As one of their daily Shell Shocker deals, Newegg (And Amazon!) are offering the Synology DiskStation DS213 2-bay NAS Server for $270 with free shipping. That is a total savings of $60 off the retail price, $30 below the street price, and the lowest we have ever seen. Perfect for home and small office use, the Synology DS213 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. We recommend Western Digital NAS optimized Intellipower Red drives. IntelliPower is key to a happy NAS system: “a fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance.” Other features of the Red drives include NASware for seamless integration and error recovery controls and 3D Active Balance Plus which minimizes vibration and noise. If you’re OK with rebates, Tiger Direct has the 2TB Red drive at its lowest price ever of $80.