Qnap IS-453S 4-Bay Compact Industrial NAS w/ 8GB RAM

MX64908 IS-453S 4-Bay Compact Industrial NAS w/ 8GB RAM
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Product Info

4-bay compact & fanless quad-core industrial NAS for harsh environments

The IS-453S is a robust all-in-one industrial NAS designed for reliable operations in harsh environments. Featuring a fanless design with high vibration and impact resistance, the IS-453S is ideal for factories, warehouses, and transportation with operating temperatures between -40°C and 50°C (-40°F to 122°F). The IS-453S delivers high performance with persistent throughput and provides a comprehensive storage solution.

  • File sharing, backup, disaster recovery, and data security management
  • AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption for efficient cryptographic performance with up to 224 MB/s
  • Run multiple Windows®, Linux®, UNIX® and Android™ based virtual machines with the Virtualization Station
  • Enjoy LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies with the Container Station
  • Comprehensive surveillance solution with 24/7 security
  • Suitable for creating outdoor advertisements with the Signage Station
  • Play 1080p videos with the HD Station via HDMI output
  • Scale up to 12 drives with a QNAP UX-800P expansion enclosure


Designed for a wide range of temperatures and environments

Built with high-quality aluminum materials for maximum heat dissipation, the IS-453S has been designed to operate perfectly in non-office environments. Withstanding temperatures between -40°C and 50°C (-40°F to 122°F)* it is the ideal choice for networked storage across a wide range of platforms such as factories & industrial settings, transportation and other environments that are exposed to the elements.

* Industrial-grade SSDs are required to ensure listed operational temperature ranges. Please refer to the compatibility list.


Rock-solid & fanless design

Engineered to perfection with a rugged body and no moving parts, the fanless IS-453S is designed to withstand dust, rust, vibration and impact for reliable and energy-saving operations within even the most extreme environments.

Compliant with the military-grade MIL-STD-810G-514.6E-1 simulation test for anti-vibration, the all-metal construction of the IS-453S can withstand shock impact while still providing continuous operation.


Quad-core CPU & AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption

The IS-453S delivers ultra-high performance achieving speeds of up to 224 MB/s read and up to 222 MB/s write. It is powered by an energy-efficient, industrial-grade 22nm 64-bit Intel® quad-core 1.91 GHz SoC processor with 2GB / 8GB DDR3L RAM (expandable to 8GB), and features dual Gigabit LAN ports to maximize system bandwidth. The IS-453S's hardware-accelerated encryption with AES-NI provides unmatched encryption performance of up to 224 MB/s, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the IS-453S.

Tested in QNAP lab. Figures could vary by environments.

Test environment:
NAS with QTS 4.2.0; Volume: 4 x 1TB WD10JFCX HDDs in RAID 5
Client PCs: Intel® Core™ i7-4790 3.60GHz CPU; 16GB DDR3-1600 RAM; Seagate ST500DM002; Intel Gigabit CT( MTU 1500 ) ; Windows® 7 Professional 64bit SP1
IOMeter configuration: Multiple PCs via switch. Transferring 32GB file continuously to NAS for 3 minutes. Block size: 64KB for SMB2.0

Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage

The IS-453S supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows®, Mac® and Linux®/UNIX® networks. Data, logs and ISO images of CDs and DVDs can be centrally stored in the NAS and protected by an integrated antivirus solution. Windows AD® and LDAP services enable system administrators to configure user permissions using existing Windows AD® servers, LDAP servers or NAS build-in LDAP services. The IS-453S supports SAMBA v4 and can act as a domain controller for Windows®.

Learn more: Windows Active Directory, LDAP Directory Service, ISO share, Syslog service

Well-rounded backup solutions to secure data

QNAP NetBak Replicator supports real-time and scheduled data backup on Windows® including Outlook email archiving. Time Machine® is also supported to provide Mac® OS X users with an effortless solution to back up data to the IS-453S. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis® True Image and Symantec® Backup Exec are also supported.

Learn more: NetBak Replicator, Time Machine backup, Third-party backup software compatibility

Disaster recovery solutions bring peace of mind

The IS-453S offers various data recovery options. RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) supports real time data backup to remote QNAP NAS or FTP servers and synchronizes files to remote folders from local folders with better backup efficiency and reduced backup time. The IS-453S also supports rsync protocol to back up data to remote servers on a scheduled basis. Data can also be backed up to and restored from a range of cloud storage services, including Amazon® S3, Amazon® Glacier, Microsoft® Azure, ElephantDrive®, Dropbox® and Google Cloud Storage™.

