Update: This NAS has jumped in price once again.
The QNAP TS-451+ 4-bay Network Attached Storage device is down to $400, which is the second lowest price it has ever dropped to. These devices do not drop in price very often, either.
The TS-451+ is one of QNAP’s best performing devices. It’s meant to appeal to home users and comes with a remote so it can be accessed like a media player. This sort of device is great if you just have an amazingly large collection of music, movies, and photos. This is especially good for photographers who like to keep really high quality images that just take up way too much space. The QNAP has room for all of that, plus it can serve as a good backup for your systems, too.
If you’d like to see how it compares to other NAS devices, AnandTech has a very thorough review of it. They compare everything from how it performs in a professional environment to its power consumption. They really liked it and you can see just in the charts that it performed better than most other similar devices. At the end of their review they said, “In terms of firmware capabilities and performance for this market segment, there is nothing to complain about in the QNAP TS-451+. The NAS with the included IR remote is attractive for multimedia enthusiasts who want to use the unit also as a media player.”
The QNAP comes with four drives to fit with storage, so fill them with these 4TB WD Red internal hard drives.