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The TS-1253U, featuring the easy-to-use QTS operating system, is a powerful, reliable, secure and scalable NAS solution designed for mission-intensive business applications and to meet fast growing data storage needs. The TS-1253U supports SATA 6Gb/s drives and delivers high performance with persistent throughput, providing a comprehensive storage solution for SMBs to build a reliable private cloud.
Energy-saving yet powerful quad-core processor
Powered by a cutting-edge 22nm quad-core Intel® Celeron® 2.0GHz processor with 4GB energy-efficient DDR3L RAM (upgradable to 8GB), coupled with the support of SATA 6Gb/s, 4 Gigabit LAN ports and HDMI output, the TS-1253U is a powerful NAS that delivers up to 423 MB/s throughput. The TS-1253U can also automatically increase the processor's clock rate from 2.0GHz to 2.42GHz when needed for CPU-intensive tasks. The TS-1253U’s fast encryption and decryption performance provides transfer speeds of up to 271 MB/s with AES 256-bit volume encryption, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the TS-1253U.
Economical storage expansion with scale-up solution
The TS-1253U offers a high performance yet affordable storage solution to fulfill the needs of businesses in archiving rapidly growing data & large files. The TS-1253U supports capacity expansion by connecting a QNAP expansion enclosure. With the QNAP scale-up solution, the raw storage capacity can be expanded on demand, making the TS-1253U an ideal file center with a large storage capacity for business data.
QTS - Simple and efficient
Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS, system operations of the TS-1253U are smooth and handy. Its intelligent desktop allows you to find desired functions quickly, create desktop shortcuts or group shortcuts, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, and open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently, bringing greater operating efficiency.
Qsirch – A smarter, faster way to search
Quickly and easily find documents, photos, videos, and music with Qsirch, QNAP’s new built-in NAS search application lets you find what you need by real-time, natural search. Simply type in as much as you know about what you are trying to find, including bits of the file name or even words/phrases in the document, and Qsirch will display a list of matches, complete with thumbnails, as you type. Qsirch even remembers your search history so you can quickly navigate to files you’ve previously searched for. Qsirch is a huge productivity boost – it greatly reduces the amount of time spent looking for files on the NAS so you can focus on other tasks.
Note: 2GB RAM (4GB or more RAM is recommended for optimum performance) and QTS 4.1 or newer firmware is required.
SSD cache acceleration
The TS-1253U supports SSD caching which can greatly boost the IOPS performance of storage volumes. It is perfect for improving the overall workflow of IOPS-demanding applications such as virtualization.
High reliability design ensuring business continuity
The business-ready TS-1253U is designed to provide 24/7 operations and services. The support for comprehensive RAID configurations and hot-swapping allow for replacing hard drives without service interruption. QNAP’s advanced RAID recovery technology also helps if any healthy drives are removed from a degraded RAID volume by mistake. The system can be recovered by reinserting the wrongly removed hard drives so the data can still be accessible. The TS-1253U delivers high reliability and efficiency with 4 LAN support for multiple port-trunking modes including fail-over support.
Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage
The TS-1253U supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, Linux/UNIX networks. Data, logs and ISO images of CDs and DVDs can be centrally stored on the TS-1253U and protected by an integrated antivirus solution. The Windows AD and LDAP services enable system administrators to configure user permissions by using an existing Windows AD server, LDAP server or built-in LDAP service. The TS-1253U supports SAMBA v4 and can act as a Windows domain controller to manage privilege settings.
Well-rounded backup solutions to secure data
QNAP NetBak Replicator supports real-time and scheduled data backup on Windows including Outlook email archiving. Apple Time Machine is also supported to provide Mac OS X users with a solution to effortlessly back up data to the TS-1253U. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis® True Image and Symantec® Backup Exec are also supported.
File synchronization across multiple devices
The Qsync utility turns your TS-1253U into a safe data center for file synchronization with a large storage capacity. Any file uploaded to the TS-1253U will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops or mobile devices. Qsync is especially useful for frequent travelers to manage files and always have the most updated files on different devices. Qsync provides multiple ways of file synchronization and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of collaboration.
Disaster recovery solutions brings peace of mind
The TS-1253U offers various data recovery options. RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) supports real time or scheduled data backup to a remote Turbo NAS or FTP server and synchronizes files to a remote folder from a local folder with better backup efficiency and reduced backup time. The TS-1253U also supports rsync protocol to back up data to another remote server on a scheduled basis. Data can also be backed up to and restored from a range of cloud storage services, including Amazon® S3, Amazon Glacier, Microsoft® Azure, ElephantDrive®, Dropbox® and Google Cloud Storage.
Monitor and manage multiple NAS with Q'center
Q'center turns your TS-1253U into a central management system to manage multiple Turbo NAS units. After installing Q'center in the QTS App Center, you can use the TS-1253U to centrally manage multi-site Turbo NAS for monitoring system logs, managing firmware updates and maintenance; and enjoy major benefits including ease-of-use, cost-efficiency, convenience and flexibility. Managing multiple Turbo NAS becomes so easy and efficient with Q'center.
