QNAP Releases the Intel Dual-core TS-251B - A Home/SOHO Multimedia NAS with PCIe Expandability

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Taipei, Taiwan, August 17, 2018 - QNAP® Systems, Inc. today launched the 2-bay TS-251B NAS. Powered by an Intel J3355 dual-core processor, the TS-251B provides home and SOHO users with an excellent cross-device multimedia experience with its 4K media transcoding and streaming capabilities, 4K HDMI output, and a wide range of backup and sharing applications. The TS-251B also provides a PCIe slot to expand its core functionality.

With its PCIe slot, users can easily expand the functionality of the TS-251B. A QNAP QM2 card can be installed to add M.2 SSD caching and 10GbE connectivity; a compatible wireless adapter (e.g. QNAP QWA-AC2600) to create a wireless storage and streaming environment; a USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) card to increase the number of USB ports; or a QNAP QXG-10G1T 10GbE network expansion card to add 10GbE connectivity.

"The TS-251B is QNAP’s first home NAS with a PCIe slot, allowing users to add extra functionality to meet their needs. They can add SSD caching and 10GbE connectivity by installing a QM2 PCIe card to improve system performance while also future-proofing for 10GbE network environments,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP. “The TS-251B also features 4K transcoding and 4K-capable HDMI output for users to enjoy a complete multimedia experience at home,” Hsu added.

Powered by a 14nm Intel® Celeron® J3355 dual-core 2.0GHz processor (burst up to 2.5 GHz), 2GB/4GB DDR3L RAM (up to 8GB), a single Gigabit LAN port, and supporting SATA 6Gb/s drives, the TS-251B provides dependable read/write speeds and provides Intel® AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption to ensure the security of sensitive data on the NAS. The TS-251B also supports snapshots, allowing users to quickly recover data in the event of accidental deletion/modification or ransomware attack.

The TS-251B’s App Center provides a wide range of productivity tools: “Qsirch” full-text search allows for quick file search; “IFTTT Agent” and “Qfiling” automate user workflows for improved efficiency and productivity; “Qsync” and “Hybrid Backup Sync” simplify file sharing and syncing across devices. A variety of streaming applications, including “Cinema28”, “QVHelper”, “Qmedia” and “Video HD” allows users to enjoy a smooth multimedia experience using different streaming protocols. Users can also use QNAP’s remote control RM-IR004 (sold separately) with the QButton app to customize the functions of the buttons for easy navigation.

Key specifications of new models

  • TS-251B-2G: Intel® Celeron® J3355 dual-core 2.0 GHz processor (burst up to 2.5 GHz) with 2GB RAM (1 x 2GB)
  • TS-251B-4G: Intel® Celeron® J3355 dual-core 2.0 GHz processor (burst up to 2.5 GHz) with 4GB RAM (1 x 4GB)

Tower model; dual-channel DDR3L SODIMM RAM slots (user upgradable to 8GB); hot-swappable 2.5/3.5-inch SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD; 1 x PCIe Gen2 x2 slot;1 x Gigabit LAN ports; 1 x HDMI v1.4b, up to 4K UHD; 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A ports, 3 x USB 2.0 Type-A ports; 1 x USB-copy button; 1 x speaker, 2 x 3.5mm microphone jacks (supporting dynamic microphones); 1 x 3.5mm line out audio jack.

Availability

The new TS-251B is now available. For more information and to view the full QNAP NAS lineup, please visit www.qnap.com.

 

About QNAP Systems, Inc.

QNAP Systems, Inc., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, provides a comprehensive range of cutting-edge Network-attached Storage (NAS) and video surveillance solutions based on the principles of usability, high security, and flexible scalability. QNAP offers quality NAS products for home and business users, providing solutions for storage, backup/snapshot, virtualization, teamwork, multimedia, and more. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than "simple storage", and has created many NAS-based innovations to encourage users to host and develop Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning solutions on their QNAP NAS.

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