Networkable Hard Drives (NAS) Stories September 3, 2013

WD HARD DRIVES Western Digital is expanding its popular RED line of Network Attached Storage hard drives to include two 2.5 inch versions. The current lineup of RED drives is limited to four 3.5 inch drives ranging from 1TB to 4TB. The move to a 2.5 inch form factor will give owners of smaller NAS systems a better performing option over traditional 2.5 inch drives. There are not many of these small form factor NAS systems on the market, but Synology (our favorite) offers the DS411slim, which supports up to four 2.5″ drives. These are perfect for tucking away in a small server room or network closet.

Like their bigger brother, the 2.5 inch WD RED drives will feature NASware 2.0 technology, which ensures maximum compatibility and performance with all major NAS devices. These drives run cool and are optimized to run in a 24×7 environment without fail. For even more peace of mind, each WD RED drive includes a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty and access to a 24 hour support line.

The new 2.5 inch WD RED drives are available in two capacities: 1TB ($99), 750GB ($79). These drives were just announced this morning so they are still making their way to retailers but Amazon has the listings available for preorder or you can go directly through the online WD Store.

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Networkable Hard Drives (NAS) Stories August 7, 2013

Synology DiskStation DS213 2-bay NAS Server w/ iOS and iTunes integration $270 (Reg. $330), Western Digital 2TB Red Drive $80 (Reg. $140)

 

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Update: Amazon has price-matched Newegg and is now charging just $270 for the Synology DiskStation DS213, which is a better deal for some due to Amazon Prime benefits and potential tax savings.

As one of their daily Shell Shocker deals, Newegg (And Amazon!) are offering the Synology DiskStation DS213 2-bay NAS Server for $270 with free shipping. That is a total savings of $60 off the retail price, $30 below the street price, and the lowest we have ever seen. Perfect for home and small office use, the Synology DS213 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.

9to5mac reviewed the Synology systems and found:

And, while it is a reliable backup and file server, Synology has very impressive apps for iOS and Android (as well as a nice web app) that allow you to take all of your music, movies, pictures, and media with you wherever you go so long as there is an internet connection. In fact, it goes well beyond normal NAS functionality…

This Synology unit does not come with hard drives. Here’s a list of compatible drives. We recommend Western Digital NAS optimized Intellipower Red drives. IntelliPower is key to a happy NAS system: “a fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance.” Other features of the Red drives include NASware for seamless integration and error recovery controls and 3D Active Balance Plus which minimizes vibration and noise. If you’re OK with rebates, Tiger Direct has the 2TB Red drive at its lowest price ever of $80.

Networkable Hard Drives (NAS) Stories June 1, 2013

Newegg is offering the Synology DS212J Diskless System DiskStation 2-bay NAS Server for just $170 with free shipping.  A total savings of 32% off retail and 15% off the next lowest price at Amazon.  Use coupon code EMCYTZT3517.

Perfect for home and small office use, the Synology DS212J 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.

9to5mac reviewed the Synology systems and found:

And, while it is a reliable backup and file server, Synology has very impressive apps for iOS and Android (as well as a nice web app) that allow you to take all of your music, movies, pictures, and media with you wherever you go so long as there is an internet connection. In fact, it goes well beyond normal NAS functionality…

This Synology unit does not come with hard drives.  Here’s a list of compatible drives.  Just this week we saw a great deal on Western Digital 3TB Red drives, while that deal is dead we encourage you to check back for similar deals.  If you’re looking to get this system up and running as quick as possible we reccomend the Western Digital Caviar Green 3 TB SATA III 64 MB for $131 as one of the best prices we’re currently seeing. expand full story

Networkable Hard Drives (NAS) Stories May 29, 2013

Amazon is offering the Western Digital Red 3 TB NAS Hard Drive w/ IntelliPower for just $131 with free shipping, $69 below retail, $20 under the average selling price and the lowest price Amazon has ever offered this drive for.

IntelliPower is “a fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance.”  Other features include NASware for seamless integration and error recovery controls and 3D Active Balance Plus which minimizes vibration and noise.

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The WD Red drives are prime to pop in a Synology NAS.  In fact, Synology just launched an 8-bay NAS with four GbE ports and speeds up to 350 MBps reads and 200 MBps writes.  Synology NAS offers iOS integration AirPlay support, VPN server, ERP software, mail server, web server, anti-virus, and network video surveillance built-in.  Certainly a step up from an Apple Time Capsule. expand full story

Networkable Hard Drives (NAS) Stories February 25, 2013

Western Digital 2TB My Book USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $95 + free shipping

Adorama offers the Western Digital 2TB My Book Essential USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, model no. WDBACW0020HBK-NESN, for $94.95 with free shipping ($0.05/GB). That’s $15 under our October mention and the lowest total price we could find by $5. It features password protection with hardware encryption.

Note that this item is currently backordered, but can still be ordered at this price for delivery when available.

