by Lyle Smith

QNAP HS-453DX Silent NAS Now Available

QNAP has officially released the HS-453DX NAS, which is highlighted by an Intel Celeron quad-core processor, HDMI 2.0 (4K 60Hz) output, 4K real-time transcoding, and 10GbE high-speed connectivity. Sporting a unique modern design suitable for workstation areas at home, QNAP’s new NAS solution features a fanless cooling for silent operation.

Along with its quad-core 1.5 GHz processor (with burst up to 2.5 GHz), the HS-453DX features upwards of 8GB of DDR4 memory and two 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s drive bays. Performance-wise, the NAS is quoted to boast up to 677MB/s in read and write speeds. The HS-453DX is also outfitted with two M.2 2280 SATA SSD slots, allowing the NAS to act as a hybrid storage solution with SSD caching for better overall performance during resource-heavy applications.  It also features a built-in 10GBASE-T five-speed port (10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M).

Like all QNAPS devices of its class, the HS-453DX offers a plethora of multimedia applications, such as: dual-channel 4K real-time transcoding, Plex Media Server streams media to DLNA devices, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromecast.

The HS-453DX also supports software-defined SSD RAID extra over-provisioning (OP), which allows users to allocate additional OP space to optimize SSD random write speeds and to help promote a longer SSD lifecycle.

Key specifications

  • HS-453DX-8G: 8 GB DDR4 RAM (2 x 4 GB)
  • HS-453DX-4G: 4 GB DDR4 RAM (2 x 2 GB)
  • Set-top form factor, 2 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s drive bays and 2 x M.2 2280 SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots; Intel® Celeron® J4105 1.5 GHz quad-core processor (burst up to 2.5 GHz), dual-channel DDR4 SODIMM RAM (upgradable to 8GB); 1x 10GBASE-T (10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M) LAN port, 1x Gigabit RJ45 LAN port, 1x HDMI v2.0 and 1x HDMI v1.4b output; 1 x Type-C USB 3.0 ports, 2 x Type-A USB 3.0 ports and 2 x USB 2.0 ports; 1x 3.5 mm Line-out audio jack; 2 x 3.5 mm dynamic microphone jacks; 1x built-in speaker


The QNAP HS-453DX Silent NAS is available now.


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