Silent & fanless NAS with HDMI-out for the best audiovisual experience
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Silent & dust-free
The HS-251, powered by dual-core Intel Celeron 2.41GHz 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.
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.
Store all your data in one place, 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. Moreover, the HD Station 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.
*A receiver with HDMI support is required for decoding multi-channel surround sound.
** The quality of video and music delivery can vary according to hardware and network environments.
Archive your photo memories. Share your life.
The HS-251 acts as your photo vault for you to back up your favorite photos. The Photo Station makes photo sharing simple, and you can designate your own access right controls. Simply upload your photos to the HS-251 to create & organize your photo albums through a web browser, and share with your family and friends through social networking sites such as Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Pinterest. Your mobile devices are useful too, allowing you to instantly upload photos to the HS-251 with the Qfile mobile app available on iOS® or Android™ devices. Now, you can just take as many photos as you want and trust your precious photo collections with the HS-251!
Build your home music library and enjoy music anywhere
The Music Station helps categorize your music collection, and displays album covers to easily organize your personal playlists. Through the Music Station you can enjoy your music anywhere anytime with a few clicks. Thousands of local & global online Internet radio stations are built-into Music Station for you to enjoy as well.
- Stream music and high-resolution audio (DSD) content to your DLNA Hi-Fi system and indulge in a high-quality sound experience.
- Stream music via AirPlay to compatible devices.
- Listen to your music on mobile devices through the Qmusic app.
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. The HS-251 works with Time Machine wirelessly over the same network so you no longer need an external drive. 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 by replicating data in multiple shared folders from one NAS 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.
Dropbox-style file sync across computers & mobile devices
With Qsync, your HS-251 is turned into a safe data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the HS-251 will be made available for all linked devices including computers, laptops and mobile devices. Qsync is especially useful for frequent travelers in managing files and ensuring that different devices have the most up-to-date files. Qsync provides multiple ways of file synchronization and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of team projects and collaboration.
Fanless, revolutionary thermal design and power efficient
Instead of a fan, the HS-251 features a remarkable thermal design that intelligently dissipates heat, allowing us to create a sleek, modern design without the bulk of conventional NAS systems. This innovative thermal design helps keep the HS-251 running smoothly even under the heaviest loads. The HS-251 is also eco-friendly, with power saving features including hard disk standby when not in use, and power management scheduling options.
24/7 download center
The HS-251 is a perfect download center for high speed BT, Magnet, PT (Private Trackers), eMule, FTP, and HTTP downloads. After the download tasks are set, you can turn off your computer, and the HS-251 will continue downloading as many HD videos as you want. With the QGet utility you can manage your download tasks on multiple NAS devices remotely over local networks or the Internet.
Surveillance Station Pro - protect your home and valuables
The HS-251 provides a professional Surveillance Station to view IP cameras from your web browser and mobile devices. With the user-friendly interface and the expandable IP camera channel licenses, the Surveillance Station builds a professional surveillance center for you to safeguard your property and valuables. The HS-251 also supports UVC-compliant (USB Video Class) USB webcams, allowing users to use the Surveillance Station to record & playback videos and build a budget-saving surveillance system for home environments by installing the QUSBcam app from the QNAP App Center.
A private space for work & sharing
Notes Station - A handy notepad on your private cloud
The Notes Station provides a private and secure way to share and collaborate on digital notes. With just a few steps it's easy to create notes from web pages or by importing from HS-251, edit with the intuitive web editor, and even create to-do lists and calendar alerts.
Signage Station - Creatively present your animated content
With the Signage Station, it's easy to create content for a wide range of materials such as personal animated resumes or life memory books. The Signage Station is a great tool to give life to your resume for you to creatively present your backgrounds and accomplishments with rich media content. You can also create personal memory books to edit and record each life event. The iArtist Lite application with intuitive editing tools helps you to easily create these signs with drag & drop tools. Your creativity can now travel around the world in a few simple steps.
