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Application for QM2 SSD slots:
- Create a volume on these SSD and use them as extra storage
- Enable Read Cache
- Enable Read/Write Cache
- Enable Qtier feature
- Boost performance in case of memory swapping
QNAP TS-251D, 4GB SO-DIMM DDR4 (1 x 4 GB), Maximum Memory 8GB (2 x 4GB), Intel® Celeron® J4005 dual-core 2.0 GHz processor (burst up to 2.7 GHz), Graphic Processors Intel® HD Graphics 600, 2 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s, PCIe Gen 2x4, USB 2.0/3.0 and 3.1 Gen2 via PCIe Expansion, HDMI 2.0.
The TS-251D integrates secure data storage and multimedia entertainment into one device. Featuring a PCIe slot, the TS-251D allows you to flexibly extend NAS functionality and potential applications. You can enhance overall system performance by installing a QNAP QM2 card for M.2 SSD caching/10GbE connectivity combined with Qtier auto-tiering storage and installing a 10GbE/5GbE/2.5GbE network expansion card. In addition, TS-251D can be used with QNAP’s smart AI photo management application, QuMagie, which integrates AI image recognition to group similar photos together in album “People”, “Things” and “Places”. The TS-251D features an HDMI slot to stream multimedia throughout your home. The TS-251D supports dual-channel hardware decoding and transcoding, allowing you to view NAS media files smoothly across various devices.
Powered by Intel® Celeron® J4005 dual-core 2.0 GHz processor (burst up to 2.7 GHz), DDR4 RAM (up to 8 GB), one Gigabit LAN port, and supports SATA 6Gb/s hard drives, the TS-251D combines network expansion cards to create dependable read/write performance. The TS-251D features Intel® AES-NI 256 hardware-accelerated encryption for both full NAS volumes and shared folders, boosting system performance while securing sensitive data stored in the TS-251D.
QuMagie integrates QuMagie Core AI image recognition technology for facial recognition, subject identification, and geotagging photos. Similar photos are categorized into People, Places, and Things albums. Moreover, QuMagie features a built-in timeline scroll, customizable folder covers, iOS® Live Photo display and a powerful search tool, to provide you with the ultimate photo management and image sharing solution.
Featuring advanced Intel® UHD Graphics, the TS-251D supports dual-channel 4K hardware decoding and real-time transcoding, allowing you to convert videos to universal file formats that can be smoothly played across various devices*. You can also watch high-quality 4K media files on an HDTV using the HDMI output or with Plex® Media Server to stream media files to mobile devices and media streaming devices (including DLNA®, Roku®, Apple TV®, Amazon Fire TV® and Chromecast™). The QNAP RM-IR004 remote control (sold separately) can be configured using QButton to customize individual button actions, providing a more user-friendly NAS experience.
*The TS-251D’s hardware provides hardware decoding, encoding, and transcoding capabilities. However, playback quality may vary due to playback software, file formats, system usage, and available bandwidth.
File Station centralizes files stored on your TS-251D and in the cloud. You can easily upload files from your computer, drag and drop files between folders, rename files, delete files, and configure file and folder permissions to prevent unauthorized access. Moreover, with Microsoft Office Online you can open and modify Microsoft Office documents stored on the TS-251D, without having to download Word documents, Excel worksheets, and PowerPoint presentations from your NAS to the PC. When it comes to sharing sensitive or confidential files on the TS-251D, you can use File Station to enhance data security effectively by encrypting files into a .qenc file, set a password, and then have file recipients use QENC Decrypter to decrypt the sent file.
The TS-251D stores data and files centrally, and supports file sharing protocols, including SMB/CIFS, AFP and NFS for Windows®, Mac®, and Linux®/UNIX® devices. Coupled with Qsync (a utility that transforms a QNAP NAS into a secure, high-capacity data center for file synchronization) any file uploaded to the TS-251D becomes available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops, and mobile devices. Hybrid Backup Sync helps you easily backup or synchronize data on the TS-251D to another QNAP NAS, remote servers, or cloud storage for disaster recovery. Additionally, QuDedup technology greatly improves the efficiency of multi-version backup to the destination storage, while optimizing storage utilization. You can install the QuDedup Extract Tool on your computer and restore deduplicated files to their normal status.
