Newegg offers the Synology DiskStation DS218play 2-Bay NAS for $189.99 shipped when code 119ZFCF211 has been applied at checkout. That’s good for a $40 discount from the going rate at Amazon and B&H, beats the Amazon all-time low by $35 and is the best price we’ve tracked. Synology’s 2-bay NAS supports up to 20TB of storage, transfer speeds up to 112 MB/s and to top it off, has an intuitive web interface. Rated 4+ stars from nearly 70% of customers.
Update 11/26 @ 8:24 PM: Newegg’s official eBay storefront offers the HP M700 120GB 2.5-inch internal SSD for $18.99 shipped. Normally $25 or more at Newegg directly, this is one of the best prices we’ve tracked and is the lowest available.
Update 11/26 @ 5:35 PM: Amazon offers the Seagate 3TB IronWolf NAS 3.5-inch internal hard drive for $79.99 shipped. Normally $100, this is a 20% discount and the lowest that we’ve tracked. Note: These drives are currently delayed until next week for delivery, but you can order now and lock in the savings. Rated 4.2/5 stars.
Update 11/26 @ 5:36 PM: Newegg’s official eBay storefront offers the Samsung 860 Evo 500GB 2.5-inch internal SSD for $65.99 shipped. Amazon has it for closer to $75 and this is one of the best prices we’ve tracked. Rated 4.7/5 stars.
Update 11/26 @ 4:55 PM: Amazon offers the QNAP TS-253Be 2-Bay NAS for $299 shipped. Also available at B&H. That’s good for an $80 discount from the going rate, is the first major price drop and a new all-time low.
Update 11/26 @ 1:45 PM: Newegg offers the QNAP TS-431P 4-Bay AirPlay-Enabled NAS for $209 shipped when code CMAD121 has been applied at checkout. That’s good for a $70 discount from the going rate, is $3 under our previous mention and the lowest we’ve seen. Rated 4+ stars from over 55% of shoppers.
Update 11/26 @ 12:50 AM: B&H offers the QNAP TS-453Be 4-Bay NAS for $389 shipped. Normally selling for $375, that’s good for a 20% discount and beats our previous mention by $40. Today’s offer is the lowest that we’ve tracked to date and beats the Amazon all-time low by $70. Rated 4/5 stars from over 200 customers.
Update 11/26 @ 12:05 AM: Amazon offers the Toshiba Canvio Advance 2TB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $51.99 shipped. Thats good for a 26% discount and is a new Amazon all-time low. Rated 4.3/5 stars from over 3,200 customers.
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Synology DiskStation DS218play NAS features:
- 2 x 3.5/2.5″ SATA HDD/SSD Drive Bays
- 1.4 GHz Realtek RTD1296 Quad-Core
- 1GB of DDR4 RAM
- 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Port
- 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A Ports
- RAID 0, 1, Basic, Hybrid, and JBOD
- Reads & Writes up to 112 MB/s
- Hardware Encryption & Transcoding Engine
- Synology DiskStation Manager OS
- Windows & Mac Compatible