Comprehensive security options
In open network environments, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The TS-1253U provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, and more. IT administrators can also control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorized access to important files. The TS-1253U is validated with military-level FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryption, preventing sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard drives or the entire system were stolen.
Storage for comprehensive virtualization applications
The TS-1253U supports VMware® and Citrix®, and is compatible with Microsoft® Hyper-V™ and Windows Server 2012, benefiting flexible deployment and management in the virtualization environments. The TS-1253U supports VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX to increase performance by offloading server loading for ESXi server and Hyper-V respectively, and supports QNAP vSphere Client plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider with enhanced operational efficiency and management in virtualization applications.
Use your TS-1253U as a PC with the exclusive QvPC Technology
QNAP’s exclusive QvPC Technology consolidates a number of high-end technologies including VM integration, multimedia transcoding, HDMI output, cloud integration and NAS connection technologies, allowing users to operate the TS-1253U as a PC when they plug in a keyboard, mouse and monitor. With QvPC Technology, the TS-1253U is transformed into a cost-effective device with PC functionalities for users to directly access stored data, run multiple applications using Windows/Linux/UNIX/Android-based VMs, surf the web on Google Chrome, enjoy Full HD videos with up to 7.1 channel audio with Kodi, monitor Surveillance Station in real time with local display, and much more.
Run additional operating systems on the TS-1253U
With the support for Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x), the TS-1253U can operate the Virtualization Station, transforming the TS-1253U into a 2-in-a-box NAS that can function as an all-in-one NAS and a virtualization platform that supports multiple operating systems, fast virtual machine (VM) creation, VM import/export, snapshot, and enables desktop operations on web browsers. With the easy-to-use interface, you can centrally manage all of the VMs created on the TS-1253U with minimal effort. You can also download VMs on demand from online VM markets and import them to the TS-1253U without any complex procedures.
Real-time & offline HD video transcoding
The TS-1253U delivers superior real-time Full HD video transcoding to convert videos to formats that can be smoothly played on PCs, mobile devices and Smart TVs. It allows multiple devices to simultaneously view different videos stored on the TS-1253U with on-the-fly hardware accelerated transcoding. The TS-1253U allows you to enjoy instant videos on multiple devices - even those that lack computing power or have limited file format support - without the need for complicated and time-consuming file conversion.
With the benefit of offline transcoding, if you can only connect to an Internet connection with limited/restricted bandwidth, you can still enjoy smooth videos by selecting a pre-rendered lower resolution to play the videos via File Station, Video Station, or the Qfile mobile app without affecting the TS-1253U’s system performance running other applications. This also allows more people to play videos via streaming. The TS-1253U also allows you to set a dedicated folder for automatic video transcoding.
1080p videos local display with HD Station via HDMI
QNAP’s HD Station integrates the powerful Kodi media player and web browser. With HDMI connectivity, you can connect the TS-1253U to an HDTV to enjoy your rich multimedia content on the big screen. The splendid user interface and support for 7.1 channel audio passthrough* brings smooth playback of Full HD videos providing a quality home theater viewing experience**. You can even watch YouTube videos, surf the web and manage the Turbo NAS using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox with multilingual keyboard input. The HD Station supports user authentication so only authorized users can access data stored on the TS-1253U via HDMI monitors. It is convenient & easy to control the HD Station with your mobile device installing the Qremote app as a remote control, or with a USB keyboard and mouse.
*A receiver with HDMI support is required for decoding multi-channel surround sound.
**Video files up to 1080p resolution are supported. Some high-bitrate files or codecs are not supported due to hardware limitations.
Comprehensive surveillance solution providing 24/7 security
Surveillance Station is professional network surveillance Video Management System (VMS) that offers a user-friendly management interface, over 2,700 compatible IP camera models, and expandable IP camera channel licenses. It supports real-time monitoring, video & audio recording and playback with a wide range of customizable settings. You can also install the Vmobile mobile app on your iOS® or Android™ devices to manage the monitored channels anytime and anywhere to safeguard your office environment, or install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your TS-1253U. The TS-1253U offers 2 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 40 channels by purchasing additional licenses.
Signage Station - Creatively present your animated content and ads
With the Signage Station, it is easy to create content for a wide range of materials such as menu boards, advertisements, posters, and business profiles. The Signage Station is a great tool to invigorate your advertisements or animated materials for promoting your services, and to update contents in a timely manner. The iArtist Lite application, with intuitive editing tools, helps you create these signs with simple drag & drop tools. Your creativity can now travel around the world with a few simple steps to instantly get published, revised, and shared.
Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality
The TS-1253U has a built-in App Center that provides various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers, including tools for backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and much more. It is also a centralized location for managing & updating installed apps. In addition, QNAP’s development platform embraces the open-source spirit to enable developers to create their own apps, adding potentially limitless potential for the TS-1253U.
The TS-1253U utilizes a 22nm CPU and DDR3L RAM which feature low voltage requirements and low power consumption whilst maintaining high performance in system operations. Other eco-friendly designs include scheduled power on/off, hard disk standby mode, and Wake on LAN.