Newegg is currently offering the Synology 2-Bay DS218play Disk Station NAS for $184.99 shipped when checking out with code EMCTVTA36. That’s good for a $50 discount from the going rate at Amazon, is $5 under our previous mention and is the lowest we’ve seen. It sells for $250 at B&H. Synology’s DS218play NAS is a fantastic way to expand your home’s media server. It supports up to 24TB of storage across its two hard drive bays and offers up to 112 MB/s transfer speeds. Rated 3.9/5 stars.

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. 
  • 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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