QNAP TS-253A-4G Network Attached Storage £242.49 Amazon

QNAP TS-253A-4G Network Attached Storage £242.49 Amazon

£242.49Amazon Deals
Found 16th Apr 2016


Product Description

QNAP TS-253A 4GB - The Essential NAS for Growing Businesses and Power Users 
The TS-253A NAS server is designed to grow alongside with small and medium businesses, allowing its users to use the NAS as a storage device, but also a multitasking and multifunctional light-weight server. Not only is the TS-253A reliable, it is also packed with business-critical features such as LUN/ Volume Snapshot – allowing files/folders to revert to a previous state in case of any corruption, or file-loss. The TS-253A is powered by the latest Quad-core Intel Celeron N3150 CPU which allow users enjoy 4K (H.264) video playback and 1080P/4K video real-time transcoding right from the NAS to an HD/4K display. 
Some useful specs/features include: 
- NAS and iSCSI-SAN unified storage solution for server virtualization 
- Supports VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft Hyper-V and advanced virtualization features 
- AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption for efficient cryptographic performance up to 224 MB/s 
- Supports hardware decoding and transcode 4K (H.264) videos on-the-fly or offline 
- Dual HDMI outputs for switching between mirroring and extended desktop options 
- Supports the Linux OS with direct output via HDMI 
- Equipped with 24-bit digital to analog converter (DAC) for amplifier and clear audio 
QTS 4.2 – Simple, convenient and efficient 
Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS, your NAS experience is smarter, smoother and spectacular. Its modern flat design streamlines loading times, and the 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 working efficiency. 
Enjoy the best audiovisual experience on TV 
QNAP’s HD Station integrates the powerful Kodi media player and various applications, such as Chrome browser, YouTube, and Plex Home Theater. With HDMI connectivity, you can connect the TS-253A to a HDTV or an A/V receiver to enjoy your rich multimedia content and 4K H.264 videos with the best audiovisual experience. The splendid user interface of Kodi, 7.1 channel audio passthrough, and the TS-253A’s powerful real-time transcoding capability facilitate smooth and enhanced playback of 4K videos. You can even watch YouTube videos, surf the web and manage the TS-253A using a web browser with multilingual keyboard input. 

The TS-253A includes a QNAP remote control for you to conveniently control HD Station. You can also turn your mobile devices into remote controls by installing the Qremote app. 
File synchronization across multiple devices and clouds 
Qsync utility turns your TS-253A into a safe, large-capacity data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TS-253A 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 up-to-date files on different devices. Qsync now provides more new features— it allows you to synchronize shared folders and create group-shared folders exclusive for your project team; it provides centralized management configuration, helping saving IT administers’ time; it also supports centralized configuration and allows you to remotely erase the Qsync folder on a lost device to avoid data breaches, and even restore it after you have retrieved the device. You can also install the Cloud Drive Sync app from QTS App Center to easily sync files with Google Drive and Dropbox cloud storage. 
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-253A. The front-panel USB 3.0 port of the TS-253A features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data from external drives to the TS-253A with just one click, or alternatively to back up data from the TS-253A to external drives. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis True Image and Symantec Backup Exec are also supported. 
Restore files with Snapshot 
QTS Storage Manager adds an easy-to-use web-based snapshot tool for you to easily restore data on the TS-253A back to any point of time in the case of loss important data. You can take snapshots for both volumes and LUN (up to 256 snapshots per volume or LUN and maximum 1024 snapshots per NAS ), efficiently replicate volume/LUN snapshots via Snapshot Replica to remote servers by copying only the changes made, and quickly clone a volume /LUN snapshot as a local volume without interrupting the current system operation. You can even set up the system to automatically take a snapshot of the volume before backup via RTRR/rsync, even when the file is opened.

Box Contains

TAS-253A,Ethernet Cable,Power Cord,AC Adapter: SP-2BAY-ADAPTOR,Infrared (IR) Remote Control,Flat head screws (for 3.5" HDD),Flat head screws (for 2.5" HDD),Quick Installation Guide
Community Updates


Pray that you never need to call support because they're vicious and nasty.
Drop of £10 from last lowest of £252.99 at end of March to 2nd May. Also was £259.99 Jan-Feb.

Still holding out for a good deal on this
*2nd April
I kid you not I seen this price pop up on Bt shop online last night. I contacted Amazon via live chat asking if they would price match and was told no, but they are open to feedback on price.

What a coincidence tho. funny enough I got outbid on eBay last week and that used one sold for £250 lol. I've decided to hold out for a 4 bay version.
What's the difference between this and the TS-251+?
I'm tempted to buy a QNAP NAS but already have a Synology NAS.
Apparnrltythe 1080p streams on this are great for more then one device so I wonder how 4K will hold out
Anyone know about remote access with virgin broadband .

What's the difference between this and the TS-251+?I'm tempted to buy a … What's the difference between this and the TS-251+?I'm tempted to buy a QNAP NAS but already have a Synology NAS.


here's a good youtube vid explaining the differences. the cpu in the 251+ is a touch more faster but the 253a is their newer model with better features.
Seems overpriced compared to the HP Prolant server
This is a stupidly overpriced device. this isn't bad for it BUT they aren't worth it.
These are hughly overpriced for what you (dont) get. I really don't understand why some people rave on about them so much.

These are hughly overpriced for what you (dont) get. I really don't … These are hughly overpriced for what you (dont) get. I really don't understand why some people rave on about them so much.

What don't you get?
I'd add it as a deal but only one left. Looks a great deal on the QNAP TS-212-E

Just bough tthe second last.
Now is £289.99
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