QNAP provides fanless ‘living room-nas’ of HDMI and XBMC




QNAP has announced the HS-251, a nas which the manufacturer is completely silent in the absence of fans. The NAS offers two drive bays and is equipped with an HDMI output. QNAP has also added to the XBMC version 12 software.

The HS-251 runs on a dual core Intel Celeron processor with a clock speed of 2.41 GHz. There is 1GB DDR3 RAM present, along with 512MB flash memory. “- Or 2.5” disks are placed in two 3.5 nas can. The housing is made of brushed aluminum.

The NAS has no internal fans, but is passively cooled, allowing the device to operate quieter and thus according to QNAP is suitable for the living room. Furthermore, the HS-251 is suitable for media center functionality thanks to an HDMI connection and support for XBMC version 12. Too transcoding of media content according to the manufacturer as possible. Further, the device includes two Gigabit Ethernet ports, and two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 connectors. An infrared sensor is also present, so that a MCE-compatible remote control is used.


QNAP NAS allows the turning on his QTS firmware. This operating system provides approximately a hundred different applications that can be installed, such as applications to access it. Photos and music at a distance Furthermore, the NAS can be controlled via a smartphone or tablet with mobile apps.

The power consumption of the NAS is specified by QNAP approximately 9W with drives in idle mode and 15.7 W at two rotating 1TB hard disks. According to the manufacturer, the HS-251 available immediately. A suggested retail price, the company has not yet been released.

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