Learn more: RTRR, rsync, Cloud storage backup

Volume & LUN snapshot simplifies restoration

QTS Storage Manager adds an easy-to-use web-based snapshot tool for you to easily back up and restore data on the IS-453S back to any point of time to prevent the loss of important data. You can take snapshots for both volumes and LUN (block-based LUN* and file-based LUN), efficiently replicate volume/LUN snapshots to remote servers by copying only the changes made, and quickly clone a volume /LUN snapshot as a local volume without interrupting the current system operation. You can even set up the system to automatically take a snapshot of the volume before backup via RTRR/rsync, even when the file is opened.

* Up to 256 snapshots per volume or LUN, and a maximum 1,024 snapshots per NAS. It is recommended to use block-based LUN snapshots.

Comprehensive security options

In an open network environment, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The IS-453S provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, and other protective features. Administrators can also control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorized access to important files. The IS-453S is validated with military-grade FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryption, preventing unauthorized users from accessing data even if the hard drives or entire system were stolen.

Learn more: Encrypted access, IP blocking, Hard drive encryption

Run additional operating systems on the IS-453S

The Virtualization Station transforms the IS-453S into a 2-in-a-box NAS that can function as an all-in-one NAS and a virtualization platform for hosting virtual machines (VMs), supporting multiple operating systems, fast VM creation, VM backup & restoration, VM import/export, snapshot, Device Management for centrally managing VM, and enables desktop operations on web browsers. Virtualization Station uses SDN (Software-defined Networks) and allows the IS-453S and VMs to share the same LAN port. No longer constrained by physical network performance, high-speed Virtual Switches greatly increases data transfer between VMs as well as between VMs and NAS through the internal interface. You can also download VMs on demand from online VM markets and import them to IS-453S without any complex procedures.

Learn more: Virtualization Station, P2V

Container Station – LXC and Docker® Containers inclusive

The IS-453S supports the game-changing container technology for server virtualization. QNAP Container Station exclusively integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux® systems on the IS-453S as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry®. It supports container import/export and permission settings, and features an informative dashboard and flexible user interface for you to manage multiple containers. Container Station also supports the Online Document app*, which allows you to directly view, edit and store files of various types anytime on your NAS, including Office documents, images and text files.

Learn more: Container Station

Comprehensive surveillance solution providing 24/7 security

QNAP Surveillance Station

Surveillance Station offers a professional surveillance solution with a user-friendly management interface, over 3,000 compatible IP camera models, and expandable IP camera channel licenses. It supports real-time monitoring, video and audio recording and playback with a wide range of customizable settings. You can also install the Vmobile app on your iOS® or Android™ devices to manage the monitored channels anytime and anywhere to safeguard your office environment, or install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your IS-453S. The IS-453S offers 4 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 40 channels by purchasing additional licenses.

Learn more: Surveillance Station, Vmobile, Vcam

IP surveillance storage for AXIS Camera Companion, Mobotix and other VMS

The IS-453S provides a reliable storage solution for video management software (VMS) recordings from different network camera vendors. The IS-453S is an ideal storage solution providing high compatibility with AXIS Camera Companion, the video management software (VMS) for AXIS network cameras, to offer a reliable and powerful network surveillance system. The IS-453S works well with AXIS Camera Companion to support one-click folder creation and network camera recordings. AXIS cameras can easily stream video recordings to the IS-453S for instant playback and archiving for business environments.

Learn more: Storage for AXIS Camera Companion

Reliable iSCSI target for surveillance video storage

The most frequently-encountered challenge in deploying IP surveillance is how to set up or expand the storage capacity. The IS-453S supports reliable and high performance iSCSI targeting. Windows® or Linux® based VMS servers can easily connect to the IS-453S through iSCSI to expand the storage capacity. It is an ideal solution for IP surveillance recording and archiving.

Signage Station – Create outdoor ads promoting your business

With Signage Station, it's easy to create content for a wide range of materials such as menu boards, adverts, posters, and business profiles. As the IS-453S is designed for reliable operations in extreme environments (including a wide range of temperatures, dust, rust, and vibration) it is incredibly convenient to use Signage Station in outdoor environments to promote your business and services.

Learn more: Signage Station

Private cloud storage

The IS-453S offers businesses a total solution for creating private cloud storage. myQNAPcloud service allows you to establish a private cloud with secure data transfer over the Internet. The Qfile mobile app enables remote access to the files on the IS-453S anytime, anywhere, while the Qmanager mobile app allows for easy remote management & monitoring of your IS-453S.

