QNAP TS-251D 2-Bay NAS Comes with an Intel Celeron J4005 SoC, HDMI, PCIe Expandability

QNAP has introduced a 2-bay NAS powered by an Intel Celeron J4005 Gemini Lake SoC coupled with  4 GB SO-DIMM DDR4 memory. QNAP TS-251D also offers the option of getting an extra 5 or 10 Gigabit Ethernet port via PCIe card and supports video playback and output thanks to an HDMI 2.0 port.

QNAP TS-251D specifications:

  • SoC – Intel Celeron J4005 dual-core Gemini Lake processor @ 2.0 GHz / 2.7 GHz (Burst) with Intel UHD Graphics 600
  • System Memory – 2x SO-DIMM DDR4 memory slots (8GB max) fitted with
    • 2GB RAM for TS-251D-2G model
    • 4GB RAM for TS-251D-4G model
  • Storage
    • 4GB flash memory with dual boot OS protection
    • Drive Bay – 2x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s slot compatible with both 2.5″ and 3.5″ drives; hot-swappable
    • M.2 SSD slot available via optional QM2 PCIe adapter for SSD cache acceleration
  • Connectivity
    • 1x Gigabit Ethernet Port (RJ45)
    • Optional PCIe adapter with 5-Gbps or 10-Gbps Ethernet port (note: bandwidth limitations will restrict the NAS 10GbE performance)
    • Optional PCIe adapter with WiFi 5 connectivity
  • Video Output – HDMI 2.0 up to 4K
  • USB – 2x USB 3.0 ports, 3x USB 2.0 ports, optional USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) port via a PCIe expansion card
  • Expansion – 1x PCIe Gen 2 x4PCIe socket
  • Misc – IR Sensor; power/status, LAN, USB, HDD LED indicators; power, USB copy and reset buttons; 70mm fan; buzzer; Kensington Security Slot
  • Power Supply
    • External Power Adapter, 65W, 100-240V
    • Consumption – HDD sleep mode: 8.08 Watts; active: 15.25 Watts (typ.)
  • Dimensions (HxWxD) – 168 × 105 × 226 mm
  • Weight – 1.48 kg
  • Sound Level – 16.7 db(A)

QTS 4.4.1 (embedded Linux)

QNAP TS-251D runs QTS 4.4.1 embedded Linux distributions with applications such as QuMagie smart AI photo management application using AI image recognition to group similar photos together in albums such as “People”, “Things” and “Places”, QmailAgent for centrally managing multiple email accounts, Notes Station 3 for collaborative note-taking and workgroups, or Qsirch for quick file searches

The NAS also offers 4K media transcoding and streaming capabilities and provides a PCIe slot to add one of the following cards:

  • QNAP QXG  10GbE/5GbE network expansion card
  • QM2 card with an M.2-2280 slot for an SSD
  • QWA-AC2600 card with Wi-Fi 5 connectivity
  • QNAP USB 3.1 expansion card with two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports

QNAP TS-251D is available now on Amazon for $299 (2GB RAM) or $339 (4GB RAM). There are also some of the PCIe cards mentioned above with price starting at $89 for the 10-GbE card. Visit the product page for further details.

Via Anandtech

Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.

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