QNAP TS-853A-8G/16TB-GOLD 8 Bay NAS TS-853A-8G/16TB-GOLD - CMS01
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In response to the coming era of Internet of Things (IoT), the TS-853A innovatively supports the open-source Linux® platform as a gateway for IoT solutions to other smart devices. The TS-853A 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-853A. The secure, reliable TS-853A 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-853A 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-853A 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 420 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
QTS-Linux dual systems, geared for the IoT era
The TS-853A’s QTS-Linux dual systems are based upon QNAP’s advanced virtualization technologies. The revolutionary architecture of the TS-853A enables users not only to download rich apps from QTS App Center but also to develop or utilize IoT packages for Linux® and display them using HDMI output. With the TS-853A, you can develop and install various IoT packages on demand and centrally store the data on the TS-853A, benefiting from a secure private storage and development solution. Simply plug in a keyboard, mouse and HDMI monitor to the TS-853A, and use the Linux Station as if you were using a PC*. You can also operate the Linux Station as a remote desktop via web browser for instant management.
Intel® Celeron® quad-core 1.6GHz CPU fulfills multi-tasking efficiency
Powered by the latest 14 nm Intel® Celeron® N3150/N3160 quad-core 1.6GHz processor, dual-channel 4/8GB DDR3L-1600 RAM (upgradable to 8GB), 4 Gigabit LAN ports and SATA 6Gb/s, the TS-853A delivers up to 410 MB/s read speed and runs tasks smoothly and quickly. The TS-853A can automatically increase the processor's clock speed from 1.6GHz to 2.08GHz when performing CPU-intensive tasks. The TS-853A features Intel® AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption engine to drive transfer speeds of up to 420 MB/s with AES 256-bit encryption for both full NAS volume and shared folders, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the TS-853A.
Superior real-time and offline 4K video transcoding
Featuring advanced 8th-generation Intel® HD Graphics, the TS-853A supports 4K (H.264) hardware decoding and delivers superior real-time 4K (H.264) and 1080p video transcoding to convert videos to universal formats that can be smoothly played on PCs, mobile devices and Smart TVs. With offline transcoding, even when you can only connect using a low-speed Internet connection, you can still enjoy smooth video playback via File Station, Video Station, and the Qfile mobile app by selecting a pre-rendered lower resolution video. The TS-853A also allows you to set a dedicated folder for automatic video transcoding.
QTS 4.2 – Simple, convenient and efficient
Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS, your NAS experience is smarter, smoother and spectacular. Its modern flat design streamlines loading times, and the 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 working efficiency. QTS breaks the barriers of devices, platforms and geography to bring optimized cloud experiences to you, and incorporates more advanced features including volume/LUN snapshot, remote connection to public cloud services in File Station, multi-zone multimedia system, and more.
Disaster recovery solutions brings peace of mind
The TS-853A offers various data recovery options. RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) supports real time or scheduled data backup to a remote QNAP NAS or FTP server and synchronizes files to a remote folder from a local folder with better backup efficiency. You can enjoy backup versioning to preserve a certain amount of versions, with options of simple versioning to schedule how many versions should be retained and for how long, or smart versioning with a rotation scheme that automatically replaces earlier backup versions. The TS-853A also supports the 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®, Google Drive™, Google Cloud Storage™, and more.
Restore files with Snapshot
QTS Storage Manager adds an easy-to-use web-based snapshot tool for you to easily backup and restore data on the TS-853A back to any point of time in case you lose any important data. You can take snapshots for both volumes and LUN (block-based LUN* and file-based LUN), efficiently replicate volume/LUN snapshots via Snapshot Replica to remote servers by copying only the changes made, and quickly clone a volume /LUN snapshot as a local volume without interrupting the current system operation. You can even set up the system to automatically take a snapshot of the volume before backup via RTRR/rsync, even when the file is opened.
Qsirch - a smarter, faster way to search
The TS-853A supports Qsirch, a proprietary near real-time search tool for quick file searching. In addition to thumbnail previews, Qsirch now allows you to find and preview Gmail emails that are backed up on the TS-853A. Qsirch even remembers your search history allowing you to quickly navigate to files you've previously searched for. Qsirch is a huge productivity boost that greatly reduces the time spent looking for files on the NAS, allowing you to focus on other tasks. The revamped Qsirch 2.1 adds a Google Chrome Extension that allows you to search for files on your NAS when you use Google Search.
