Black Friday deals are officially live, and we're seeing exciting discounts for storage enclosures. A network attached storage (NAS) enclosure lets you store your media library in a single location and stream movies and videos to all devices on your home network.
You can also back up all connected devices with ease, run your own audio and video server, mail client, offline photo storage solution, and so much more. If you are looking to buy your first NAS or upgrading to a new model, these are the best Black Friday NAS deals available right now.
Best Black Friday NAS deals
- : Synology DiskStation DS220j | $34 off
- : Synology DiskStation DS920+ | $110 off
- : Synology DiskStation DS420+ | $100 off
- : TerraMaster F2-210 2-bay NAS | $20 off
- : QNAP TS-231K 2-bay NAS | $50 off
- : WD My Cloud Home 4TB NAS | $30 off
- : Buffalo LinkStation 4TB NAS | $30 off
- : WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra 8TB NAS | $170 off
- : Seagate IronWolf 10TB NAS HDD | $37 off
- : WD Red Pro 6TB NAS HDD | $58 off
- : WD Easystore 14TB HDD | $120 off
The DiskStation DS220j offers crazy affordability and value, and you get two drive bays that can hold a total of 32TB of storage along with more powerful hardware. This is the ideal NAS if you want an affordable Plex media server.
The DiskStation DS920+, is one of the most powerful NAS enclosures money can buy today — and an incredible deal for Prime Day. With four bays that can hold 64TB of storage, simultaneous 4K streaming over Plex, M.2 slots for SSD caching, and a wealth of software features, the DS920+ is in a league of its own.
Use promo code 23BKFCYMB7B to get $100 off the DS420+. The 4-bay enclosure has M.2 slots, just like the DS920+, but you get 2GB of RAM out of the box and there's no eSATA port to add more drives to the enclosure later on. The upside is that the DS420+ is much more affordable, making it a truly remarkable option.
The TerraMaster F2-210 is a reliable 2-bay NAS enclosure that features a dual-core 1.4GHz chipset, 1GB of RAM, and can hold up to 32TB of storage. The NAS lets you run Docker containers, has two Gigabit Ethernet ports, and has a decent set of software features.
Use code BFRDAY75 in your cart with a valid Newegg email login. This is a great NAS for beginners, especially at this price. The diskless system includes a 1.7GHz quad-core chipset and 1GB DDR3 RAM. It also has two Gigabit Ethernet ports and three USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports.
Western Digital's 4TB My Cloud Home is an all-in-one NAS enclosure that offers a 4TB hard drive out of the box. It is very easy to set up and use, and offers decent mobile apps that let you stream content and back up data from all your devices.
Best Black Friday hard drive deals
Most network attached storage enclosures do not come with hard drives, so you'll have to buy these yourself. Because NAS enclosures are designed to run 24/7, you will need hard drives that can hold up to that kind of rigorous use.
Thankfully, Western Digital and Seagate offer plenty of drives that are designed for NAS systems, with these hard drives offering vibration resistance and other safeguards that makes them ideally suited for use in a NAS. These are the best Black Friday hard drive deals.
Seagate's IronWolf NAS drives are the gold standard, offering outstanding performance and reliability. The drive spins at 7200rpm, has a 256MB cache, has vibration resistance baked in, and comes with a three-year warranty as standard. This is my go-to drive for NAS systems, and if you're just getting started with a NAS, you can't go wrong with IronWolf.
The WD Red Pro series is aimed at enthusiast users, with the drive coming with a 5-year warranty, 7200rpm as standard, and a 300 terabyte/year endurance rating. If you want a drive that will work reliably for several years, this is the one to get.
The WD Easystore isn't a traditional hard drive, but these enclosures contain high-quality 14TB drives that are of the same caliber as regular NAS drives. Oh, and it's incredibly easy to shuck these drives — wherein you remove the hard drive from the case and slot it into your NAS. The value on offer here is unbeatable.
What is a NAS enclosure?
A network attached storage (NAS) enclosure is essentially a home server that lets you store your media collection in a centralized location. You can then stream content to all devices on your home network using a service like Plex. A NAS also makes it easy to automatically back up data from all connected devices in your home, including phones and computers.
There are a few things to consider when you're buying a NAS enclosure. First is the number of drive bays. Most budget models come with a single or two drive bays, and mid-range models have four or more drive bays. If this is the first time you're buying a NAS, my recommendation would be to go with a single or two-bay NAS enclosure.
Then you'll have to figure out the use case. If you need a NAS for streaming locally-stored media over Plex, you will ideally need a model with a dual-core CPU and at least 512MB of memory. Thankfully, even entry-level enclosures do a decent job with media streaming, so if you're looking to pick up a budget option, it should serve you just fine. The DiskStation DS220j is a great starting point at just $136, and if you want a more powerful NAS, you can always get the incredible DS920+, with the NAS now on sale for $440 — a full $110 off its retail price.
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