QNAP Announces Fanless HS-251+ With Quad-core Intel Processor, HDMI and Transcoding Acceleration for a Thrilling Audiovisual Experience

Nov 02, 2015, 07:45 ET from QNAP Systems, Inc

TAIPEI, Taiwan, November 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

QNAP® Systems Inc. announced the latest addition to its Silent NAS series, HS-251+ with a quad-core Intel® Celeron® 2.0GHz processor, 2GB DDR3L RAM and powerful integrated graphics. It supports a wide range of multimedia applications, HDMI connectivity for local playback, real-time and offline video transcoding and scalability to accommodate large HD media collections. The silent & modern HS-251+ NAS inherits the innovative design that won its predecessor the iF Design Award 2014, and perfectly fits alongside HDTVs, stereos, A/V receivers and games consoles.

The HS-251+ allows users to connect to an HDTV or an A/V receiver and to use the HybridDesk Station (HD Station) to enjoy rich multimedia content with the best audiovisual experience. HD Station features the powerful Kodi™ media player that enables users to enjoy the videos, music and photos stored on their HS-251+, watch YouTube™ and surf the web with the free bundled QNAP remote control or Qremote mobile app.

Powered by the latest QTS 4.2 operating system, the HS-251+ is easy to set up, manage and is simple for everyday use. Users can enjoy multimedia, organise and back up files, synchronise and share files to other devices easily. The HS-251+ also supports excellent real-time and offline transcoding capabilities as well as streaming photos, music and videos to different rooms from a single device using Bluetooth®, USB devices, HDMI, DLNA®, Apple TV® and Chromecast™ as a multi-zone control system. With a wide range of mobile apps, users can enjoy multimedia, access their data and manage the HS-251+ anytime, anywhere. Supporting RAID 1 or RAID 0, HS-251+ is scalable by connecting an expansion enclosure (the 8-bay UX-800P or the 5-bay UX-500P) to provide a total capacity of up to 80TB.

Stylish, compact set-top box design and supporting up to two 8TB hard drives, the fanless HS-251+ is the best choice for those looking for a silent NAS, as well as a Home Theatre PC/NAS combo.

Key Specifications 

HS-251+: Set-top design, 2-bay, Intel® Celeron® Quad-core 2.0GHz processor, 2GB DDR3L RAM, 3.5" SATA HDD/ SSD, hot-swappable hard drives, USB 3.0 x2, USB 2.0 x2, Gigabit LAN port x2, HDMI output x1

Expansion enclosures 

    Hot-swappable 3.5"/2.5" SATA 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s HDD


The new HS-251+ Silent NAS is now available. For more information of new product and to see the full QNAP NAS lineup, including where to buy, please visit http://www.qnap.com.

About QNAP System Inc. 

QNAP Systems, Inc., as its brand promise "Quality Network Appliance Provider", aims to deliver comprehensive offerings of cutting edge network attached storage (NAS) and network video - recorder (NVR) solutions featured with ease of-use, robust operation, large storage capacity and trustworthy reliability. QNAP integrates technologies and designs to bring forth quality products that effectively improve business efficiency on file sharing, virtualisation applications, storage management and surveillance in the business environments, as well as enrich entertainment life for home users with the offering of a fun multimedia centre experience. Headquartered in Taipei, QNAP delivers its solutions to the global market with nonstop innovation and passion.

SOURCE QNAP Systems, Inc