DiskStation Stories April 20, 2015

expiredWestern Digital Red 5TB 3.5-inch NAS Hard Drive $190 shipped (Orig. $250), more

Today only, Newegg has the WD Red 5TB NAS 3.5-inch Hard Drive (WD50EFRX) for $189.99 shipped. That’s $60 under the original $250 price tag, $30+ below Amazon, the best price we can find and the lowest price we have seen on a single 5TB Red drive.

WD’s Red drives feature IntelliPower and are widely considered to be among one of the best choices for NAS use. They are also quite popular among Amazon users with a 4.5/5 star rating from over 2,200 customers.

Features:

  • WD Red is the only drive specifically designed for NAS systems with 1 to 8 bays.
  • Extensively tested for compatibility with top NAS manufacturers.
  • Engineered for 24/7 operation and reliability.
  • WD NASWare technology enables seamless integration with balanced performance.
  • 3 year limited warranty.

Synology makes some of our favorite NAS solutions, and today we spotted the DiskStation 1-Bay Network Attached Storage Drive (DS115J) for $99 shipped on both Amazon and B&H. That’s anywhere from $9 to $50 under the next best listings. The DS115J can be a great starter drive or a spare NAS option for the office. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

More on the WD Red 5TB:

WD Red just got bigger Our formula of success has led to the growth of WD Red into the highest capacities possible. Available up to 6 TB, WD offers an even broader, more comprehensive portfolio of NAS solutions for our customers spanning from a total of 1 to 16 bays. The WD Red family just got bigger.

NASware grows to 3.0 Built off of our determination to deliver the best NAS experience, NASware 3.0 extends our promise by further optimizing WD Red for the NAS environment with added support for 6 to 8 NAS bays. WD Red now supports small NAS systems from 1 to 8 bays thanks to NASware 3.0, which further improves drive compatibility and reliability. At 48 TB of total capacity in an 8 bay system, WD Red really is a newer generation NAS experience.

Professional solutions Designed specifically with SMB customers in mind, the WD Red family has expanded with the addition of WD Red Pro, which is available for the 8 to 16 bay medium to large-scale NAS environments. With capacities up to 4 TB, WD Red Pro carries a 5-year limited warranty and was engineered to handle the increased workloads from your business.

DiskStation Stories July 15, 2014

Synology has announced a new model in its line of popular Network Attached Storage devices with the DS415play. An updated, 4 bay-version of the DS214play that was revealed last fall, the latest model is also designed with your home entertainment and media experience in mind. Featuring full 1080p video transcoding, the DS415play can efficiently store and beam all of your media content to your home network with fast, multi-channel streaming.

It features a 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Atom CE5335 “Evansport” CPU with 1 GB of DDR3 RAM and four hot swappable 2.5 or 3.5-inch drive bays. You can pack up to 24TB of solid state or traditional hard drive storage into one of these. As for connectivity, the new DS415play has a single Gigabit Ethernet port, two USB 2.0 ports and three USB 3.0 ports.

It runs Synology’s latest DSM 5.0 software, which features an easy to use interface with several handy content streaming apps built right in. You can find out more about DSM and why every Mac and iOS user should have a Synology DiskStation in our full run down on 9to5Mac. You can also get a better look at Synology’s hardware in general in our DiskStation review.

The DS415play has an MSRP of $539.99 and is expected to become available in US stores sometime around the end of the month. Amazon currently has it on pre-order for $540 and the older DS214play listed at $348.99 shipped (Reg. $370, within $18 of lowest).

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DiskStation 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

DiskStation Stories April 25, 2014

expiredNAS Setup: Synology DiskStation DS214 $280 (Reg. $330), WD Red 3TB HDD $120 (Reg. $150)

Newegg offers the Synology DiskStation DS214 for $279.99 with free shipping when you enter coupon code NASCSYN214 at checkout. That’s $50 below retail, $20 under the average street price, and the best deal we have ever seen for this highly-rated NAS.

Perfect for home and small office use, the Synology OS features iOS integration, AirPlay support, VPN server, ERP software, mail server, web server, anti-virus, and network video surveillance built-in. iTunes support allows users to stream stored content to their favorite iDevice wherever they have internet access via iOS apps. In our review we concluded that every Mac and iOS user should have a DiskStation.

Even better, pack your new DiskStation with some discounted Western Digital 3TB RED drives for $119.99 shipped with coupon code EMCPFHE86 (matches best price ever). Rated an impressive 4.5 out of 5 stars.

DiskStation Stories August 22, 2013

Newegg is discounting a selection of Synology DiskStation Network Attached Storage Server Servers (listed below). The coupon code “EMCXMVV36” takes an extra 20% off in addition to having free shipping on all the DiskStations. They’re at current prices lows by at least $28 to as much as $170. That puts all of them at the lowest total price we’ve seen. This offer ends August 24.

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