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QNAP TS-453Be 4-bay NAS Review

To test the QNAP TS-453Be we used four 6TB Red drives (WD60EFRX, 5,400rpm class, 64MB cache), built into all the RAID arrays supported by the device; RAID 0,1, 5,6 and 10 and then tested.

For 10GbE testing, QNAP kindly supplied us with a QM2-2P10G1T card to install in the TS-453Be, while in the test rig we used an ASUS XG-C100C 10GbE card. To connect the two we used a Cat7 cable.


Thanks to Asus for their support with this. You can see more information on this card on the ASUS site, over HERE.



The QM2 family of add-in cards consists of four models, supporting either SATA or PCIe M.2 SSDs and/or 10GbE networking. The differences between each of them is best summed up by the diagram above taken from QNAP’s website.

Thanks to QNAP for their support for this. You can see more information on this card on the QNAP site, over HERE.

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