Snapshots help protect your data by fully recording the NAS system state and metadata. You can use snapshots to quickly restore files to a previously-recorded state when files are accidentally deleted or modified, or when the system is compromised by ransomware. QNAP snapshots are block-based and only record modified data. Not only does this save storage space, but also reduces the time required to back up and restore data.
|Model||Snapshots per NAS||Snapshots per volume or LUN|
With a PCIe expansion Gen 2.0 x 4 slot, the TS-251D provides flexibility in extending NAS functionality and potential applications. To optimize system performance, install a QNAP QM2 card for M.2 SSD caching/10GbE connectivity and use with Qtier tiered storage for optimal system performance. You can also use the TS-251D as a wireless access point by installing a compatible QNAP QWA-AC2600 wireless network card to create a wireless media streaming environment. Moreover, by configuring the QXG-10GbE/5GbE network expansion cards, you can upgrade your network to high-speed connectivity with an existing CAT 5e cable. Alternatively, you can add an affordable QNAP QNA-UC5G1T USB 3.0 to 5GbE adapter to your TS-251D and laptop to enjoy higher network speeds, or boost the USB connectivity of the TS-251D by installing a USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) card.
QNAP’s QVR Pro surveillance solution allows you to arrange dedicated, independent storage space for surveillance data on the TS-251D and leverages scalable storage advantages. With QVR Pro, camera management, storage space allocation, camera live view, and playback is greatly simplified. You can also use USB webcams as network cameras with the QUSBCam2 app, and remotely monitor surveillance feeds anytime with QVR Pro Client mobile app.
1. QVR Pro is available for the QNAP NAS models with a least 4GB RAM, QNAP NAS with 2GB RAM please use Surveillance Station.
2. The maximum number of channels supported varies by NAS model, network configuration, and camera settings. For more information, visit https://www.qnap.com/go/qvr-nas-selector.
|CPU||Intel® Celeron® J4005 dual-core 2.0 GHz processor (burst up to 2.7 GHz)|
|CPU Architecture||64-bit x86|
|Graphic Processors||Intel® HD Graphics 600|
|Floating Point Unit|
|System Memory||4GB SO-DIMM DDR4 (1 x 4GB)|
|Maximum Memory||8 GB (2 x 4GB)|
|Memory Slot||2 x SO-DIMM DDR4
For dual-DIMM configuration, you must use a pair of identical DDR4 modules.
|Flash Memory||4GB (Dual boot OS protection)|
|Drive Bay||2 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s
The system is shipped without HDD.
For the HDD compatibility list, please visit https://www.qnap.com/compatibility/
|Drive Compatibility||3.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA solid state drives
|M.2 SSD Slot||Optional via a QM2 PCIe adapter|
|SSD Cache Acceleration Support|
|Gigabit Ethernet Port (RJ45)||1
Expandable with an optional PCIe adapter
|5 Gigabit Ethernet Port||Expandable with an optional PCIe adapter|
|10 Gigabit Ethernet Port||Expandable with an optional PCIe adapter|
Slot 1: PCIe Gen 2 x4
PCIe bandwidth limitations will restrict the NAS 10GbE performance.
|USB 2.0 port||3|
|USB 3.0 port||2|
|USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Port||Optional via a PCIe expansion card|
|IR Sensor||(Optional QNAP RM-IR004 remote control)|
|HDMI Output||1, HDMI 2.0|
|LED Indicators||Power/Status, LAN, USB, HDD1-2|
|Buttons||Power, USB copy, Reset|
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||168 × 105 × 226 mm|
|Weight (Net)||1.48 kg|
|Weight (Gross)||2.58 kg|
|Operating temperature||0 - 40 °C (32°F - 104°F)|
|Relative Humidity||5-95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C (80.6˚F)|
|Power Supply Unit||External Power Adapter, 65W, 100-240V|
|Power Consumption: HDD Sleep Mode||8.08 W|
|Power Consumption: Operating Mode, Typical||15.25 W|
|Fan||1 x 70mm|
|Sound Level||16.7 db(A)|
|Kensington Security Slot|
Application for QM2 SSD slots:
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The selected drives are batch controlled and tested using our HDD and SSD servers. Passed drives are then installed in the NAS with Volume and RAID set. Our pre-burn testing prepares the NAS with an initial system and drive testing cycle to ensure that the integrity of the entire system is tested and passed with no issues at all.
Our stress testing (burn-test) cycle commences for a minimum of 24 hours and extends to 48 hours if requested or required. This is undertaken in order to ensure stability when used in a normal environment. These tests can include extremes of workload (constant I/O's), CPU and memory use, thermal load (heat), clock speed, or voltages, bus and connectivity components, with the primary stress testing software aiming to test stability by trying to force a system to fail. Our tests put a greater emphasis on robustness, availability and error handling heavy loads.
Once the tests are complete we QA and pack the system back into it's retail box. Then it's double boxed to protect the unit during shipping. You receive your QNAP NAS Ready To Plug 'N' Store. It doesn't get any easier. Buy your NAS from the QNAP EXPERTS at QNAP DIRECT.