Tuesday, July 8th 2014

QNAP Releases the TS-x51 Series Home NAS Lineup

QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the cutting-edge Turbo NAS TS-x51 series for SOHO and Home users, and two economical tower storage expansion enclosures companion UX-500P and UX-800P.

The TS-x51 series, available in 2, 4, 6, 8-bay models, features unrivaled real-time and offline Full HD video transcoding capabilities, and supports video streaming through DLNA, AirPlay and Plex Media Server. "Building a personal cloud is becoming increasingly popular, and the TS-x51 series is the ideal choice for users to quickly create a secure personal space for file storage, backup, synchronization and multimedia," said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP. Coupled with flexible storage expansion support, the TS-x51 series is the perfect solution for the growing needs of data and multimedia content storage in modern small offices and home environments.

The TS-x51 series is powered by a Dual-core Intel Celeron 2.41 GHz processor with 1 GB energy-efficient DDR3L RAM (expandable to 8 GB) and supports dual LAN ports that provide up to 220 MB/s read & write speeds. It maintains smooth system operations even during intensive data access or heavy multimedia streaming. The DDR3L RAM features low volt and low power consumption, beneficial to energy saving while sustaining high system performance.

The TS-x51 series, with built-in hardware acceleration, demonstrates superior real-time and offline Full HD video transcoding capabilities to convert video on-the-fly or in the background to universal formats that can be smoothly played on computers, mobile devices or Smart TVs. In the event of limited Internet bandwidth, users can still enjoy smooth videos by selecting a lower resolution to play the videos via File Station, Video Station, or the Qfile mobile app. The TS-x51 series allows multiple users to simultaneously watch different videos stored on it without affecting the performance of other running applications. "The powerful transcoding feature of the TS-x51 series helps greatly save on mobile Internet access bills," added Hsu.

Users can also connect the TS-x51 to the HDTV via HDMI connection to enjoy high resolution videos with the HD Station. Those who are in different rooms from the TS-x51 series in a home environment can stream videos through DLNA, AirPlay or Plex Media Server and enjoy on HDTVs, smartphones and tablet devices.

The TS-x51 series is perfect for creating a home multimedia hub. By using the Photo Station, Music Station and Video Station, users can easily archive, manage and share all of their photo, music and video collections. The new series is also an all-in-one NAS, featuring the app-oriented QTS operating system that allows users to centrally organize files & backups, sync files across various devices, share files with different groups & communities, and access & manage files on the go using the Qfile, Qmusic, Qmanager and VMobile mobile apps.

With the constant growth of digital data and increasing demand for digital multimedia, small office and home users expect high performance and flexibly expandable storage solutions. The TS-x51 series supports storage expansion, allowing administrators to connect a QNAP expansion enclosure (UX-500P or UX-800P) to increase the total raw storage capacity up to 80TB (varies by models). The new tower expansion enclosures UX-500P and UX-800P offer small office and home users budget-friendly options to enjoy greater flexibility in storage deployment. "Users can easily adopt the UX-500P and UX-800P to effortlessly set up and expand the storage capacity of the TS-x51 series to fulfill the large storage capacity required by file backup, multimedia and video surveillance," added Hsu.

Users can also increase the functionalities of the TS-x51 series with the QTS App Center that provides various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers, including backup/sync, business tools, content management, communications, download, entertainment and more. QNAP's development platform also allows developers to create various applications, adding even more value to the TS-x51 series and providing near-unlimited functionality for users.

Key specifications

The TS-x51 series
  • TS-251: 2-bay tower model
  • TS-451: 4-bay tower model
  • TS-651: 6-bay tower model
  • TS-851: 8-bay tower model
  • Dual-core Intel Celeron 2.41 GHz processor, 4 GB or 1 GB DDR3L RAM (expandable up to 8 GB); 3.5"/2.5" SATA 6 Gbps HDD/SSD, hard drives hot-swappable; 2 x USB 3.0 (TS-251, TS-451) / 3 x USB 3.0 (TS-651, TS-851); 2 x Gigabit LAN port; HDMI output.
The UX series expansion enclosures
  • UX-500P: 5-drive tower unit
  • UX-800P: 8-drive tower unit
  • SATA 6 Gbps 3.5" and 2.5" hard drives, hard drives hot-swappable, 1x USB 3.0 port, LCD panel, Kensington security slot.
Availability
The new TS-x51 series Turbo NAS and UX-500P, UX-800P expansion enclosures are now available. For more information of new products and the full QNAP Turbo NAS lineup, including where to buy, please visit www.qnap.com.
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