Built around the need for increasing amounts of data storage, sharing, and multimedia processing, the TS-251+ 2-Bay Home and SOHO NAS Enclosure from QNAP provides a high-performance scalable storage solution for professional and home users. The TS-251+-8G runs the QTS 4.2 operating system and provides all-in-one server functionalities as well as features including Virtualization Station, which allows users to run VMs on the same device. It is also able to operate multiple isolated Linux systems, play 1080p videos and 7.1 channel audio via HDMI, transcode Full HD videos on-the-fly or offline, stream multimedia files via DLNA, AirPlay, Chromecast, and Bluetooth, scale up to 10 drives with the UX-800P expansion enclosure, and more.
The TS-251+-8G is powered by a 2.0 GHz Intel Celeron Quad-Core processor. The built-in 8GB of DDR3L RAM, which may be expanded to 8GB, and the 512MB of flash memory allow quick access to frequently-used files and programs. Network connectivity is achieved via the 2 x Gigabit Ethernet ports. RAID 0 and 1 are supported, which offer speed or data redundancy. There is also the option to set the TS-251+-8G as JBOD if you don't need RAID functionality.
This 2-bay enclosure has the ability to natively house both 3.5" or 2.5" SATA III and SATA II hard drives or SSD drives. To support both drive formats, screws are included to accommodate both drive sizes. Read speeds can reach up to 223 MB/s and write speeds can reach up to 225 MB/s, while data transfer speeds with AES 256-bit encryption can reach read speeds of up to 205 MB/s and write speeds of up to 178 MB/s. Using the two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, this QNAP can be connected to other QNAP devices, such as UX-800P and UX-500P expansion enclosures, as well as other external drives.
The TS-251+-8G operates using a 60W power supply that operates using 100-240 VAC at 50-60 Hz. It is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, and UNIX. Included are two Ethernet cables, a power cord, an AC adapter, eight 3.5" HDD flat head screws, six 2.5" HDD flat head screws, and an IR remote control.
Quad-Core 64-Bit Intel Celeron CPU
Use Your TS-251+ as a PC with QvPC Technology
Enjoy Videos on TV via HDMI with the Bundled Remote Control
The TS-251+-8G is packed with the QNAP RM-IR002 remote control for you to control HD Station via the built-in IR receiver. You can also turn your mobile devices into remote controls by installing the Qremote app. HD Station also supports YouTube Pairing, allowing you to select a YouTube video on your smartphone, tablet, or computer and play it on your HDTV via the TS-251+-8G
Real-Time and Offline HD Video Transcoding
With the benefits of offline transcoding, if you can only connect to an Internet connection with limited/restricted bandwidth, you can still enjoy smooth videos via File Station, Video Station, or the Qfile app by selecting a pre-rendered lower-resolution video, saving system resources of the TS-251+-8G for other applications. The TS-251+-8G also allows you to set a dedicated folder for automatic video transcoding
Enjoy Media Freely with Multi-Zone Multimedia Control
Alternatively, to enjoy multimedia yourself, you can choose DLNA-compatible devices, use the Qfile app on an iOS device to browse videos/photos and play on the TV via Apple TV, install the QAirplay and Chromecast apps from the QTS App Center to stream media content directly on a TV via Apple TV or Chromecast, or transform the TS-251+-8G into a powerful streaming machine with DLNA, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Google TV support with the support of Plex Media Server
Your Multimedia Hub
QTS 4.2 Operating System
Qsirch Built-In Search Function
Run Additional Operating Systems on the TS-251+
Cross-Platform File Sharing, Centralized Data Storage
Backup Solutions to Secure Data
Disaster Recovery Solutions
Volume and LUN Snapshot Simplifies Restoration
Secure Access with VPN Server and VPN Client
File Synchronization Across Multiple Devices
Comprehensive Surveillance Solution Providing 24/7 Security
Access and Enjoy with Your Mobile Devices
Install-On-Demand Apps to Extend NAS Functionality
Storage Capacity Expansion
With the support of QJBOD Express (JBOD enclosures roaming), you can just connect a large capacity QNAP expansion enclosure to the TS-251+-8G, and migrate data to another NAS through the JBOD enclosure without network connectivity.
The TS-251+-8G can support one UX-500P expansion enclosure with up to seven total hard drives and a raw capacity of 56TB, or one UX-800P expansion enclosure with up to ten total hard drives and a raw capacity of up to 80TB
Energy-Saving and Eco-Friendly
NAS Management Tools
Instant Alert Notifications: With the SMTP and SMS settings on the Turbo NAS, system administrators will get notifications via SMS or email if an error occurs
Resource Monitor: Easily monitor CPU, memory, disk and network bandwidth usage, as well as currently-running Turbo NAS apps and services
Wake on LAN: Administrators can turn on the Turbo NAS via LAN to save energy and improve security
Scheduled Power On/Off: Administrators can turn on the Turbo NAS via LAN to save energy and improve security
S.M.A.R.T. and Advanced Hard Drive Health Scan (HHS): The Turbo NAS supports HDD S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) which monitors the hard drive status, and sends out email notifications for administrators to take action. The HHD Health Scanning technology can also examine hard drive status and prevent possible data loss
Event Logs: The Turbo NAS supports Syslog server that collects logs from various connected devices over the Internet and saves the data, enabling centralized log management with greater efficiency