Getting yourself set up with network-attached storage (NAS) can be really expensive, but it doesn't have to be quite so thanks to the second Prime Day of the year, also known as Amazon Prime Big Deal Days. There are some fantastic deals that can be found during the event on not only NAS enclosures, but on the best NAS drives too. The promotion will run from October 10 through October 11.
Using the best NAS can make it easier when it comes to making backups and organizing your data. With a NAS enclosure and some hard drives, you can ensure all of your media and data are stored securely and in a way that's accessible to your entire home or small business.
Prime Big Deal Days isn't live just yet, but in true Amazon style, some early deals snuck out and helped us get ahead of the game. We'll keep this page updated with all the best deals as we find them, so add a bookmark and keep checking back.
Best Prime Day NAS deals quick links
- Terramaster F2-423 2-bay NAS enclosure: was
$322.99now $303.99 at Newegg
- Terramaster F2-210 2-bay NAS enclosure: was
$159.99now $127.99 at Amazon
- Western Digital Red Plus 10TB HDD: was
$284.99now $189.99 at Best Buy
- Seagate IronWolf 8TB HDD: was
$174now $139.99 at Amazon
Best Prime Day NAS enclosure deals
Synology DS223J 2-bay NAS enclosure | was
$189.99 now $154.99 at Amazon
This is the best budget NAS you can get right now, and at this price it's simply impossible to ignore. It's efficient, quiet, and thanks to Synology's excellent software, easy to use for hosting your files and media. It also makes a brilliant Plex server.
Synology 5-bay DiskStation DS1522+ (Diskless) | was
$699.99 now $594.99 at Amazon
It doesn't get much better than Synology when you're getting into NAS. With four 1GbE ports and an optional 10GbE port, your options for networking are massive. It supports up to 15 drives with Synology's DX517 expansion unit, but you also get built-in M.2 NVMe slots for rapid solid-state cache.
It's not the absolute lowest price it's ever been, but it's still a great saving.
QNAP TR-004 4-bay DAS enclosure + 4 x 4TB Seagate Ironwolf HDD bundle: was
$599 now $533 at Amazon
If you need a complete setup then this bundle containing a 4-bay QNAP enclosure pre-configured with four Seagate 4TB Ironwolf drives in RAID 5 is a great place to start. This is a DAS (Direct Attached Storage) rather than a NAS, so needs connecting to a PC, but it can also be used to expand the storage of an existing QNAP NAS, too.
Terramaster F2-423 2-bay NAS enclosure: was
$322.99 now $303.99 at Newegg
A modest saving it may be, but this is a really great price for a 2-bay NAS with a dual-core CPU, dual 2.5 GbE networking, and expandable RAM up to 32GB. It supports up to 40TB of storage and even has an NVMe SSD slot, so you can add some superfast cache if you desire. High-end features for a very affordable price.
Terramaster F2-210 2-bay NAS enclosure: was
$159.99 now $127.99 at Amazon
For a first-time NAS buyer or someone who just wants a good, inexpensive unit for the home, this is a great deal. The quad-core ARM CPU is efficient, yet powerful enough to push your home media server needs, and you can stuff it with up to 32TB of storage. The RAM isn't upgradeable, but for a budget system like this the 1GB provided will be plenty.
WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra 2-bay 8TB pre-configured NAS: was
$399.99 now $319.99 at Amazon
If you're looking for a NAS that doesn't require the provision of hard drives, then this WD My Cloud is excellent value. It has two bays inside, but they're already filled giving you a plug and play 8TB NAS you can get right to work on. Powered by a dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM and using WD's own Red NAS HDDs, this is a great package at a fantastic price.
Best Prime Day NAS drive deals
Western Digital Red Plus 10TB: was
$284.99 now $189.99 at Best Buy
Best Buy also has a significant saving on the 10TB version of the WD Red Plus 7200 RPM NAS HDD to help you add some serious storage capacity. Save nearly $100 per drive, which makes building a high capacity RAID setup much more affordable.
Seagate IronWolf 8TB: was
$174 now $139.99 at Amazon
What's not to like about a hefty discount on our favorite NAS HDD? Seagate IronWolf drives are incredible, matching performance and reliability in perfect harmony. The 8TB version is at a super low price for Prime Day, and you can save a bunch on a pair for your RAID setup.
Why you should buy an Amazon Prime Day NAS deal
Network-attached storage allows you to do some incredible things at home and in the office. Whether you plan on creating and running a media server or managing a file storage solution, a NAS enclosure is precisely what you require.
There are so many models to choose from, and multiple vendors offer similar enclosures at varying price points. This does mean you can score some deals on new enclosures, especially with Prime Day NAS deals offering all-time low prices.
Choosing the best NAS involves a few factors, namely price, processor, and the number of drive bays. The better the processor, the more drive bays available, and advanced features like 10Gb networking can inflate prices quickly. But Prime Day does at least give you an opportunity to invest in some better hardware for less, giving you a little room to future-proof your setup.
Getting the best Prime Day NAS deal for you
Scoring the best deal is one thing, but getting the right deal for you is incredibly important. We want you to spend your money wisely. There's no point buying a NAS that won't be able to do what you need it to, just because it's the enclosure with the steepest price drop. This is why we recommend NAS enclosures based on specs and price.
It's important to decide what you want to use the NAS enclosure for. Once you've got that sorted, price is then a factor to consider, allowing you to stick to a limit. If you're not comfortable paying out for a more expensive NAS at full price, there's no reason why you should pay a similar amount for one that's discounted.
NAS enclosures are usually priced well, depending on the processor, drive bays, and other specifications. But when we're enjoying big events like Black Friday or Amazon Prime Day, retailers will use all kinds of tactics to make you think a deal is better than it is. Be wary of prices that are inflated to appear like deals.
One of our top tips is to use Microsoft Edge for your Amazon shopping with its built-in shopping feature. Not only will it show you recent price history on products, it also helps you compare prices to other retailers to make sure you're happy what you're getting is actually a deal. All of the deals we're showing here you can be sure are actual deals.
Big Deal Days: Frequently asked questions
The specifics for Amazon Prime Big Deal Days are now publicly available, with minor hints as to which brands and categories will enjoy significant discounts. Rest assured, we'll update this page with the latest dates and details whenever the company releases more information.
When is Prime Big Deal Days happening?
Amazon Prime Big Deal Days starts at 3 AM ET on Tuesday, October 10, and will run through October 11. If you have any Alexa-compatible hardware, you can say, "Alexa, set a reminder for Prime Big Deal Days" to have Amazon create a reminder for the event.
Which countries are taking part in Big Deal Days?
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, the US, and the UK will all take part in Prime Big Deal Days via their respective storefronts. If your country doesn't have its own localized version of Amazon, you may still be able to make purchases from a neighboring variant, but usual restrictions likely apply, so check your local Amazon international shipping terms and conditions.
Do I need an Amazon Prime membership?
Yes. Prime Big Deal Days is a member-exclusive sales event just like Prime Day before it and Prime Early Access Sale before that. If you're not already a member, you'll need to sign up for Amazon Prime for $14.99 per month or $139 annually (plus tax) to qualify for discounts. For new users, a 30-day trial of Prime is the perfect way to take advantage since you're free to cancel your subscription after the event.
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