Networkable Hard Drives (NAS) Stories June 22

expiredSupercharge Plex w/ WD’s quad-core 4-Bay NAS: $417 (Reg. up to $500)

Amazon is offering the WD My Cloud Pro Quad-Core 4-Bay Diskless NAS (PR4100) for $416.99 shipped. That’s an $83 savings when comparing with Walmart, $33 off what it’s been fetching at Amazon recently, and beats the lowest price we have tracked by $13. If you’ve been looking to start or beef up an existing Plex server, this NAS is an excellent way to do just that. With a quad-core Intel 1.6GHz processor, you’ll be able to host your server without the need for a dedicated PC. It comes with 4GB of DDR3L memory, but it can actually be upgraded to 16GB, allowing you to increase performance whenever the desire strikes. Support for Time Machine makes it an excellent Mac companion too. Rated 4+ stars from nearly 70% of reviewers.

Networkable Hard Drives (NAS) Stories May 16

expiredBackup your Mac w/ Time Machine using QNAP’s Plex-ready 2-Bay NAS: $139 (All-time low)

Adorama is offering the QNAP TS-228A 2-Bay NAS Enclosure for $139 shipped. Regularly fetching $179, this deal slashes about $40 off retail, beats today’s Amazon discount by $30+, and is lowest price we have tracked. This NAS is officially supported by Plex with a quad-core processor and 1GB or RAM to help get the job done. Support for Time Machine also makes this an excellent backup solution for Mac users. Rated 4+ stars from over 60% of reviewers.

Networkable Hard Drives (NAS) Stories May 13

expiredHost Plex w/ Netgear’s quad-core 2-Bay NAS for $179 at Amazon (Reg. $220)

Amazon is offering the NETGEAR ReadyNAS 2-Bay NAS (RN212) for $178.89 shipped. That’s $41 off the typical rate there and is one of the lowest prices we have tracked. This NAS supports up to two 8TB drives, providing capacity for loads of storage for Plex, photos, videos, and more. Inclusion of a quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM makes this an excellent way to host a Plex server without needing to have an always on computer. Rated 4/5 stars.

Networkable Hard Drives (NAS) Stories April 25

QNAP’s Quad-Core, Plex-friendly, 2-Bay NAS nearly hits its Amazon low at $262.50

Amazon is offering the QNAP 2-Bay NAS (TS-251+) for $262.47 shipped. Matched at B&H. That’s $36 off the going rate found at retailers like Adorama and is within a couple bucks of Amazon’s historic low. Sporting two bays, a 2.0GHz Quad-Core processor, and 2GB of RAM, this NAS is Plex-ready. QNAP touts its ability to transcode Plex content, helping you eliminate the need for a dedicated desktop. Ports includes 2x Ethernet, 2x USB 3.0, and 2x USB 2.0. Rated 4.2/5 stars.

Networkable Hard Drives (NAS) Stories April 17

expiredEmbrace Plex with Netgear’s Dual Core 4-Bay NAS for $350 shipped (2019 low)

Amazon is offering the Netgear ReadyNAS 4-Bay NAS (RN424) for $349.99 shipped. That’s $50+ off the going rate found at retailers like Newegg and is the price we’ve seen in 2019. Whether you’re looking to run a Plex server or for a way to keep your photo collection safe and sound, this NAS will get you there. With support for AWS, Google Drive, and more, you’ll be able to easily keep local and cloud backups of your data. Connectivity includes USB 3.0, Ethernet, eSATA, and more. Rated 4+ stars from 70% of reviewers.

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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