4-Bay Stories February 11, 2016

QNAP 4-Bay Personal Cloud NAS w/ AirPlay, HDMI & Plex: $354 shipped (Orig. $480)

Newegg Flash has the QNAP Diskless System 4-Bay Personal Cloud NAS with HDMI output, DLNA, AirPlay and PLEX Support (TS-451-US) for $354 shipped. That’s $126 below the original price, $55 under Amazon and the best price we can find by $46. The only time we have seen it go for less was a one day sale on Black Friday last year at $340. Rated 4.4/5 stars from over 175 Amazon customers.

4-Bay Stories May 12, 2015

Seagate 2-Bay Network Attached Storage $100 shipped (Reg. $170), more

Update (5/12 3:00pm): Newegg has the QNAP TS-431 4-Bay Personal Cloud NAS Diskless System with DLNA for $219.99 shipped (Reg. $288, current low) using code 0512SCHGM46 during checkout.

NeweggFlash is offering a couple notable deals on Seagate NAS solutions today. The Seagate Diskless 2-Bay Network Attached Storage drive (STCT100) is available for $99.99 shipped. That’s nearly $70 under the average selling price, $20 under Amazon, matching our previous mention and the best price we can find.


  • PC, Mac and mobile devices in your business to access, collaborate and share files
  • Backup all your PC and Mac computers to a single, centralized location
  • Up to 100BM/s file transfer performance
  • 1.2GHz ARM processor, with 512MB of RAM

This model ships with a 3 year limited warranty and a 4.2/5 star rating from over 60 Amazon customers.

If you need more storage than the max 10TB the above model offers, NeweggFlash also has the Seagate NAS 4-Bay Diskless Network Attached Storage Drive (STCU100) for $199.99 shipped (matched at B&H). That’s the best price we can find and within $20 of the lowest we’ve seen, which was a one day sale.

WD’s Red drives are among our favorite options and are specifically designed for internal NAS use. You can pickup a 3TB model for $108 shipped right now on Newegg using code EMCASAV23 in the cart (Reg. $120, current low) or grab the 5TB for $179.99 shipped (Reg. $220+, $10 under previous mention).

Seagate Diskless 2-Bay Network Attached Storage drive (STCT100):

Seagate NAS 2-bay is a full-featured network storage solution offering the easiest setup and the industry’s most intuitive interface. The NAS 2-bay features hardware, software and Seagate drives designed to work together seamlessly, which reduces your setup time to just a few minutes and delivers reliable performance for years to come. In addition, Seagate runs hours of extensive tests on every NAS 2-bay before it leaves our manufacturing facility, to further ensure the system is running at its best.

The NAS 2-bay runs Seagate NAS OS 4 software, completely designed from the ground up to deliver ease of use, performance, reliability and a flexible platform for running add-on apps, enabling you to do more with your NAS. With theApp Manager in NAS OS 4, you can choose to install apps that enhance the functionality of the NAS, such as our surveillance app that turns the NAS into are cording solution for IP cameras or our anti-virus app that can scan files and identify potential threats before it’s too late.

Drives are the core of any high-capacity storage solution and Seagate delivers a specialized drive specifically for NAS systems. Seagate NAS HDD drives, included with the NAS 2-bay, are engineered to run 24×7 to deliver the performance needed by various business applications. NAS HDD drives are rated for higher reliability than a standard desktop drive, offering more protection for your business’s critical files. System Requirements: Local area network (LAN), Latest version of Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8, wired router with an available 10/100/1000 Ethernet port, Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 or 10.9, Internet connection (for system updates and Web access), latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari or Chrome.

4-Bay Stories March 12, 2015

expiredSeagate 4-Bay Diskless Network Attached Storage Drive $180 shipped (Reg. up to $270)

NeweggFlash is offering the Seagate NAS 4-Bay Diskless Network Attached Storage Drive (STCU100) for $179.99 shipped. That’s more than $120 under the original listing, around $70 below Amazon/the average selling price, and the best price we have seen. It is also one of the lowest current prices available on any newer 4 bay NAS drive that we can find from a trusted brand.


  • PC, Mac, computers and mobile devices: collaborate and share files
  • Backup all your PC and Mac computers to a centralized location
  • support for Time Machine software
  • Up to 100BM/s file transfer performance
  • OS X & Windows compatible.
  • Runs Seagate NAS OS 4 software

It ships with a limited 3 year warranty for parts and labor and has received a 4.2/5 star rating from over 50 Amazon customers. Be sure to take a look at WD’s Red drives as they are some of the most reliable options for NAS use. Newegg is currently offering the 5TB model for $30 under the average selling price (use code ESCAPKN28) price/Amazon.