Datastore for virtualized environments
The TS-853A is also an iSCSI/ IP-SAN storage that supports VMware® and Citrix®, and is compatible with Microsoft® Hyper-V® and Windows Server 2012, benefiting flexible deployment and management in virtualization environments. The TS-853A 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.
Born for server virtualization
Virtualization Station allows you to host virtual machines (VM) on the TS-853A, and access them via a web browser or VNC. Virtualization Station supports multiple operating systems, fast VM creation, VM backup & restoration, VM import/export, snapshot, and Device Management for centrally managing VM. Virtualization Station uses SDN (Software-defined Networks) and allows the TS-853A and VMs to share the same LAN port. No longer constrained by physical network performance, high-speed Virtual Switches greatly increases data transfer between VMs as well as between VMs and NAS through the internal interface. You can also download VMs on demand from online VM markets and import them to the TS-853A without any complex procedures.
The TS-853A also features the game-changing container technology for server virtualization. QNAP Container Station exclusively integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux® systems on the TS-853A as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry®. Container Station also supports the Online Document app, which allows you to directly view, edit and store files of various types anytime on your NAS, including Office documents, images and text files.
Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage
The TS-853A 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-853A 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-853A 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-853A. The front-panel USB 3.0 port of the TS-853A features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data from external drives to the TS-853A with just one click, or alternatively to back up data from the TS-853A to external drives. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis® True Image and Symantec® Backup Exec are also supported.
Comprehensive security options
In open network environments, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The TS-853A 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-853A supports AES 256-bit encryption, preventing sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard drives or the entire system were stolen.
Secure access with VPN & Proxy Server
The TS-853A can be used as a VPN server with L2TP/IPsec, OpenVPN, and PPTP support, allowing you to securely access data shared within the private local network. The TS-853A can also be used as a VPN Client to connect to other VPN servers or virtual private network through for PPTP and OpenVPN for secure data transmission. VPN Client also allows your NAS to connect to multiple servers at the same time. You can connect your devices to your NAS and the VPN server at home to access data on the LAN; moreover, via VPN Client on your NAS, you can connect to VPN servers in the United States for accessing regionally-restricted services such as Netflix and Hulu in HD Station. The TS-853A provides you with various VPN options and helps secure your data transmission. The TS-853A also supports setting up a proxy server. The Proxy Server Package can configure the cache size, supported transmission protocols, record web pages you browsed and set up a powerful content control system that limits the use of the Internet. Other features include a work log that remembers users’ habits and preferences and SquidClamav anti-virus for proxy servers to ensure connection safety.
File synchronization across multiple devices and clouds
Qsync utility turns your TS-853A into a safe, large-capacity data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TS-853A 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 up-to-date files on different devices. Qsync now provides more new features— it allows you to synchronize shared folders and create group-shared folders exclusive for your project team; it provides centralized management configuration, helping saving IT administers’ time; it also supports centralized configuration and allows you to remotely erase the Qsync folder on a lost device to avoid data breaches, and even restore it after you have retrieved the device. You can also install the Cloud Drive Sync app from QTS App Center to easily sync files with Google Drive™ and Dropbox® cloud storage.
Enjoy your exclusive karaoke system with OceanKTV
QNAP OceanKTV is the first NAS-based karaoke application on the market allowing you to create a quality karaoke experience at home. The TS-853A offers high-capacity storage for accommodating up to thousands of 1080p karaoke songs . Simply attach your big-screen TV to the TS-853A via HDMI and start singing with OceanKTV. Four UI themes are provided to create the best atmosphere, and with the OceanKTV mobile app you can control the entire experience on your phone or tablet. More than a NAS, the TS-853A is a karaoke machine for singing entertainment. Enjoy alone or with your friends!
High-quality audio effect with dual microphones outputs and Line Out function
The TS-853A has two 6.3mm dynamic microphone jacks for connecting up to two dynamic microphones. Compared with the average reception quality of USB microphones, the TS-853A offers a clearer reception quality as it is equipped with a 20-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC). On top of that, the TS-853A has a 24-bit digital to analog converter (DAC) that can send audio signals via the Line Out jack to your amplifier and deliver clearer stereo sound. By offering excellent audio output/input functionalities together with various apps, the TS-853A brings you a fantastic audiovisual experience.
Comprehensive surveillance solution providing 24/7 security
Surveillance Station is a professional network surveillance Video Management System (VMS) that offers a user-friendly management interface, over 3,000 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 app on your iOS® or Android™ devices to manage 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-853A. The TS-853A includes 4 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 40 channels by purchasing additional licenses .
Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality
The built-in App Center 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, allowing you to directly update applications once newer versions are released.
LED indicators with adjustable brightness controls
With adjustable 20-stage brightness controls for LED indicators, the TS-853A provides flexible LED brightness options. Based on the surrounding environment, you can adjust the brightness of all system indicators and also schedule the system to automatically dim the LEDs at certain times when needed.
Easily expand storage capacity
The TS-853A supports online capacity expansion for archiving rapidly-growing data by connecting a QNAP expansion enclosure. With the QNAP scale-up solution, the raw storage capacity can be expanded on demand*, making the TS-853A an ideal file center with large storage capacity for storage-intensive business applications such as video surveillance, data archiving, TV broadcast storage, and more.
With the support of QJBOD Express (JBOD enclosures roaming)**, you can just connect a large capacity QNAP expansion enclosure to the TS-853A, and migrate data to another NAS through the JBOD enclosure without network connectivity.
Additional SMB-ready features
The TS-853A supports various business applications as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency.
The Turbo NAS supports RADIUS server which provides centralized authorization management for computers to connect and use a network service.
The Turbo NAS supports VPN server which provides an easy way for IT administrators to build up a secure private network and allows the staff to log on from outside the office and access business resources securely such as files and Internet connections.

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Specs

Weight & dimensions
Width 298.2 mm
Depth 235 mm
Height 185.2 mm
Weight 7.3 kg
Package weight 8.6 kg
Power
Power supply location Built-in
Power supply unit (PSU) capacity 240 W
Number of power supply units 1
Power consumption (typical) 58.8 W
Power consumption (sleep) 1.91 W
Power consumption (HDD standby) 32.71 W
AC input voltage 110 - 240
AC input frequency 50 - 60
Fan voltage 12 V
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H) 5 - 95%
Networking
Ethernet LAN Y
Wi-Fi N
Ethernet LAN data rates 10,100,1000 Mbit/s
DHCP client Y
DHCP server Y
Jumbo frames support Y
iSCSI support Y
Wake-on-LAN ready Y
Supported network protocols CIFS/SMB, AFP (v3.3), NFS(v3), FTP, FTPS, SFTP, TFTP, HTTP(S), Telnet, SSH, iSCSI, SNMP, SMTP, SMSC
Dynamic DNS (DDNS) Y
Ports & interfaces
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports 4
USB port Y
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity 4
HDMI ports quantity 2
6.35 mm (1⁄4-inch) input 2
Memory
RAM capacity 8 GB
RAM type DDR3L
Memory clock speed 1600 MHz
Maximum RAM supported 8 GB
Memory slots 2 x SO-DIMM
Flash memory 512 MB
Processor
Processor family Intel® Celeron®
Processor model N3150
Processor frequency 1.6 GHz
Processor cores 4
CPU configuration (max) 1
ECC supported by processor N
Integrated 4G WiMAX N
PCI Express configurations 1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version 2.0
Processor boost frequency 2.08 GHz
Processor cache 2 MB
Processor cache type Smart Cache
Processor code SR29F
Processor codename Braswell
Processor lithography 14 nm
Processor operating modes 64-bit
Processor package size 25
Processor series Intel Celeron N3000 series
Processor socket BGA 1170
Processor threads 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP) 4 W
Stepping C0
Tjunction 90 °C
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 6 W
Maximum internal memory supported by processor 8 GB
Conflict Free processor Y
Processor ARK ID 87258
Storage
Total installed storage capacity 16000 GB
Storage drives installed Y
Installed storage drive type HDD
Supported storage drive types HDD, SSD
Number of storage drives supported 8
Storage drive interface Serial ATA III
Storage drive size 3.5"
RAID support Y
Hot-swap drive bays Y
Supported storage drive interfaces Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Storage drive sizes supported 2.5,3.5"
RAID levels 0, 1, 5+HS, 5, 6, 6+HS, 10+HS, 10, 50, 60, JBOD
Online RAID migration Y
Online RAID expansion Y
Supported file systems FAT32,HFS+,NTFS,ext3,ext4
Bad block scan Y
Packaging content
Cables included AC, LAN (RJ-45)
Quick installation guide Y
Number of screws 56
Handheld remote control Y
Performance
Type NAS
Device class Small & Medium Business
Backup function Y
Operating system installed QNAP Turbo System
Backup features Cloud, USB drive, iSCSI LUN
Buzzer Y
Multilingual support Y
Number of users 4096 user(s)
Noise level 22.1 dB
Operating system version 4.2
Management protocols SNMP
Security algorithms 256-bit AES,FIPS 140-2,HTTPS,SNMP
Web-based management Y
Reset button Y
On/off switch Y
Built-in iTunes server Y
Built-in FTP server Y
Browser supported Microsoft Internet Explorer 10+, Mozilla Firefox 8+, Apple Safari 4+, Google Chrome
