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QNAP TS-451 Network Attached Storage Review

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Hardware Installation

DSC_3478Modders-Inc is proud to welcome Seagate as a sponsor for our storage reviews. Seagate provided 4 TB NAS hard drives for this review. The NAS hard drives are purpose built and are better suited for life inside a storage enclosure.  Seagate offers NAS drives from 2TB to 4TB in capacity.

  • NAS HDD 4TB +Rescue
  • NAS HDD +Rescue 2TB
Capacity 4TB 4TB 3TB 2TB 2TB
Interface SATA 6Gb/s SATA 6Gb/s SATA 6Gb/s SATA 6Gb/s SATA 6Gb/s
Typical Weight 610g 610g 610g 535g 535g
Maximum Length 146.99mm 146.99mm 146.99mm 146.99mm 146.99mm
Maximum Height 26.11mm 26.11mm 26.11mm 26.11mm 26.11mm
Maximum Width 101.60mm 101.60mm 101.60mm 101.60mm 101.60mm
Cache 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB
Maximum Operating Shock 80Gs 80Gs 80Gs 80Gs
Operating Temperature 70°C 70°C 70°C 70°C 70°C


DSC_3480Getting the drives mounted in the trays is a simple affair. Flip the drives over, slide the drive into the tray and use the provided silver screws to secure the drives to the tray.


DSC_3536QNAP also made provisions for SSDs and 2.5″ drives. They are attached in three points on the bottom of the tray using the black screws that are provided.


DSC_3481Insert the assembled trays and drives into the unit and lock them in and the deivce is ready to be connected to power and the network.


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