It has been a long time since I posted any questions on the Hexus forum, and I am not entirely sure if I should post my questions on the Hexus forum alone or post these on the Qnap forum as well in order to trigger a better response.

Question 1:
  • Can the QNAP TS-453A be configured as 2 separate LAN backup / network device:
  • Generally speaking RAID 5 requires a minimum of 3 HDD of the same capacity / identical, as the QNAP TS-453A has 4 HDD drive bays, (should all drive bays be populated with identical WD-RED drives, could such QNAP TS-453A be configured to use 3 HDD bays as RAID 5 on one LAN, and a single specific drive bay set to operate on a separate LAN (where the LANs would not be linked)?
  • Ideally I require the QNAP TS-453A to work with 2 separate LANs that must never connect to each other (or share files with one another on the LAN).
  • I do not intend to enable the WiFi mode of this device and would be disabling this feature.