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2 Bay QNAP TS-251B-2G Gigabit NAS Unit

Web ID: 25765

The TS-251B combines secure data storage and multimedia entertainment into one device. Featuring a PCIe slot, the TS-251B is QNAP’s first home/SOHO NAS that allows you to flexibly extend its functionality and potential applications. You can install a QNAP QM2 card to provide M.2 SSD caching/10GbE connectivity and use with Qtier auto-tiering storage to enhance overall system performance; or install a wireless network card (such as the QNAP QWA-AC2600) to turn the TS-251B into a wireless access point and to wirelessly stream your multimedia throughout your home. The TS-251B supports dual-channel H.264 hardware decoding and transcoding, allowing you to enjoy watching NAS media files smoothly across various devices. ONLY WHILE STOCKS LAST!
Manufacturer Warranty: 2 Year
Manufacturer PN: TS-251B-2G
GTIN: 885022015689
Manufacturer Website

$459 

The TS-251B combines secure data storage and multimedia entertainment into one device. Featuring a PCIe slot, the TS-251B is QNAP’s first home/SOHO NAS that allows you to flexibly extend its functionality and potential applications. You can install a QNAP QM2 card to provide M.2 SSD caching/10GbE connectivity and use with Qtier auto-tiering storage to enhance overall system performance; or install a wireless network card (such as the QNAP QWA-AC2600) to turn the TS-251B into a wireless access point and to wirelessly stream your multimedia throughout your home. The TS-251B supports dual-channel H.264 hardware decoding and transcoding, allowing you to enjoy watching NAS media files smoothly across various devices.

  • The PCIe port supports installing a 10GbE network card, a QM2 dual-port M.2 SSD/10GbE card, a USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) card, or a wireless network card.

  • 4K media playback and online transcoding; cross-device multimedia viewing via HDMI output or streaming applications.

  • Snapshots fully record the system status and data. If files are accidentally deleted or modified, you can quickly restore the previously-recorded data.

  • Hybrid Backup Sync consolidates backup and sync tasks into a single app, providing multiple layers of data protection.

  • Remotely access the apps and files on your TS-251B via myQNAPcloud and easily manage and share files.

  • Supports containerized applications and hosting virtual machines with various operating systems.

Available Models

  1. TS-251B-4G

    Intel® Celeron® J3355 dual-core 2.0 GHz processor (burst up to 2.5 GHz) with 4GB RAM (1 x 4GB)

Intel® Celeron® J3355 dual-core processor and AES-NI hardware encryption

Powered by a 14nm Intel® Celeron® J3355 dual-core 2.0GHz processor (burst up to 2.5 GHz), 2GB/4GB DDR3L RAM (up to 8GB), a single Gigabit LAN port, and supporting SATA 6Gb/s hard drives, the TS-251B provides dependable performance of up to 672 MB/s read/write speeds. The TS-251B features Intel® AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption for both full NAS volumes and shared folders, boosting system performance while ensuring the security of sensitive data stored in the TS-251B.

File Transfer (1 x 10GbE)

Windows Download

647 MB/s

Windows Upload

519 MB/s

File Transfer with Encryption (1 x 10GbE)

Windows Download

615 MB/s

Windows Upload

320 MB/s

Sequential Throughput (1 x 10GbE, 64KB)

Windows Download

672 MB/s

Windows Upload

435 MB/s

Tested in QNAP Labs. Figures may vary by environment.

Test environment:
NAS: TS-251B
OS: QTS 4.3.4
Volume type: RAID 0; 2 x Intel S3500 240GB SSDs (SSDSC2BB240G4); QNAP LAN-10G2SF-MXL 10GbE SFP+ adapter
Client PC: Intel® Core™ i7-4770 3.40GHz CPU; 16GB DDR3L-1600; WD 1TB WD10EZEX; RAMdisk; QNAP LAN-10G2SF-MXL 10GbE SFP+ adapter; Windows® 10 64-bit

Extend NAS functionality with the PCIe slot

With a PCIe expansion slot, the TS-251B provides flexibility in extending NAS functionality and potential applications. Install a QNAP QM2 card to provide M.2 SSD caching/10GbE connectivity and use with Qtier tiered storage for optimal system performance; use the TS-251B as a wireless access point by installing a compatible wireless network card (such as the QNAP QWA-AC2600) to create a wireless media streaming environment; or boost the USB connectivity of the TS-251B by installing a USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) card.

