The TS-253E features 2.5GbE connectivity, 8GB RAM, and M.2 slots for NVMe SSD caching to deliver high performance for applications such as surveillance systems, virtual machines, file servers or backup servers. Dual HDMI outputs also provide direct multimedia playback and robust surveillance monitoring. QNAP will provide long-term availability and support for the TS-253E, providing a great choice for businesses requiring matching NAS models deployed in multiple locations.
2.5 times faster network speed with existing CAT5e cables; supports port trunking to deliver up to 5Gbps.
Attain greater NAS performance by installing M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe SSDs (sold separately) or Edge TPU.
System performance and multitasking is optimized with 8GB RAM.
The TS-253E will be available and supported by QNAP for an extended period, up to 2029.
The dual-screen extension can be used for surveillance or 4K high-resolution video playback.
Supports USB expansion enclosures (see the compatibility list).
Intel® Celeron® J6412 4-core/4-thread processor, burst up to 2.6 GHz, 8 GB on board (non-expandable)
Intel® Celeron® J6412 quad-core processor (burst up to 2.6GHz)
Onboard 8GB (non-expandable)
The Intel® AES-NI encryption engine boosts encryption performance while maintaining the confidentiality of NAS data.
• 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2
• 2 x USB 2.0
The TS-253E is powered by an Intel® Celeron® J6412 processor and will be available and supported for an extended period. This long-term availability makes the TS-253E an ideal choice for MSP, SI, and other IT-related businesses requiring matching NAS models for long-term projects.
The TS-253E is a one-stop surveillance solution for centrally recording/managing multiple cameras and surveillance servers based in your offices, stores, and other working spaces.
QVR Elite is QNAP’s subscription-based smart surveillance solution, allowing you to easily build a surveillance system with lower TCO and higher scalability. Recordings are saved as MP4 files, allowing playback on nearly every device. QVR Elite also integrates QNAP AI-based solutions to build smart facial recognition for retail and door access systems with QNAP NAS. You can arrange a dedicated, independent storage space for surveillance data on the TS-253E and enjoy simplified camera management, storage space allocation, camera live viewing and playback.
If your business requires simultaneously managing multiple recording servers, then install QVR Center on the TS-253E. With QVR Center you can manage up to 32 surveillance servers and 10,000+ cameras with an easy-to-use interface.
With integrated Intel® OpenVINO™ AI computing resources, the TS-253E accelerates AI image recognition performance without impacting other applications or services. QNAP AI Core primarily works with the QuMagie application.
Upgrading your network shouldn’t break the bank, and 2.5GbE connectivity provides immediately noticeable improvements compared to standard 1GbE. QNAP offers 2.5GbE switches that supports Multi-Gigabit NBASE-T™ and allows you to use existing CAT5e cables to connect multiple computers and NAS, assisting organizations in implementing high-speed, secure and scalable network environments without going over budget.
The TS-253E supports hardware decoding and real-time transcoding*. The dual HDMI outputs support up to 4K (3840 x 2160p) @30Hz, providing great benefits for applications like surveillance, video production/editing, industrial design and professional photography that demand on-image resolution and color realism as well as intensive media storage, transfer and display.
*Note: The TS-253E’s hardware provides H.264 hardware decoding, encoding and transcoding capabilities. However, playback quality may vary due to factors including playback software, file formats, system usage, and available bandwidth.
The TS-253E supports various apps that cover all your backup needs. Practice safe IT habits by regularly backing up files and device content, allowing them to be easily restored when needed.
For Windows®, install NetBak Replicator to back up your PC to QNAP NAS. In macOS®, just set up the built-in Time Machine® to secure your data.
Hybrid Backup Sync makes it easy to back up data from a TS-253E to another QNAP NAS or remote server to fulfill your 3-2-1 backup strategy.
Enjoy license-free VMware® and Hyper-V VM backup with source-side incremental backup, global deduplication, and recovery compression.
Safeguard enterprise cloud data by backing up/syncing files, emails, calendars, and contacts from Google™ Workspace and Microsoft® Office 365® to the NAS.
Note: Minimum memory requirements are 2 GB available and 4 GB installed.
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Hybrid Backup Sync supports mainstream cloud storage for NAS data backup. For backup to object cloud storage, VJBOD Cloud is especially useful to reduce bandwidth usage and backup time.
Hybrid Backup Sync eliminates redundant data at the source and then backs up the deduplicated data, helping to save time and storage costs while providing efficient multi-version backups.
Enjoy efficient WordPress backup/restore and site migration by leveraging the user-friendly Multi-Application Recovery Service (MARS), and easily batch backup WordPress files and database to the TS-253E with backup scheduling.
The TS-253E supports block-based snapshots that record the state of the system at any time. It helps protect data, which can be restored back to a specific point of time, greatly helping in mitigating the threat of ransomware.
Take snapshots in seconds and revert the entire volume/LUN back to a specific point in time to prevent loss of important data.
Snapshot content can be quickly restored to a local NAS, or restored on a folder/file basis to a local/remote NAS or cloud storage. You can also conveniently view and restore snapshots from the client side.
