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Newegg is offering the Synology DS212J Diskless System DiskStation 2-bay NAS Server for just $170 with free shipping.  A total savings of 32% off retail and 15% off the next lowest price at Amazon.  Use coupon code EMCYTZT3517.

Perfect for home and small office use, the Synology DS212J features iOS integration, AirPlay support, VPN server, ERP software, mail server, web server, anti-virus, and network video surveillance built-in.  iTunes support allows users to stream stored content to their favorite iDevice wherever they have internet access via iOS apps.

9to5mac reviewed the Synology systems and found:

And, while it is a reliable backup and file server, Synology has very impressive apps for iOS and Android (as well as a nice web app) that allow you to take all of your music, movies, pictures, and media with you wherever you go so long as there is an internet connection. In fact, it goes well beyond normal NAS functionality…

This Synology unit does not come with hard drives.  Here’s a list of compatible drives.  Just this week we saw a great deal on Western Digital 3TB Red drives, while that deal is dead we encourage you to check back for similar deals.  If you’re looking to get this system up and running as quick as possible we reccomend the Western Digital Caviar Green 3 TB SATA III 64 MB for $131 as one of the best prices we’re currently seeing.


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Synology DS212J DiskStation Budget-friendly 2-bay NAS Server for Small Office and Home Use