Networkable Hard Drives (NAS) Stories December 27, 2012

Western Digital Sentinel 6TB Small Office NAS Server for $579 + free shipping

BuyDig offers the Western Digital Sentinel DX4000 6TB Small Office NAS Server, model no. WDBLGT0060KBK-NESN, for $599. Apply coupon code “VMESAVES20”, then checkout via V.me by Visa to drop it to $579. With free shipping, that’s the lowest total price we could find by $249. It features an LCD for monitoring, built-in DLNA media server, RAID 1 or 5 support, Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, and more.

Networkable Hard Drives (NAS) Stories December 2, 2012

Iomega StorCenter Cloud Edition 2TB Gigabit NAS for $200 + free shipping

Buy.com offers the Iomega 2TB StorCenter ix2 2TB NAS, model no. 35547, for $199.99 with free shipping. That’s $0.10/GB, $30 under our September mention, and the lowest total price we could find by $40. It features two 1TB hard drives, RAID 1 or JBOD configurations, print server functionality, Gigabit Ethernet, Time Machine support, and more.

Networkable Hard Drives (NAS) Stories November 26, 2012

Buffalo 2TB LinkStation Live Personal Cloud NAS Drive for $110 + free shipping

Dell Small Business offers the Buffalo 2TB LinkStation Live Personal Cloud NAS Drive, model no. LS-X2.0TL, for $109.99 with free shipping ($0.05/GB). That’s the least expensive Buffalo 2TB NAS we’ve seen by $69. (It’s a current price low by $29.) Sales tax is added where applicable. It features a Serial ATA 3Gb/s drive interface, DLNA-Certified and iTunes Servers, BitTorrent client, Time Machine compatibility, and more.

Networkable Hard Drives (NAS) Stories November 25, 2012

Refurbished Apple 2TB Time Capsule for $180 + free shipping

Best Buy offers the refurbished Apple 2TB Time Capsule, model no. MD032LL/A, for $179.99 with free shipping ($0.09/GB). That’s $78 under our September mention of a new unit and the lowest total price we’ve ever seen for this model. (It’s also $95 below the best price we could find for a new one now.) Sales tax is added where applicable. Time Capsule is an 802.11n Wi-Fi base station with a built-in hard drive. It’s compatible with Time Machine and features three Gigabit LAN ports, USB connectivity, support for WPA/WPA2 and WEP encryption, and more.

Note: No warranty is provided; however, a 30-day in-store / online return policy applies.

Networkable Hard Drives (NAS) Stories November 5, 2012

Iomega 2TB EZ Media & Backup Center Gigabit NAS for $120 + free shipping

Buy.com offers the Iomega 2TB EZ Media & Backup Center Gigabit NAS External Hard Drive, model no. 35541, for $119.99 with free shipping ($0.06/GB). That’s $20 under our mention from three weeks ago and the lowest total price we could find by $15. It features Gigabit Ethernet, USB, a built-in UPnP AV Media Server (DLNA certified), iTunes Server, and more.

Networkable Hard Drives (NAS) Stories September 22, 2012

TigerDirect offers the Iomega 2TB Cloud Edition Home Media Gigabit NAS External Hard Drive, model no. 34766, for $109.99 plus $4.89 for shipping ($0.06/GB). That’s $5 under last month’s mention and tied as the lowest total price we’ve seen for this drive. (It’s also a current price low by $45.) It features Gigabit Ethernet, dual USB 2.0 ports, a built-in UPnP AV Media Server (DLNA certified), iTunes Server, and more.

Networkable Hard Drives (NAS) Stories August 30, 2012

Buy.com trimmed its price on the Iomega 3TB Home Media Gigabit Network Attached Storage External Hard Drive Cloud Edition, model no. 34785, to $169.99 with free shipping ($0.06/GB). That’s $20 under our July mention and the lowest total price we’ve seen for this NAS. (It’s also a current price low by $23.) It features Gigabit Ethernet, dual USB 2.0 ports, built in UPnP AV Media Server (DLNA certified), an iTunes server, and more.

Networkable Hard Drives (NAS) Stories August 21, 2012

Buy.com offers the Iomega 2TB StorCenter ix2-200 Cloud Edition Gigabit Network Attached Storage Drive, model no. 35427, for $169.99 with free shipping. That’s $0.08/GB, $20 under our July mention, and the lowest total price we could find by $48. It features two 1TB hard drives, RAID 1 or JBOD configurations, print server functionality, Gigabit Ethernet, Time Machine support, and more.

Networkable Hard Drives (NAS) Stories July 19, 2012

TigerDirect offers the D-Link ShareCenter 2-Bay Gigabit Ethernet External Network Attached Storage Enclosure, model no. DNS-320, for $99.99. Coupon code “IFP66541” cuts it to $74.99. With free shipping, that’s the lowest total price we could find by $14, although we saw it for $10 less last week (since expired). This Gigabit Ethernet NAS enclosure features support for two serial ATA hard drives up to 4TB, a print server, and RAID 0/1 configurations.

