QNAP Systems, Inc. is announcing the TBS-453A NASbook – the world’s first M.2 SSD-based NAS. The TBS-453A features an Intel quad-core processor and uses M.2 SSDs for storage, providing full NAS functionality with RAID protection in an ultra-compact form factor. Also, the TBS-453A can double as a physical network switch, providing shared network access to multiple users. The compact and nearly silent TBS-453A can fit nearly anywhere, boosting the productivity and connectivity of small offices.
QNAP’s TBS-453A features a 14nm Intel Celeron N3150 quad-core 1.60 GHz processor and dual-channel 4GB or 8GB DDR3L RAM, with the processor able to burst automatically up to 2.08 GHz for CPU-intensive applications. Also included are 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 3 Gigabit switch ports, supporting network switch and private network modes. Both modes allow users to readily create flexible network environments, enabling workgroup collaboration by allowing connected devices to access files stored on the TBS-453A, as well as sharing internet connectivity. The TBS-453A provides up to 112 MB/s of throughput per LAN port, yet is extremely power efficient. It also supports AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption to deliver AES 256-bit encrypted transfer speeds of up to 109 MB/s throughput per LAN port.
According to Jason Hsu, Product Manager at QNAP, “M.2 SSDs are now used in thin-and-light laptops and small-form-factor PCs. Remarkably small in size, they deliver high performance with zero noise and are expected to become more affordable as they become more popular. In light of M.2 SSDs’ benefits, we are proud to present the industry-first TBS-453A M.2 SSD NASbook to provide users with a portable yet versatile NAS.”
The TBS-453A ships with a compact AC adaptor, supporting a wide range of 10V-20V DC inputs from various potential power sources. Both the M.2 SSDs and RAM are easily accessible to simplify installation and upgrades. Its storage can also be expanded via connecting an 8-bay UX-800P or 5-bay UX-500P QNAP expansion enclosure.
QNAP’s TBS-453A also enables rich multimedia usage scenarios. It can be connected to a TV or A/V receiver to enjoy 4K multimedia content. It can also be transformed into an affordable karaoke machine (or other diverse audio usage) with its two 3.5mm microphone jacks, a Line out port, a built-in speaker, and use of the OceanKTV app.
The TBS-453A is available in six “flavors” – it can be ordered with three storage options: no M.2 SSDs, 2 X 240GB M.2 SSDs, or 4 X 240GB M.2 SSDs. These three variations can be ordered with either 4GB of RAM or 8GB of RAM.
- Quad-core Intel Celeron N3150 1.60 GHz processor (burst up to 2.08 GHz)
- Dual-channel 4GB/8GB DDR3L-1600 SODIMM RAM (max. 8GB)
- 4x M.2 2280/2260/2242 SATA 6 Gb/s SSDs
- 2x Gigabit RJ45 Ethernet ports + 3x Gigabit RJ45 Ethernet switch ports
- 2x 4K-compatible HDMI ports
- 4x USB 3.0 ports, 1x USB 2.0 port
- 2x 3.5 mm microphone jacks (dynamic microphones only)
- 1x Line Out audio jack and 1x built-in speaker
- 1x SD card reader
QNAP advises that the TBS-453A 4-bay M.2 SSD NASbook is available today. You can view the TBS-453A product page at QNAP’s website here.