Scan code: LN68761 Manufacturer code: HS-251+(2GB)

Fanless NAS Storage Box Qnap HS-251+

Qnap HS-251+ 2Bay fanless, Intel Celeron quad-core 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM, 2xGbE LAN, SATA HDDs, USB 3.0, HDMI

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Scan code: LN68761 Manufacturer code: HS-251+(2GB)
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Product Overview Silent, dust-free, and more powerful
The HS-251+, powered by a quad-core Intel® Celeron® 2.0GHz processor, was created as a silent NAS solution that allows users to enjoy files and media with no distractions, providing a perfect match for home theater enthusiasts and audiophiles looking to maximize their audiovisual experience and users who wish to constantly run their systems without any background noise. Coupled with the support of HDMI connectivity for 1080p video playback and hardware transcoding capability, the HS-251+ is an ideal companion at home for multimedia entertainment. Being fanless, the HS-251+ has no internal moving parts for improved reliability and remains clean and dust-free even after long-term usage. The HS-251+ is best used with SSDs or WD® Red™ & Seagate® NAS drives as a reliable storage solution.

Features Modern & stylish
Created for the living room with a revolutionary fanless architecture, the HS-251+ features a modern set-top design that fits alongside your HDTV, games consoles and other elements of your digital lifestyle. Underneath the stylish & compact brushed metal aluminum body, the HS-251+ is packed full of cutting-edge features & apps to provide day-to-day entertainment, storage, and backup needs. The HS-251+ is easy to use and maintain. With its accessible layout, adding and removing drives are remarkably easy even for beginners.

Quad-core CPU driving higher performance
Powered by a 22nm 64-bit quad-core Intel® Celeron® 2.0GHz processor with 2GB energy-efficient DDR3L RAM, coupled with the support of dual LAN ports, the HS-251+ is a powerful NAS with higher performance to deliver up to 224MB/s read & write speeds. The HS-251+ can also automatically increase the processor's clock rate from 2.0GHz to 2.42GHz when needed for CPU-intensive tasks.

Intuitive and modern QTS NAS operating system
Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS 4.2, your NAS experience is smarter, smoother and spectacular. Its modern flat design streamlines loading times, and the intelligent desktop and multi-window operation make controlling every aspect of your HS-251+ – from system operations to multimedia features – fully accessible and easy to use. QTS enables you to:

• Centralize your data, files and backups.
• Sync files across computers, tablets, mobile devices and clouds, and share files across different groups and communities.
• Collect, enjoy and share your large photo, music and video collections.
• Stream HD movies & family videos to various network players.
• Access, manage and enjoy all your files with your tablets & smartphones.
• Expand the functionality of the HS-251+ by installing more than 100 apps on demand from the QNAP App Center.

Enjoy best audiovisual experience on TV via HDMI with free remote control
QNAP HD Station integrates the powerful Kodi™ media player and web browser. With HDMI connectivity, you can connect the HS-251+ to a HDTV or a Hi-Fi amplifier to enjoy your rich multimedia content with the best audiovisual experience. The splendid user interface and support for 7.1-channel audio passthrough* bring smooth playback of 1080p videos **. You can even watch YouTube™ videos, surf the web and manage the HS-251+ using Google Chrome™ or Mozilla Firefox® with multilingual keyboard input. The HD Station supports multi-tasking and user authentication so only authorized users can access the stored data via HDMI monitors.

The HS-251+ is packed with QNAP remote control for you to conveniently control the HD Station via the built-in IR receiver of the HS-251+. You can also turn your mobile devices into remote controls by installing the Qremote app. The HD Station also supports YouTube Pairing, allowing you to select a YouTube™ video on your smartphone, tablet or computer and play it on HDTV via the HS-251+.

Real-time & offline HD video transcoding
The HS-251+ is the perfect video storage center for you to store your movies & home video collection, delivering superior on-the-fly 1080p video transcoding to convert your videos to formats that can be smoothly played on PCs, mobile devices and Smart TVs. It allows multiple devices to simultaneously view different videos stored on the HS-251+. The HS-251+ allows enjoying videos on multiple devices even those lack computing power and limited file format support without complicated and time-consuming file conversion.
With the HS-251+'s offline transcoding support, if you can only connect to the Internet with limited bandwidth, you can still enjoy smooth videos by selecting a lower resolution to play the videos via File Station, Video Station, or the Qfile app for iOS® & Android™ without affecting the HS-251+'s performance running other applications.

