Best NAS Deals: Save Big on Up to 54TB of Storage – CNET

A NAS drive essentially functions as a self-contained cloud, with one or more high-capacity storage drives that anyone on the network can access. While they can be costly up front, they’re one of the more efficient ways to keep your organization’s data assembled, secure and accessible. Plus, you can often find models on sale for hundreds less than their list prices. We’ve rounded up some of the best NAS drive deals out there at the moment, and we’ll continue to update this page as offers come and go, so be sure to check back often. 

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With 8TB of storage, this two-bay Buffalo TeraStation is a solid midrange drive for both personal and professional use. It supports impressive transfer speeds with a 2.5GbE port, and protects your data with 256-bit drive encryption. Plus, it’s compatible with Amazon S3, Dropbox, Azure and OneDrive so you can create a hybrid cloud and sync your data across multiple services. 

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This WD drive is primarily designed for home use and personal storage, but still boasts a substantial 20TB storage capacity. It plugs directly into your home Wi-Fi router, and allows you to access your data from anywhere with an internet connection using the companion My Cloud Home apps. The drive’s Mirror Mode keeps your data secure by automatically duplicating any files stored on one drive and backing it up on the other.

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If you need something with a bit more capacity and features, the WD Expert Series can hold up to four hard drives and SSDs and comes with two Ethernet ports for redundancy. Even better, this deal includes four 4TB WD REDs to get you going, so it’s a good option if this is your first NAS. It comes with a 1.6 GHz Marvell Armada 388 Dual-Core processor and 2GB RAM, so about what you’d expect for a NAS at this price point.

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With 32TB of included storage and at $887 off its usual price, this is one of the best-value NAS drives you’ll find out there at the moment. It’s equipped with 4GB of ECC memory as well as a 10-gigabit Ethernet port for lightning-fast data transfer, and the 256-bit AES encryption ensures that your data can’t be accessed from anyone outside your network. It also supports integration with popular third-party cloud services such as Dropbox and Microsoft Azure for an extra offsite backup of your data in case something happens to the physical drive.

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