Intel Gemini Lake processors are usually found in consumer products such as motherboards, mini PCs, tablets, and laptops, but QNAP has just announced a fanless NAS – QNAP HS-453DX – targeting home users, and equipped with an Intel Celeron J4105 Gemini Lake processor, the same chip as found in the recently launched ODROID-H2 SBC.
The NAS comes with 4 to 8GB RAM, supports two 3.5″ hard drives, two M.2 SSD, and includes interfaces like HDMI 2.0 outputs and 10Gb Ethernet, making it not only suitable as a high-speed NAS, but also as a 4K media player.
- SoC – Intel Celeron J4105 quad-core processor @ 1.5 GHz / 2.5 GHz with Intel UHD Graphics 600
- System Memory – 4 or 8GB via 2x SO-DIMM DDR4 sockets
- 4GB eMMC flash for firmware
- Hot-swappable 2 x 3.5″ SATA 6 Gbps bays also compatible with 2.5″ SATA HDDs or SSDs.
- 2x M.2 2280 SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots
- Connectivity – 10 Gigabit Ethernet Port via 10GBASE-T RJ45 connector supporting 10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M (Note: CAT6a or CAT 7 LAN cables are required to achieve 10GbE speeds)
- USB – 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x Type-C USB 3.0 port, 2x Type-A USB 3.0 ports
- Video Output
- 1x HDMI 2.0 up to 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz
- 1x HDMI 1.4b up to 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz
- Audio – 2x 3.5 mm dynamic microphone jack, 1x 3.5 mm line-out jack, 1x speaker (Note: You cannot use the speakers and the line-out jack simultaneously)
- Misc – IR sensor to support QNAP RM-IR004 remote control, LED Indicators for HDDs status, power & reset buttons
- Power Supply – 90W, 100-240V
- Power Consumption
- HDD sleep – 13.55W
- In operation – 22.38W with 2x 1TB HDD + 2x 256GB SSD.
- Dimensions (H x W x D) – 42.8 x 404 x 220 mm
- Weight – 2.40 kg
- Sound Level
- Background: 6.0 dB(A)
- 2x 2.5-inch SATA SSDs – 6.2 dB(A)
- 2x 3.5-inch HDDs – operating: 13.0 dB(A); standby: 6.2 dB(A)
Since 14TB hard drives are now a thing, you could potentially add 28TB of storage with two hard drives.
The NAS runs the company’s QTS embedded Linux operating system, support EXT-4 file system for internal hard drives, and EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+, and exFAT for external hardware, although for the latter you need to purchase a license separately… The device also support RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, JBOD, and single RAID types, hardware accelerated media transcoding from 480p to 1080p resolution, and more. There’s a really long list of software features in the product page.
AnandTech reports QNAP HS-453DX NAS is available to the company’s partners right now, so retail availability should be expected in the next few weeks. Price has yet to be announced.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.