The number of smart TVs shipped in the last two years is amazing, and the technology has trickled down to lower cost offerings. The best time to purchase a new TV is right around Super Bowl time. This is when TV manufacturers allow retails to offer massive sales on products launched the previous year. New TVs tend to release in March, so if you're shopping for a TV, this is a really good time to start looking.
Of the large number of smart, Ethernet connected TVs, many users never get around to actually connecting the Ethernet cords. With internet connections and home NAS products in offices and bedrooms, running a cord to the TV is usually out of the question. To get around this, QNAP has built a small NAS unit that sits with your set top box and other A/V components.
The QNAP HS-210 is a small, quiet, and attractive NAS product that holds two 3.5" or 2.5" drives, and brings the power of QNAP's award winning OS to the living room. The HS-210 was built for convenience over performance and as such a product, it's fanless. Paired with the right HDDs like Western Digital's Red or Seagate's NAS HDDs, the system is very quiet, even at close distances.
You may think the next talking point is the A/V capabilities through some sort of audio and video output, but that isn't the case. The natural progression of the HS-210 would be a HDMI output, but that didn't happen. Adding HDMI output would move the system away from the Marvell 1.6GHz processor, and to an Intel processor. The move would have increased the price of the HS-210.
At the time of writing, the HS-210 costs $290 at Amazon.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Hardware Specifications and Pricing]
- Page 3 [Software Features]
- Page 4 [Packaging]
- Page 5 [QNAP HS-210]
- Page 6 [Test System Setup]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - NASPT]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Real World CIFS File Transfers]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - iSCSI Enterprise Workloads]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - iSCSI Workload Latency]
- Page 11 [Final Thoughts]
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