The newest NAS from QNAP is portable yet versatile, according to Product Manager Jason Hsu, benefitting from small, high-performance M.2 SSDs.
The TBS-453A NASbook has 4 or 8GB of dual-channel DDR3L RAM and a 14nm Intel Celeron N3150 quad-core 1.6GHz processor that can automatically burst to 2.08GHz for CPU-intensive tasks. There’s room for four M.2 2280/2260/2242 SATA 6Gbps SSDs.
Its two Gigabit Ethernet and three Gigabit switch ports support network switch and private network modes, which means you can build a network environment for workgroup collaboration by allowing connected devices to access files stored on the NASbook or share Internet connectivity with up to 112MBps throughput per LAN port. There are four USB 3.0 ports and one USB 2.0 port, one line-out audio jack, a built-in speaker, and an SD card reader.
As with most QNAP NAS products, the NASbook comes with various business and productivity apps. The Qsirch full-text search engine finds data quick, QTS Storage Manager offers web-based snapshot for data recovery, and Virtualization Station lets you run multiple Windows-, Linux-, UNIX-, and Android-based virtual machines on the NAS.