January 16th, 2019 by Lyle Smith
QNAP TBS-453DX M.2 SSD NASbook Now Available
QNAP has announced the immediate availability of the TBS-453DX NASbook, a compact storage solution ideal for mobile workers and those with limited workspaces. It is highlighted by its ultra-compact design, four M.2 SATA SSDs slots, support for more than 20 mapped cloud storage spaces and local caching, the TBS-453DX features HDMI 2.0 4K 60Hz output, hardware transcoding and streaming. 10GbE N-BASET connectivity is also provided, which based on Aquantia's Multi-Gig controller.
At the center of the TBS-453DX is an Intel Celeron J4105 quad-core 1.5 GHz processor (burst up to 2.5 GHz) and up to 8GB of DDR4 memory. Though the M.2 2280 SATA 6Gb/s SSDs must be purchased separately, QNAP has made accessing, installing and maintaining the RAM and SSDs very easy. The TBS-453DX also features QNAP’s new Cloud Gateway service, allowing users to mount over 20 cloud storage services for efficient file storage, backup, and recovery. With CacheMount and VJBOD Cloud, files on the cloud can be locally cached in TBS-453DX’s CacheMount Cache Volume. This also enables users to access and work with frequently-used files at a very low latency. Moreover, QNAP indicates that TBS-453DX users leverage SSD extra over-provisioning even further to allocate SSD additional OP space (from 1% to 60%) for enhanced SSD random write speeds and lifespan.
The TBS-453DX also features a range of media use cases, supporting media playback on a TVs and monitors using an HDMI 2.0 output (up to 4K @60Hz). It also has the ability to convert 4K videos to universal file formats for smoother playback on less powerful devices. The TBS-453DX is compatible with streaming applications via Plex and Roon Server as well.
As per usual, the new QNAP runs the QTS NAS operating system, creating an easy-to-use solution for storage, backup, sharing, synchronization, and centralized management. The OS also provides block-based snapshot protection, the ability to host multiple virtual machines and containerized applications, and access to the App Center, which comes with hundreds of install-on-demand apps.
- TBS-453DX-4G: 4 GB DDR4 RAM (2 x 2 GB), upgradable to 8GB
- TBS-453DX-8G: 8 GB DDR4 RAM (2 x 4 GB)
- Intel Celeron J4105 quad-core 1.5 GHz processor (burst up to 2.5 GHz) with AES-NI support; 4 GB/ 8 GB DDR4 dual-channel memory (upgradable to 8 GB); 4x M.2 2280 SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots; 1x 10GbE RJ45 port, 1x 1GbE RJ45 port; 1x HDMI 2.0 (4K @60Hz) output; 3x USB 3.0 Type-A ports, 4x USB 2.0 Type-A ports; 2x 3.5mm microphone jacks (dynamic microphones only), 1x Line Out audio jack; 2x speakers; IR sensor (IR remote control sold separately)
The TBS-453DX M.2 SSD NASbook is available now. The Cloud Gateway service mentioned above is slated for a release sometime in Q1 2019.