Build a reliable backup for your data, backup what you have, or create a way to access all the media on your network from one place! And today you can do it at an affordable price. The great budget NAS, the Synology DS220j 2-bay DiskStation, is on sale for the first time since last year. You can get it for just $169.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab). That's $20 off what it normally sells for and the first sale we've seen on it since September! The DS220j is still going for its regular $190 price at other retailers, and we know this deal won't last long at Amazon either because the stock is limited. Grab it while you can.
A great option for someone just getting into the whole network-attached storage thing. You get two drive bays, a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 512MB DDR4 RAM, and a Gigabit Ethernet port. Access your media from anywhere on a system that keeps it safe.
The DS220j is our favorite budget NAS from Synology, and at this price it is $130 cheaper than the best overall pick, so you're getting a lot of value with today's deal. We also reviewed the DS220j back in 2020 and gave it 4.5 stars out of 5 with a Recommended badge. Rich Edmonds said the DS220j is "perfectly positioned for NAS beginners. Whether you need a small unit for file storage and for saving backup data or a home media server to stream music, this small and mighty NAS is capable of all of these tasks."
This DiskStation has plenty built into it including a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 512GB DDR4 RAM, and a Gigabit Ethernet port. It's a system designed to be easy to use with a great user interface and software to guide you with each step. In other words, if you're just getting into NAS or want to test the waters to see if it's something you want, this is a rgeat place to start.
These NAS systems come with bays for hard drives, but they don't come with the hard drives themselves. You'll want to fill those two bays with something of course. Check out our roundup of the best and most reliable drives for NAS that includes brands like the Seagate Ironwolf and WD Red.
J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.
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