The TS-251C is a high-performance storage solution with incredible affordability for home/SOHO users, that provides the power of a Celeron®-based system with the price of an Atom™ system. Powered by the advanced QTS operating system, the TS-251C performs as an easy-to-use yet powerful NAS for data backup, file synchronization, remote access, home entertainment, and is ideal for users to build a personal cloud to access their data easily.
- Transcode Full HD videos on-the-fly or offline*
- Create a personal cloud and stream your multimedia library via DLNA, AirPlay, Chromecast and Plex
- Collect, enjoy, and share your photos, music, and videos
- Centralize your file storage, sharing and backup
- Access, synchronize, and manage files between computers, tablets, and mobile devices
- Play 1080p videos with 7.1 channel surround sound pass-through via HDMI output* Note:
Value without sacrificing performance
Powered by a 64-bit dual-core Intel® Celeron® 2.41GHz processor with 1GB energy-efficient DDR3L RAM, the TS-251C is a powerful home NAS with supreme value and great performance to deliver up to 112 MB/s read & write speeds. The TS-251C can also automatically increase the processor's clock rate from 2.41 GHz to 2.58 GHz when needed for CPU-intensive tasks. The TS-251C’s fast encryption and decryption performance provides transfer speeds of up to 112 MB/s with AES-256bit volume encryption, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive personal data stored in the TS-251C.
*Tested in QNAP lab. Figures could vary by environments.
OS: QTS 4.1.2 build 20150112
Volume type: RAID 0 (1TB HDDx2, Seagate ST1000NM0033
SMB Version: 2.1
Intel (R) Core(TM) i7-4770 3.4GHz, DDR3 16GB, WD 1TB WD10EZEX-21M2NA0, Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1, Windows upload/download with 5GB file.
QTS - Simple and efficient
Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS, system operations of the TS-251C are smooth and handy. Its intelligent desktop allows you to find desired functions quickly, create desktop shortcuts or group shortcuts, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, and open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently, bringing greater operating efficiency.
Learn more: QTS 4
Easily build your personal cloud and access anywhere
QNAP’s myQNAPcloud provides an always-connected infrastructure for business and home users to easily build a private/personal cloud. Through any web browser or the free mobile app the TS-251C 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 TS-251C wherever you are. Instantly stream or share your multimedia contents and share them with your friends.
Learn more: myQNAPcloud
Real-time & offline HD video transcoding*
The TS-251C, with built-in hardware graphics acceleration, delivers superior real-time Full HD video transcoding to convert your videos to formats that can be smoothly played on PCs, mobile devices and Smart TVs. It allows multiple devices to simultaneously view different videos stored on the TS-251C with on-the-fly hardware accelerated transcoding. The TS-251C allows you to enjoy instant videos on multiple devices - even those that lack computing power or have limited file format support - without the need for complicated and time-consuming file conversion.
With the benefit of offline transcoding, if you can only connect to an Internet connection with limited/restricted bandwidth, you can still enjoy smooth videos by selecting a pre-rendered lower resolution to play the videos via File Station, Video Station, or the Qfile app for iOS & Android without affecting the TS-251C’s performance running other applications. The TS-251C also allows you to set a dedicated folder for automatic video transcoding.
Learn more: DLNA, Video Station, Qfile
Stream media via DLNA, AirPlay, Chromecast and Plex
You can use DLNA-compatible devices such as Smart TVs, Sony® PlayStation™, Microsoft® Xbox 360® and media players to watch HD quality videos stored on the TS-251C You can also use the Qfile app on an iOS device to browse videos and photos stored on the TS-251C and play on the TV via Apple TV®. By installing the Media Streaming add-on app from the QTS App Center, you can stream your media content directly on a TV via Apple TV or Chromecast™ from File Station, Photo Station, Music Station or Video Station. The TS-251C's support for Plex Media Server organizes all of your media with rich information and transforms the TS-251C into a powerful & easy to use streaming machine with DLNA, Roku®, Amazon® Fire TV, and Google TV™ support.
Learn more: DLNA, Plex Media Server
Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage
The TS-251C supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac and Linux/UNIX. Data, logs and ISO image of CDs and DVDs can be centrally stored in the TS-251C and protected with an integrated antivirus solution.
Learn more: ISO share, Syslog service, Antivirus
Well-rounded backup solutions to secure data
QNAP NetBak Replicator supports real-time and scheduled data backup on Windows including Outlook email archiving. Apple Time Machine is also supported to provide Mac OS X users with a solution to effortlessly back up data to the TS-251C. The USB 3.0 port on the front panel of the TS-251C features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data on external drives to the TS-251C with just one click, or alternatively to back up data from the TS-251C to external drives. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis® True Image and Symantec® Backup Exec are also supported.
