PNP : UAE's TOP Data Storage Integrator Since 2005
2 Bays ( 2.5" or 3.5" SATA)
RAID 0, 1 Support
Diskless 0 TB
2 Years Warranty
Intel Celeron 2.0GHz Quad Core (up to 2.42GHz)
QNAP One of the Largest Subdistributor and Reseller partner in UAE
We are one of the largest QNAP subdistributor offering complete Storage solution with QNAP using hard drives from Seagate , WD or Toshiba. Every QNAP device you buy from us with hard drives will be pre-configured for free. Other value-added services for QNAP devices such as warranty extension for new QNAP devices (QNAP Warranty Extension), warranty extension for existing QNAP devices (PNP Warranty Extension), extended replacement service with SLA ( NBD Hardware Replacement), etc. are offered in UAE at an additional cost.
Services such as NBD replacement of a failed QNAP device, warranty extensions for existing QNAP devices are available exclusively from us at an additional cost due to our service partner agreement with QNAP. Our Engineers are trained by QNAP and we also arrange workshops and techincal trainings for QNAP.
Stock availability of QNAP TS-251+ 2 Bay NAS 2GB TS-251+-2G Dubai UAE
We have a large inventory (probably one of the largest in the Middle East) of QNAP as we are a sub-distributor. If the stock is not available, we can give you a firm delivery date. Contact us and we will let you know the exact availability.
Price Matching and Lowest Bulk Price for QNAP TS-251+ 2 Bay NAS 2GB TS-251+-2G
The price listed on the website is the retail price intended for end users, but If you are an end user looking for a better price you can contact us. Resellers can request for a special reseller price.
Free Shipping for QNAP TS-251+ 2 Bay NAS 2GB TS-251+-2G in UAE
We Ship QNAP TS-251+ 2 Bay NAS 2GB TS-251+-2G to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Rest of the UAE free of cost. We have Export freight rates for this product also to Middle East including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman. For African countries, our organized carriers tend to be expensive and we ask that you arrange shipping yourself. VAT Exceptions for export orders from the UAE are available if shipped from Jebel Ali or if your carrier issues proper export documentation
Do you provide qnap after sales
Yes, we at PNP have QNAP certified technicians and we can provide QNAP after sales support. We also offer other paid services like warranty extension, NBD replacement warranty etc.
are qnap drives hot swappable
Yes, with all QNAP NAS you can hot-swap your hard drives/SSDs attached to SATA, SAS or U.2. However M.2 NVME media are not hotswappable.
How to do qnap to qnap backup
With QNAP's HBS (Hybrid Backup Sync) you can easily backup from one QNAP to another QNAP. You need a network path between the 2 QNAPs and the login credentials for the target QNAP.
qnap what is a storage pool
The storage pool is the aggregate of many RAIDs in the QNAP. At the bottom are the disks (HDDs or SSDs), multiple disks join together to create a RAID group, and finally multiple RAID groups are combined to create a storage pool. Volumes and LUNS are created on top of the storage pool.
qnap where are snapshots stored
Snapshots are pure Data pointers, so they are stored on the same volume for which you create SNAPSHOTS. You have the option of replicating the snapshots to another QNAP also.
qnap how to replace failed drive
Replacing a defective hard drive is as simple as removing the defective hard drive and replacing it with a new hard drive of the same (or larger) size. The hard drive should preferably be the same brand and quality ( WD Red should be replaced with WD Red and Seagate Exos with Seagate Exos). The system will recognize the new drive and start rebuilding the RAID. If you use a larger drive, it will be downsized to the smaller capacity of other drives in your RAID
what are qnap snapshots
QNAP snapshots are like Windows snapshots. They allow you to quickly restore your data to a previous state. Technically, snapshots work with data pointers so that the same data is not saved twice and storage space is used efficiently. For example, on January 1, you had 100 MB of data. On January 2, you deleted 10 MB and added 30 MB of new data, so your storage space is 120 MB. With snapshots, your total storage footprint is only 130 MB. With those 130 MB, you can restore your 100 MB from January 1 and the 120 MB from January 2 ( Since there is 90MB of common data between 2 data sets, add 10MB to this and you get Jan1 data, add 30MB to this and you get Jan2 data) . Snapshots are great for protecting against accidental deletion or modification of data and also provide protection against ransomware
what are qnap devices
QNAP makes network attached storage. A storage that connects to your network (as opposed to a USB drive that connects to your USB port). The advantage of connecting it to the network is that it can be easily shared, permissions can be defined as to who can access what, and it can do many tasks for you since it is always on (it can work as a firewall, VPN server, proxy server, torrent downloader). The hardware is robust and offers multiple fail-safes like RAID, snapshots, dual network ports, etc.