Learn more: myQNAPcloud, Qfile, Qmanager

File synchronization across computers and mobile devices

Qsync utility turns your IS-453S into a safe, large-capacity data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the IS-453S will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops and mobile devices. Qsync is especially useful for frequent travelers in managing files and ensuring that different devices have the most up-to-date files. Qsync provides multiple ways of file synchronization and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of team projects and collaboration. It also supports centralized configuration, and allows you to remotely erase the Qsync folder on a lost device to avoid data breaches, and even restore it after you have retrieved the device.

Learn more: Qsync

Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality

The IS-453S has a built-in App Center that provides various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers, including tools for backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and much more. It is also a centralized location for managing & updating installed apps, adding potentially limitless opportunities for the IS-453S.

Learn more: App Center

Wide range 9V ~ 36V DC input

With the 9V-36V DC input design, the IS-453S is suitable for industrial and transportation applications with a variety of input voltage requirements. When the main power source (DC12V) is interrupted, the secondary 9-36V DC input becomes the backup power source to guarantee system continuity.

Flexible installation options with wall & din-rail mounts

Sometimes space may be an issue in installing new hardware. The IS-453S's optional VESA 75/100 wall-mount and DIN-rail mount accessories offers easy installations in various locations to provide flexibility in installation location.

Seamless capacity expansion

The IS-453S offers a high performance yet affordable storage solution to fulfill the needs of archiving rapidly-growing data & large files. The IS-453S supports capacity expansion by connecting a QNAP expansion enclosure. With the QNAP scale-up solution, the raw storage capacity can be expanded on demand*, making the IS-453S an ideal file center for storage-intensive business applications such as video surveillance, data archiving, TV broadcast storage, and more.

The maximum number of drives available by connecting QNAP expansion enclosures:

NAS Model RAID Expansion Enclosure No. of RAID Expansion Enclosure Total SSD/HDD No. (NAS + Enclosure)
IS-453S UX-800P 1 12
UX-500P 1 9

* To expand the storage space with an UX expansion enclosure, please create a separate static volume or storage pool on the UX expansion unit.

Learn more: QNAP expansion enclosures

Additional SMB-ready features

The IS-453S supports various business applications as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency.

FTP Server Web Server RADIUS

The Turbo NAS supports RADIUS server which provides centralized authorization management for computers to connect and use a network service.

The Turbo NAS supports Surveillance Station to connect and manage multiple IP cameras remotely, including real-time monitoring, video recording, playback, and event notifications.

VPN Server Printer Server Surveillance Station

Click here to learn more other business features.


Part Number IS-453S-8G-US
Processor 22nm Intel® Atom™ quad-core 1.91GHz
Floating Point Unit Yes
Hardware Encryption Engine Yes (AES-NI)
GPU 7th generation Intel® HD Graphics
System Memory 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Maximum Memory 8GB
Memory Slot 2, SODIMM DDR3L-1333/1600

(For dual-DIMM configurations, you must use a pair of identical DDR3L modules.)

Flash 512MB
Drive Type 4 x 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD, hot-swappable

Hard Disk Tray N/A
LAN Port(s) 2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port
USB Port(s) 2 x USB 3.0 port; 2 x USB 2.0 port
PCIe Slot(s) N/A
Video Output 1 x HDMI, up to 1080p support
LED Status, USB, HDD 1-4
Button System: Power button, Reset button
Alarm Buzzer System warning
Security Slot Kensington security slot

-40˚C ~ 50˚C

(Please note: Industrial SSDs are required to meet this condition, please refer to the compatibility list https://www.qnap.com/compatibility)