More on the Seagate NAS 4-Bay Diskless Network Attached Storage Drive:

Intuitive and Easy to Use

Designed to have you up and running without dedicated IT support, Seagate NAS OS 4 lets you stay organized and on task, and manage your files effortlessly from your desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. NAS OS 4 incorporates some of the industry’s best NAS software features so you can keep your projects available, secure, and running smoothly.

High Capacity, Centralized Access

From 2TB to 20TB of storage capacity, decide on what’s right for you. Start centralizing and accessing all your digital assets securely—from here, there, and everywhere. Compatible with PC, Mac, and mobile devices.

Your Own Private Cloud

Get quick anywhere access to your private cloud and all of your centralized files, sharing with teams and clients wherever you go. The Seagate Sdrive is the easiest way to connect to your NAS if you’re away from the office and need to grab a file. Simply click the Sdrive icon on your desktop or laptop. Access files quickly and securely from the Sdrive on your smartphone too.

4-Bay Stories January 13, 2015

expiredDrobo 4-Bay USB 3.0 NAS Storage Array $230 shipped (Reg. $299)

Adorama via eBay Daily Deals offers the Drobo 4-Bay USB 3.0 NAS Array (DDR3A21) for $229.99 shipped. This is a savings of $70 off the regular price and Amazon’s current listing, as well as the lowest that we can currently find it. This NAS is rated 3.8/5 stars by 36 Amazon customers.

The Drobo DDR3A21 features a four-bay storage hot-swappable system with USB 3.0, battery backup memory and supports RAID. Additionally, this NAS four 3.5-inch SATA hard drives for up to 24TB of storage and is compatible with Mac OS X and Windows.

Pack this NAS full of TBs with the highly-rated WD Red 6TB 3.5-inch hard drive for $266 each. These hard drives are designed specifically for use with NAS backup solutions and include a three-year limited warranty.

4-Bay Stories October 17, 2014

QNAP 4-bay SATA 3Gbps, USB 3.0 home NAS server $450 shipped (orig. $760), more

Amazon has the QNAP 4-Bay NAS with SATA 3Gbps, USB 3.0 (TS-469L) for $449.99 shipped. That’s $310 or 41% under the original listing, between around $70 to $220 under the next best prices and the best price we’ve seen.

QNAP NAS servers can be a handy way to store your shared files/assets/videos at home or at the office. It houses an Intel Atom 2.13 GHz Dual-core processor with up to four 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch hard drives or SSDs. You can even “connect a HDTV to the TS-469L via HDMI to enjoy high-definition multimedia content stored on your TS-469L.”

QNAP Turbo NAS servers are a new approach for sharing digital photos, music, and movies/videos, and keeping home computers backed up. You can easily view photos, listen to music, and even watch Full HD 1080p movies on a widescreen TV or projector streamed from the NAS over the network through PS3, Xbox 360, or other network media players.

This model has received a 4.3/5 star rating among Amazon customers. This QNAP does not come with HDDs inside, but WD’s Red drives are specifically designed to handle NAS operation and are very well received among Amazon customers.

We also spotted the Buffalo LinkStation 2-Drive 6TB (2 x 3TB) RAID NAS Personal Cloud Storage and Media Server (LS220D0602) at Woot for $269.99 plus $5 flat rate shipping. That’s as much as $175 under the original listing, $69 better than Amazon and the best price we can find.

More from QNAP:

The QNAP App Center provides a wide range of apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers, including tools for backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and much more. The App Center is a centralized location for installing, managing, and updating apps on demand.

Supporting SATA 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s hard drives and various 3.5”/2.5” hard drives and SSDs, the TS-469L provides users with high flexibility in selecting hard drives. The various inbuilt I/O ports help accommodate different peripherals, including external storage devices and printers.

4-Bay Stories June 25, 2014

Synology DiskStation 4-Bay Network Attached Storage (DS412+): $567 shipped (orig. $735)

Update: Newegg is now offering the below Synology DS412+ for $539.99 shipped using code AFSUMRLNG3 in the cart.

Amazon has the Synology 4-Bay DS412+ DiskStation (Diskless) Network Attached Storage for $566.62 shipped. That’s $168 under the original price, $35 under the average selling price and the lowest we can find.

Synology’s NAS solutions can be a great way to organize your shared assets/videos/photos/other files at home or for a small business. The DS412+ has a Dual Core 2.13 GHz CPU, 4 drive bays that support up to 16TB of storage, and an intuitive UI for managing files. You can find out more about the UI in our complete run-down and more about Synology’s hardware in general here.

This NAS has received a 4.5/5 star rating from nearly 200 Amazon customers.WD’s Red internal drives are specifically designed for NAS situations and can be a great option for a Synology Diskstation

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