Networkable Hard Drives (NAS) Stories July 9, 2012

TigerDirect cut its price on the D-Link ShareCenter 2-Bay Gigabit Ethernet External Network Attached Storage Enclosure, model no. DNS-320, to $64.99 with free shipping. That’s $15 under last week’s mention and the lowest total price we’ve seen for a 2-bay Gigabit Ethernet NAS enclosure. (It’s also a current price low for this model by $33.) This Gigabit Ethernet NAS enclosure features support for two serial ATA hard drives up to 4TB, a print server, and RAID 0/1 configurations.

Networkable Hard Drives (NAS) Stories July 7, 2012

TigerDirect offers the D-Link ShareCenter 2-Bay Gigabit Ethernet External Network Attached Storage Enclosure, model no. DNS-320, for $79.99 with free shipping. That’s tied with our May mention and the lowest total price we could find by $18. This Gigabit Ethernet NAS enclosure features support for two serial ATA hard drives up to 4TB, a print server, and RAID 0/1 configurations.

Networkable Hard Drives (NAS) Stories July 3, 2012

Buy.com offers the Iomega 3TB Home Media Network External Hard Drive Cloud Edition, model no. 34785, for $189.99 with free shipping ($0.06/GB). That’s $10 under our May mention and the lowest total price we could find by $20. It features Gigabit Ethernet, dual USB 2.0 ports, built-in UPnP AV Media Server (DLNA certified), iTunes Server, and more.

Networkable Hard Drives (NAS) Stories June 25, 2012

Buy.com offers the Iomega 2TB Cloud Edition Home Media Gigabit NAS External Hard Drive, model no. 34766, for $119.99 with free shipping. That’s $0.06/GB, $20 under our mention from last month, and the lowest total price we could find, this time by $11. It features Gigabit Ethernet, dual USB 2.0 ports, built-in UPnP AV Media Server (DLNA certified), iTunes Server, and more.

Networkable Hard Drives (NAS) Stories June 21, 2012

TigerDirect offers the Seagate GoFlex Home 1TB Home Network Storage System, model no. STAM1000100, for $64.97 plus $4.89 for shipping ($0.07/GB). That’s $20 under our March mention and the lowest total price we could find by $23. It features streaming capability via Android or iOS devices, Gigabit Ethernet, USB port for adding more storage capacity, and more.

Networkable Hard Drives (NAS) Stories May 22, 2012

TigerDirect offers the D-Link ShareCenter 2-Bay Gigabit Ethernet External Network Attached Storage Enclosure, model no. DNS-320, for $99.99. Coupon code “WPS61831” cuts it to $79.99. With free shipping, that’s tied with our January mention and the lowest total price we could find by $18. This Gigabit Ethernet NAS enclosure features support for two serial ATA hard drives up to 4TB, a print server, and RAID 0/1 configurations.

TigerDirect offers the Seagate BlackArmor 220 4TB Network Attached Storage, model no. ST340005LSA10G-RK, for $299.99. Coupon code “YMN61858” cuts it to $199.99. With free shipping, that’s $0.05/GB, $100 under our October mention, and the lowest total price we’ve seen. (It’s also a current low by $99.) This network attached storage device is designed to provide centralized storage and data backup for up to 20 PCs and features a 7200 rpm spindle speed, Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, and two USB 2.0 ports for attaching flash drives, digital cameras, and more. It can function as an FTP server for remote file access and can stream media to DLNA-compliant devices and computers running iTunes software.

Networkable Hard Drives (NAS) Stories May 17, 2012

Buy.com offers the Iomega 3TB Home Media Gigabit Network Attached Storage External Hard Drive Cloud Edition, model no. 34785, for $199.99 with free shipping ($0.07/GB). That’s the lowest total price we could find now by $5, although we saw it for $20 less last fall. It features Gigabit Ethernet, dual USB 2.0 ports, built in UPnP AV Media Server (DLNA certified), iTunes Server, and more.

Networkable Hard Drives (NAS) Stories May 11, 2012

TigerDirect offers the Iomega 2TB Cloud Edition Home Media Gigabit NAS External Hard Drive, model no. 34766, for $169.99. Coupon code “VCT61075” cuts it to $139.99. With free shipping, that’s $0.07/GB, $5 under our mention from three weeks ago, and the lowest total price we could find now by $20. It features Gigabit Ethernet, dual USB 2.0 ports, built in UPnP AV Media Server (DLNA certified), iTunes Server, and more.

Buy.com offers the LG Super-Multi 1TB Gigabit Ethernet Network Attached Storage Hard Drive, model no. N1A1DD1W, for $99.99 with free shipping ($0.10/GB). That’s tied with our mention from two weeks ago and the lowest total price we could find by $5. This 7200 rpm NAS drive features a Marvell 88F6281 1GHz processor, 128MB RAM, 16MB cache, USB 2.0 port, Gigabit Ethernet, and more.

Networkable Hard Drives (NAS) Stories April 19, 2012

Buy.com offers the Iomega 1TB Home Media Gigabit Network Attached Storage External Hard Drive Cloud Edition, model no. 34763, for $99.99 with free shipping ($0.10/GB). That’s tied with our mention from last summer and the lowest total price we could find by $36. It features Gigabit Ethernet, dual USB 2.0 ports, built in UPnP AV Media Server (DLNA certified), and iTunes Server.

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