In response to the coming era of Internet of Things (IoT), the TS-253A innovatively supports the open-source Linux platform as a gateway for IoT solutions to other smart devices. The TS-253A allows users to directly utilize various feature-rich Linux apps, enjoying a private cloud combining storage and IoT applications, and professional developers can develop and run IoT applications directly on the TS-253A. The secure, reliable TS-253A is packed with business-critical features such as Volume/LUN 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 processor which allows users to enjoy 4K (H.264) video playback and 1080p/4K video real-time transcoding directly from the TS-253A to an HD/4K display.
The TS-253A's QTS-Linux dual systems are based upon QNAP's advanced virtualization technologies. The revolutionary architecture of the TS-253A enables users not only to download rich apps from QTS App Center but also to develop or utilize IoT packages for Linux and display them using HDMI output. With the TS-253A, you can develop and install various IoT packages on demand and centrally store the data on the TS-253A, benefiting from a secure private storage and development solution. Simply plug in a keyboard, mouse and HDMI monitor to the TS-253A, and use the Linux Station as if you were using a PC . You can also operate the Linux Station as a remote desktop via web browser for instant management.
Intel Celeron N3150 quad-core CPU fulfills multi-tasking efficiency
Powered by the latest 14 nm Intel Celeron N3150 quad-core 1.6GHz processor, dual-channel 4/8GB DDR3L-1600 RAM (upgradable to 8GB), 2 Gigabit LAN ports and SATA 6Gb/s, the TS-253A delivers up to 224 MB/s read speed and runs tasks smoothly and quickly. The TS-253A can automatically increase the processor's clock speed from 1.6GHz to 2.08GHz when performing CPU-intensive tasks. The TS-253A features Intel AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption engine to drive transfer speeds of up to 224 MB/s with AES 256-bit encryption for both full NAS volume and shared folders, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the TS-253A.
Dual HDMI outputs - switch between HD Station and Linux desktop
The TS-253A comes with dual HDMI outputs for using two monitors in either a "duplicated" or "extended" desktop configuration. Duplicating will display the same content on both displays, and extended desktop mode allows users to display applications over two displays for improved multitasking convenience and productivity. When displaying content using HDMI outputs, you can use the TS-253A as an amazing multimedia player by using HD Station to enjoy rich apps including Kodi, HD Player, Plex Home Theater, YouTube, Spotify, JRiver, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and more. Alternatively, you can choose to output the Linux operating system desktop to use the TS-253A as a PC.
Enjoy the best audiovisual experience on TV including a free remote control
QNAP HD Station integrates the powerful Kodi media player and web browser. 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 pass-through, 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. HD Station supports multi-tasking and user authentication so only authorized users can access the stored data.
Superior real-time and offline 4K video transcoding
Featuring advanced 8th-generation Intel HD Graphics, the TS-253A supports 4K (H.264) hardware decoding and delivers superior real-time 4K (H.264) and 1080p video transcoding to convert videos to universal formats that can be smoothly played on PCs, mobile devices and Smart TVs. With offline transcoding, even when you can only connect using a low-speed Internet connection, you can still enjoy smooth video playback via File Station, Video Station, and the Qfile mobile app by selecting a pre-rendered lower resolution video. The TS-253A also allows you to set a dedicated folder for automatic video transcoding.
Microsoft Active Directory (AD), Apple Bonjour Protocol, DHCP, DDNS, Microsoft CIFS, Network File System (NFS), FTP, FTPS, Server Message Block (SMB), Apple File Protocol (AFP), HTTP, HTTPS, Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV), SFTP
Trunking, LDAP support, wake on LAN (WOL), Syslog support, manageable, E-mail alert, print server, IPv6 support, video server, 256-bit encryption, firmware upgradable, proxy server, backup server, download client, file sharing, event log, Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) support, Access Control List (ACL) support, SSH support, iTunes server, Jumbo Frames support, DHCP server, FTP server, SMS alert, BitTorrent Client, UPnP Media Server, bandwidth control, IPv4 support, surveillance station, teaming support, DLNA Media Server, Apple Time Machine compatible, DHCP client, e-mail notification, cloud backup, VPN Server, SFTP client, SNMP support, Apple AirPlay, Dropbox support, Real-time Remote Replication (RTRR)
SSL, TLS, FIPS 140-2, 256-bit AES
DLNA CERTIFIED, UPnP
IP Cameras Supported
Expansion / Connectivity
2 (total) / 0 (free) x hot-swap - 2.5" / 3.5"
2 (total) / 0 (free) x SO-DIMM 204-pin
2 x Ethernet 1000Base-T - RJ-45 , 4 x USB 3.0 - Type A , 2 x microphone - 6.3mm jack , 2 x HDMI output , 1 x audio out - mini-jack
2 x network cable
Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), audible alarm, remote control, built-in cooling fan
External power adapter
AC 120/230 V
Power Consumption Operational
Software / System Requirements
Storage Operating System
QNAP QTS 4.2
UNIX, Linux, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Apple MacOS X or later, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2