2-Bay Stories April 13, 2016

expiredQNAP 2-Bay Personal Cloud NAS w/ DLNA & PLEX: $139 shipped (Reg. $179)

Newegg Flash offers the QNAP TS-231 2-Bay Personal Cloud NAS w/ DLNA and PLEX for $178.99. Adding coupon code NEFPRFT40 at checkout drops the price to $139 shipped. That’s good for $121 off the original listing, down $40 from most online retailers including Amazon, within a few dollars of the all-time low price and the best available. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

Features include:

  • Build a private cloud-based notebook and share with friends and colleagues with the Notes Station and Qnotes mobile app
  • Organize & manage files and backup tasks in one centralized location
  • Synchronize files between computers, laptops, and mobile devices
  • Archive, manage, enjoy and share media collections with the dedicated Photo Station, Video Station and Music Station apps
  • Enjoy family videos, movies, music, and photos on your TV with DLNA and AirPlay streaming
  • Transcode videos offline and enjoy smooth video streaming even when your network connection is restricted

2-Bay Stories January 20, 2016

expiredQNAP TS-231 2-Bay Personal Cloud NAS w/ AirPlay Streaming $136 shipped (Reg. $176)

Newegg Flash offers the QNAP (TS-231) 2-bay Personal Cloud NAS for $135.60 shipped. That’s $40 off the regular sale price/ Amazon’s current listing, $14 less than our previous mention and the lowest we can find for it. With this QNAP you can “archive, manage, enjoy and share media collections with the dedicated Photo Station, Video Station and Music Station apps.”

Additional features include: 

  • Build a private cloud-based notebook and share with friends and colleagues
  • Organize & manage files and backup tasks 
  • Synchronize files between computers, laptops, and mobile devices
  • Enjoy family videos, movies, music, and photos on your TV with AirPlay streaming
  • Transcode videos offline and enjoy smooth video streaming even when your network connection is restricted
  • Create a 24/7 surveillance center for your home/small office

Rated 4.1/5 stars from over 100 Amazon shoppers.

You may also want to look at Amazon’s selection of WD Red NAS optimized hard disk drives since this QNAP ships diskless. We’d recommend going with at least a pair of 3TB drives.

Also, B&H (and matched at Amazon or  Newegg) offers the Synology DS216play Network Storage for $249.99 shipped. That’s $50 off the original list price and the lowest we’ve seen. It features:

  • 4K Ultra HD Video Transcoding
  • Two Bay NAS Enclosure
  • Dual-Core 1.5 GHz Processor
  • 1GB DDR3 RAM
  • Data Read Speed: Up to 107.7 MB/s
  • Data Write Speed: Up to 91.47 MB/s
  • Up to 16TB Storage Capacity
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Port / 1 x USB 2.0 Port
  • 1 x Gigabit LAN Port
  • DLNA Certified

2-Bay Stories August 25, 2015

expiredQNAP HS-210 2-bay fanless “noise-free” NAS w/ AirPlay $155 shipped (Orig. $290), more

Woot has a few nice Network Attached Storage deals today including the QNAP HS-210 2-bay Fanless Quiet NAS for $149.99 plus $5 flat rate shipping. That’s $140 under the original price tag, $50 below Amazon and the best price we can find.

This is a set-top designed NAS that is “absolutely noise-free”. It has mobile app functionality, AirPlay support, can act as a multimedia hub for your home entertainment center and can sync files across computers, tablets and mobile devices. It has a 4.2/5 star rating from over 30 Amazon customers.

More NAS deals from Woot:

You’ll also want to check out Western Digital’s Red drives, which are specifically designed to handle Network Attached Storage use and are among our favorite options.

2-Bay Stories August 14, 2015

expiredSynology DiskStation 2-Bay Network Attached Storage $300 shipped (Reg. $350+)

NeweggFlash is offering the Synology DiskStation 2-Bay Diskless Network Attached Storage (DS214play) for $299.99 shipped. That’s $80 under the original listing, $50 better than Amazon and the best price we can find. For those that have Visa checkout access, use code VCO2015BTS (can only be used once per customer) to drop your total down to $274.99 shipped. Either way, these are the best prices available.

Features:

  • 1080p Full HD Video Transcoding on the Fly.
  • Dual Core CPU Powered by Floating-Point Unit.
  • Features SuperSpeed USB 3.0. DLNA Ready Media Server.
  • Screwless Drive Bay Design and Hot-swappable Support.
  • Running on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM).

Not only are Synology NAS options among our favorite, this model has a 4.5/5 star rating from over 120 Amazon customers. These NAS don’t come with drives inside, but we highly recommend the WD Red drives that are specifically designed for this kind of high intensity application.

2-Bay Stories July 28, 2015

expiredQNAP 2-Bay Cloud Network Attached Storage w/ AirPlay and PLEX support: $219 shipped (Reg. $300+)

Newegg offers the QNAP (TS-251-US) 2-bay Could Network Attached Storage (NAS) for $249. Applying coupon code 0728UWN23 drops the final price down to $219 shipped. That’s a savings of $100 off the original list price, $81 better than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest offering we can find. Amazon users rate this model 4.5/5 stars.

Features:

  • Transcode Full HD videos on-the-fly or offline.Play 1080p videos with 7.1 channel surround sound pass-through via HDMI output
  • AirPlay and PLEX support
  • 2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port1 x HDMI2 x USB 3.0 port (Front: 1, Rear: 1)
  • 2 x USB 2.0 port (Rear: 2)
  • Centralize your file storage, sharing and backup
  • Run a virtual machine and extend the functionality of the NAS with an integrated virtualization solution

Pair this NAS with WD’s Red hard drives for a complete storage solution.

2-Bay Stories July 6, 2015

expiredQNAP 2-Bay Personal Cloud NAS $149 shipped (Orig. $259)

Walmart is offering the QNAP (TS-231) 2-bay Personal Cloud NAS for a low $149 shipped. That’s $110 off the original list price, $46 less than Amazon, and within a few dollars of the lowest price we’ve seen for it. Features include: 

  • Build a private cloud-based notebook and share with friends and colleagues 
  • Organize & manage files and backup tasks in one centralized location
  • Synchronize files between computers, laptops, and mobile devices
  • Archive, manage, enjoy and share media collections 
  • Enjoy family videos, movies, music, and photos on your TV
  • Transcode videos offline and enjoy smooth video streaming
  • Create a 24/7 surveillance center for your home/small office

Amazon shoppers gave it a 4.4/5 star rating and excellent reviews.

You may also want to check out Amazon’s selection of WD Red hard disk drives. We recommend the 2TB for $95.99, and the 4TB for $154.

 

 

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