QNAP HS-453DX Fanless NAS Features Gemini Lake Processor, 10GbE, HDMI 2.0

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.

QNAP HS-453DXTwo versions of the NAS are available: QNAP HS-453DX-4G and HS-453DX-8GB only differing by the amount of RAM.


  • 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
  • Storage
    • 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.

Gemini Lake NAS

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.

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