QNAP Black Friday deals take up to $180 off select NAS from $159

The QNAP Black Friday discounts are now beginning to roll in at various retailers. Headlining this year’s savings is the QNAP TS-453D-4G 4-Bay NAS for $399.99 shipped at Adorama. Usually selling for $580, it recently dropped to $499 at Amazon with today’s offer slashing off another $99 and marking a new all-time low. This 4-bay NAS comes equipped with a quad-core 2.0GHz processor enabling it to handle 4K playback and hardware transcoding with Plex. Dual 2.5GbE ports enable up to 590MB/s transfer speeds and are joined by an HDMI output as well as five USB 3.0 slots. QNAP includes 4GB of RAM on this model, but it can be upgraded to 8GB down the line. Rated 4.5/5 stars. Head below for more QNAP deals from $159.

Synology’s 2-bay NAS is great for beginners at a low of $136, more deals up to 20% off

B&H is offering the Synology DiskStation DS220j 2-Bay NAS for $135.99 shipped when you clip the on-page coupon. Also at Amazon. Down from $170, today’s deal marks a new all-time low that we’ve tracked and is the best available. If you’re just getting started with networked storage, this is a great entry device. It sports two bays, each of which can handle both 3.5- or 2.5-inch drives. Whether you’re wanting to start up a Plex server or just have a central place to store your Time Machines, this will get the job done well. Plus, Synology’s DiskStation Manager is super simple to use and configure. We went hands-on with this cute NAS for World Backup Day and found it to be a great option for beginners and veterans alike. Rated 4.5/5 stars. Need something more robust? Head below for other great NAS and storage deals.

NETGEAR’s Wi-Fi 6 router and DOCSIS 3.1 modem system hits $550, more from $13

Amazon is currently offering the NETGEAR Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System with built-in DOCIS 3.1 Modem for $549.99 shipped. Down from the usual $600 going rate, today’s offer is the very first discount we’ve seen and saves you $50. This mesh Wi-Fi system is the perfect way to upgrade your aging network hardware and ditch the rental modem from your ISP all in one fell swoop. This Orbi package includes the main Wi-Fi 6 router that doubles as a DOCSIS 3.1 modem alongside a satellite for 5,000-square feet of coverage and up to 4.2Gb/s performance. Rated 4.7/5 stars and you can learn more in our launch coverage. Head below for more.

NETGEAR’s Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System sees first discount to $380 (Save $70), more from $15

Amazon is currently offering the NETGEAR Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System for $379.99 shipped. Also at Best Buy. Usually selling for $450, today’s offer is good for a $70 discount, marks the very first price cut we’ve seen, and is a new all-time low. As one of the first NETGEAR Orbi systems to support Wi-Fi 6, this package includes the main router as well as a mesh satellite and provides up to 5,000-square feet of coverage. You’re also looking at up to 4.2Gb/s speeds across its Tri-Band connectivity with six Gigabit Ethernet ports to expand your wired network, as well. Over 10,000 customers have left a 4.4/5 star rating. Head below for more from $15.

Synology’s new DS1520+ 5-Bay NAS falls to low of $630 (Save $70), more from $230

Adorama is currently offering the Synology DS1520+ Diskstation 5-Bay NAS for $629.99 shipped when code HOLIDAY70 has been applied at checkout. Down from its $700 going rate, today’s offer is only the second time we’ve seen it on sale, beats the launch sale by $20, and marks a new all-time low. As one of the latest and greatest offerings from Synology, its DS1520+ NAS delivers five hard drive bays with support for up to 80TB of storage. You’ll also find a pair of built-in M.2 slots for setting up an SSD cache as well four Gigabit Ethernet ports that enable up to 451MB/s transfer speeds. Rated 4.8/5 stars from over 1,200 customers and you can learn more in our launch coverage. Head below for more.

Start a Plex server or back up to Time Machine with QNAP’s $149 beginner-friendly 2-bay NAS

Newegg is currently offering the QNAP TS-231K 2-bay NAS for $149 shipped with the code 2BFSTNW88A at checkout. For comparison, today’s deal drops $50 off its going rate at B&H and marks one of the best prices that we’ve tracked all-time. This NAS is perfect for those just getting started with networked storage. It features two bays capable of handling both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch standard or solid-state drives. Depending on your drive configuration, you’ll be able to achieve read and write speeds of up to 222MB/s, making for super fast data transfers. Whether you need a Plex server, remote Time Machine, or just a way to keep files and documents backed up, this is a great tool for the job. Rated 4/5 stars.

QNAP’s 2-Bay NAS handles Time Machine, Plex, more at $339 (Save $110)

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Amazon currently offers the QNAP TS-253Be for $339 shipped. Also at B&H for the same price. Usually selling for $449, today’s offer saves you 24%, beats our previous mention by $10, and marks a new all-time low. With support for up to 24TB of RAW storage, QNAP’s 2-bay NAS is ideal for everything from Time Machine backups to 4K video transcoding with Plex. Alongside dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, there’s also two HDMI outputs, four USB 3.0, and more. Plus, a built-in PCIe slot lets you add a 10GbE network card or M.2 SSD cache. Rated 4.2/5 stars. Head below for more.

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Affordable new Asus ZenWiFi AX Mini router series combines mesh with Wi-Fi 6

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While Wi-Fi 6 terminology has been looming for years, it’s only recently begun to gain traction. We’re finally seeing support grace smartphones and tablets, which arguably increases the amount of pressure router manufacturers face to get new and innovative products on the market. We’ve seen several Wi-Fi 6 routers debut, and now more than ever, mesh solutions are coming to the surface. Asus ZenWiFi AX Mini is the company’s latest 3-node mesh offering, and it manages to deliver Wi-Fi 6 while sticking with a compelling price tag. Continue reading to learn more.

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