A couple of youtube videos and reviews by OTHER sources, in case you are interested. in case i missed something or you want to compare notes
The TBS-453DX is marketed as a portable NAS on the goQNAP TBS 453DX NAS Book - Hardware Review
QNAP TBS-453DX NASBook Review
TBS-453DX M.2 SSD NASbook: Featuring 10GbE connectivity and CacheMount hybrid cloud functions
QNAP HS-453DX vs TBS-453DX Compact Quiet 10Gbe NAS
I know it says for office and stuff, but personally it's also something i'd take with me on a holiday if i brought a laptop along. So for me it will be used more in that context (when i require portability). Yes it can also probably double up as one of those media boxes to watch plex and kodi from also. because of the pricing of ssds, i could only afford 500gb x2 raid1. Maybe a single 1tb ssd would have been better? tbh i'm not sure. But with this capacity i'm obviously not going to be able to store everything from my TS-877. So instead i'll just only backup important document files, and just some files i want to watch/read when i need to go elsewhere from my physical main NAS. I'm also using it as a music juke box as well (using music station to play via it's inbuilt speakers) I make use of this device as a place holder for my digital stuff in transit as well in some part as permanent storage. As it gets full, i can offload to my ts-877 main NAS using HBS perhaps.The compact, near-silent, and versatile TBS-453DX M.2 SSD NASbook is ideal for office meetings and multimedia applications. With CacheMount, you can map multiple cloud storages and enable caching to work with online files as fast as the files stored on your TBS-453DX, providing an amazing hybrid-cloud experience for seamless file storage, backup, and recovery. The TBS-453DX also supports excellent real-time transcoding and media streaming, and also provides 4K @60Hz HDMI 2.0 output. Coupled with QNAP’s comprehensive 10GbE solutions, the 10GbE-ready TBS-453DX is perfect for enhancing team workflows and multimedia applications. Whether you are using it for work, entertainment, backup, or sharing, the TBS-453DX is always ready for you.
Specifications you can see here
https://www.qnap.com/en/product/tbs-453 ... s/hardware
It has 4 physical cores, and has AES hardware acceleration. For CPU capability for transcoding, i could not find a test result for the TBS-453DXCPU: Intel Celeron J4105 quad-core 1.5 GHz processor (burst up to 2.5 GHz)
Celeron J4105 is a quad-core 64-bit x86 desktop microprocessor introduced by Intel in 2017. This processor is based on Goldmont Plus microarchitecture and is manufactured on a 14 nm process. The J4105 operates at 1.5 GHz with a burst frequency of 2.5 GHz and a TDP of 10 W. This MPU incorporates Intel's UHD Graphics 600 GPU operating at 250 MHz with a burst frequency of 750 MHz.sauceGemini Lake (GLK) is the name of the core for Intel's generation of system on chip serving as a successor to Apollo Lake. These low-power chips primarily targeted towards entry level embedded devices, low-cost laptops and desktops, and all-in-one PCs as well as IoTs. Gemini Lake chips are manufactured on a 14 nm process and are based on the Goldmont Plus microarchitecture.
In an attempt to differentiate the low-power core from Intel's big cores, beginning with Goldmont Plus, Pentium-based Gemini Lake were re-branded as Pentium Silver whereas Intel's big cores (e.g., Kaby Lake) were re-branded Pentium Gold.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... 1274624273
So instead i did a round-about check
TS-853BU (x64 (Celeron J3455) 1.5 GHz) = CPU MARK: 2110 VS TBS-453DX (Celeron J4105) = CPU MARK: 2634
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https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Celeron-J4105-vs-Intel-Celeron-J3455/m444211vsm200485 https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-Celeron-J3455-vs-Intel-Celeron-J4105/2875vs3159 https://www.cpu-monkey.com/en/compare_cpu-intel_celeron_j3455-662-vs-intel_celeron_j4105-841 https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/128989/intel-celeron-j4105-processor-4m-cache-up-to-2-50-ghz.html
Because the TBS-453DX uses a better cpu with a slightly higher cpu mark, so the result will at least match or be better than that result in the google spreadsheet.