Learn more: NetBak Replicator, Time Machine backup, External device backup, Third-party backup software compatibility
Disaster recovery solutions bring peace of mind
The TS-251C offers various data recovery options. RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) supports real time and scheduled data backup to remote Turbo NAS or FTP servers and synchronizes files to remote folders from local folders with better backup efficiency and reduced backup time. The TS-251C also supports rsync protocol to back up data to remote servers on a scheduled basis. Data can also be backed up to and restored from a range of cloud storage services, including Amazon® S3, Amazon Glacier, Microsoft® Azure, ElephantDrive®, Dropbox® and Google Cloud Storage.
Learn more: RTRR, rsync, Cloud storage backup
Archive your photo memories. Share your life.
The TS-251C 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 TS-251C 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, with the Qfile mobile app in your iOS® or Android™ devices you can instantly upload photos to the TS-251C.
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 web player, you can enjoy your music anytime, anywhere with a few clicks. Thousands of local and global online Internet radio programs are also built-into the Music Station for you to enjoy.
- 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 or Chromecast to compatible devices.
- Listen to your favorite songs streamed from iTunes Server, or play music via web browsers on your PC.
- Listen to your music on mobile devices through the Qmusic app.
Learn more: Music Station, Qmusic
24/7 download center
The TS-251C 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 TS-251C will finish downloading without any further interaction required. With the QGet utility you can manage your download tasks across multiple Turbo NAS devices remotely on the local network or the Internet. You can also install HappyGet to back up online videos to your TS-251C.
Learn more: Download Station, HappyGet
Dropbox-like file synchronization across computers and mobile devices
With Qsync, your TS-251C is turned into a safe data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TS-251C will be made available for all linked devices, such as 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 for file synchronization and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of team projects and collaboration.
Learn more: Qsync
Notes Station- A handy notepad on your private cloud
The Notes Station provides a private & 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 the TS-251C), edit notes with the intuitive web-based editor, and even create to-do lists & 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 bring your resume to life with rich media content to creatively present your background and accomplishments. 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 with a few simple steps.
Learn more: Signage Station
Access, use, sync and enjoy with your tablets and smartphones
The TS-251C 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 tons of files in your pocket; Qmanager lets you monitor & manage the TS-251C remotely and efficiently without turning on a PC; Qmusic allows you to listen to your music collections on the TS-251C anytime and anywhere, and download to enjoy offline; Qphoto & Qvideo make it easy for you to browse and share the photos or videos on the go.
You can also use your mobile devices as a remote control (with the Qfile, Qmusic, Qphoto & Qvideo mobile apps) to browse through the videos, music and photos on the TS-251C via Apple TV and Chromecast and play the content on TV. The wireless multimedia experience is extremely convenient as you can control the playback anywhere at home.
Learn more: Qfile, Qmanager, Qmusic, Qphoto, Qvideo
Comprehensive surveillance solution providing 24/7 security
Surveillance Station offers a professional surveillance solution with a user-friendly management interface, a wide range of over 2,700 compatible IP camera models, and expandable IP camera channel licenses. It supports real-time monitoring, video & audio recording and playback with a wide range of customizable settings with multiple cameras. You can also install the Vmobile app on your iOS® or Android™ devices to manage the monitored channels anytime and anywhere to safeguard your monitored environment, or install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your TS-251C.
Learn more: Surveillance Station
Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality
The TS-251C 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, download, entertainment, and much more. It is also a centralized location for managing & updating installed apps. In addition, QNAP’s development platform embraces the open-source spirit to enable developers to create their own apps, adding potentially limitless potential for the TS-251C.
Learn more: App Center
The TS-251C utilizes a 22nm CPU and DDR3L RAM which feature low voltage, low power consumption, maintaining high performance in system operations with the benefit of energy-saving. Other eco-friendly designs include hard disk standby mode, scheduled power on/off, and Wake on LAN.
Learn more: Scheduled power on/off or reset, Hard disk standby, Wake on LAN
NAS management can be just that easy.
The TS-251C provides comprehensive system tools to increase management efficiency.
Administrators can turn on the Turbo NAS via LAN to save energy and improve security.
Administrators can flexibly set up the time of powering on/off the Turbo NAS, with a maximum of 15 schedules for setting powering on, off, or rebooting.
The TS-251C supports various applications for home offices as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency.
The TS-251C supports the Control4 system to manage your newly added media and syncs with the Control4 system. You can enjoy your movies and control your home with a single remote, allowing a simple & easy way to enjoy your digital lifestyle.
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.
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||IR Remote Control: RM-IR002