QNAP Releases New Compact TS-251C Turbo NAS, Brings Affordable Way to Build a Powerful Personal Cloud


Taipei, Taiwan, March 12, 2015 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the TS-251C Turbo NAS, a 2-bay compact NAS that offers the power of an Intel® Celeron® dual-core CPU at a budget-friendly price tag. Users can easily build a personal cloud and media center to enjoy a rich digital life using the TS-251C and benefit from other features including unrivaled real-time/offline Full HD video transcoding; video streaming via DLNA, AirPlay, Chromecast and Plex Media Server; HDMI-out with XBMC media player; and various apps for file & multimedia storage, backup and sharing.

“The TS-251C 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. “It comes with a surprising price tag that offers an incredible choice for budget-concerned users that want the best possible performance.” Coupled with flexible storage expansion support, the TS-251C excels in the same price class with its powerful and versatile x86 architecture, and is the perfect solution for the growing needs of digital content storage in modern small offices and home environments.

Powered by a dual-core Intel® Celeron® 2.41GHz processor with 1GB energy-efficient DDR3L RAM, the TS-251C provides up to 112 MB/s read & write speeds. With full NAS encryption setup, it maintains over 112 MB/s throughput for enhanced data security.

The TS-251C, with built-in hardware graphics acceleration, demonstrates excellent real-time and offline 1080p video transcoding capabilities to convert videos 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-251C allows multiple users to simultaneously watch different videos stored on it without affecting the performance of other running applications.

Users can also connect the TS-251C to an HDTV via HDMI to enjoy videos with the HD Station and XBMC app. Videos can also be streamed throughout the home to HDTVs, smartphones and tablet devices using DLNA, AirPlay, Chromecast and Plex Media Server.

The compact TS-251C 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 TS-251C is also an all-in-one NAS for centrally organizing files & backups, synchronizing files across various devices, sharing files with different groups & communities, and remotely accessing & managing files on the go using the Qfile, Qmusic, Qphoto, Qvideo, Qmanager and Vmobile mobile apps.

Key specifications

TS-251C: 2-bay tower model; Dual-core Intel® Celeron® 2.41 GHz processor, 1GB DDR3L RAM; 3.5” SATA HDD; 1 x USB 3.0; 2 x USB 2.0; 1 x Gigabit LAN port; HDMI output (v1.4a, 1080p)


The new TS-251C Turbo NAS is now available. For more information regarding new products and to see the full QNAP Turbo NAS lineup (including where to buy) please visit www.qnap.com.

About QNAP System Inc.

QNAP Systems, Inc., as its brand promise “Quality Network Appliance Provider”, aims to deliver comprehensive offerings of cutting edge network attached storage (NAS) and network video recorder (NVR) solutions featured with ease-of-use, robust operation, large storage capacity, and trustworthy reliability. QNAP integrates technologies and designs to bring forth quality products that effectively improve business efficiency on file sharing, virtualization applications, storage management and surveillance in the business environments, as well as enrich entertainment life for home users with the offering of a fun multimedia center experience. Headquartered in Taipei, QNAP delivers its solutions to the global market with nonstop innovation. More information is at www.qnap.com.

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