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QNAP TS-451 Review


If you are QNAP, what can you do next? You have already released some of the best NAS with some of the best features on the market, how do you top that? Well, QNAP thinks they have a good shot at targeting the home enthusiast with their latest lineup of NAS in the TS-x51 series. The TS-451 is the 4 bay variant in the product family and offers a powerful CPU, upgradeable RAM, transcoding capabilities, and some new looks.

 

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The TS-451 is an affordable NAS that ships with a powerful 22nm 64-bit dual-core Intel Celeron processor clocked at 2.41GHz that can burst to 2.58Ghz. Keeping our processor company is a standard configuration of 1GB DDR3L RAM that can be upgraded to a total of 8GB. For those of you that don’t know what the L designation is in the DDR3L, it stands for Low Voltage.

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With the a new CPU, the TS-451 features enhanced real-time transcoding possibilities that allow you to stream HD movies and videos simultaneously to 5 devices without having to worry about media formats, quality settings, or bandwidth for mobile devices. Additionally, the TS-451 can automatically transcode videos on your NAS to pre-rendered resolutions for easy selection through applications like Video Station, File Station or the QFile App.

There are two Gigabit Ethernet Ports and promises that they can deliver 220MB/s read & write speeds (when teamed).

The TS-451 takes full advantage of QNAP’s expansion system. This NAS supports online capacity expansion by connecting multiple QNAP UX-series expansion enclosures to meet the needs of growing data. With the QNAP scale-up solution, raw storage capacity can be expanded gradually. It is especially useful for large data applications, such as data archiving, virtualization, TV broadcast storage, surveillance video storage, and HUGE movie libraries!

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The maximum raw storage capacity available by connecting RAID expansion enclosures:

Turbo NAS ModelQNAP Expansion EnclosureMax. No. of Expansion EnclosureTotal HDD No.(NAS + Enclosure)Max. Raw Capacity (TB)#
TS-451UX-800P11272
UX-500P1954

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As with other NAS in the QNAP portfolio, this NAS benefits from the same QNAP firmware, QTS 4. QTS 4 is jam-packed with features and is extremely easy to navigate. Right out of the box you get: FTP Server, File Server, Backup Center, Web Server, Radius Server, Syslog Server, Printer Server, Surveillance Station, VPN Server, LDAP Server, Proxy Server, Music Station, Photo Station, Video Station, DJ Station, Cloud Access via MyCloudNAS, Mobile Applications, and Much More. Enhancing the already functional NAS is easy with QNAP QPKGs.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Exterior Features
  3. Internal Features
  4. System Setup
  5. Administration
  6. Administration (Continued)
  7. Administration (Continued)
  8. QNAP App Center
  9. Benchmarking: Transcoding
  10. Benchmarking: Avatar Benchmark
  11. Benchmarking: MP3 Transfer Benchmark
  12. Benchmarking: 2GB Transfer Benchmark
  13. Benchmarking: Intel NASPT
  14. Benchmarking: IOMeter
  15. Benchmarking: CrystalDiskMark
  16. Final Thoughts

About Joe DiFiglia

I have always had a passion for everything computing. In early 2000, I decided to take my passion to the web. Thus, C.O.D. was born. Through the years we have made many great friends at C.O.D. and hope to continue our journey for years to come.

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