Create a reliable backup for your data, back up what you have, or create a way to access all media on your network from one place! And today you can do it at an affordable price. The budget NAS, 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. It’s $20 off what it normally sells for and the first sale we’ve seen since September! The DS220j is still at its usual price of $190 at other retailers, and we know that deal won’t last long at Amazon either, as stock is limited. Take it while you can.
Synology DS220j 2-Bay NAS DiskStation | $20 off
A great option for someone who is just getting into the whole network storage thing. You get two drive bays, a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of DDR4 RAM, and a Gigabit Ethernet port. Access your media from anywhere on a system that protects it.
The DS220j is our favorite budget NAS from Synology, and at this price it’s $130 cheaper than the overall best pick, so you’re getting plenty of value with today’s deal. We also reviewed the DS220j in 2020 and gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars 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 saving backup data or a home media server for streaming music , this small and powerful NAS is capable of all these tasks.”
This DiskStation incorporates many elements, including a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, 512 GB of 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 every step of the way. In other words, if you’re just getting into NAS or want to test the waters to see if this is something you want, this is a great place to start.
These NAS systems come with hard drive bays, but they don’t come with the hard drives themselves. You’ll want to fill these two bays with something of course. Check out our roundup of the best and most reliable drives for NAS, which includes brands like Seagate Ironwolf and WD Red.
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