Access, use, sync and enjoy with your tablets and smartphones
The HS-251 is your private cloud storage that virtually enlarges the capacity of your smart mobile devices. Qfile allows you to access, upload, download, manage, and share stored files easily as if you are carrying everything in your pocket. Music, photos and videos can be streamed, enjoyed and shared anytime, anywhere. Qmanager also lets you monitor and manage the HS-251 remotely and efficiently without turning on a PC, while Qmusic allows you to stream your music stored on your HS-251 anytime & anywhere, and download to enjoy offline.
Add near-unlimited functionality with QNAP's App Center
In addition to these preinstalled apps, the HS-251 has a built-in App Center that provides various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers, including tools for backup/sync, business, content management, communications, downloading, entertainment, and much more. It is also a centralized location for managing & updating installed apps. QNAP's development platform embraces the open source spirit and allows you and other developers to create their own apps, adding near-unlimited opportunities for the HS-251.
Economical storage expansion with scale-up solution
The HS-251 offers a high performance yet affordable storage solution to fulfill the needs of archiving rapidly growing data & large files. The HS-251 supports online capacity expansion by connecting a QNAP expansion enclosure. With the QNAP scale-up solution, the raw storage capacity can be expanded on demand, making the HS-251 an ideal file center with large storage capacity for personal video collections.
The maximum raw storage capacity available by connecting a QNAP expansion enclosure:
|Turbo NAS Model
|QNAP Expansion Enclosure
|No. of RAID Expansion Enclosure
|Total HDD No. (NAS + Enclosure)
|Max. Raw Capacity (TB)*
NAS management can be just that easy
The HS-210 provides comprehensive system tools to increase management efficiency.
|Instant Alert Notifications
With the SMTP and SMS settings on the Turbo NAS, system administrators will get notifications from SMS or emails when any error occurs.
A graphical interface is presented for easily monitoring the CPU usage, memory usage, disk usage status, bandwidth usage, and running processes of the Turbo NAS.
|Wake on LAN
Administrators can turn on the Turbo NAS within LAN. It saves more energy and improve security.
|Scheduled Power on/off
Administrators can flexibly set up the time of turning on/off for the Turbo NAS, maximum 15 sets of schedules are allowed for turning on, off, or rebooting.
|S.M.A.R.T. & 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 alert notifications through email for administrators to take precautions. Moreover, the HHD Health Scanning technology can examine the hard drive status and prevent possible data loss.
|Comprehensive 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.
Additional SMB-ready features
The HS-210 supports various applications for home offices as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency.
The Turbo NAS supports FTP server to share large size files, coming with user-defined settings including bandwidth limitation, number of connections, and write-only permission.
The Turbo NAS supports Web server which allows numerous websites built on the same server conveniently. Administrators can manage up to 32 websites on the single one Turbo NAS with reduced IT cost.
The Turbo NAS supports RADIUS server which provides centralized authorization management for computers to connect and use a network service.
The Turbo NAS supports VPN server which provides an easy way for IT administrators to build up a secure private network and allows the staff to log on from outside the office and access business resources securely such as files and Internet connections.
The Turbo NAS can be used as a Printer server to send remote printing request via the Internet (max. 3 USB printers), and supports IPP (Internet Printing Protocol), Samba, print job management and Bonjour printing for Mac OS X.
|Plex Media Server
The HS-251 can be used as a Plex Media Server to stream your content to any Smart TV or Plex clients, such as smartphones and tablets.
Modern & stylish
Created for the living room with a revolutionary fanless architecture, the HS-210 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-210 is packed full of cutting-edge features & apps to provide day-today entertainment, storage, and backup needs.
Enjoy photos, music and videos
With the HS-210, you can view and share photos, music, videos on the Web, or enjoy them on your large screen TV with full HD quality via DLNA or AirPlay connection. Broadcast your own music or download the content from the Internet with various apps in the App Center.
Store and share your photos
The Photo Station makes photo sharing easy, and you can designate your own access controls. Simply upload your photos to the HS-210 and you can effortlessly create & organize your photo albums with your family and friends. Your photos taken with mobile devices can also be instantly added to your HS-210 with the Qfile mobile app on your iOS® or Android™ devices.
