Newegg is currently offering the Synology DiskStation DS218play 2-Bay NAS for $189.99 shipped when code EMCEREX46 has been used at checkout. Normally selling for $250 at B&H, that’s good for a 24% discount, beats the Amazon all-time low by $37, and matches the best price we’ve seen. Synology’s DS218play NAS supports up to 24TB of storage across its two hard drive bays and offers up to 112 MB/s transfer speeds. Rated 4+ stars from 70% of customers. 

Update 12/18 @ 12:35 PM: Amazon offers the Seagate Expansion 8TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $129.99 shipped. Also available at Newegg. Normally selling for $160, that’s good for a nearly 20% discount and $1 of the Black Firday price as well as the Amazon all-time low. Rated 4.5/5 stars from over 3,400 customers. 

Looking to fill your new NAS with storage? I personally recommend WD’s Red hard drives, as they’re made especially for use in NAS and other storage systems. That means you’re getting a reliable and trusted solution for storing files, videos, photos, and more.

Synology DS218play 2-Bay NAS features:

  • 2-bay NAS with optimal multimedia solution for home users
  • 4K video transcoding on the fly with 10 bit H.265 codec support. Operating Temperature : 5°C to 40°C (40°F to 104°F), Storage Temperature : -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
  • Up to 112 MB/s and 112 MB/s sequential reading and writing throughput, respectively
  • Over 112 MB/s encrypted sequential reading throughput and 112 MB/s encrypted sequential writing throughput
  • Powered by a 64-bit 1.4 GHz quad-core processor with 1 GB DDR4 RAM


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