System log Y
Hot spare Y
S.M.A.R.T. support Y
Share folder 512
Share folder access right management Y
Remotely operated Y
Backup button Y
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) Y
Windows operating systems supported Windows 10,Windows 10 Education,Windows 10 Education x64,Windows 10 Enterprise,Windows 10 Enterprise x64,Windows 10 Home,Windows 10 Home x64,Windows 10 IOT Core,Windows 10 Pro,Windows 10 Pro x64,Windows 7,Windows 7 Enterprise,Windows 7 Enterprise x64,Wind
Linux operating systems supported Y
Mac compatibility Y
Mac operating systems supported Mac OS X 10.7 Lion,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Server operating systems supported Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008 R2,Windows Server 2012,Windows Server 2012 R2,Windows Server 2016
Design
Chassis type Tower
Cooling type Active
Colour of product Aluminium, Black
Number of fans 2 fan(s)
Fan diameter 12 cm
LED indicators HDD, Status, USB
Built-in display Y
Display type LCD
Cable lock slot Y
Cable lock slot type Kensington
Processor special features
Embedded options available Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology Y
Execute Disable Bit Y
Idle States Y
Intel 64 Y
Intel Clear Video Technology Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State Y
Intel Identity Protection Technology version 1.00
Intel Rapid Storage Technology N
Intel Secure Boot Y
Intel Secure Boot Technology version 1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version 1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version 0.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology N
Intel Smart Connect Technology version 0.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version 0.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version 0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology N
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) N
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT) Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT) N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD) Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID) Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio) Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT) Y
Intel® Insider™ N
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology N
Intel® OS Guard N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology Y
Intel® Secure Key Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA) N
Intel® Smart Response Technology N
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi) Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes 4
Number of execution units 12
Thermal Monitoring Technologies Y
UART Y
Memory channels supported by processor Dual
Memory types supported by processor DDR3L-SDRAM
Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter base frequency 320 MHz
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency 640 MHz
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory 8 GB
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics) 3

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Features

QNAP TS-853A. Total installed storage capacity: 16000 GB, Installed storage drive type: HDD, Supported storage drive types: HDD, SSD. Processor family: Intel® Celeron®, Processor model: N3150, Processor frequency: 1.6 GHz. RAM capacity: 8 GB, RAM type: DDR3L, Memory clock speed: 1600 MHz. Ethernet LAN data rates: 10,100,1000 Mbit/s, Supported network protocols: CIFS/SMB, AFP (v3.3), NFS(v3), FTP, FTPS, SFTP, TFTP, HTTP(S), Telnet, SSH, iSCSI, SNMP, SMTP, SMSC. Chassis type: Tower, Cooling type: Active, Colour of product: Aluminium, Black

Product Description

In response to the coming era of Internet of Things (IoT), the TS-853A innovatively supports the open-source Linux® platform as a gateway for IoT solutions to other smart devices. The TS-853A 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-853A. The secure, reliable TS-853A 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-853A 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-853A 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 420 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
QTS-Linux dual systems, geared for the IoT era
The TS-853A’s QTS-Linux dual systems are based upon QNAP’s advanced virtualization technologies. The revolutionary architecture of the TS-853A enables users not only to download rich apps from QTS App Center but also to develop or utilize IoT packages for Linux® and display them using HDMI output. With the TS-853A, you can develop and install various IoT packages on demand and centrally store the data on the TS-853A, benefiting from a secure private storage and development solution. Simply plug in a keyboard, mouse and HDMI monitor to the TS-853A, and use the Linux Station as if you were using a PC*. You can also operate the Linux Station as a remote desktop via web browser for instant management.
