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QNAP TS-451 Network Attached Storage Review

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A Closer Look at the QNAP TS-451

QNAP TS-451The QNAP TS-451 is one of the smaller NAS devices that I have come across. It has a footprint of 6.97(H)x7.09(D)x9.259(D). The TS-451’s styling is elegant. The white exterior offset by a silver band on the left side of the device is unobtrusive.

 

DSC_3393The front of the QNAP TS-451 features the four drive bays. On the left in the silver band the LED indicators of the system status, LAN, and all four hard drives. The IR receiver is located just under the LED indicators. A power button and one touch copy button are next and an USB 3.0 port is featured at the bottom.

 

DSC_3394The left side of the QNAP TS-541 is fairly simple. There is a small vent near the front in order to draw cool air in to help with CPU and motherboard component cooling.

 

DSC_3395On the back of the QNAP TS-451 a 120mm fan is the most prominent feature. The fan speeds can be adjusted either manually or by the system and is configured via the GUI interface.

 

DSC_3395aThe I/O for the TS-541 contains a power connector, 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 2 Gigabit LAN and an HDMI port. A password and network reset button is at the very top.

 

DSC_3396Rounding out the exterior of the TS-451 is the right panel. This panel has a sticker on it that contains the Cloud Key. This is used to get the system set up quickly. Go to the website and enter the key. The process gets the initial configuration of the NAS done very quickly and all you have to do is answer a few questions.

 

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Tom Brokaw

Tom is a network and computer hardware enthusiast. He has been reviewing hardware products around for various sites around the net since 1999. He has modded a few cases back in the day.

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