is qnap a chinese company
QNAP is a Taiwanese company
qnap which file system is used
QNAP has 3 operating systems today - QTS, QTS Hero and QES. QNAP QTS os uses EXT4, QTS Hero and QES use ZFS.
Do you have a qnap service center dubai
QNAP has no legal personality in the UAE (as of 2022). We at PNP are their authorized service partner and can help you with QNAP after sales and techincal services.
qnap where is os stored
OS is stored in 2 places. Partly on the DOM ( Disk on Module) and partly on the internal drives. You cannot boot your entire NAS OS from DOM alone. Also, the OS on DOM and OS on the hard drives must have the same version. If you swap the disks between 2 QNAPs and the OS version of DOM and the disk do not match, QNAP will warn you and give you the option to upgrade the firmware
Does qnap have a middle east office
No, at the time of writing this response (2022), QNAP does not have an office in the Middle East. At PNP, we can help you with any service requests you may have regarding QNAP
qnap which raid to use
If you have only 2 hard disks, it is better to use RAID1. If you have 3-8 hard disks, you can use RAID5. If you have 8-12 hard disks, it is better to use RAID6. The more parity disks you have, the more protection against disk failures you get.
How to do qnap to synology backup
If you enable Rsync Server on Synology, you can use QNAP HBS to back up to Synology. It is also possible to synchronise much faster with Bittorrent (Resillio) which is a paid solution.
can qnap read ntfs
If you connect an external USB drive that is formatted in NTFS, QNAP will recognize it. If it is an internal drive, QNAP will prompt you to format the drive before it can be used in QNAP, regardless of the file system. QNAP can now also read exFAT without incurring a license fee
qnap what is container station
Container Station is a GUI solution that allows you to set up your containers quickly and easily. It supports all 3 popular containers - Docker, LXD and Kata . If you want to quickly run a Linux application on your QNAP, you can do so with Container Station. Some examples are the ability to run Transmission, JelyBean, TaleScale, etc. on the QNAP.
qnap where is backup station
Backup Station has been replaced by HBS - Hybrid Backup Sync. HBS is a very capable software and offer many more options compared to BS.
qnap where are apps installed
Apps are installed on one of the system volumes. You have the option to select a volume when installing each APP. It is quite possible to install different apps on different volumes.
qnap what is bitmap
A bitmap helps to quickly synchronize your RAID. Without a bitmap, all data from RAID is synchronized when a disk is disconnected from the RAID group. With the bitmap enabled, only the data that changed while the disk was disconnected is synchronized. This faster synchronization applies only to all existing disks that have data on them. During a RAID rebuild with new disks it does not help
How to backup qnap to google drive
QNAP's HBS (Hybrid Backup Sync) supports backup and synchronisation with Google Drive
Can I use qnap with ssd
Yes. SSDs come in different forms - 2.5" SATA, M.2 Nvme, M.2 SATA and U.2 NVME. All QNAPs can use 2.5" SATA SSDs in their 2.5" and 3.5" bays. The M.2 NVMe can only be used for caching in selected models . To use U.2, you must have a QNAP model with U.2 bays
Are there any qnap with thunderbolt
Yes, QNAP models ending in T have a Thunderbolt port (e.g. 872XT). There is also a Thunderbolt expansion card that can be used with certain QNAP models to add a Thunderbolt port to the NAS.
Are there any qnap with gpu
GPUs can be installed in many QNAPs with PCIe expansion slots. These GPUs can be configured to be used by QTS ( Qnap OS) or Container Station ( for access from a container) or VM ( for virtual machine passthrough)
Does qnap work with docker
Yes, with QNAP Container Station you can quickly create a container with Docker- all with a GUI interface.
Whats the deal with qnap and ransomware
QNAP is constantly updating its firmware. One of the old firmwares was affected by ransomware and those that did not update were affected. None of the updated NAS was affected by the ransomware
Whats the deal with qnap and deadbolt
Some of the old QNAPs that had not been updated and were running older firmware were affected by Deadbolt ransomware. None of the updated NASs were affected.
