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QNAP TS-451+ 4 Bay NAS

QNAP

QNAP TS-451+ 4 Bay NAS

£472.13
High Performance NAS with On-the-fly & offline Video Transcoding for SOHO and Home Users
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The TS-451 provides a high performance & high capacity storage solution for SOHO & home, workgroup, and SMB users. Powered by the advanced QTS operating system, the TS-451 performs as an easy-to-use yet powerful NAS for data backup, file synchronisation, remote access, home entertainment, and is ideal for users to build a personal cloud to access their data easily.

  • Transcode Full HD videos on-the-fly or offline*
  • Enjoy the best audio-visual experience with HDMI output
  • Create a personal cloud and stream your multimedia library via DLNA, AirPlay, and Plex
  • Centralise your file storage, sharing and backup
  • Run a virtual machine and extend the functionality of the NAS with an integrated virtualization solution
  • Expand the total raw storage capacity up to 72TB (with maximum 12 hard drives) with the economical QNAP expansion enclosure UX-800P

High performance

Powered by a new 22nm 64-bit dual-core Intel® Celeron® 2.41GHz processor with 1GB energy-efficient DDR3L RAM (upgradable up to 8GB), coupled with the support of dual LAN ports and HDMI connectivity, the TS-451 is a powerful home NAS with supreme value and great performance to deliver up to 220MB/s read & write speeds. The TS-451 can also automatically increase the processor's clock rate from 2.41GHz to 2.58GHz when needed for CPU-intensive tasks. The TS-451’s fast encryption and decryption performance provides transfer speeds of up to 68MB/s with AES-256 bit volume encryption, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive personal data stored in the TS-451. When installed with the latest dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi network card, the TS-451 can offer remarkably high speeds for transferring large amount of files and streaming bandwidth-consuming multimedia.

QTS - Simple and efficient

Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS, system operations of the TS-451 are smooth and handy. Its intelligent desktop allows you to find desired functions quickly, create desktop shortcuts or group shortcuts, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, and open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently, bringing greater operating efficiency.

Qsirch – A smarter, faster way to search

Quickly and easily find documents, photos, videos, and music with Qsirch, QNAP’s new built-in NAS search application lets you find what you need by real-time, natural search. Simply type in as much as you know about what you are trying to find, including bits of the file name or even words/phrases in the document, and Qsirch will display a list of matches, complete with thumbnails, as you type. Qsirch even remembers your search history so you can quickly navigate to files you’ve previously searched for. Qsirch is a huge productivity boost – it greatly reduces the amount of time spent looking for files on the NAS so you can focus on other tasks.

Easily build your personal cloud and access anywhere

QNAP’s myQNAPcloud provides an always-connected infrastructure for business and home users to build their private or personal cloud with ease. Through any web browser or the free mobile app the TS-451 becomes your personal cloud so you are always connected to your data. Take advantage of the myQNAPcloud service, which allows you to remotely access your TS-451 wherever you are. Instantly stream or share your multimedia contents and share them with your friends.

Real-time & offline HD video transcoding*

The TS-451 delivers superior real-time Full HD video transcoding to convert your videos to formats that can be smoothly played on PCs, mobile devices and Smart TVs. It allows for up to 5 devices to simultaneously view different videos stored on the TS-451 with on-the-fly hardware accelerated transcoding. The TS-451 allows you to enjoy instant videos on multiple devices - even those that lack computing power or have limited file format support - without the need for complicated and time-consuming file conversion.

With the benefit of offline transcoding, if you can only connect to an Internet connection with limited/restricted bandwidth, you can still enjoy smooth videos by selecting a pre-rendered lower resolution to play the videos via File Station, Video Station, or the Qfile app for iOS & Android without affecting the TS-451’s performance running other applications. This also allows more people to play videos via streaming. The TS-451 also allows you to set a dedicated folder for automatic video transcoding.

Stream media via DLNA, AirPlay, Chromecast and Plex

You can use DLNA-compatible devices such as Smart TVs, Sony® PlayStation™, Microsoft® Xbox 360® and media players to watch HD quality videos stored on the TS-451. You can also use the Qfile app on an iOS device to browse videos and photos stored on the TS-451 and play on the TV via Apple TV®. By installing the Media Streaming add-on app from the QTS App Center, you can stream your media content directly on a TV via Apple TV or Chromecast™ from File Station, Photo Station, Music Station or Video Station. The TS-451's support for Plex Media Server organises all of your media with rich information and transforms the TS-451 into a powerful & easy to use streaming machine with DLNA, Roku®, Amazon® Fire TV, and Google TV™ support.