Intel® Celeron® quad-core 1.6GHz CPU fulfills multi-tasking efficiency
Powered by the latest 14 nm Intel® Celeron® N3150/N3160 quad-core 1.6GHz processor, dual-channel 4/8GB DDR3L-1600 RAM (upgradable to 8GB), 4 Gigabit LAN ports and SATA 6Gb/s, the TS-853A delivers up to 410 MB/s read speed and runs tasks smoothly and quickly. The TS-853A can automatically increase the processor's clock speed from 1.6GHz to 2.08GHz when performing CPU-intensive tasks. The TS-853A features Intel® AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption engine to drive transfer speeds of up to 420 MB/s with AES 256-bit encryption for both full NAS volume and shared folders, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the TS-853A.
Superior real-time and offline 4K video transcoding
Featuring advanced 8th-generation Intel® HD Graphics, the TS-853A supports 4K (H.264) hardware decoding and delivers superior real-time 4K (H.264) and 1080p video transcoding to convert videos to universal formats that can be smoothly played on PCs, mobile devices and Smart TVs. With offline transcoding, even when you can only connect using a low-speed Internet connection, you can still enjoy smooth video playback via File Station, Video Station, and the Qfile mobile app by selecting a pre-rendered lower resolution video. The TS-853A also allows you to set a dedicated folder for automatic video transcoding.
QTS 4.2 – Simple, convenient and efficient
Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS, your NAS experience is smarter, smoother and spectacular. Its modern flat design streamlines loading times, and the 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 working efficiency. QTS breaks the barriers of devices, platforms and geography to bring optimized cloud experiences to you, and incorporates more advanced features including volume/LUN snapshot, remote connection to public cloud services in File Station, multi-zone multimedia system, and more.
Disaster recovery solutions brings peace of mind
The TS-853A offers various data recovery options. RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) supports real time or scheduled data backup to a remote QNAP NAS or FTP server and synchronizes files to a remote folder from a local folder with better backup efficiency. You can enjoy backup versioning to preserve a certain amount of versions, with options of simple versioning to schedule how many versions should be retained and for how long, or smart versioning with a rotation scheme that automatically replaces earlier backup versions. The TS-853A also supports the 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®, Google Drive™, Google Cloud Storage™, and more.
Restore files with Snapshot
QTS Storage Manager adds an easy-to-use web-based snapshot tool for you to easily backup and restore data on the TS-853A back to any point of time in case you lose any important data. You can take snapshots for both volumes and LUN (block-based LUN* and file-based LUN), efficiently replicate volume/LUN snapshots via Snapshot Replica to remote servers by copying only the changes made, and quickly clone a volume /LUN snapshot as a local volume without interrupting the current system operation. You can even set up the system to automatically take a snapshot of the volume before backup via RTRR/rsync, even when the file is opened.
Qsirch - a smarter, faster way to search
The TS-853A supports Qsirch, a proprietary near real-time search tool for quick file searching. In addition to thumbnail previews, Qsirch now allows you to find and preview Gmail emails that are backed up on the TS-853A. Qsirch even remembers your search history allowing you to quickly navigate to files you've previously searched for. Qsirch is a huge productivity boost that greatly reduces the time spent looking for files on the NAS, allowing you to focus on other tasks. The revamped Qsirch 2.1 adds a Google Chrome Extension that allows you to search for files on your NAS when you use Google Search.
Datastore for virtualized environments
The TS-853A is also an iSCSI/ IP-SAN storage that supports VMware® and Citrix®, and is compatible with Microsoft® Hyper-V® and Windows Server 2012, benefiting flexible deployment and management in virtualization environments. The TS-853A 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.
Born for server virtualization
Virtualization Station allows you to host virtual machines (VM) on the TS-853A, and access them via a web browser or VNC. Virtualization Station supports multiple operating systems, fast VM creation, VM backup & restoration, VM import/export, snapshot, and Device Management for centrally managing VM. Virtualization Station uses SDN (Software-defined Networks) and allows the TS-853A and VMs to share the same LAN port. No longer constrained by physical network performance, high-speed Virtual Switches greatly increases data transfer between VMs as well as between VMs and NAS through the internal interface. You can also download VMs on demand from online VM markets and import them to the TS-853A without any complex procedures.
The TS-853A also features the game-changing container technology for server virtualization. QNAP Container Station exclusively integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux® systems on the TS-853A as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry®. Container Station also supports the Online Document app, which allows you to directly view, edit and store files of various types anytime on your NAS, including Office documents, images and text files.
Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage
The TS-853A 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-853A 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-853A 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-853A. The front-panel USB 3.0 port of the TS-853A features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data from external drives to the TS-853A with just one click, or alternatively to back up data from the TS-853A to external drives. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis® True Image and Symantec® Backup Exec are also supported.
