Key Features Centralize your file storage, sharing and backup with excellent performance Transcode Full HD videos on-the-fly or offline Quickly find specific files by real-time, natural search with Qsirch Play 1080p videos via HDMI Stream multimedia files via DLNA, AirPlay Chromecast and Bluetooth Facing the increasing demand for data storage, sharing and multimedia processing, more and more users are looking for a NAS system with good performance and an affordable price tag. The Intel quad-core TS-251+ provides an uncompromising high-performance scalable storage solution for professional users. Powered by the intelligent QTS 4.2 operating system, the TS-251+ performs as an easy-to-use yet powerful NAS for data backup, file synchronization and sharing, remote access and multimedia applications, and is ideal for users to create a secure private cloud to access their data easily. Quad-core 64-bit Intel Celeron CPU for exceptional performance The TS-251+ is powered by a 64-bit Intel Celeron quad-core 2.0GHz processor and has 2GB/8GB energy-efficient DDR3L RAM (upgradable to 8GB) and dual Gigabit LAN ports, delivering up to 225 MB/s read & write speeds with port trunking mode. The TS-251+ can also automatically increase the processor’s clock rate from 2.0GHz to 2.42GHz when needed for CPU-intensive tasks. The TS-251+ supports AES 256-bit volume & folder encryption with transfer speeds of up to 205 MB/s, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive personal data stored in the TS-251+ QTS 4.2 - Simple and efficient Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS 4.2, your NAS experience is smarter, smoother and spectacular. Its modern flat design streamlines loading times, and the intelligent desktop allows you to quickly find desired functions, 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. QTS breaks the barriers of devices, platforms and geography to bring optimized cloud experiences to you, and incorporates more advanced features including volume/LUN snapshot, remote connection to public cloud services in File Station, multi-zone multimedia system, and more. Run additional operating systems on the TS-251+ The Virtualization Station transforms the TS-251+ into a 2-in-a-box NAS that can function as an all-in-one NAS and a virtualization platform that supports multiple operating systems, fast VM creation, VM backup & restoration, VM import/export, snapshot, Device Management for centrally managing VM, and enables desktop operations on web browsers. With the easy-to-use interface, you can centrally manage all of the VMs created on the TS-251+ with minimal effort. You can also download VMs on demand from online VM markets and import them to the TS-251+ without any complex procedures. Container Station – LXC and Docker Containers inclusive QNAP Container Station exclusively integrates LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux systems on the TS-251+ as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry. It supports container import/export and permission settings, and features an informative dashboard and flexible user interface for you to manage multiple containers. You can experience the amazing Container Station and enjoy the playground of virtual containers with the TS-251+. Container Station also supports Online Document app, which allows you to directly view, edit and store files of various types anytime on your NAS, including Office documents, images and text files. Use your TS-251+ as a PC with QvPC Technology QNAP’s exclusive QvPC Technology consolidates a number of high-end technologies including VM integration, multimedia transcoding, HDMI output, cloud integration and NAS connection technologies, allowing users to operate the TS-251+ as a PC when they plug in a keyboard, mouse and HDMI monitor. With QvPC Technology, the TS-251+ is transformed into a cost-effective device with PC functionalities for users to directly access stored data, run multiple applications using Windows/Linux/UNIX/Android based VMs, surf the web, enjoy Full HD videos with Kodi™, monitor surveillance live feeds from IP cameras in real time, and much more. Enjoy videos on TV via HDMI with bundled remote control QNAP HD Station integrates the powerful Kodi media player and web browser. With HDMI connectivity, you can connect the TS-251+ to a HDTV to watch your rich multimedia content on the big screen. The splendid user interface and support for 7.1-channel audio passthrough bring smooth playback of 1080p videos. You can even watch YouTube videos, surf the web and manage the TS-251+ using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox with multilingual keyboard input. HD Station supports multi-tasking and user authentication so only authorized users can access the stored data via HDMI monitors. The TS-251+ is packed with the QNAP RM-IR002 remote control for you to conveniently control HD Station via the built-in IR receiver. You can also turn your mobile devices into remote controls by installing the Qremote app. HD Station also supports YouTube Pairing, allowing you to select a YouTube™ video on your smartphone, tablet or computer and play it on your HDTV via the TS-251+. Real-time & offline video transcoding The TS-251+ 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 for multiple devices to simultaneously view different videos stored on the TS-251+ with on-the-fly hardware accelerated transcoding, saving your time in converting videos to different formats for different devices. With the benefits of offline transcoding, if you can only connect to an Internet connection with limited/restricted bandwidth, you can still enjoy smooth videos via File Station, Video Station, or the Qfile app by selecting a pre-rendered lower-resolution video, saving system resources of the TS-251+ for other applications. The TS-251+ also allows you to set a dedicated folder for automatic video transcoding. Enjoy media freely with multi-zone multimedia control Use your TS-251+ as a multi-zone multimedia system to fill every corner of your house with your choice of media. You can centrally manage and stream photos, music and videos from the TS-251+ to different rooms from a single device using Bluetooth & USB devices connected to the TS-251+ (for music streaming only), HDMI, DLNA, Apple TV and Chromecast. Every room member in different zones can enjoy the convenience and simplicity for media playback and multimedia storage. Alternatively, to enjoy multimedia yourself, you can choose DLNA-compatible devices, use the Qfile app on an iOS device to browse videos/photos and play on the TV via Apple TV, or transform the TS-251+ into a powerful streaming machine with DLNA, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Google TV support with the support of Plex Media Server.