QNAP TS- X53A – Series (TS-253A-4G)

Part No: TS-253A-4G

2-Bay NAS, Intel Celeron Braswell N3150 quad-core 1.6GHz (up to 2.08GHz), 4GB DDR3L SODIMM RAM (max 8GB), SATA 6Gb/s, 2xGbE, AES-NI hardware encryption, hardware transcoding up to 4K H.264, 4K HDMI with Kodi player, 2xHDMI, Virtualization Station, Surveillance Station, max 1 UX expansion unit, 2x 6.3mmMIC In, 1x Line out

    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.

    • Supports the Linux® OS with direct output via HDMI
    • Dual HDMI output for switching between duplicated and extended desktop options
    • AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption for efficient cryptographic performance up to 224 MB/s
    • Supports 4K hardware decoding and transcodes 4K H.264 videos on-the-fly or offline
    • Quickly find files using a real-time, natural search with Qsirch 2.1
    • NAS and iSCSI-SAN unified storage solution for virtualization
    • Supports VMware®, Citrix®, Microsoft® Hyper-V and advanced virtualization features
    • A hybrid approach to virtualization in one NAS: Virtualization Station & Container Station
    • Build a personal karaoke system with high-quality audio output with the new OceanKTV app

    Hardware Specifications


    14 nm Intel® Celeron® N3150 1.6GHz quad-core processor (burst up to 2.08GHz)

    Floating Point Unit: Yes

    Hardware Encryption: Yes(AES-NI)

    GPU: 8th generation Intel HD Graphics

    System memory:

    TS-453A-4G: 4GB (2 x 2GB)
    TS-453A-8G: 8GB (2 x 4GB)

    Memory Expandable Up To: 8GB

    Total Memory Slots: 

    2, SODIMM DDR3L-1600
    (*For dual-DIMM configurations, you must use a pair of identical DDR3L modules.)

    Flash Memory: 512MB

    Maximum Number of Hard Drive: 2

    Hard Disk Drive: Hot-swappable 3.5″ or 2.5″ SATA 6Gb/s, SATA 3Gb/s hard drive or SSD

    LAN Port: 4 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port


    4 x USB 3.0 port (Front:1, Rear:3)
    Support USB printer, pen drive, and USB UPS etc.

    Video Output: 2 x HDMI, up to 4K 2160P Ultra HD support

    Audio Input: 2 x 6.3mm microphone jacks (dynamic microphones only)

    Audio Output: Line Out Jack (for amplifier or headphone amplifier)

    LED Indicators: Status, USB, HDD 1-2

    LCD Panel: Mono-LCD display with backlight

    Buttons: System: Power button, USB one-touch-backup button, Reset button

    IR Receiver: Support QNAP RM-IR002, RM-IR003 and MCE-compatible Remote Control

    Other Interface: Kensington security slot, console port (system maintenance)

    Alarm Buzzer: System warning

    Form Factor: Tower


    150(H) x 102(W) x 216(D) mm
    5.91(H) x 4.02(W) x 8.5(D) inch


    Net: 1.74 kg (3.84 lbs)
    Gross: 2.92 kg (6.44 lbs)

    Power Consumption (W): 

    System sleep mode: 1.18W
    HDD standby: 8.38W
    In operation: 14.43W

    Sound Level*: Sound pressure (LpAm) :18.3 dB(A)


    Net: 4.56 kg (10.05lbs)
    Gross: 5.70 kg (12.57lbs)

    Sound Level (dB):

    Sound pressure (LpAm): 19.7 dB(A)

    Power Consumption (W):

    System sleep mode: 1.61W
    HDD standby: 18.86W
    In operation: 32.35W

    Temperature: 0~40˚C

    Relative Humidity: 5~95% non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C.

    Power Supply: 65W AC adapter, 100-240V

    Fan: 7cm quiet cooling fan (12V DC)