QNAP HS-251 reviews
This QNAP HS-251 is reviewed on TechRadar
QNAP TS-251 – Silent & dust-free
The HS-251 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. 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.
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, game 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.
Enjoy the HS-251 with the intuitive QTS
Powered by QNAP’s new QTS’s user interface, browsing the HS-251’s wide range of features has never been easier. Featuring a multi-window operation with a familiar user interface, QTS makes 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 and mobile devices, 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.
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.
Real-time & offline HD video transcoding
The HS-251 is the perfect video storage center for you to store your movies & home video collection. Powered by a Dual-Core Intel 2.41GHz processor and 1GB DDR3L RAM, the HS-251 delivers superior on-the-fly Full HD 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.
Enjoy best audiovisual experience with HD Station via HDMI-out
QNAP HD Station integrates the powerful XBMC v12 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 surround sound audio passthrough*, coupled with the powerful media transcoding capability of the HS-251, delivers smooth playback of Full HD videos for a quality home theater experience**. You can also turn your mobile devices into remote controls by installing the Qremote app or use MCE remote controls via the built-in IR receiver of the HS-251.
|Product||Retailer||Price||Total price||Buy now|
|QNAP HS-251 2 Bay High Performance Silent and Fan Less Media Server with HDMI Out||£270 free delivery||
|QNAP HS-251 2 Bay High Performance Silent and Fan Less Media Server with HDMI Out||£436 delivery cost may apply||
- £270 – £436 at 2 retailers out of 419 retailers checked