WD Red Stories November 4, 2015

expiredStorage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive $75 (Reg. $90+), WD Red 3TB NAS HDD $100 (Reg. $115)

Newegg offers the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive for $89.99. Applying coupon code AF15SAM113A drops the final price to $74.99 shipped. That’s good for $75 off the original price, $13 less than Amazon, a match of our previous low mention and the best current offering we can find.

This is the best-selling solid-state drive at Amazon, garnering a 4.7/5 star rating from over 5,850 customers. Features include read/write speeds of 540/520 MB/s, 3D V-NAND technology, 256-bit AES encryption and a five-year warranty.

Next up, Newegg has the WD Red 3TB Internal Hard Drive for $113.99. Coupon code ESCKKAR23 reduces the price to $99.99 shipped. This is 50% off the original MSRP, $10 less than Amazon, a match of our previous mention and the best price currently available. Rated 4.6/5 stars by over 2,700 Amazon customers. Features include a NAS-specific design, 6GB/s speeds, and a three-year warranty.

If you’re a PC gamer, be sure to check out this current Amazon promotion: buy a qualifying Samsung Solid-State Drive or Monitor and receive a free digital download of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate ($60 value). Our top pick would be the Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive for $163.75.

WD Red 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.

WD Red 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.

WD Red 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.

WD Red Stories March 19, 2015

expiredSeagate Diskless 2-Bay Network Attached Storage $100 shipped (Reg. $170)

Update (3/19 5:00pm): Newegg is offering the 3TB WD Red internal NAS drive for $109.99 shipped right now (Reg. $120+, current lowest price we can find).

NeweggFlash is offering the Seagate Diskless 2-Bay Network Attached Storage drive (STCT100) for $99.99 shipped. That’s $70 under the average selling price, $37 under Amazon 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 50 Amazon customers. WD’s Red drives are our favorite option and are specifically designed for internal NAS use.

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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.

WD Red Stories February 20, 2015

expiredFour-pack Western Digital 3TB 3.5-inch Red NAS hard drives $400 shipped (orig. $800)

Today only, Newegg is offering a 4-pack of WD Red 3TB NAS Hard Drives (WD30EFRX) for $399.99 shipped. At $100 a piece, that’s 50% under the original listing for each drive, $14 under Amazon’s price and the best we can find on a 3TB model.

WD’s Red drives feature IntelliPower and are specifically designed for use inside of home Network Attached Storage devices like those from Synology, QNAP and others. Features include:

  • Capacity: 3 TB
  • Rotational Speed (RPM): IntelliPower
  • Microsoft operating systems prior to Vista, 32-bit operating systems, and Mac systems prior to OSX 10.4 may not support volumes greater than 2TB. To recognize the full capacity of this drive, you may need multiple partitions. Check with the manufacturer to verify your system’s compatibility.
  • Interface: SATA3
  • Data Transfer Rate: 6 Gb/s Buffer to Host (max); 145 MB/s Host to/from drive (typical)
  • Form Factor: 3.5 inch
  • Read/Write: 4.4 Watts
  • Standby: 0.6 Watt

They have received a 4.5/5 star rating from nearly 2,000 Amazon customers. You can pair up your new discounted REDs with Synology’s DS415play NAS or one of the company’s other highly rated solutions.

More from WD:

WD Red NAS Storage NAS Hard Drive

The next generation of hard drives for home or small office network attached storage systems.

Next-generation experience Every component, line of code, and product decision was built on our passion and determination to deliver the best NAS experience. The next generation of WD Red hard drives delivers on this promise with massive capacity and NASware 2.0, which further improves drive reliability and protects your data in the event of a power loss or disruption.

Experienced in NAS With superior technology that is driven to impress, WD Red is a reflection of the most extensive NAS partner compatibility-testing list that is available on the market.* That means when you buy a NAS enclosure, you can trust that WD Red will be the most compatible drive available. Our pride is in our product and our vision is shared with our customers…

WD Red Stories February 11, 2015

expiredQNAP 4-Bay Cloud NAS w/ HDMI, AirPlay and PLEX $350 shipped (Reg. $500+)

Newegg Flash offers the QNAP (TS-451) 4-Bay Personal Cloud NAS with HDMI, AirPlay and PLEX for 349.99 shipped. Note: You may have to scroll down slightly on the page to see the deal. This is a savings of at least $150 off the regular price, $203 better than Amazon and the lowest that we’ve seen it go for. The QNAP TS-451 is rated 4.4/5 stars by 28 Amazon customers thus far.

Features of this NAS include a 4-bay storage system with room for up to 72TB of 3.5-inch hard drives, the ability to transcode HD videos on the fly to AirPlay or Plex and 4 USB ports. Additionally, it has 4GB of RAM and a dual-core Intel 2.41GHz processor. Full details on the TS-451 after the break.

Fill your NAS up with some WD Red 2TB 3.5-inch internal hard drives for $89.99 shipped with coupon code EMCANKK23 applied at checkout. These highly-rated drives are designed specifically for NAS storage systems and come with a three-year warranty.