Stream your videos via DLNA
The HS-210 is the perfect video storage center for you to store your movies & home video collection. It features high-speed data transfer - fast enough to support multiple 1080p HD streams - and the silent running of the HS-210 helps deliver the best cinema-grade home theater experience right to your living room.
Stream your videos via AirPlay
The HS-210 also supports Apple® AirPlay. Available in the App Center, QAirplay allows you to steam your media content directly to your TV via AirPlayenabled devices such as Apple TV. The media content is streaming on Apple TV, bypassing your mobile device, thus saving the energy of your mobile device. Alternatively, the Qfile mobile app allows you to browse videos and photos stored on the HS-210 and play on the TV via AirPlay-enabled devices such as Apple TV. It is just that convenient to enjoy multimedia entertainment through the wireless experience.
Your music library anywhere
The Music Station helps categorize your music collection, and displays album covers to easily organize your personal playlists. Through the Music Station you can enjoy your music anywhere, anytime with a few clicks. Thousands of local & global online Internet radio stations are built-into Music Station for you to enjoy as well.
Silent and dust-free
The HS-210 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-210 has no internal moving parts for improved reliability and remains clean and dust-free even after longterm usage.
Safeguard your assets and property
The HS-210 comes with the Surveillance Station that includes professional Network Video Recorder (NVR) software. The Surveillance Station along with IP cameras provides real time remote video monitoring, recording, playback, and management. More than 2,100 IP CAM of over 90 renowned brands are supported. Together with handy mobile apps to monitor and access 24/7, it's easy and economical to set up a professional video surveillance system to safeguard your assets and property.
24/7 download center
The HS-210 is a perfect download center for high speed BT, Magnet, PT (Private Trackers), eMule, FTP, and HTTP download. After the download tasks are ready, you can turn off the computer, and the HS-210 will download as many HD videos as you want. With the QGet utility you can manage your download tasks on multiple NAS devices remotely on the local network or the Internet.
Cloud storage / Mobile access and sync
The HS-210 is your private cloud storage that virtually enlarges the capacity of your smart mobile devices. Qfile allows you to access, upload, download, manage, and share stored files easily as if you are carrying everything in your pocket. Music, photos and videos can be streamed, enjoyed and shared anytime, anywhere. Qmanager also lets you monitor and manage the HS-210 remotely and efficiently without turning on a PC.
Turbo NAS App Center
In addition to these apps, the HS-210 has a built-in App Center that provides various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers, including tools for backup/sync, business, content management, communications, downloading, entertainment, and much more. It is also a centralized location for managing & updating installed apps. In addition, QNAP's development platform embraces the spirit of open source and allows you and other developers to create their own apps, adding near-unlimited opportunities for the HS-210.
Fanless, cool, and energy-saving
Instead of a fan, the HS-210 features a remarkable thermal design that intelligently dissipates heat, allowing us to create a sleek, modern design without the bulk of conventional NAS systems. This innovative thermal design helps keep the HS-210 running smoothly even under the heaviest loads. The HS-210 is also ecofriendly, with power saving features including hard disk standby when not in use, and power management scheduling options.
|Intel Celeron 2.41GHz dual-core processor (burst up to 2.58GHz)
|HS-251-2G: 2GB DDR3L RAM
HS-251: 1GB DDR3L RAM
|No. of Internal Hard Drives
|2 x 3.5” or 2.5” SSD or NAS Hard Drives
|Swappable Hard Drive
|2 x Hot-swappable tray
|2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port
|2 x USB 3.0 port
2 x USB 2.0 port
Support USB printer, pen drive, and USB UPS etc.
|302(H) x 220(W) x 41.3(D) mm
|Net: 1.56 kg
Gross: 2.62 kg
|Power Consumption (W)
|HDD standby: 8.96W
(with 2 x 3TB WD NAS HDD installed)
|0˚C - 40˚C
|5~95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C
|External Power Adapter, 60W, 100-240V
|Kensington security slot for theft prevention
Supported Client OS
Access Right Management
|Cloud Backup Station
Up to 7.1 channel audio passthrough can be supported
Domain Authentication Integration
(1). Not all services are supported.