Does qnap have an antivirus
QNAP's firmware is based on Linux, and the company has integrated the open-source ClamAV antivirus program into QTS by default. You also have the option to download and purchase a license for McAfee Antivirus from the QNAP App Store
How can I do a qnap backup to external drive
You can connect your Exenral drive to the QNAP USB port and it will be recognized immediately. You can then either use HBS to automate your backup or see the external drive in the file manager to copy your data
How can I check qnap hdd compatibility
On QNAP's website you can find a comprehensive database of all hard drives that are compatible with the different models.
What is qnap meaning
QNAP is an abbreviation for Quality Network Appliance - a Taiwanese company that manufactures Network Attached Storage
is qnap safe to use
A NAS is as secure as its configuration is. If you Keep your NAS updated and follow the security guidelines (we wrote a detailed blog about this), your QNAP should be safe from malware and ransomware
Facing the increasing demand for data storage, sharing and multimedia processing, more and more users are looking for a NAS system with good performance and an affordable price tag. The Intel quad-core TS-251+ provides an uncompromising high-performance scalable storage solution for professional users. Powered by the intelligent QTS 4.2 operating system, the TS-251+ performs as an easy-to-use yet powerful NAS for data backup, file synchronization and sharing, remote access and multimedia applications, and is ideal for users to create a secure private cloud to access their data easily.
Centralize your file storage, sharing and backup with excellent performance
Run multiple Windows, Linux, UNIX and Android based virtual machines with the Virtualization Station
Operate multiple isolated Linux systems as well as download containerized apps with Container Station
Play 1080p videos with the bundled remote control and multi-channel audio pass-through via HDMI
Transcode Full HD videos on-the-fly or offline*
Stream multimedia files via DLNA, AirPlay, Chromecast and Bluetooth with multi-zone multimedia control
Quickly find specific files by real-time, natural search with Qsirch
Scale up to 10 drives with QNAP UX-800P expansion enclosure
Quad-core 64-bit Intel Celeron CPU for exceptional performance
The TS-251+ is powered by a 64-bit Intel Celeron quad-core 2.0GHz processor and has 2GB/8GB energy-efficient DDR3L RAM (upgradable to 8GB) and dual Gigabit LAN ports, delivering up to 225 MB/s read & write speeds with port trunking mode. The TS-251+ can also automatically increase the processor's clock rate from 2.0GHz to 2.42GHz when needed for CPU-intensive tasks. The TS-251+ supports AES 256-bit volume & folder encryption with transfer speeds of up to 205 MB/s, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive personal data stored in the TS-251+.
QTS 4.2 - Simple and efficient
Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS 4.2, your NAS experience is smarter, smoother and spectacular. Its modern flat design streamlines loading times, and the intelligent desktop allows you to quickly find desired functions, 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. QTS breaks the barriers of devices, platforms and geography to bring optimized cloud experiences to you, and incorporates more advanced features including volume/LUN snapshot, remote connection to public cloud services in File Station, multi-zone multimedia system, and more.
Run additional operating systems on the TS-251+
The Virtualization Station transforms the TS-251+ into a 2-in-a-box NAS that can function as an all-in-one NAS and a virtualization platform that supports multiple operating systems, fast VM creation, VM backup & restoration, VM import/export, snapshot, Device Management for centrally managing VM, and enables desktop operations on web browsers. With the easy-to-use interface, you can centrally manage all of the VMs created on the TS-251+ with minimal effort. You can also download VMs on demand from online VM markets and import them to the TS-251+ without any complex procedures.
Container Station LXC and Docker Containers inclusive
QNAP Container Station exclusively integrates LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux systems on the TS-251+ as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry. It supports container import/export and permission settings, and features an informative dashboard and flexible user interface for you to manage multiple containers. You can experience the amazing Container Station and enjoy the playground of virtual containers with the TS-251+. Container Station also supports Online Document app*, which allows you to directly view, edit and store files of various types anytime on your NAS, including Office documents, images and text files.
