NAS optimized Stories April 6, 2015

expiredInternal storage: WD Red 3TB NAS HDD $100 shipped (Orig. $155), Toshiba 5TB HDD $150 shipped (Orig. $290)

Best Buy via eBay offers the WD Red 3TB NAS Hard Drive for $99.99 with free shipping, which is $55 below list, $20 better than Amazon and the best current price we can find. Also available via BestBuy.com. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 2,100 Amazon reviewers. This drive is optimized for a NAS:

Serial ATA interface Enables simple connection to a compatible network storage device with up to 8 bays.

Data transfer rates up to 6 Gbps Ensure a rapid response when updating files. Internal data transfer rates up to 147MB/sec.

64MB cache buffer For fast processing speed.

3D Active Balance Plus technology Offers dual-plane balance control to help minimize vibration for quiet operation, reliable performance and long-lasting use.

Manual, software, cables and mounting screws are not included.

Need more space and don’t mind losing WD’s NAS optimization? This 5TB Toshiba drive is on sale for $149.99 shipped (Orig. $290).

If you’re looking to dip your toe into the NAS world, then this 1-Bay Synology box at its best price ever would be a great place to start.

NAS optimized Stories June 13, 2014

expiredWestern Digital Red 3TB NAS optimized 3.5-inch hard drive $105 shipped (Reg. $140)

B&H is offering the 3TB Western Digital Red 3.5-inch NAS internal hard drive for $104.99 shipped today (add item to your cart to see the discount). That’s $95 off the original price, $20 off Amazon’s current price, and the lowest we’ve seen the 3TB model go for by $10.

This drive is designed for optimal performance in 24/7 NAS environments. Along with enhanced NAS performance you also benefit from enhanced energy efficiency greatly reducing the cost involved in running a variety of NAS solutions.

The WD Red NAS drives come with a limited 3 year manufacturer warranty and have received a 4.5/5 star rating from over 1,100 Amazon customers. We also spotted a nice price on the 4.3/5 star rated 2-Bay Synology DiskStation Network Attached Storage (DS213j) for $192.52 shipped (Reg. $230).

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