The TS-853U, 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-853U 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.
- Manage, share, and back up business data with Real-time Remote Replication (RTRR)
- Expand the total raw storage capacity up to 160 TB with the economical UX-1200U-RP QNAP expansion enclosure
- NAS and iSCSI-SAN(IP-SAN) unified storage solution for server virtualization
- Supports VMware®, Citrix®, and Microsoft® Hyper-V and advanced virtualization features
- Enhanced data security with high-performance AES 256-bit encryption and anti-virus
- Use the TS-853U as a PC with exclusive QvPC Technology
- Run multiple Windows/Linux/Android-based virtual machines with the Virtualization Station
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-853U is a powerful NAS that delivers up to 430 MB/s throughput. The TS-853U can also automatically increase the processor's clock rate from 2.0GHz to 2.42GHz when needed for CPU-intensive tasks. The TS-853U’s fast encryption and decryption performance provides transfer speeds of up to 273 MB/s with AES 256-bit volume encryption, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the TS-853U.
Tested in QNAP Labs. Figures may vary by environment.
- OS： QTS 4.1.2
- Volume type： RAID 5; 8 x Seagate ST1000NM0033
- Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 3.40GHz CPU; DDR3 1600Hz 16GB; Seagate ST500DM002; Intel Gigabit CT (MTU 1500); Windows® 7 Professional 64bit SP1
- IOMeter configuration：Transferring 8GB file continuously to/from 4 PCs for 3 minutes. Block size： 64KB for SMB2.0 (Throughput)
Economical storage expansion with scale-up solution
The TS-853U offers a high performance yet affordable storage solution to fulfill the needs of businesses in archiving rapidly growing data & large files. The TS-853U 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-853U an ideal file center with a large storage capacity for business data.
The maximum raw storage capacity available by connecting a QNAP expansion enclosure:
|Turbo NAS Model||RAID Expansion Enclosure||No. of RAID Expansion Enclosure||Total HDD No. (NAS + Enclosure)||Max. Raw Capacity (TB)*|
*The maximum capacity is calculated by using 8TB HDDs.
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QTS - Simple and efficient
Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS, system operations of the TS-853U 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.
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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.
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SSD cache acceleration
The TS-853U 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.
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High reliability design ensuring business continuity
The business-ready TS-853U 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-853U 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-853U 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-853U 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-853U 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-853U. 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-853U into a safe data center for file synchronization with a large storage capacity. Any file uploaded to the TS-853U 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.
Learn more: Qsync
Disaster recovery solutions brings peace of mind
The TS-853U 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-853U 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-853U 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-853U 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.
Learn more: Q'center
Comprehensive security options
In open network environments, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The TS-853U 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-853U 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-853U 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-853U 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.
Run additional operating systems on the TS-853U
With the support for Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x), the TS-853U can operate the Virtualization Station, transforming the TS-853U 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-853U with minimal effort. You can also download VMs on demand from online VM markets and import them to the TS-853U without any complex procedures.
Learn more: Virtualization Station
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-853U. The TS-853U offers 2 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 40 channels by purchasing additional licenses.
Learn more: Surveillance Station
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.
Learn more: Signage Station
Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality
The TS-853U 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-853U.
Learn more: App Center
The TS-853U 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.
Additional SMB-ready features
The TS-853U supports various business applications as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency.
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The Turbo NAS supports FTP server to share large files, with user-defined settings including bandwidth limitation, number of connections, and write-only permissions.
The Turbo NAS supports Surveillance Station to connect and manage multiple IP cameras remotely, including real-time monitoring, video recording, playback, and event notifications.
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