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HS-251
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.

Ordering Information

  • HS-251-2G: 2GB DDR3L RAM
  • HS-251: 1GB DDR3L RAM

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.

QTS

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.

Learn more: QTS operating system

QTS

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.

Learn more: myQNAPcloud

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!

Learn more: Photo Station

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.

Learn more: Music Station

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.

Learn more: QNAP NetBak Replicator , Time Machine backup , RTRR , External drive backup , Cloud storage backup

Dropbox-like 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.

Learn more: Qsync

Qsync

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.

Learn more: Download Station, QGet

Surveillance Station - 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.

Learn more: Surveillance Station

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.

Learn more: Notes Station

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.

Learn more: Signage Station

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.

Learn more: Qfile, Qmanager, Qmusic

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.

Learn more: App Center

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 Max. No. of Expansion Enclosure Total HDD No. (NAS + Enclosure) Max. Raw Capacity (TB)*
HS-251 UX-800P 1 10 50
UX-500P 1 7 35

*The maximum capacity is calculated by using 5TB HDDs.

Learn more: QNAP expansion enclosures

NAS management can be just that easy.

The HS-251 provides comprehensive system tools to increase management efficiency.

With the SMTP and SMS settings on the Turbo NAS, system administrators will get notifications from SMS or emails when any error occurs.
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.

Additional features for home offices

The HS-251 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 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.

Accessories (Optional Purchase):

Remote Control
IR Remote Control: RM-IR002
NAS Selector