Intel UHD Graphics 600 reviewThe Intel UHD Graphics 600 is an integrated processor graphics unit from the Gemini Lake generation (e. g. Pentium N4100), which was announced late 2017. The GPU can convince with low consumption figures, but the performance is only in the low-end segment and is rarely sufficient for modern games. Being the lowest configuration of the Gemini Lake GPU, the UHD Graphics 600 is equipped with 12 of the 18 Execution Units (EUs) running at up to 700 MHz. The technical specifications of the GPU are based on Intel's Gen9 architecture, which is also used for the more expensive Skylake series and also in the predecessor HD Graphics 505.
Due to its lack of dedicated graphics memory or eDRAM cache, the UHD 605 has to access the main memory via processor (2x 64bit DDR4/LPDDR4-2400).
The UHD Graphics 600 offers a similar performance as the Intel HD Graphics 500 in the Apollo Lake SoCs (same Gen 9 architecture). Therefore, the GPU is only suited for some very low demanding games like Dirt Rally or Sims 4.
The video engine decodes H.265/HEVC (8b and 10b) and VP9 completely in hardware. Up to three displays can be connected via DP 1.2a/eDP 1.3 or HDMI 2.0a (including HDCP 2.2).
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https://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-UHD-Graphics-600-GPU.271820.0.htmlsupports 2 x SO-DIMM DDR4. It comes in either 4gb (TBS-453DX-4G) or 8gb (TBS-453DX-8G) ram config. *mine is 4gb But apparently it uses 2 ram sticks so it's in dual channel mode at least.
Only supports M.2 sata SSDs, specically 4 x M.2 2280 SATA 6Gb/s slotsHas 1x 1gbe port, and 1x 10GBASE-T (10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M) porttons of usb ports. 4x USB 2.0 ports, 3x USB 3.0 ports1x HDMI 2.0 (up to resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz)Audio Input 2 x 3.5mm microphone jacks (dynamic microphones only )Audio Output 2 x speakers, 3.5mm line out jack (for amplifier or headphone amplifier)Dimensions (HxWxD) 30 × 230 × 165 mmPower Consumption: HDD Sleep Mode 12.38 WPower Consumption: Operating Mode, Typical 16.52 WFan 1 x system fan
Sound Level 15.8 db(A)Kensington Security Slot
In addition to TBS-453DX, i also bought 2 x Crucial MX500 500gb M.2 SATA SSDs for it.
The packaging itself looks nice. it's in like a cardboard box with a sticker. A clean look. MAC and SN are clearly labelled on the box. the packaging is well made to allow easy access. it's also compartmentalized (upper and lower halves of the box) so that the bottom section contains
- warranty/disclaimer leaflet
- quick installation guide (QIG)
- power brick
- m.2 ssd heatsinks + thermal pads
- cat5e cables
10GBASET – CAN THIS BE RUN OVER CAT5E?
10GBase T is a standard that provides 10Gbit/s connections over unshielded or shielded twisted pair cable over distances of up to 100 metres.
Whilst you need to use Cat6a or Cat7 cable to reach the full distance potential, the goods news is that if your data centre already has Cat5e or Ca6 cabling installed, you may not need to upgrade just yet.
100m on Cat6a and Cat7 cable types
55m on Cat6 cable which is already deployed in many data centres
45m on Cat5e, the most commonly installed UTP cable types
Note: these distances are for solid core cabling, not standed as typically used in patch cables.
Another great feature of 10GBaseT is that it will auto negotiate to 1000Base-T, so a switch will conecct to 10Gbe and 1GbE devices, protecting your investment and allowing for gradual upgrades of connected devices. DAC, SFP+ and CX4 connectivity options all require 10GbE devices at both ends. Work against 10GBase-T, it uses more power than other options.
i was sad there was no hdmi cable am i expecting too much? xd...
The QIG is not simply a block of text with instructions, which most people would be aversed to reading. It's very pictorial and easy to digest which is nice You can always refer to the online downloadable guide if you need the full details. But for a quick setup, you just only need simple pictorial guide for the beginner to understand initial setup.
however seems ram installation is not part of the QIG. by default it already comes with ram, so only if you intend to upgrade yourself would you need to do anything. I suspect the indepth guide you download would have the detailed instructions for that perhaps.
The physical dimensions of this NAS book length is roughly half the size of my full sized mechanical keyboard.
the weight is comfortable as i can clearly lift it one handed (this is without the m.2 ssds installed yet, but even then i don't think it will add that much more weight). So yes, weight wise it's very portable.