QNAP Announces The HS-251+, A Home NAS For Home Entertainment

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅02.11.2015 18:36:53

QNAP® Systems Inc. announced the latest Silent NAS HS-251+ with a quad-core Intel® Celeron® 2.0GHz processor, 2GB DDR3L RAM and powerful integrated graphics. HS-251+ is designed as a home NAS for entertainment which supports a wide range of multimedia applications, HDMI connectivity for local playback, real-time and offline video transcoding and scalability to accommodate large HD media collections.

The HS-251+ allows users to connect to an HDTV or an A/V receiver and to use the HybridDesk Station (HD Station) to enjoy rich multimedia content with the best audiovisual experience. HD Station features the powerful Kodi™ media player that enables users to enjoy the videos, music and photos stored on their HS-251+, watch YouTube™ and surf the web with the free bundled QNAP remote control or Qremote mobile app.

The HS-251+ also supports excellent real-time and offline transcoding capabilities as well as streaming photos, music and videos to different rooms from a single device using Bluetooth®, USB devices, HDMI, DLNA®, Apple TV® and Chromecast™ as a multi-zone control system. Supporting RAID 1 or RAID 0, it is scalable by connecting an expansion enclosure (the 8-bay UX-800P or the 5-bay UX-500P) to provide a total capacity of up to 80TB.

A stylish, compact set-top box design and supporting up to two 8TB hard drives, the fanless HS-251+ is the best choice for those looking for a silent NAS, as well as a Home Theatre PC/NAS combo.

Key Specifications

- Set-top design,
- 2-bay,
- Intel® Celeron® Quad-core 2.0GHz processor,
- 3.5” SATA HDD/ SSD,
- hot-swappable hard drives,
- USB 3.0 x2, USB 2.0 x2,
- Gigabit LAN port x2,
- HDMI output x1

Expansion enclosures

UX-800P: 8-bay tower unit
UX-500P: 5-bay tower unit