Keep all your media in a central, secure location on your network that's easily accessible by the people you want to access it. That's the benefit of a network-attached storage device, and you can get the QNAP TS-453D-4G 4-bay NAS on sale for $499. The QNAP NAS normally sells for around $580 and was going for as much as $630 in July. Today's deal is the lowest price it has ever reached. You can also find this deal at a couple of other retailers like B&H and Newegg.
QNAP TS-453D-4G 4-bay network-attached storage
The network-attached storage device is powered by an Intel Celeron J4125 quad-core processor, Intel HD graphics 600, and 4GB DDR4 RAM. It has 4 diskless hard drive bays, 2 2.5GbE ports, 3 USB 2.0 ports, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, and HDMI output.
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The QNAP is built to be a powerhouse of a machine. Network-attached storage devices are generally supposed to be after all. The idea is to connect this to your network, keep it secure both physically and hardware wise and dump all your shared media on it. This can be anything from photos to movies to important documents you might need to share in a small office setting.
The specifications for this particular device include an Intel Celeron J4125 quad-core 2.0GHz processor that can boost up to 2.7GHz, 4GB DDR4 RAM that can be upgraded to 8GB, and tons of room for expansion. It has two 2.5GbE ports, one PCIe Gen 2 port for an SSD, three USB 2.0 ports, and two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports. It's also capable of HDMI ouptut.
If you've ever wanted to set up a Plex media server before, this NAS makes it easy. It also has 4K hardware transcoding for a smooth experience. Other features include backup solutions to preserve your content, the ability to schedule automatic backups and data syncs, and snapshots that help protect the entire system. You can even use this to create a public cloud storage system with low-latency access and nearly unlimited storage options.
This is a 4-bay system, but network-attached storage devices generally don't come with any storage by default. You'll want to add the hard drives yourself. You don't need to fill all four bays, but you usually want at least two so the QNAP can set up a redundant system in case one fails. The WD Red and Seagate Ironwolf are both popular selections for these type of devices.
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