You may not have noticed, but not only have PCs been getting smaller but devices like notebooks, phones, and tablets have been taking over. It doesn’t mean that the PC is going away as some people would like you to think, but it does mean that fewer devices have the capability to hold bulk storage. Sure SSDs are getting bigger and computers have some room, but enthusiasts, geeks, and professionals used to load up their main PCs with hard drives and the PC market is moving away from that. You could go with an external drive but they don’t really have the capacity as well. Because of that, the home NAS market has been picking up and more and more people are realizing that a central storage location is helpful for the whole family. In our case, I moved to NAS storage years ago to cut back on electricity from having servers running in the house. We have had one for my attached office and another with video files but recently those have filled up and I’ve been looking at new options. While doing that I thought it would be a great time to take a look at what QNAP has going on so they sent over their TS-451+. My past NAS have been powered by slower CPUs and over time his has caused slowdowns when running RAID so I’m excited to see how the TS-451+ performs with its Intel quad core.  So let’s dive in.

Product Name: QNAP TS-451+

Review Sample Provided by: QNAP

Test Hard Drives: Seagate 8TB NAS HDD ST8000VN0012

Hard Drives Provided by: Seagate

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

Amazon Link: HERE


CPU Quad-core Intel® Celeron® 2.0GHz (burst up to 2.42GHz)
Floating Point Unit Yes
GPU Intel® HD Graphics
Hardware-Accelerated Transcoding Yes

System memory:

TS-451+-2G: 2GB DDR3L RAM (1 x 2GB)

TS-451+-8G: 8GB DDR3L RAM (2 x 4GB)

Total memory slots: 2 SODIMM

Expandable up to: 8 GB


1. When installing two memory modules, please ensure that they are the same size and ideally use the same type of RAM for both memory slots.

2. For the information of RAM module installation and compatible NAS models, please refer to the QNAP RAM Module Installation Guide

Flash Memory 512MB

4 x 2.5" or 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s HDD or SSD; hot swappable trays


For the HDD compatibility list, please visit

Expansion Unit Max. 1 (UX-800P, UX-500P)
Gigabit LAN Ports 2

2 x USB 3.0 (Front: 1, Rear: 1)

2 x USB 2.0 (Rear)

IR Receiver Yes (QNAP RM-IR002 remote control)
LED Indicators Power/Status, LAN, USB, HDD1-4
Buttons Power, Reset, USB Auto Copy
Alarm Buzzer System warning
Form Factor Tower
Dimensions (HxWxD)

169 x 160 x 219 mm

6.65 x 6.3 x 8.62 inch

Weight (Net / Gross) 3 kg (6.61 lbs) / 4.3 kg (9.48 lbs)
System Fan 1 x 12cm, 12V DC
Kensington Security Slot 1
Power Supply External Power Adapter, 90W, 100-240V
Power Consumption (W)

S3 sleep: 0.57

HDD standby: 15.78

In operation (typical): 33.88

Sound Level Sound pressure (LpAm) :16.9 dB(A)
Temperature 0 - 40 °C
Humidity 5~95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C


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garfi3ld replied the topic: #38223 21 Oct 2016 14:57
Today I take a look at something completely different. The TS-451+ network drive from QNAP as well as the 8TB Seagate NAS drives that I put in it

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