This is a great entry-level device.

Is this deal for me?

This Qnap TS-231P Personal Cloud network-attached storage device is down to $147.99 on Amazon. It normally sells around $188 and has never dropped below $150 before.

The TS-231 is the budget version of the immensely popular TS-251. If you want to dip your toes in the water of NAS but don't want to dive straight into the deep end, the TS-231 is a great option.

Features include:

  • Centralizes file storage, sharing and backup with excellent performance ; Full NAS encryption using volume-based technology and hardware acceleration
  • Supports Agent as a mailroom center and Contacts for centralizing contact information
  • Synchronize files between the TS-231P, computers, laptops, and mobile devices ; Stream your multimedia library via DLNA, Airplay & Chromecast
  • Build a surveillance center to safeguard your home and office
  • Technical specifications include ARM Cortex-A15 dual-core 1.7Ghz, 1GB RAM, SATA 6Gb/s, 2x Gbe LAN, 3 x US B3.0, HDD hot-swappable

Devices like this need hard drives to go into the empty bays. Fill your new NAS with these WD 3TB Red hard drives for $109. That's a low price for those drives and they're very popular for use with bays like this.

TL;DR

  • What makes this deal worth considering? - This is the lowest price we've seen for this particular model, and it's already a great budget machine.
  • Things to know before you buy! - Fill your new NAS with these WD 3TB Red hard drives for $109. That's a low price for those drives and they're very popular for use with bays like this.

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Happy Thrifting!