Use your TS-251+ as a PC with QvPC Technology
QNAP's exclusive QvPC Technology consolidates a number of high-end technologies including VM integration, multimedia transcoding, HDMI output, cloud integration and NAS connection technologies, allowing users to operate the TS-251+ as a PC when they plug in a keyboard, mouse and HDMI monitor. With QvPC Technology, the TS-251+ is transformed into a cost-effective device with PC functionalities for users to directly access stored data, run multiple applications using Windows/Linux/UNIX/Android based VMs, surf the web, enjoy Full HD videos with Kodi, monitor surveillance live feeds from IP cameras in real time, and much more.
Enjoy videos on TV via HDMI with bundled remote control
QNAP HD Station integrates the powerful Kodi media player and web browser. With HDMI connectivity, you can connect the TS-251+ to a HDTV to watch your rich multimedia content on the big screen. The splendid user interface and support for 7.1-channel audio passthrough* bring smooth playback of 1080p videos**. You can even watch YouTube videos, surf the web and manage the TS-251+ using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox with multilingual keyboard input. HD Station supports multi-tasking and user authentication so only authorized users can access the stored data via HDMI monitors.
The TS-251+ is packed with the for you to conveniently control HD Station via the built-in IR receiver. You can also turn your mobile devices into remote controls by installing the Qremote app. HD Station also supports YouTube Pairing, allowing you to select a YouTube video on your smartphone, tablet or computer and play it on your HDTV via the TS-251+.
Real-time & offline video transcoding*
The TS-251+ 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 multiple devices to simultaneously view different videos stored on the TS-251+ with on-the-fly hardware accelerated transcoding, saving your time in converting videos to different formats for different devices.
With the benefits of offline transcoding, if you can only connect to an Internet connection with limited/restricted bandwidth, you can still enjoy smooth videos via File Station, Video Station, or the Qfile app by selecting a pre-rendered lower-resolution video, saving system resources of the TS-251+ for other applications. The TS-251+ also allows you to set a dedicated folder for automatic video transcoding.
Enjoy media freely with multi-zone multimedia control
Use your TS-251+ as a multi-zone multimedia system to fill every corner of your house with your choice of media. You can centrally manage and stream photos, music and videos from the TS-251+ to different rooms from a single device using Bluetooth& USB devices connected to the TS-251+ (for music streaming only), HDMI, DLNA, Apple TV and Chromecast*. Every room member in different zones can enjoy the convenience and simplicity for media playback and multimedia storage.
Alternatively, to enjoy multimedia yourself, you can choose DLNA-compatible devices, use the Qfile app on an iOS device to browse videos/photos and play on the TV via Apple TV, or transform the TS-251+ into a powerful streaming machine with DLNA, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Google TV support with the support of Plex Media Server.
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 parts 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 that greatly reduces the amount of time spent looking for files on the NAS so you can focus on other tasks.
Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage
The TS-251+ 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-251+ and protected by an integrated antivirus solution.
File Station integrated with cloud services
The web-based File Station enables you to easily upload, download, and manage files on your TS-251+ wherever there is an internet connection. Supporting file extraction, folder creation, and smart search for files and folders, the File Station also allows you to easily share files with colleagues and friends via unique URLs, email, and a shared space. What's even better, you can also directly browse and transfer files between the TS-251+ and public cloud services like Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Box, Yandex Disk and Amazon Cloud Drive through File Station, and view files with Office Online and Google Docs or directly open them with a Google Chrome office extension.
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-251+. The front panel USB 3.0 port on the TS-251+ features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data on external drives to the TS-251+ with just one click, or alternatively to back up data from the TS-251+ 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-251+ offers various data recovery options. RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) supports real time and scheduled data backup to remote QNAP NAS or FTP servers and synchronizes files to remote folders from local folders with better backup efficiency. You can enjoy backup versioning to preserve a certain amount of versions, with options of simple versioning to schedule how many versions should be retained and for how long, or smart versioning with a rotation scheme that automatically replaces earlier backup versions. The TS-251+ 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, Google Drive, Google Cloud Storage, and more.
Volume & LUN snapshot simplifies restoration
Not limited to high-end models, the TS-251+ brings the highly-anticipated snapshot function for your flexible usage.QTS Storage Manager adds an easy-to-use web-based snapshot tool for you to easily back up and restore data on the TS-251+ back to any point of time to prevent loss of important data. You can take up to 256 snapshots per volume or LUN, efficiently replicate volume/LUN snapshots to remote servers by copying only the changes made, and quickly clone a volume /LUN snapshot as a local volume without interrupting the current system operation. You can even set up the system to automatically take a snapshot of the volume before backup via RTRR/rsync, even when the file is opened.
