Network-attached storage Stories March 9, 2016

expiredNETGEAR routers, modems & storage up to 60% off from $30: 2-bay NAS + 4TB storage $320 (Reg. $400), more

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering up to 60% off a selection of Wi-Fi routers, modems, NAS drives, security cams and more. There are a number of notable deals from Netgear and more starting from $29.99. Everything in the sale ships free for Prime members or in orders over $49.

One standout deal is the NETGEAR DOCSIS 3.0 High Speed Cable Modem (CM600-100NAS) for $99.99 shipped. That’s $30 under the going rate, the lowest Amazon has offered it and $20+ below the next best price from a trusted retailer. It features speeds up to 960 Mbps and is “certified for XFINITY from Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox and more”. Rated 4+ stars from over 150 Amazon customers. You can find out more details on how purchasing your own cable modem can save you money in the long run right here.

More Top Picks from Today’s Sale:

Network-attached storage Stories September 24, 2015

QNAP NAS w/ AirPlay: TS-131 1-Bay $135 (Orig. $215), HS-210 2-Bay Fanless $145 (Orig. $289), more

Woot is back at it again with the QNAP NAS deals. While Synology makes some great and affordable options as well, the well-rated QNAPs tend to come down even lower. Woot has the QNAP TS-131 1-bay Personal Cloud NAS for $129.99 plus $5 flat rate shipping on your entire order. That’s $80 under the original listing, between $18 and $31 under the next best prices/Amazon, matching our last mention and the best we can find.

You’ll be able to store all your most important files in the cloud and stream your content on the big screen with DLNA and AirPlay support. This model boasts an ARM Cortex-A9 Dual Core at 1.2GHz with 512MB RAM, and USB 3.0 connectivity. It has a 4.4/5 star rating from nearly 100 Amazon customers.

The rest of today’s QNAP NAS deals from Woot (shipping costs included) can be found below. All of the models support AirPlay and are at the best prices we can find. The TS-231+ is matching our previous mention and the HS-210 2-Bay Fanless is actually $10 less today:

Network-attached storage 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.

Network-attached storage 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.

Network-attached storage 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.

Features:

  • 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.

Network-attached storage Stories April 29, 2015

expiredGet into Network Attached Storage today with these deals on QNAP and WD Red products

Update (4/29 1:30pm): Newegg also has the QNAP (TS-212P-US) Two-bay Personal Cloud NAS for $89.99 shipped. This storage system typically goes for $115 or more at retailers such as Amazon.

Whether you have a large library of media or simply are in need of a backup solution, Network Attached Storage (NAS) is a quality route to take to ensure your data is safe. Online cloud services certainly have benefits but ultimately the peace of mind that comes with storing data locally is often the best path to take. This allows users to access data whenever needed, some systems are even designed specifically for media playback on Apple TV or other streaming media players. Today, we have selected two deals at Newegg on a NAS system and hard drive to help get you started on safely backing up your data.

First up is the QNAP (TS-431) 4-Bay Personal Cloud NAS Diskless System with DLNA and PLEX support for $289.99. Applying coupon code 0428DYUGD21 at checkout drops the price down to $219.99 shipped. That is $70 better than Amazon’s listing and the best current price.

The QNAP TS-431 gives you four bays for storage allowing users to create custom partitions based on backup and other needs. With built-in PLEX and offline on-the-fly transcoding, you’ll be able to stream music and movies to multiple devices at once. It also has three USB 3.0 and two LAN ports for flexible connectivity. QNAP includes a one-year warranty with purchase. Amazon users agree that this is a solid choice, rating it 4.3/5 stars.

Of course, if price isn’t an issue we highly recommend checking out the line of NAS products from Synology. In addition to many of its products garnering 4.5+/5 ratings on Amazon, these DiskStations are often noted for a dependable design that is easy to setup.

You’ll want to pair the QNAP with 3.5-inch hard drives that are designed for NAS storage. Newegg is currently offering the WD Red 4TB 3.5-inch internal hard drive for $160.99, but coupon code ESCARNX24 drops the final price down to $149.99 shipped, which is the best current offering.

These drives are specifically designed for NAS storage and include a three-year warranty. With a 4.5/5 rating from over 2,000 Amazon customers, this drive is the perfect companion to a new NAS setup.

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