QNAP TS-253B review: A short talk with a NAS box

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With dual HDMI output, great performance, and a marvelous operating system, you couldn’t ask for much more. You could ask for a lower price, but with voice feedback and an OLED display…

When it comes to fast, superbly competent NAS boxes, no company does it better than QNAP. Some of the company’s boxes, including the TS-253B reviewed here, even feature HDMI output for direct management and displaying multimedia via an attached display.

That’s cool, but we forgot about all it when the box spoke to us.

A talking NAS box

“System boot completed.” Those were the words that distracted us. Conversations with a NAS box are usually one-sided, as in invectives from the operator when things go wrong. Most boxes simply emit R2D2-style beeps and possibly a whistle (if you have sufficient imagination). Not being C3P0, you have to take them in context to have a prayer for comprehension.

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