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|design||The design of the new QNAP TS-251B may seem awfully familiar and that is because it is the same shape and materials as the TS-253Be. What makes it stand out is that the white and silver textured design. I genuinely love the look of this device. It sits really well in a Mac environment and the compact nature of the chassis means it will fit in some remarkably discreet areas. Additionally, the chassis is designed with lower noise and better air pass through in mind. Noise levels were rated at 17.3 db(a) and temperatures were nice and low, even when usage was high.|
|features||For a NAS arriving at such an impressively low price point, the amount of hardware on offer is remarkably impressive. The QNAP TS-251B arrives with a dual-core Intel J3355 CPU, upto 8GB of memory, an HDMI port and a PCIe slot. This is staggering for just over £240+ ex.VAT and means you can almost use the FULL extent of the QTS QNAP Operating system. It supports Surveillance of 20-25 cameras via QVR Pro and Surveillance station, a Plex Media Server, lite virtual machine use, linux container and desktop use with container station/linux station - This is already several times more than most NAS at this price tag can do. Alongside home and business use, this 2 bay really goes give ALOT of bang for your buck!|
|performance||Because of the combination of PCIe upgrade and Intel CPU, this device gives both high results for use right-out-the-box and if you want to upgrade to 10Gbe for just another £90 ex.VAT. Right now, the QNAP TS-251B and 2x QNAP QXG-10G1T 10Gbe upgrade cards arrive at around £440 ex.vat altogether - that is a fantastically low price for fantastic live file editing over 10gBE. This will be especially attractive to photo and video editors, as well as content creators of all kinds. More over, in terms of multimedia and backups, the TS-251B arrives with excellent hardware for multiple simultaneous backups and transcoding of media files at 1080P and 4k.|
|value||I genuinely struggle to complain about just how much hardware and software ability you get in the TS-251B. I can name 10+ other NAS server devices that cost twice this device, whilst giving half the ability. Add to this the fantastic 10-gigabit ethernet potential and you are looking at potentially the best NAS of 2018.|
|design||The plastic chassis (metal inside) might put some hardcore IT users off and the white chassis may get dirty over time (it is no accident that black and grey are the most commonly used colours in technology).|
|features||As much as the QNAP TS-251B is ableto do, the CPU being a dual core and the base unit arriving with 2GB means that it will not multitask as well as more powerful units like the TS253Be or DS718+. Do consider the extent to which you will use the device before buying.|
|performance||Once again, the TS-251B will do 2-3 things at once very well indeed and the 10Gbe upgrade option is a great plus, but it will not multitask anywhere near as well as a quad-core CPU.|
|value||Like most QNAP NAS, there is definitely a 60/40 design in favour of hardware over software and if you plan on using 3rd party software (plex, emby, windows server, apple time machine, windows explorer, Kodi, etc) then you will be happy. But if you plan on using the 1st party QNAP Apps, you may need to invest a little higher in the TS-253Be.|
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The Qnap Desktop NAS TS-251B-2G 2-Bay RAID (2GB RAM) + PCIe 16TBis Network Attached NAS Storage device. It features a Intel® Celeron® J3355 dual-core 2.0 GHz processor (burst up to 2.5 GHz) CPU and with 2GB RAM providing outstanding performance for those looking for a cost effective Network Storage option. This Qnap Desktop NAS TS-251B-2G is backed with Qnap’s 2yr limited warranty.Out of the box this NAS can handle 2 x 3.5" hard drives / SSDs, giving it a maximum capacity of 40TB via 20TB drives.
Virtual Machine. Another advantage of the Qnap Desktop NAS is a solid framework for utilizing Virtualisation and VMware. More than traditional storage, this gives you the ability to create multiple Virtual PC Desktop interfaces for shared users via their browsers and more.
This Qnap NAS includes the best Seagate hard drives to work with this box. The perfect foundation for building maximum density server to be run 24/7.
Seagate NAS drives have been rigorously tested in high read and write Network Attached Storage Environments. This results in increased performance and efficiency within your TS-251B-2G NAS server device.
Combining Qnap Desktop NAS TS-251B-2G and 2 Seagate hard disks will provide you with a solid, long term Storage solution.
Combining Qnap Desktop NAS TS-251B-2G and 2 Seagate hard drives provide you compact but highly efficient Network-Attached Storage solution. Giving you the ability to share and distribute your media throughout the home and accross the internet, create Apple Time Machine backups, conduct Surveillance tasks and still furnish you with a strong Synchronisation system running in the background.
Plex Server on Qnap Desktop NAS TS-251B-2G
gives you centralized home media playback system streaming its media to your Smart phone, tablet or TV over the internet or local network.
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|Comparison||Qtier||SSD Cache||Full SSD|
|1.Available SSD Space||Expandable as needed||Limited by available memory*||Expandable as needed|
|4.Data Migration Method||Scheduled||Automatic||-|
|5.Data migration Mechanism||Moves data to different tiers depending on access frequency||Replicates frequently-accessed data to SSD storage||All data stored on SSDs|
|6.Application Scenarios||Used for predictable I/O workloads such as file/web/email servers, application virtualization or video editing.||Used for highly frequent data access environment such as application virtualization or video editing.||Used for applications requiring fast/intensive I/O such as databases or virtualized environments.|
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|Type||2-Bay RAID (2GB RAM) + PCIe|
|Form Factor / Drive Height||168x105x226mm|
|Processor||Intel® Celeron® J3355 dual-core 2.0 GHz processor (burst up to 2.5 GHz)|
|CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)||1325|
|RAID Levels||Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1|
|SATA||SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power||Internal||2|
|PCIe||PCIe v2 x2||Internal||1|
|USB3||USB3 type A (host)||External||2|
|USB2||USB2 type A (host)||External||3|
|Speed/RPM||6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)|
|External Length (mm)||390cm|
|External Width (mm)||320cm|
|External Height (mm)||300cm|
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