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QNAP TBS-453A-8G-960GB 4-Bay M.2 SSD NASbook Review

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With just 230mm in length, 165mm in depth and 25mm in height the 760g heavy TBS-453A is among the lightest NAS in the market today.



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To showcase its compact size we placed the TBS-453A right next to a compact 8-port switch.



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At the front we see the USB one touch copy button, two USB 3.0 ports, SD card slot, volume control and the on/off power button.



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There are also 4 SSD activity LEDs at the front.



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A USB 2.0 port is placed on the right side of the enclosure right next to a perforated section (the built-in speaker is placed behind it).



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From left to right at the rear we see a Kensington lock, reset button, two HDMI v2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, two 3.5mm microphone jacks (dynamic microphones only), line out audio jack, 2 Gigabit RJ45 Ethernet ports, 3 Gigabit RJ45 Ethernet switch ports and the DC in.



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The NAS sits on 4 round rubber feet and part of its base is also perforated.