Build your own media server with the discounted QNAP TS-251B NAS system

The QNAP TS-251B-2G-US 2-bay home network attached storage (opens in new tab) is down to $269 on Amazon. This NAS normally sells for around $300, and when it has dropped in price usually just dropped to around $290. Today's deal is the lowest we've ever seen.

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QNAP TS-251B-2G-US 2-bay home network attached storage (opens in new tab)

Add a couple hard drives and a strong network and you've got your own media server.

The deal given is no longer valid and we do not have a better one. However, we have found some similar deals

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These are diskless bays, which means there's no hard drives inside. You'll need to fill them yourself. The WD Red 4TB (opens in new tab) is an internal hard drive designed for NAS devices like this, and the 4TB drive also happens to be down to a nice low price of $99.99.

John Levite
Deals Editor

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.