Monday, January 13th 2014

QNAP Takes NAS to the Living Room with the HS-210

QNAP launched the HS-210 compact NAS for living rooms. Built in a form-factor not too different from your TV shelf regulars, a Blu-ray player, and an HT receiver, the HS-210 tucks in a pair of 3.5-inch SATA hard drives, which it shares over gigabit Ethernet and USB. The NAS can be further expanded using USB mass-storage devices. It runs a Marvell-made ARM-based processor, which is fanless, and so barring the hum of the HDDs, the NAS itself is practically silent. The processor is paired with 512 MB of RAM. The HS-210 runs QNAP's QTS 4.1 firmware, with its own app environment.
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5 Comments on QNAP Takes NAS to the Living Room with the HS-210

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mcloughj
The lack of HDMI or similar for direct playback kills the usefulness of this.
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
why would i put anything in my living room that does not directly connect to my television or receiver?
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3lfk1ng
by: Easy Rhino
why would i put anything in my living room that does not directly connect to my television or receiver?
Because the PS3 can play the content stored on the QNAP.
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: 3lfk1ng
Because the PS3 can play the content stored on the QNAP.
That doesn't answer my question. You could put that NAS anywhere in the house and the PS3 could still play content. Why muck up your living space with something that does not connect directly to your receiver/television?
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mcloughj
Gotta agree with Rhino there. The singluar reason to have in in the room would be to play directly to your screen. even streaming to a console or similar wouldn't justify it noising up your living room.
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