Computex 2014: QNAP have been busy revising their silent NAS and have come back to the market with their new HS-251, which still offers a two bay format, but should offer improved performance and cooling over their previous models. The front panel can be easily clipped off, allowing you to slide out either of the two 3.5″ drive bays for quick drive installation. The system comes passively cooled, offers HDMI out and hardware accelerated transcoding, making it a great choice for expanding your media centre setup.
Their 51 series continues with the TS-851, 651, 451 and 251. Offering plenty of storage options from the consumer level to the prosumer level, each now offering support for the huge (and expensive) 6TB drives from Seagate.
They’ve also been busy boosting their interface and app support, something that has always been a popular selling point for QNAP products. Including updated Android and iOS apps, although still no support for Windows Mobile.
The QGenie is a wonderful little thing, a wireless mobile NAS with 32GB of internal storage, USB 3.0 and SD Card expandability, Ethernet hook up for better performance, mobile charging of USB devices such as your smartphone, MiFi sharing / Mobile AP and more. It’s extremely versatile, compact and the price should be around $100.