QNAP TS-253 Pro 2-Bay NAS
The perfect entry level consumer NAS
Are you ready for your first NAS or ready to step up from a department store external drive? This QNAP TS-253 Pro NAS may be exactly what you need.
Single disk backup drives may be quite popular and are a still a good way to back up your data. They do have some limitations, that make them less suitable than a Pro NAS for this task:
Single Hard Drive No Redundancy What makes a NAS so useful is data mirroring. This makes identical copies of data that is stored on a NAS to multiple drive. A true Pro NAS vs an external hard drive will always contain more than one drive. Some can have as many as eight drives or more which is used to increase overall storage capacity.
Better Software More Features 3rd party software packages is what makes a true Pro NAS very useful. These added software packages is what makes a true NAS enclosure so much more useful than consumer level backup drives. By offering many different apps or packages, a Pro NAS is much more flexible and can be used for a wide variety of useful tasks.
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The QNAP TS-253 Pro NAS Advantage:
Speed - This NAS is Fast making slow file transfers a thing of the past.
Security - QNAP has a good reputation for top security. This is important to ensure your data is secure. Or, your NAS box does not end up being used by a hacker with evil intent.
Construction - QNAP NAS boxes are built very well. They have some of the best case designs and use metal vs plastic construction in key areas.
Intel Celeron Quad Core 2.0GHz
8GB DDR3L RAM (max 8GB)
LAN Port2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port
Realtime 1080p Transcoding
QNAP TS-253 Pro 2 Bay NAS Video Review:
Overall QNAP builds a very solid 2-bay consumer NAS which will outperform any single drive external back up device. You will have to pay more. Although for the price you get a very solid performing NAS that comes with a long list of apps and features you won't find in single disk backup drives.