Much like in a business environment but on a smaller scale, we as home users, have an insatiable appetite for data. Our internet connection bandwidth has increased to the point where some can get speeds of 1 gigabit per second. Application sizes have increased. Some game installs reach 50 GB in size. Digital cameras allow us to snap hundreds of pictures in a single session. Not only have our data needs changed, but our networking needs have too. Homes now have multiple PCs, phones, and tablets. How can you share your data with your family? A NAS or network attached storage device could very well be the answer. A NAS not only allows you to share you data with multiple users but can also help keep your data safe. QNAP very recently introduced their newest dual bay NAS; the QNAP TS-251+. This NAS features an Intel Celeron Quad-Core 2.0 GHz CPU and supports up to 16 GB of RAM and 8 Terabyte drives. The NAS has the ability to connect to a TV or monitor and act as a media center/player or a light use PC for browsing the web.
Review Sample Provided by: QNAP
Product Name/Link to Website: QNAP TS-251+-8G
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.
Much like other QNAP products, the TS-251+ packaging is very simple. There is a small product sticker on the front of the NAS that details the specifications and features.
Inside, the TS-251+ is tucked away in a foam shell. The accessories are packaged away in an additional cardboard box.
Except for the hard drives, the included accessories are all you will need to get the TS-251+ up and running. The included accessories include, dual Ethernet cables, power supply, screws for SSDs and hard drives, a quick start guide, and a media center remote.
|CPU||Quad-Core Intel® Celeron® 2.0GHz (burst up to 2.42GHz)|
Floating Point Unit
|GPU||Intel® HD Graphics|
TS-251+-2G: 2GB DDR3L RAM (1 x 2GB)
TS-251+-8G: 8GB DDR3L RAM (2 x 4GB)
Total memory slots: 2 SODIMM
|Drive||2 x 2.5″ or 3.5″ SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s HDD or SSD; hot swappable trays|
|Expansion Unit||Max. 1 (UX-800P, UX-500P)|
|Gigabit LAN Ports||2|
|USB||2 x USB 3.0 (Front: 1, Rear: 1)|
2 x USB 2.0 (Rear)
|IR Receiver||Yes (QNAP RM-IR002 remote control)|
|LED Indicators||Power/Status, LAN, USB, HDD1-2|
|Buttons||Power, Reset, USB Auto Copy|
|Alarm Buzzer||System warning|
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||168.5 x 102 x 225 mm|
6.63 x 4.02 x 8.86 inch
|Weight (Net / Gross)||1.28 kg (2.82 lbs) / 2.32 kg (5.11 lbs)|
|System Fan||1 x 7cm, 12V DC|
|Kensington Security Slot||1|
|Power Supply||External Power Adapter, 60W, 100-240V|
|Power Consumption (W)||S3 sleep: 0.57|
HDD standby: 10.56
In operation (typical): 18.09
|Temperature||0 – 40 °C|
|Humidity||5~95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C|
|Powerful All-in-one server|
|Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.|
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