Comprehensive security options
In open network environments, data on the connected devices may be exposed in a potential hack. The TS-251+ provides numerous security options, such as 2-step verification, encrypted access, IP blocking, and more. Administrators can also control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorized access to important files. The TS-251+ is validated with military-level FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryption, preventing sensitive data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard drives or the entire system were stolen.
Secure access with VPN Server & VPN Client
The TS-251+ can be a VPN server with L2TP/IPsec, OpenVPN, and PPTP support, allowing you to securely access data shared within the private local network. The TS-251+ also supports VPN Client for PPTP and OpenVPN to protect your privacy during data transmission.
File synchronization across devices and clouds
Qsync utility turns your TS-251+ into a safe, large-capacity data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TS-251+ will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops or mobile devices. Qsync is especially useful for frequent travelers to manage files and always have the most up-to-date files on different devices. Qsync provides multiple ways of file synchronization and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of team projects and collaboration. It also supports centralized configuration, and allows you to remotely erase the Qsync folder on a lost device to avoid data breaches, and even restore it after you have retrieved the device. You can also install the Cloud Drive Sync app from QTS App Center to easily sync files with Google Drive and Dropbox cloud storage.
The TS-251+'s Surveillance Station offers a professional surveillance solution with a user-friendly management interface, a wide range of over 3,000 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 customizable settings. You can also install the Vmobile app on your iOS or Android devices to manage the monitoring of cameras anytime, anywhere, to safeguard your office environment, or install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your TS-251+. The TS-251+ offers 2 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 40 channels by purchasing additional .
Access and enjoy with your mobile devices
The TS-251+ 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-251+ and play on a TV via Apple TV. Qmanager lets you monitor & manage the TS-251+ remotely and efficiently without turning on your PC. You can take and share digital notes with Qnotes, and enjoy and share music, photos and videos on the TS-251+ anywhere and anytime with Qmusic, Qphoto and Qvideo apps.
Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality
The TS-251+ 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-251+.
Expand storage capacity easily
The TS-251+ supports online capacity expansion for archiving rapidly growing data by connecting a QNAP expansion enclosure. With the QNAP scale-up solution, the raw storage capacity can be expanded on demand*, making the TS-251+ an ideal file center with large storage capacity for storage-intensive business applications.
With the support of QJBOD Express (JBOD enclosures roaming)**, you can just connect a large capacity QNAP expansion enclosure to the TS-251+, and migrate data to another NAS through the JBOD enclosure without network connectivity.
The maximum raw storage capacity available by connecting a QNAP expansion enclosure:
RAID Expansion Enclosure
No. of RAID Expansion Enclosure
Total HDD No. (NAS + Enclosure)
Max. Raw Capacity (TB)***
Energy-saving & eco-friendly
The TS-251+ utilizes 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. QNAP also packs the TS-251+ in an eco-friendly box to minimize the environmental impact.
Quad-Core Intel Celeron 2.0GHz (burst up to 2.42GHz)
Floating Point Unit
Intel HD Graphics
System memory: TS-251+-2G: 2GB DDR3L RAM (1 x 2GB) TS-251+-8G: 8GB DDR3L RAM (2 x 4GB) Total memory slots: 2 SODIMM Expandable up to: 8 GB NOTE: 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
2 x 2.5' or 3.5' SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s HDD or SSD; hot swappable trays NOTE: For the HDD compatibility list, please visit
Max. 1 (, )
Gigabit LAN Ports
2 x USB 3.0 (Front: 1, Rear: 1) 2 x USB 2.0 (Rear)
Yes (QNAP remote control)
Power/Status, LAN, USB, HDD1-2
Power, Reset, USB Auto Copy
168.5 x 102 x 225 mm 6.63 x 4.02 x 8.86 inch
Weight (Net / Gross)
1.28 kg (2.82 lbs) / 2.32 kg (5.11 lbs)
1 x 7cm, 12V DC
Kensington Security Slot
External Power Adapter, 60W, 100-240V
Power Consumption (W)
S3 sleep: 0.57 HDDstandby: 10.56 In operation (typical): 18.09