» Learn More: QM2,WirelessAP Station

A tailor-made private wireless network that meets your needs

By installing the QWA-AC2600 and WirelessAP Station app, your NAS will evolve into a high-performance wireless access point that can be connected to from multiple devices. The QWA-AC2600 can also be used to extend your wireless network coverage. Combined with useful features (including DHCP and NAT) provided by the Network and Virtual Switch app, the QWA-AC2600 can be used for a variety of applications, delivering private, fast, low-latency and secure connectivity across your home and/or workplace. (WirelessAP Station requires Container Station to be installed on your QNAP NAS.)

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Boost your Wi-Fi coverage

Deploy your QNAP NAS as a wireless access point to improve coverage. With the QWA-AC2600 and the WirelessAP Station app, your NAS is transformed into a high-performance wireless access point. Just place the NAS in a more centralized location and it will help lengthen the reach of your existing Wi-Fi network and eliminate potential dead zones.

Directly access your NAS

With the QWA-AC2600 and the WirelessAP Station app, your NAS can perform as a high-performance wireless access point that can be accessed by multiple devices. Your devices can directly access data stored on the NAS and in bypassing the router, access speeds to the network will not be affected.

Boost your Wi-Fi coverage

Deploy your QNAP NAS as a wireless access point to improve coverage. With the QWA-AC2600 and the WirelessAP Station app, your NAS is transformed into a high-performance wireless access point. Just place the NAS in a more centralized location and it will help lengthen the reach of your existing Wi-Fi network and eliminate potential dead zones.

Directly access your NAS

With the QWA-AC2600 and the WirelessAP Station app, your NAS can perform as a high-performance wireless access point that can be accessed by multiple devices. Your devices can directly access data stored on the NAS and in bypassing the router, access speeds to the network will not be affected.

Upgrade your network to 10GbE with QNAP's fast and affordable 10GbE Switch

QNAP 10GbE/NBASE-T™ unmanaged switches allow you to instantly upgrade your network environment at a cost-effective price. With a 10GbE network you can enjoy blazing-fast transfer speeds, empower bandwidth-demanding tasks like virtualization, and enable simultaneous real-time access to large NAS-based files using multiple workstations (ideal for video editing and multimedia). QNAP also provides a 10GbE PCIe network expansion card for the TS-251B and Windows®/Linux® PCs to take advantage of high-speed LAN environments.

» Learn More: 10GbE switches,10GbE LAN cards

Real-time 4K video transcoding

Featuring advanced Intel® HD Graphics, the TS-251B supports dual-channel 4K H.264 hardware decoding and real-time transcoding, allowing you to convert videos to universal file formats that can be smoothly played across various devices*. You can also watch high-quality 4K@30FPS media files on a HDTV using the HDMI output or use with Plex® Media Server to stream media files to mobile devices and media streaming devices (including DLNA®, Roku®, Apple TV®, Amazon Fire TV® and Chromecast™). The QNAP RM-IR004 remote control (sold separately) can be configured using QButton to customize the actions of individual buttons, providing a more convenient NAS experience.

*The TS-251B’s hardware provides H.264 hardware decoding, encoding and transcoding capabilities. However, playback quality may vary due to factors including playback software, file formats, system usage, and available bandwidth.

» Learn More: Plex Media Server

Multiple ways to enjoy your multimedia

QNAP provides a wide range of multimedia applications for you to easily enjoy photos, music, and videos.

Learn More: Multimedia Streaming

  • Cinema28 allows for single-interface management of all your media files and can stream files to every connected device throughout your home.

  • Qmedia allows music, photos and videos to be effortlessly streamed to Android TVs or set-top boxes.

  • Video HD is a free KODI add-on that combines KODI's streaming and video decoding capabilities and fully supports Video Station's features.