Extend the functionality of the TS-451 with Virtualisation

Introducing the world’s first consumer-grade NAS with integrated virtualization technology. The Virtualization Station transforms the TS-451 into a 2-in-a-box NAS that can function as an all-in-one NAS and a virtualisation platform supporting multiple operating systems, fast virtual machine creation, virtual machine import/export, snapshot, and enables desktop operations on web browsers. With the easy-to-use interface, you can centrally manage all of the virtual machines created on the TS-451 with minimal effort. You can also download VMs on demand from online VM markets and import them to TS-451 without any complex procedure.

Cross-platform file sharing, centralised data storage

The TS-451 supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac and Linux/UNIX. Data, logs and ISO image of CDs and DVDs can be centrally stored in the TS-451 and protected by an integrated antivirus solution.

Well-rounded backup solutions to secure data

QNAP NetBak Replicator supports real-time and scheduled data backup on Windows including Outlook email archiving. Apple Time Machine is also supported to provide Mac OS X users with a solution to effortlessly back up data to the TS-451. The USB 3.2 Gen 1 port on the front panel of the TS-451 features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data on external drives to the TS-451 with just one click, or alternatively to back up data from the TS-451 to external drives. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis® True Image and Symantec® Backup Exec are also supported.

Disaster recovery solutions bring peace of mind

The TS-451 offers various data recovery options. RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) supports real time and scheduled data backup to remote Turbo NAS or FTP servers and synchronises files to remote folders from local folders with better backup efficiency and reduced backup time. The TS-451 also supports rsync protocol to back up data to remote servers on a scheduled basis. Data can also be backed up to and restored from a range of cloud storage services, including Amazon® S3, Amazon Glacier, Microsoft® Azure, ElephantDrive®, Dropbox® and Google Cloud Storage.

Archive your photo memories. Share your life.

The TS-451 acts as your photo vault for you to back up your favorite photos. The Photo Station makes photo sharing simple, and you can designate your own access right controls. Simply upload your photos to the TS-451 to create & organize your photo albums through a web browser, and share with your family and friends through social networking sites such as Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Pinterest. Your mobile devices are useful too, with the Qfile mobile app in your iOS® or Android™ devices you can instantly upload photos to the TS-451.

Build your home music library and enjoy music anywhere

The Music Station helps categorise your music collection, and displays album covers to easily organize your personal playlists. Through the music station web player, you can enjoy your music anytime, anywhere with a few clicks. Thousands of local and global online Internet radio programs are also built-into the Music Station for you to enjoy.

  • Stream music and high-resolution audio (DSD) content to your DLNA Hi-Fi system and indulge in a high-quality sound experience.
  • Stream music via AirPlay to compatible devices.
  • Listen to your favorite songs streamed from iTunes Server, or play music via web browsers on your PC.
  • Listen to your music on mobile devices through the Qmusic app.

24/7 download centre

The TS-451 is a perfect download center for high speed BT, Magnet, PT (Private Trackers), eMule, FTP, and HTTP downloads. After the download tasks are set ready, you can turn off the computer, and the TS-451 will download as many HD videos as you want. With the QGet utility you can manage your download tasks on multiple Turbo NAS devices remotely on the local network or the Internet. You can also install HappyGet app to back up abundant online videos to your TS-451.

Dropbox-like file synchronisation across computers and mobile devices

With Qsync, your TS-451 is turned into a safe data center for file synchronisation. Any file uploaded to the TS-451 will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops and mobile devices. Qsync is especially useful for frequent travelers in managing files and ensuring that different devices have the most up-to-date files. Qsync provides multiple ways for file synchronisation and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of team projects and collaboration.

Comprehensive surveillance solution providing 24/7 security

The TS-451’s Surveillance Station offers a professional surveillance solution with a user-friendly management interface, a wide range of over 2,600 compatible IP camera models, and expandable IP camera channel licenses. It supports real-time monitoring, video & audio recording and playback with a wide range of customisable settings. You can also install the Vmobile app on your iOS® or Android™ devices to manage the monitoring of cameras anytime, anywhere, for total surveillance of your monitored environment.

