QNAP announces HS-251+ silent NAS
QNAP Systems announced earlier today the release of a new NAS that joins the Silent NAS series. Dubbed HS-251+, this fanless NAS can accommodate up to two 8 TB hard drives and is powered by a quad-core Intel Celeron processor. According to the official press release, the HS-251+ was designed for entertainment at home, supporting a wide range of apps and connectivity options.
QNAP HS-251+ features a set-top design and runs the QTS 4.2 operating system. Next to the 2 GHz Intel Celeron processor, it has 2 GB DDR3L RAM, two hot-swappable 3.5-inch drive bays, 2XUSB 3.0, 2XUSB 2.0, 2XGigabit LAN, and one HDMI port. In addition to the internal storage, the HS-251+ can connect to an expansion enclosure, thus expanding its capacity up to 80 TB.
This fanless NAS for home has real-time and offline transcoding capabilities, also being able to stream multimedia content to different rooms via Bluetooth, USB, HDMI, DLNA, Apple TV, and Chromecast. The HS-251+ can be already acquired from QNAP retailers, both online and offline. In the US, QNAP products can be purchased from Walmart, Amazon, NewEgg, TigerDirect, CTI, Best Buy, Staples, and many others.