With 10GbE connectivity and direct HDMI output, this NAS box makes itself right at home in any compact multimedia setup. It’s also very fast, multi-mission with a vengeance, and not for less tech-savvy users.
QNAP’s HS-453DX two-bay NAS box weighs in at a hefty $699 MSRP without drives, but it’s a multimedia beast that will not only stream files, but play them directly onto your display or TV via HDMI. Throw in a tiered SSD/HDD structure and 10-gigabit ethernet, and the price starts to make sense, even if it remains daunting to the average user. Also challenging can be the configuration. But if the price and setup don’t phase you, you’ll like this box.
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