Signage Station - Creatively present your animated content

With the Signage Station, it’s easy to create content for a wide range of materials such as personal animated resumes or life memory books. The Signage Station is a great tool to bring your resume to life with rich media content to creatively present your background and accomplishments. You can also create personal memory books to edit and record each life event. The iArtist Lite application, with intuitive editing tools, helps you to easily create these signs with drag & drop tools. Your creativity can now travel around the world with a few simple steps.

Access, use, sync and enjoy with your tablets and smartphones

The TS-451 is your private cloud storage that virtually enlarges the capacity of your smart mobile devices. Qfile allows you to access, upload, download, manage, and share stored files easily as if you are carrying tons of files in your pocket. If Qfile is installed on an iOS device, users can also browse videos & photos stored on the TS-451 and play on a TV via Apple TV. Qmanager lets you monitor & manage the TS-451 remotely and efficiently without turning on a PC, while Qmusic allows you to listen to your music collections on the TS-451 anytime and anywhere, and download to enjoy offline.

A private space for work & sharing - Notes Station

The Notes Station provides a private & secure way to share and collaborate on digital notes. With just a few steps it’s easy to create notes from web pages (or by importing from the TS-451), edit notes with the intuitive web-based editor, and even create to-do lists & calendar alerts.

Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality

The TS-451 has a built-in App Center that provides various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers, including tools for backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and much more. It is also a centralized location for managing & updating installed apps. In addition, QNAP’s development platform embraces the open-source spirit to enable developers to create their own apps, adding potentially limitless potential for the TS-451.

LED indicators with adjustable brightness controls

With adjustable 3-stage brightness controls for LED indicators, the TS-451 provides flexible LED brightness options. Based on the surrounding environment, you can adjust the brightness of all system indicators and also schedule the system to automatically dim the LEDs at certain times when needed.

Economical storage expansion with scale-up solution

The TS-451 offers a high performance yet affordable storage solution to fulfill the needs of small/home offices in archiving rapidly growing data & large files. The TS-451 supports online capacity expansion by connecting a QNAP expansion enclosure. With the QNAP scale-up solution, the raw storage capacity can be expanded on demand, making the TS-451 an ideal file center with large storage capacity for personal video collections.

Energy-saving

The TS-451 utilises a 22nm CPU and DDR3L RAM which feature low voltage, low power consumption, maintaining high performance in system operations with the benefit of energy-saving. Other eco-friendly designs include S3 sleep mode, HDD standby, scheduled power on/off, hard disk standby mode, and Wake on LAN.

NAS management can be just that easy

The TS-451 provides comprehensive system tools to increase management efficiency.

Additional features

The TS-451 supports various applications for home offices as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency.

Specifications
CPU Intel® Celeron® J1900 quad-core 2.0 GHz processor (burst up to 2.42 GHz)
CPU Architecture 64-bit x86
Graphic Processors Intel® HD Graphics
Floating Point Unit  
Hardware-accelerated Transcoding , up to 1080P
System Memory 2 GB SO-DIMM DDR3L (1 x 2 GB) or 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Maximum Memory 8 GB (2 x 4GB)
Memory Slot 2 x SO-DIMM DDR3L

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

Flash Memory 512MB (Dual boot OS protection)
Drive Bay 4 x 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 Yes
SSD Cache Acceleration Support Yes
Gigabit Ethernet Port (RJ45) 2
Jumbo Frame Yes
USB 2.0 port 2
USB 3.0 port 2
IR Sensor  (RM-IR002 & MCE)
HDMI Output 1, (up to 1080p)
Form Factor Tower
LED Indicators Power/Status, LAN, USB, HDD1-4
Buttons Power, Reset, USB Auto Copy
Dimensions (HxWxD) 177 × 180 × 235 mm
Weight (Net) 3 kg
Weight (Gross) 4.3 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 90W adapter, 100-240V
Power Consumption: HDD Sleep Mode 15.78 W
Power Consumption: Operating Mode, Typical 33.88 W
Fan 1 x 120mm, 12VDC
Sound Level 16.9 db(A)
System Warning Buzzer
Kensington Security Slot Yes

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