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Can This 2-Bay NAS Be Your Next Media Center Solution? – Qnap TS-251B Review

For the test platform, we connected to one of our controlled test benches. We installed Western digital Enterprise 3TB Drives which are 7200RPM drives while most NAS drives are 5400RPM. We did this to ensure the worst environment possible as it will show the NAS ability to keep up with high demand, high speed drives, along with vibration mitigation.

Test Rig
Case TypeDimastech Easy XL
CPUIntel Core i7 8700K (Amazon)
MotherboardASUS Maximus XI Extreme (Amazon)
RAM32GB (4x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LED 3200MHz C15 (Amazon)
CPU CoolerThermaltake Floe Riing 360 (Amazon)
Hard DrivesTestBench:

Samsung 960 EVO 512GB M.2 2280 NVMe (Amazon)

Samsung 860 EVO 4TB SATA (Amazon)

NAS:

2x Western Digital Re (3TB) – WD3000FYYZ

OpticalLG BD-RW BH16NS40
GPUNvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition
MonitorASUS PG27AQ 4K 60Hz GSYNC (Amazon)
Case Fans1 x 140mm Mosfet / CPU / RAM cooling fan
1 x 140mm PCI-E Cooling Fan
Docking StationsNone
Testing PSUThermaltake XT 1475W Gold (Amazon)
LegacyNone
MouseLogitech G502 (Amazon)
KeyboardLogitech Pro eSPORTS Keyboard (Amazon)

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