: 2GB DDR3L RAM (1 x 2GB)
TS-453mini-8G: 8GB DDR3L RAM (2 x 4GB)
Flash Memory 512MB DOM
Hard Disk Drive 4 x 3.5” or 2.5” SATA 6Gb/s hard drive or SSD
LAN Port 2 x integrated Gigabit RJ45 Ethernet LAN ports
LED Indicators Power, status, LAN, USB, HDD 1-4
USB 3 x USB 3.0 port (Front 1, Rear: 2)
3 x USB 2.0 port (Rear: 2) 
Support USB printer, pen drive and USB UPS etc.
HDMI 1 (v1.4a)
Buttons Power, Reset, USB Auto Copy
IR Sensor Yes, compatible with QNAP RM-IR002 remote control
Form Factor Vertical
Dimensions 210 (H)x 151(W) x 200(D) mm
8.27(H) x 5.95(W) x 7.87(D) inch
Weight Net: 2 kg (4.41 lbs)
Gross: 3.4 kg (7.50lbs)
Power Consumption HDD standby: 17.18 W
S3 sleep: 1.04 W
In operation: 30.23W
(with 4 x 1TB HDD installed)
Temperature 0-35˚C
Humidity 5~95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C
Power Supply 90W AC power adapter, 100-240V
Fan Internal compact system fan

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what QNAP's vertical NAS has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a look at the TS-453mini's features and then put it through its paces to see how it performs. Does QNAP's new 4-bay NAS have what it takes? Keep reading as we find out.

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