WD Red Stories January 13, 2015

expiredDrobo 4-Bay USB 3.0 NAS Storage Array $230 shipped (Reg. $299)

Adorama via eBay Daily Deals offers the Drobo 4-Bay USB 3.0 NAS Array (DDR3A21) for $229.99 shipped. This is a savings of $70 off the regular price and Amazon’s current listing, as well as the lowest that we can currently find it. This NAS is rated 3.8/5 stars by 36 Amazon customers.

The Drobo DDR3A21 features a four-bay storage hot-swappable system with USB 3.0, battery backup memory and supports RAID. Additionally, this NAS four 3.5-inch SATA hard drives for up to 24TB of storage and is compatible with Mac OS X and Windows.

Pack this NAS full of TBs with the highly-rated WD Red 6TB 3.5-inch hard drive for $266 each. These hard drives are designed specifically for use with NAS backup solutions and include a three-year limited warranty.

WD Red Stories January 8, 2015

expiredThree-pack Western Digital 3TB 3.5-inch Red NAS hard drives: $300 shipped (orig. $600)

Today only, as its Shell Shocker deal, Newegg is offering a 3-pack of Western Digital Red 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache NAS Hard Drives (WD30EFRX) for $299.99 shipped. These drives were originally listed at $200 each, currently go for $114 on Amazon individually, and combined, are about $15 under our previous lowest mention on a single 3TB model.

Specifically designed for use inside Network Attached Storage devices like those from Synology, QNAP and others, WD’s Red drives feature:

  • Capacity: 3 TB
  • Rotational Speed (RPM): IntelliPower
  • Microsoft operating systems prior to Vista, 32-bit operating systems, and Mac systems prior to OSX 10.4 may not support volumes greater than 2TB. To recognize the full capacity of this drive, you may need multiple partitions. Check with the manufacturer to verify your system’s compatibility.
  • Interface: SATA3
  • Data Transfer Rate: 6 Gb/s Buffer to Host (max); 145 MB/s Host to/from drive (typical)
  • Form Factor: 3.5 inch
  • Read/Write: 4.4 Watts
  • Standby: 0.6 Watt

They have received a 4.5/5 star rating from over 1,800 Amazon customers.

More from WD:

WD Red NAS Storage NAS Hard Drive

The next generation of hard drives for home or small office network attached storage systems.

Next-generation experience Every component, line of code, and product decision was built on our passion and determination to deliver the best NAS experience. The next generation of WD Red hard drives delivers on this promise with massive capacity and NASware 2.0, which further improves drive reliability and protects your data in the event of a power loss or disruption.

Experienced in NAS With superior technology that is driven to impress, WD Red is a reflection of the most extensive NAS partner compatibility-testing list that is available on the market.* That means when you buy a NAS enclosure, you can trust that WD Red will be the most compatible drive available. Our pride is in our product and our vision is shared with our customers.

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WD Red Stories December 18, 2014

expiredNAS: QNAP TS-212 2-bay diskless $90 (orig. $150), BUFFALO LinkStation 4-bay diskless $129 (Reg. $249)

Newegg offers the QNAP 2-Bay Diskless System Network Attached Storage (TS-212-E) for $109.99, but using code 24HRS2SAVE5 brings the total down to $89.99 shipped. That’s $60 under the original listing, the best price we can find by around $20 and matching the all-time low from Black Friday.

Features:

  • 2 Bay Home & SOHO NAS
  • Multi-window, multi-tasking GUI
  • Data storage, backup, sharing and disaster recovery
  • Rich multimedia applications for entertainment
  • Dropbox like file synchronization
  • 2 x USB3.0 + 1 x USB2.0
  • 2 year warranty

This particular model has received 4 out of 5 eggs on Newegg and very similar models have received 4+ star ratings among Amazon customers.

If you’re looking for something with more internal bays, Newegg also has the BUFFALO Diskless System LinkStation Pro Quad Network Storage (LS-QVLE) for $129 shipped (Reg. $249) using code 24HRS2SAVE7 during checkout. While we have seen this model go for about $20 less, this is the lowest current price we can find. Reviews aren’t easy to come by, but 6 Newegg customers rate it 4 out of 5 eggs.

As usual, we recommend WD’s Red internal drives for NAS solutions, as they tend to offer great performance for the money starting at $67 or less.

More from QNAP:

Introducing the QNAP TS-212 NAS server for home use, an easy to use networked storage center for the ultimate digital home entertainment experience. QNAP Turbo NAS servers are a new approach for sharing digital photos, music, and movies/videos, and keeping home computers backed up. You can easily view photos, listen to music, and even watch Full HD 1080p movies on a widescreen TV or projector streamed from the NAS over the network through PS3, Xbox 360, or other network media players.

You can share multimedia content with family and friends wherever they are on the Internet by web browsers. iPhone/iPod touch/iPad and Android users can browse shared photos or listen to their music collections anywhere with 3G or Wi-Fi connection by streaming content directly to the device no sync required. QNAP NAS brings to life the ultimate in digital home theater enjoyment.

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