Every month our NAS experts choose a specific unit with the intention of informing our customers of the best unit currently on offer. With a diverse range of NAS systems available, we wanted to ease the selection criteria for our customers by providing the front runners of the pack. However, if one does not meet your needs, call us or check again next month!
November 2017 – NAS of the Month is the QNAP TS-853A-16g Starting at $1299
This NAS server is designed to grow alongside with small and medium businesses, allowing its users to use the NAS as a storage device, but also a multitasking and multi-functional light-weight server. Not only is the TS-853A reliable, it is also packed with business-critical features such as LUN/ Volume Snapshot – allowing files/folders to revert to a previous state in case of any corruption, or file-loss.
Watch our NAS of the Month video on our YouTube channel for a quick overview for this month's winner.
It is powered by the latest Celeron N3150/N3160 quad-core 1.6GHz processor and has dual-channel 4/8GB DDR3L-1600 RAM, which is upgradable to 8GB. There are also 4 Gigabit LAN ports and SATA 6Gb/s. The TS-853A is fast and can deliver up to 410 MB/s read speeds.
This is why we can't just give you two configurations for this month. For our home users, the 16TB will be the perfect way to go because this gives you enough power and capacity. Be ready to plug and play and enjoy superior real-time and offline 4K video transcoding. Have low- speed internet? With offline transcoding, there is no delay in smooth video playback via File Station, Video Station and the Qfile mobile app.
For small to medium size users, aim for the second configuration featuring the Ultrastar drives. As mentioned in our video above, you will be able to turn your TS-853A-16g into an efficient data center in your workplace. Provide centralized management and have project teams share and access exclusive files remotely.
Metrics used to determine NAS of the Month:
Bang for your buck: Always the best deal possible
Expectations: Each NAS must provide a high level of functionality for our customers
Speed: No slow NAS servers allowed here
Trusted: Secure and reliable
Warranty: 2 - 5 years, all others don't make the cut
How the QNAP TS-853A-16G makes the cut:
Bang for your buck: No Haggle price of $1299
Expectations:Disktation NAS 8-bay with volume/lun snapshot capabilities and featuring superior real-time and offline 4k video transcoding.
Speed:Quad-core processor 1.6GHz and Encrypted performance up to 420 MB/s
Trusted:Comprehensive security options and the reputation of being a QNAP
Warranty: 3-year limited warranty from QNAP
Two Special Configurations
QNAP TS-853A 16GB 16TB 4 x 4TB HGST NAS drives, Intel Celeron N3150 quad-core 1.6GHz, 16GB SODIMM DDR3L RAM, 4 x 1GbE RJ-45, Hardware Transcoding up to 4K (H.264), 2xHDMI Output, AES-NI hardware encryption, NASBIT Tested.
QNAP TS-853A 16GB 32TB 4 x 8TB HGST Ultrastar Enterprise, Intel Celeron N3150 quad-core 1.6GHz, 16GB SODIMM DDR3L RAM, 4 x 1GbE RJ-45, Hardware Transcoding up to 4K (H.264), 2xHDMI Output, AES-NI hardware encryption, NASBIT Tested.