Protect important data with snapshots

Snapshots help protect your data by fully recording the NAS system state and metadata. If files are accidentally deleted or modified or the system is afflicted by ransomware, you can use snapshots to quickly restore files to a previously-recorded state. QNAP snapshots are block-based and only record the changed data. Not only does this save storage space but also reduces the time required to back up and restore data. The TS-251B supports up to 1,024 snapshots per NAS and up to 256 snapshots per volume or LUN.

» Learn More: Volume & LUN Snapshots

Consolidated notifications and extra NAS security

QTS 4.3.5 provides various mechanisms to ensure the data saved on your TS-251B is carefully safeguarded, including the brand-new Notification Center that consolidates system logs and notifications into a single app and the Security Counselor that checks for weaknesses and offers helpful security recommendations.

  • Notification Center

    Consolidates system logs and notifications for all NAS apps into a single app with flexible rule settings, facilitating smooth and easy NAS management.

    » Learn More: Notification Center

  • Security Counselor

    Checks for weaknesses and offers recommendations to enhance NAS security. Anti-virus and anti-malware software is also integrated within Security Counselor to ensure the complete protection of your NAS and data.

    » Learn More: Security Counselor

Automate everyday tasks with IFTTT Agent

QNAP IFTTT Agent integrates the popular web automation service IFTTT (If This Then That), allowing you to create a near-unlimited number of automated workflows. Simply connect your IFTTT account with your TS-251B and set triggers and actions. For example, if you set a trigger as “Any new photo on the phone” and the action as "Upload the photo to QNAP NAS," then all the photos taken using your phone will be automatically uploaded to TS-251B.

» Learn More: IFTTT Agent

Multiply your productivity

The app-driven QTS operating system provides solutions for simplifying file backup, management, search, and more. With File Station you can view and manage your files from NAS and multiple storage devices; the OCR Converter allows you to extract text from images; Qfiling helps automate file organization, and Qsirch helps quickly find files.

  • Centralized File Management

    Use File Station to directly access files on USB devices - including optical disc drives. Files from different devices can be easily viewed and managed on a single interface.

    » Learn More: Centralized File Management

  • File Digitization

    OCR Converter extracts text from images, helping to boost productivity and making it easier to find files.

    » Learn More: OCR Converter

  • Smart Filing

    Qfiling automates file organization. Files are automatically archived into folders based on your settings.

    » Learn More: Qfiling

  • Full-text Search

    Qsirch quickly finds images, music, videos, documents, emails, and other files.

    » Learn More: Qsirch

Multi-point file backup, access and sync

The TS-251B centrally stores data and files, and supports SMB/CIFS, AFP and NFS protocols for file sharing across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux®/UNIX® devices. Coupled with Qsync (a utility that turns a QNAP NAS into a safe, high-capacity data center for file synchronization) any file uploaded to the TS-251B will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops and mobile devices. Hybrid Backup Sync can help you easily backup or synchronize data on the TS-251B to other QNAP NAS, remote servers, or cloud storage for easy disaster recovery.

» Learn More: Cross-platform file sharing,Hybrid Backup Sync,Qsync

QVR Pro safeguards your environment

QNAP’s QVR Pro surveillance solution allows you to arrange a dedicated, independent storage space for surveillance data on TS-251B and leverage the advantages of scalable storage. With QVR Pro, camera management, storage space allocation, camera live view, and playback is greatly simplified. You can also use USB webcams as network cameras with the QUSBCam2 app, and remotely monitor your surveillance feeds at any time with QVR Pro Client’s companion mobile app.

*The maximum number of channels supported varies by NAS model, network configuration, and camera settings. For more information, visit https://www.qnap.com/go/qvr-nas-selector.

» Learn More: QVR Pro,QNAP mobile apps

  • 5,000+

    compatible IP cameras

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  • 8

    free IP camera channels

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  • 128

    max. IP camera channels

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  • QUSBCam2

    record from USB webcams

NAS as a Multi-OS Platform

Virtualization Station and Container Station provide comprehensive solutions for creating virtualized environments to improve business IT infrastructure, workflows, and productivity.