Comprehensive security options
In open network environments, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The TS-853A 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-853A supports AES 256-bit encryption, preventing sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard drives or the entire system were stolen.
Secure access with VPN & Proxy Server
The TS-853A can be used as a VPN server with L2TP/IPsec, OpenVPN, and PPTP support, allowing you to securely access data shared within the private local network. The TS-853A can also be used as a VPN Client to connect to other VPN servers or virtual private network through for PPTP and OpenVPN for secure data transmission. VPN Client also allows your NAS to connect to multiple servers at the same time. You can connect your devices to your NAS and the VPN server at home to access data on the LAN; moreover, via VPN Client on your NAS, you can connect to VPN servers in the United States for accessing regionally-restricted services such as Netflix and Hulu in HD Station. The TS-853A provides you with various VPN options and helps secure your data transmission. The TS-853A also supports setting up a proxy server. The Proxy Server Package can configure the cache size, supported transmission protocols, record web pages you browsed and set up a powerful content control system that limits the use of the Internet. Other features include a work log that remembers users’ habits and preferences and SquidClamav anti-virus for proxy servers to ensure connection safety.
File synchronization across multiple devices and clouds
Qsync utility turns your TS-853A into a safe, large-capacity data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TS-853A 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 up-to-date files on different devices. Qsync now provides more new features— it allows you to synchronize shared folders and create group-shared folders exclusive for your project team; it provides centralized management configuration, helping saving IT administers’ time; it also supports centralized configuration and allows you to remotely erase the Qsync folder on a lost device to avoid data breaches, and even restore it after you have retrieved the device. You can also install the Cloud Drive Sync app from QTS App Center to easily sync files with Google Drive™ and Dropbox® cloud storage.
Enjoy your exclusive karaoke system with OceanKTV
QNAP OceanKTV is the first NAS-based karaoke application on the market allowing you to create a quality karaoke experience at home. The TS-853A offers high-capacity storage for accommodating up to thousands of 1080p karaoke songs . Simply attach your big-screen TV to the TS-853A via HDMI and start singing with OceanKTV. Four UI themes are provided to create the best atmosphere, and with the OceanKTV mobile app you can control the entire experience on your phone or tablet. More than a NAS, the TS-853A is a karaoke machine for singing entertainment. Enjoy alone or with your friends!
High-quality audio effect with dual microphones outputs and Line Out function
The TS-853A has two 6.3mm dynamic microphone jacks for connecting up to two dynamic microphones. Compared with the average reception quality of USB microphones, the TS-853A offers a clearer reception quality as it is equipped with a 20-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC). On top of that, the TS-853A has a 24-bit digital to analog converter (DAC) that can send audio signals via the Line Out jack to your amplifier and deliver clearer stereo sound. By offering excellent audio output/input functionalities together with various apps, the TS-853A brings you a fantastic audiovisual experience.
Comprehensive surveillance solution providing 24/7 security
Surveillance Station is a professional network surveillance Video Management System (VMS) that offers a user-friendly management interface, over 3,000 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 app on your iOS® or Android™ devices to manage 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-853A. The TS-853A includes 4 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 40 channels by purchasing additional licenses .
Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality
The built-in App Center 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, allowing you to directly update applications once newer versions are released.
LED indicators with adjustable brightness controls
With adjustable 20-stage brightness controls for LED indicators, the TS-853A provides flexible LED brightness options. Based on the surrounding environment, you can adjust the brightness of all system indicators and also schedule the system to automatically dim the LEDs at certain times when needed.
Easily expand storage capacity
The TS-853A supports online capacity expansion for archiving rapidly-growing data by connecting a QNAP expansion enclosure. With the QNAP scale-up solution, the raw storage capacity can be expanded on demand*, making the TS-853A an ideal file center with large storage capacity for storage-intensive business applications such as video surveillance, data archiving, TV broadcast storage, and more.
With the support of QJBOD Express (JBOD enclosures roaming)**, you can just connect a large capacity QNAP expansion enclosure to the TS-853A, and migrate data to another NAS through the JBOD enclosure without network connectivity.
Additional SMB-ready features
The TS-853A supports various business applications as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency.
The Turbo NAS supports RADIUS server which provides centralized authorization management for computers to connect and use a network service.
The Turbo NAS supports VPN server which provides an easy way for IT administrators to build up a secure private network and allows the staff to log on from outside the office and access business resources securely such as files and Internet connections.

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