Multiply data protection by backing up snapshot files! Replicate volume/LUN snapshots in the TS-253E to a remote NAS (Snapshot Replica) by copying only the changes made. This helps save time & bandwidth, and can be run manually or on a scheduled basis.
By running multiple virtual machines and containers on the TS-253E, you can deploy multi-tenant environments and applications to increase management efficiency and save hardware costs. Coupled with the Network & Virtual Switch app that boosts interoperability between virtual machines, containers, QNAP NAS, and other physical devices on the network, you can flexibly allocate physical and virtual network resources to simplify network deployment.
Run multiple Windows®, Linux®, UNIX®, Android™, and QuTScloud virtual machines and access them via a web browser or Virtual Network Computing (VNC). Businesses can run virtualized server applications on a single NAS without needing additional physical servers.
Experience Docker®, LXD, and Kata Containers lightweight virtualization technologies, download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry®, import/export containers, and create abundant microservices.
Run Linux® applications (including apps from the Software Center) directly on the NAS and remotely access the Linux® desktop from a web browser. The open-source Linux® platform is also ideal for Internet of Things development.
The TS-253E is loaded with flexible privilege settings and security measures. Besides IP blocking, 2-step verification, HTTPS connection, there are more apps that help ensure optimal NAS protection against threats like malware and hackers.
myQNAPcloud allows convenient connection to the TS-253E through the Internet without any complex DDNS settings. To ensure your remote access service is secure, myQNAPcloud strengthens keys on SSL Certificates to 2048-bits.
The TS-253E supports comprehensive access right settings for shared folders, Azure Active Directory Domain Services (Azure AD DS), LDAP, and Windows ACL to help IT staff efficiently manage user accounts and access rights for multiple NAS systems.
Supports IPv6, firewall access lists, and GeoIP filtering to restrict access based on geographical locations for higher NAS network security.
A virtual private network (VPN) allows secure access to network resources and services across public networks. QVPN supports creating a VPN client, using the TS-253E as a VPN server, and WireGuard® VPN service with an easy-to-use interface for setting up a secure connection.
To facilitate digital transformation, multi-site expansion and remote working, QuWAN SD-WAN helps automatically mesh multi-site VPN. It features IPsec encryption and cloud-centric management, allowing secure multi-site network including QNAP NAS and VMware ESXi platforms.
A security portal for the TS-253E to check for weaknesses and offer recommendations for enhancing NAS security. It also integrates anti-virus and anti-malware scanning software.
Regularly scan your TS-253E using the latest malware definitions. If infected files are detected, they will be immediately removed to ensure NAS data security.
TeamViewer app enables remote management and connectivity to multiple NAS devices from Windows® PCs with an unparalleled level of safety, while increasing IT efficiency and end user productivity.
The TS-253E integrates rich apps for storing, managing, synchronizing, searching, and archiving files. It supports SMB/CIFS, AFP, and NFS protocols for streamlined file sharing across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux®/UNIX®, and provides the smartest NAS solution for professionally managing your files.
QNAP provides easy ways to expand your storage capacity. Here are several ways to expand your TS-253E storage as needed to accommodate data and business growth.
Mount cloud storage or remote file servers to expand the capacity of the TS-253E while also centrally managing files on the NAS, cloud storage, and remote devices.
Install your NAS hard drives into a larger QNAP NAS and retain all your existing data and configurations.
Hot-swap lower-capacity drives with larger-capacity drives to expand your NAS capacity so it can grow with your business.
The TS-253E provides an App Center that includes feature-rich apps to expand your NAS potential!
An AI-powered photo management app, supporting automated photo categorization with AI Albums, iOS® Live Photo display, and powerful search tools for the ultimate photo management and sharing solution.
Run a high-performance S3 compatible development environment on your TS-253E to simplify service development workflows from testing to production. You can also move cold data from the cloud to an on-premises QuObjects to save cloud storage costs.
Consolidates all system events, alerts, and notifications for smooth and easy NAS management, keeping you always informed of your NAS status.
An Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) solution that enables you to connect apps and devices with QNAP NAS for automating daily tasks for greater productivity.
Run Linux® applications (including apps from the Linux® Software Center) directly on the NAS and remotely access the Linux® desktop from a web browser. It also makes the TS-253E an ideal gateway for IoT solutions.
By using a high-capacity TS-253E as a proxy server, online resources can be efficiently accessed with greater cost-savings and productivity, while network security is also enhanced at the same time.
The best email backup solution that allows you to easily backup/recover and manage multiple email accounts in their native format with strong security and data integrity.
Centrally manage all your contacts, import contacts from Google™, import/export contact information using CSV or vCard files, and enjoy an always-online database of contact information.
Remotely access protected data on the same LAN as the TS-253E without going through complex VPN settings.
The TS-253E can perform as an FTP server featuring SSL/TLS encryption, QoS bandwidth controls, and permission settings for efficiently and securely transferring large amounts of data. FTP Client is also supported.
Hard drives are at the heart of your NAS, and ensuring their long-term health and reliability is absolutely crucial. QNAP provides various methods and tools to help you monitor hard drive health, ensuring that you can take proactive decisions to safeguard your data and files.
The TS-253E is backed by a 3-year warranty at no additional cost. You can also purchase a warranty extension that extends your warranty coverage up to 5 years.