The Synology DS218+ 2-bay diskless NAS DiskStation is down to $249.99 on Amazon. This is the first major discount we've seen on this DiskStation through Amazon, and it normally goes for $300 or more. The stock is delayed by a couple weeks, but it's worth the wait at this price.

NAS systems let you create your own media server at home. If you have a lot of digital music and movies, you can use a NAS like this one to put all those files in a central location and access it from any system in your home. It's also a good thing to have for small businesses where multiple people might need access to the same files.

The DS218+ is a two-bay NAS with 2GB DDR3 memory that's expandable up to 6GB. It has a dual-core 2.5 GHz processor, hardware encryption, and encrypted sequential read and write speeds up to 113 MB/s and 112 MB/s respectively. It also has live transcoding for up to two concurrent 4K streams. It also has three USB 3.0 ports.

The bays support up to 24TB, but you'll need to fill them yourself. The WD Red 3TB is an internal hard drive designed for NAS devices like this.

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