Qnap HS-251 Plus Brings Fanless NAS With Up To 16 TB, Two up to 8 terabytes large and hot-swappable SATA hard disks or SSDs can be integrated into the held in the set-top box design HS-251 plus. The imaginary for home use and mainly for media applications NAS is powered by an Intel Celeron CPU with four cores and 2 GHz clock.
Qnap has expanded its intended for home use Silent NAS series to the model HS-251 +. The fanless network storage in the set-top box design has no moving parts and is designed mainly for playback of media applications. The unit includes factory no hard drives and is available immediately at a price of 329 euros plus VAT available.
The HS-251 + includes drive bays for up to 8 terabytes per two large and hot-swappable SATA hard disks or SSDs in the 3.5-inch format. QNAP newcomer is powered by an Intel Celeron processor with four cores and a clock speed of 2 GHz. He is supported by 2 GByte DDR3L RAM.
As NAS operating system comes QNAP onsite OS QTS 4.2 for use with which to set up, manage and operate the network storage can. For home entertainment purposes, the Introduction can be connected to an HDTV or A / V receiver. For playback of corresponding content, the device also supports the multimedia player HybridDesk Station (HD Station).
With the supplied remote control or the iOS and Android app QREMOTE however, users can, for example, to retrieve on the HS-251 + stored videos, photos or music tracks via the pre-installed media player Kodi. Furthermore, can be stored on the NAS files not only organize and secure, but also synchronize with other devices and share.
In addition allows the network storage online and offline video transcoding and streaming multimedia content to other rooms via Bluetooth, DLNA, USB devices or via the integrated HDMI output, to which then, for example, Google’s Chrome Cast stick or Apple’s set-top box Apple can be connected TV. There are still two USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports and also has two Gigabit Ethernet ports to other interfaces.
The HS-251 + is the successor of the presented last year HS-251 within the Silent NAS series. The also held in the set-top box design network storage was at that time not only expensive for a suggested retail price of 511 Euro (without hard drives), but on top of that even less powerful. In its interior, namely worked only a dual-core CPU, which was supported by only 1 GB of RAM.
Tip: In the article Network Storage: What to consider when buying a NAS, ITespresso has explained what the devices do these days and for whom what features and performance are important.