*The data encryption functions may not available in accordance with the legislative restrictions of some countries.
Various handy utilities are available for you to work smartly with your Turbo NAS. These utilities help increase your productivity and make it absolutely easy with connecting the Turbo NAS, setting up the system, data backup and synchronization, downloading files, and so on.
Connect and set up NAS easily
Qfinder is a utility, available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, to quickly find and access the Turbo NAS over the LAN. Install the Finder on your computer, open it, and double click your Turbo NAS name, and the login page is ready for you.
Easily access the NAS by Storage Plug & Connect
Windows version of Qfinder provides a convenient way to connect to the Turbo NAS and map a network drive or a virtual disk. By creating a shared folder on the Turbo NAS and mapping it as a network drive, you can use it as an additional drive and store files on it as it is a local drive of the computer.
NAS Connection by VPN
myQNAPcloud Connect helps you access the published services of the Turbo NAS quickly and securely on the Internet. myQNAPcloud Connect application is designed for Windows PC users. By installing the myQNAPcloud Connect, you will be able to connect to the Turbo NAS and easily manage files by drag-and-drop within the Windows Explorer.
Synchronize files anytime, anywhere
Qsync is a useful tool to synchronize files in multiple computers. It creates a specific “Qsync folder” in your devices that you can simply drop files in, and synchronizes the files to all your devices linked to the Turbo NAS.
Sync in multiple ways
Whenever you add, edit, delete or rename a file on one computer, the change applies to all others linked with the Turbo NAS, so you have exactly identical contents on all your devices.
It allows you to remove files on one computer without affecting the copies stored on others that are linked with the Turbo NAS. However, when someone updates the files you deleted from another computer, you can still retrieve them in the Qsync folder.
Advanced Selective Sync
With both Full Sync or Smart Sync options, you can choose to only sync specific sub-folders within the Qsync folder, useful if your computers have limited storage.
Share files and folders easily
Quickly share files with download links
You can create download links to share files with people, even if they don't have an account on the Turbo NAS. This greatly reduces the time in creating user account and password for users.
Share folders for collaboration
Your life is connected with different groups of people. You can create sub-folders within the Qsync folder, and share each with different groups of Turbo NAS users as a file exchange center. Everyone in the same sub-folder is always kept up-to-date with the latest version of the files.
QNAP NetBak Replicator
Backup data on PC
The QNAP NetBak Replicator, provided with any Turbo NAS unit free of charge, helps you easily back up files from Windows PC - entire disk drives, documents, pictures, music, videos, fonts, emails, and more - to the Turbo NAS. The operation is very simple. You can do the backup task in just a few clicks using NetBak Replicator by the setting of real-time synchronization, scheduled backup and auto-backup from multiple PCs to the Turbo NAS.
NetBak Replicator also supports backing up to a remote server via FTP and WebDAV through the Internet. Imagine that you can backup new photos whenever on vacation. Even you are away from home, the convenient backup supports your memories.
Download Station monitor widget
QGet is a powerful utility for download management. The software is available for Windows and Mac computers, allowing the management of BT, HTTP, and FTP download tasks of Download Station on multiple Turbo NAS servers.
QGet enables you to add, remove, or watch your BT download jobs from LAN or WAN. You can manage your download tasks in school or at work. QGet supports intuitive drag and drop of torrent files, HTTP or FTP URL to the software interface for convenient adding of download tasks.
vsphere Client plug-in
Manage QNAP NAS within vSphere Client
The Turbo NAS supports vSphere Client Plug-in that allows managing VMware datastores on the Turbo NAS directly from the vSphere client console. In a large-scale server virtualization environment, management is centralized and straightforward. Administrators can easily control the status of the Turbo NAS and datastores and create additional datastores to multiple ESXi hosts in just a few clicks.
Note: The TS-x51 series doesn't support vSphere Client plug-in.
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