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QNAP TS-451 Four Bay SOHO NAS Review

By: Tyler Bernath | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Aug 4, 2014 2:00 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: QNAP

Packaging, and a Closer Look

 

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The packaging for the TS-451 features the more consumer friendly white design. An image of the NAS takes front and center on the box, while features of the appliance surround the image.

 

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The scope of delivery for the TS-451 includes the power adapter, dual Ethernet cables, reading materials, and drive screws.

 

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The TS-451 takes a new approach to consumer focused NAS appliances. The white design moves away from the traditional brushed aluminum and black aesthetic of QNAP products.

 

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The back of the NAS houses a large 120mm cooling fan. Next to the cooling fan we have HDMI, dual Gigabit LAN, dual USB, and a single USB 3.0 port.

 

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The bottom of the NAS houses a locked symbol, and an unlocked symbol.

 

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Here we have our first look at the motherboard. The bottom right houses a single PCIe connection for the storage backplane. To the left, we have a single stick of ADATA DDR3L at 4GB, and Apacer manufactures the DOM down below.

 

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Here is a look at the Celeron J1800 SoC.

 

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Tucked away in the top right corner, we found the ASMedia 1442, enabling HDMI 1.3a support.

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