Humidity 5~95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27°C
Noise Level Sound pressure (LpAm): 7.1 dB(A)
Power Consumption HDD Sleep mode: 9.01 W
In Operation: 10.04 W
S3 sleep: 0.82 W
Power Power 1: DC power jack, external power adaptor, 12V, 90W, Input: 100-240V
Power 2: 4-pin terminal block, 9-36V DC
Fan Fanless design
Form Factor N/A
Dimensions 59 (H) x 180 (W) x 247 (D) mm
2.32 (H) x 7.09 (W) x 9.72 (D) inch
Weight Net weight: 1.11 kg (2.45 lbs)
Gross weight: 3.2 kg (7.05 lbs)
Operating System QTS 4.2 (embedded Linux)
All-in-one server File Server
FTP Server
Storage Plug & Connect
File Station
Transcode Management
Surveillance Station
Backup Station
VPN Server
Print Server
VPN Client
Cloud Backup Station
DLNA Server
AirPlay & Chromecast
Q'center (NAS CMS)
HD (HybridDesk) Station 3.0
iTunes Server
Virtualization Station
App Center
Container Station
Supported Client OS Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Windows 8 (32/64-bit), Windows Server 2003/2008 R2/2012/2012R2
Apple Mac OS X
Linux & UNIX
Supported Browsers Microsoft Internet Explorer 10+
Mozilla Firefox 8+
Apple Safari 4+
Google Chrome
File System Internal Hard Drive: EXT4
External Hard Drive: EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+
Storage Management Storage Space Utilization monitoring
QNAP flexible Volume/LUN with thin provisioning and space reclaim
Volume types: RAID 0/1/5/6/10, + hot spare, single, JBOD
Supports storage pools
Supports snapshots
- Supports Volume/LUN snapshot - Snapshot manager
- Snapshot clone
- Snapshot vault
- Snapshot replica
- Snapshot agent for Microsoft Windows and VMware vSphere
Online volume expansion & storage pool expansion
Online RAID capacity expansion and online RAID level migration
SMART data migration
Storage expansion via max 2 QNAP UX-500P/UX-800P expansion units
JBOD enclosure roaming
SSD read-only/read-write cache
Bad block scan, recovery, and hard drive S.M.A.R.T.
RAID recovery
Bitmap support
myQNAPcloud Service Private cloud storage and sharing
Free host name registration (DDNS)
Optional myQNAPcloud SSL certificates (DDNS)
Auto router configuration (via UPnP)
Web-based file manager with HTTPS 2048-bit encryption
CloudLink for remote access without any complicated router setup
myQNAPcloud connect for easy VPN connection (Windows VPN utility)
Qsync Syncs files across multiple devices with SSL support
Selective synchronization for only syncing specific folders
Use team folders as a file center for greater team collaboration (maximum sync tasks:32)
Shares files by links via e-mail
Policy settings for conflicting files and file type filter support
Version control: up to 64 versions.
Incremental synchronization for HDD space saving
Unified privilege management
Unified configuration management
Supports central configuration mode
Supports remote erase / restore
Supports shared folders sync
Supports Windows & Mac OS
Networking TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6: Dual Stack)*
NICs with jumbo frame (failover, multi-IP settings, port trunking/NIC teaming)
Service binding based on network interfaces
Squid Proxy server
Proxy client
DHCP client, DHCP server
Protocols: CIFS/SMB, AFP (v3.3), NFS(v3), FTP, FTPS, SFTP, TFTP, HTTP(S), Telnet, SSH, iSCSI, SNMP, SMTP, and SMSC
UPnP & Bonjour Discovery
USB Wi-Fi Adapter Support

*Not all services supports IPv6.

Security Network access protection with auto-blocking: SSH, Telnet, HTTP(S), FTP, CIFS/SMB, AFP
CIFS host access control for shared folders
FIPS 140-2 validated hardware acclerated AES 256-bit volume-based and shared folder data encryption
AES 256-bit external drive encryption*
Importable SSL certificates
Instant alert via E-mail, SMS, beep,and push service
2-step verification
Access Right Management Batch user creation
Import/Export users
User quota management
Local user access control for CIFS, AFP, FTP, and WebDAV
Application access control for Photo Station, Music Station, Video Station, and File Station
Subfolder permissions support for CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP, and File Station
Web Administration Movable Icons and personalized desktop
Smart toolbar and dashboard for neat system status display
Smart fan Control
Dynamic DNS (DDNS)
Resource monitor
Network recycle bin for file deletion via CIFS/SMB, AFP, and File Station - Automatic Cleanup - File Type Filter
Comprehensive logs (events & connection)
Syslog client/server System settings backup and restore
Restore to factory default
Mobile app: Qmanager for remote system monitoring & management
Power Management Wake on LAN
Internal hard drive standby mode
Scheduled power on/off
Automatic power on after power recovery
USB and network UPS support with SNMP management
System sleep mode (S3)
  1. Not all IPv6 services are supported.
  2. Data encryption functions may be unavailable in accordance with the legislative restrictions of some countries.
  3. This feature may vary by model.
  4. DRM-protected content is not supported. Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Package Contents

  • IS-453S
  • Ethernet Cable x 2
  • AC Adapter: SP-ADAPTOR-90W-B01
  • Power Cord x 1
  • Flat head screw x 12 (for 2.5" HDD)
  • Quick Installation Guide (QIG)