QNAP TS-451 Network Attached Storage Review
Network storage used to be a thing only found in business class networks. However, with the increase in popularity of home networking and the ability to easily share large amounts of data between PCs attached to the home network, network attach storage is quickly becoming an integral part of the modern home network. Family members are no longer confined to sharing files from one PC to another. In a typical PC to PC sharing setup a single hard drive is used to host the files. If that hard drive fails the data is lost. Network attached storage is available in multiple drive configurations. The most popular seem to be from two bays to five bays. QNAP’s TS-451 is a four bay NAS that features an Intel 2.4 GHz Dual Core Celeron processor and is capable of expanding to 8 GB of RAM. But there is more to the TS-451 than just storage. QNAP is constantly working on the operating system to bring more features and capability to their storage devices. The QNAP TS-451 is more than just a simple storage device that sits on the network hosting files.
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QNAP does a great job with the graphics for the TS-451. The box shows exactly what is being purchased and at a $500.00 price tag it should. I would want to know exactly what is included if I were to purchase it.
Flipping the box around to the back, QNAP goes into detail about what the TS-451 can do. They break the features down into simple terms that someone without any networking experience can understand.
The TS-451 comes packaged in rigid foam inserts and the NAS itself is wrapped in plastic to protect the finish from scratches and scuffs. The packing should do a good job of protecting the NAS from the hazards associated with shipping a product across the country.
|CPU||Intel® Celeron® 2.41GHz dual-core processor (burst up to 2.58GHz)|
TS-451-4G: 4GB DDR3L RAM (2GB x 2)
TS-451: 1GB DDR3L RAM
Total memory slots: 2 (expandable up to 8GB)
1. When installing two memory modules, please ensure that they are the same size and ideally use the same type of RAM for both memory slots.
2. For the information of RAM module installation and compatible NAS models, please refer to the QNAP RAM Module Installation Guide
|Flash Memory||512MB DOM|
|Hard Disk Drive||4 x 3.5” or 2.5” SATA 6Gb/s, SATA 3Gb/s hard drive or SSD
1. The system is shipped without HDD.
2. For the HDD compatibility list, please visit http://www.qnap.com/compatibility
|Hard Disk Tray||4 x Hot-swappable tray|
|LAN Port||2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port|
|LED Indicators||Status, LAN, USB, HDD 1-4|
|USB||2 x USB 3.0 port (Front: 1, Rear: 1)
2 x USB 2.0 port (Rear: 2)
Support USB printer, pen drive, and USB UPS etc.
|Buttons||Power/Status, USB One-Touch-Backup, reset|
|Alarm Buzzer||System warning|
|Dimensions||177(H) x 180(W) x 235(D) mm
6.97(H) x 7.09(W) x 9.25(D) inch
|Weight||Net: 3 kg (6.61 lbs) / Gross: 4.3 kg (9.48 lbs)|
|Power Consumption (W)||HDD standby: 15.85W
S3 sleep: 0.55W
In operation: 31.07W
(with 4 x 1TB HDD installed)
|Humidity||5~95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C|
|Power Supply||External Power Adapter, 90W, 100-240V|
|Secure Design||Kensington security slot for theft prevention|
|Fan||1 x quiet cooling fan (12 cm, 12V DC)|
Design and specifications are subject to change without notic