  • Virtualization Station

    Virtualization Station allows you to run multiple Windows®, Linux®, UNIX® and Android™ virtual machines on the TS-251B. You can use Virtual Network Computing (VNC) through a browser to operate the virtual machines. Virtualization Station is ideal for organizations to run multiple applications on a single NAS.

    » Learn More: Virtualization Station,P2V

  • Container Station

    Container Station integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies. You can download apps from the built-in Docker Hub® to easily import/export container apps and manage access controls, enjoying the benefits of easy installation, transferability and high-efficiency.

    » Learn More: Container Station,QIoT Containers

Flexible and economical storage expansion

You need an easy solution to increase storage capacity when running out of space. QNAP provides several ways to expand your NAS storage as needed to accommodate data and business growth.

  • Upgrade RAID Capacity

    Hot swap lower-capacity drives with larger-capacity drives so that your QNAP NAS can grow with your business.

    » Learn More: Online RAID Capacity Upgrade

  • VJBOD

    Use VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) to expand your storage capacity by using the unused storage of other QNAP NAS. Up to 8 QNAP NAS can be mounted as local disks on the TS-251B.

    » Learn More: VJBOD

  • Attach Expansion Enclosures

    Connect two 4-bay TR-004 USB hardware RAID external enclosures and use the Storage & Snapshots Manager to easily handle NAS capacity expansion.

Extend hardware warranty up to 5 years

The TS-251B is backed by a 2-year warranty at no extra cost. If needed, you can purchase a warranty extension that increases your coverage up to 5 years.

» Learn More: QNAP warranty services

CPU Intel® Celeron® J3355 dual-core 2.0 GHz processor (burst up to 2.5 GHz)
CPU Architecture 64-bit x86
Graphic Processors Intel® HD Graphics 500
Floating Point Unit  
Encryption Engine  (AES-NI)
Hardware-accelerated Transcoding  
System Memory 2 GB SO-DIMM DDR3L (1 x 2 GB)
Maximum Memory 8 GB (2 x 4 GB)
Memory Slot 2 x SO-DIMM DDR3L

For dual-DIMM configuration, you must use a pair of identical DDR3L modules.

Flash Memory 4GB (Dual boot OS protection)
Drive Bay 2 x 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s

The system is shipped without HDD.
For the HDD compatibility list, please visit https://www.qnap.com/compatibility/

Drive Compatibility 3.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA solid state drives
Hot-swappable  
M.2 SSD Slot Optional via a PCIe adapter
SSD Cache Acceleration Support  
Gigabit Ethernet Port (RJ45) 1

Expandable with an optional PCIe adapter

10 Gigabit Ethernet Port Optional via PCIe expansion card
Jumbo Frame  
PCIe Slot 1 x PCIe Gen 2 (x2)
USB 2.0 port 3
USB 3.0 port 2
USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Port Optional via a PCIe expansion card
IR Sensor  (RM-IR004)
HDMI Output 1, HDMI 1.4b (up to 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz)
Audio Input 2 x 3.5mm microphone jacks (dynamic microphones only)
Audio Output speaker, 3.5mm line out jack (for amplifier or headphone amplifier)
Form Factor Tower
LED Indicators Power/Status, LAN, USB, HDD1-2
Buttons Power, USB copy, Reset
Dimensions (HxWxD) 168 × 105 × 226 mm
Weight (Net) 1.53 kg
Weight (Gross) 2.63 kg
Operating temperature 0 - 40 °C (32°F - 104°F)
Relative Humidity 5~95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27°C (80.6°F)
Power Supply Unit External Power Adapter, 65W, 100-240V
Power Consumption: HDD Sleep Mode 8.08 W
Power Consumption: Operating Mode, Typical 15.25 W
Fan 1 x 7 cm
Sound Level 16.7 db(A)
Kensington Security Slot  

Note: Use only QNAP memory modules to maintain system performance and stability. For NAS devices with more than one memory slot, use QNAP modules with identical specifications. Warning: Using unsupported modules may degrade performance, cause errors, or prevent the operating system from starting. 
* Sound Level Test Environment: Refer to ISO 7779; Maximum HDD loaded; Bystander Position; Average data from 1 meter in front of operating NAS.
Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.