Build your media center and access anywhere
From enjoying your media on HDTVs, smartphones and tablets to syncing files between different computers and mobile devices, the HS-251+ can be depended on to be the cornerstone of all your home digital needs and becomes your personal cloud so you are always connected to your data. Take advantage of the myQNAPcloud service, which allows you to remotely access your HS-251+ wherever you are. Instantly stream or share your multimedia contents and share them with your friends.

Back up & protect your data
The high performance & cross-platform compatibility of the HS-251+ allows you to centralize and protect your important with a range of backup options. Time Machine® is fully supported to help Mac® OS X users create a more efficient and convenient backup solution. QNAP NetBak Replicator is QNAP's license-free backup software that allows you to back up your files from multiple Windows® PCs in real time or by schedule. You can also gain a disaster recovery solution with the RTRR (Real Time Remote Replication) feature with backup versioning support by replicating data in multiple shared folders from the HS-251+ to another NAS over the network to ensure the safety of your important data. Your data can also be easily backed up to a FTP server, external disk, or to online cloud storage services including Amazon® S3, Amazon® Glacier, Microsoft® Azure, ElephantDrive®, Dropbox®, Google Drive™, Google Cloud Storage™, and more.

File synchronization across devices and clouds
Qsync utility turns your HS-251+ into a safe, large-capacity data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the HS-251+ will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops or mobile devices. Qsync is especially useful for frequent travelers to manage files and always have the most up-to-date files on different devices. Qsync provides multiple ways of file synchronization and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of team projects and collaboration. It also supports centralized configuration, and allows you to remotely erase the Qsync folder on a lost device to avoid data breaches, and even restore it after you have retrieved the device. You can also install the Cloud Drive Sync app from QTS App Center to easily sync files with Google Drive™ and Dropbox® cloud storage.
NAS Form Factor  
Storage (Included) N/A
Max. Storage Capacity  
HDD Interface  
HDD Form Factor
  • 2 x 2.5"
  • 2 x 3.5"
Internal Flash Memory No
Internal Flash Memory Capacity  
DOM Module No
DOM Capacity  
CPU Model Intel® Celeron® 2.0GHz quad-core processor
CPU Speed  
RAM Memory Included 2GB
RAM Memory Type DDR3L
Max. RAM Memory Supported  
Cache Drive Interface  
Included Cache Drive Capacity  
Included Cache Drive Type  
LAN Type 10/100/1000
Expansion Slots  
External Connectivity
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x RJ45
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 2 x USB 3.0/2.0
Noise Level  
PSU Type  
PSU Wattage  
Max. Power Consumption 15.8 W
Dimensions 42 x 302 x 220 (WxHxD mm)
Weight 1.56 kg

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Qnap HS-251+ 2Bay fanless, Intel Celeron quad-core 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM, 2xGbE LAN, SATA HDDs, USB 3.0, HDMI is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product. Would have liked more instructions. Great product. Would have liked more instructions, though.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for what I wanted Totally Silent, no discernible heat when fitted with solid state drives. Simple to setup. Has enough performance for my needs. Looks nice if you want it as a media server in a domestic environment where it can be seen, not something I wanted.
Date published: 2016-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much more than a great NAS This is a great piece of kit as it's much more than a great NAS. It offers NFS/CIFS/iSCSI for starters, as well as a whole load of other features. The Container Station really is the icing on the cake, since you can use LXC or Docker images to spin up containers in no time at all (e.g. Minecraft...) The casing acts as a heatsink, and if you used SSDs it would be completely silent - but you would would be limited by the current availability/price of large SSDs. It'll take up to 6TB drives, but I am running mine with 2x4TB WD Reds in RAID1 which are very quiet unless they are maxed out (e.g. big transfers or swap thrashing if you overdo the number of Docker containers you are running...) If you are looking for a fanless NAS then this is the one to go for. For the avoidance of doubt I don't work for QNAP, I'm just a happy customer (and have used a TS 569 Pro in the past). Steve
Date published: 2016-03-03
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