Here we list the best‐selling NAS Drives here at Comms Express. A great NAS can be the difference between getting by and exceeding your storage expectations, whether it be for your home or for your business needs.

What does NAS stand for? It stands for Network Attached Storage – and just why is it so crucial for businesses or household’s looking to store data?

Data is the utmost importance for any business and for the person user. Extra storage is crucial for all data our businesses require and with a NAS connecting to your wireless router it allows for enabling multiple users on multiple devices to access the files on the network.

So a great NAS Drive will be a wonderful investment. But, before you make your purchase take a look at the ten bestselling NAS Drives here at Comms.

10. QNAP TS-231P

2‐Bay NAS

QNAP TS-231P

QNAP (Quality Network Appliance Provider) designs and delivers high‐quality network-attached storage (NAS) and they really delivered with the powerful yet affordable 2‐bay NAS for small and home offices. More Info…

Notable features include: 

  • Centralises file storage, sharing and backup with excellent performance
  • Full NAS encryption using volume‐based technology and hardware acceleration
  • Supports QmailAgent as a mailroom centre and Qcontactz for centralising contact information
  • Synchronise files between the TS‐231P, computers, laptops, and mobile devices
  • Stream your multimedia library via DLNA®, AirPlay® & Chromecast™
  • Build a surveillance centre to safeguard your home and office

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9. NETGEAR ReadyNAS RN42200

2 Bay Diskless Desktop Drive

NETGEAR ReadyNAS RN42200

 

2 Bays with up to 20 TB Storage. The Netgear ReadyNAS 422 is built around the next generation Intel Atom Processor C3338 (1.5 GHz, 2 core) for high levels of networking throughput enabling enterprise‐grade file sharing and data backup for offices. More Info…

Notable features include:

  • Automatic Backup & Sync: Using the ReadyCLOUD app for PC, scheduled protection is easier than ever before
  • Bit Rot Protection: A proprietary technology protecting your files from unplanned degradation
  • Unlimited Snapshots: Unlimited data snapshot capability for on‐box protection and flexible data
  • X‐RAID & Instant Provisioning: Easily expand capacity and feel confident knowing that data is always protected
  • Cloud‐managed Replication: Maintain data sets in multiple locations or ensure protection of data from remote or branch office locations iSCSI and Thin Provisioning: Powerful tools for a business taking advantage of virtual infrastructures
  • Anti‐virus & Encryption: Keep data protected from outside threats and safe from prying eyes
  • Modern GUI and Cloud/Remote Access from Anywhere: Sleek modern interface and patented technology for secure remote access without configuration effort

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8. Buffalo Linkstation 220

Diskless Desktop

Buffalo LinkStation 220

The Buffalo LinkStation LS220DE Diskless 2‐Bay Nas Drive combines an incredibly easy User Interface with the convenience, security and capacity of dual‐bay, RAID‐ready Network Attached Storage. And
best of all it is affordable, fast, and primed for intensive data storage tasks.

Notable features include:

  • Easy Set up from your Mobile Device
  • Free WebAccess
  • PC Back up with NovaBACKUP
  • Private Cloud solution

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7. Synology DiskStation DS418play with 16TB WD Red HDD

4 x 4TB WD Red Hard Drives

Synology DiskStation DS418play with 16TB WD Red HDD

Synology DiskStation DS418play is a 4-bay NAS designed for ultra-high definition multimedia enthusiasts. Powered by a new dual-core processor, DS418play supports real-time transcoding for up to 2 channels of H.265/H.264 4K videos at the same time.

Features:

  • CPU
    Dual-core 2GHz burst up tp 2.5GHz
  • Network
    Dual 1GbE Lan Ports
  • Memory
    2GB DDR3L, Scalable up to 6GB
  • Performance
    Over 226MB/s and 185 MB/s sequential reading and writing

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6. Netgear ReadyNAS RN214D41 – 4 Bay 4TB Desktop Drive

4 Bays with up to 48TB Storage

Netgear ReadyNAS RN214D41 - 4 Bay 4TB Desktop Drive

ReadyNAS brings best-of-breed technologies and features with simple easy-to-use functionality. With up to 48TB of storage, download speeds up to 200MBps and full HD 1080p transcoding capability you’ll have the ultimate networked attached storage for your media-rich home.

  • Quad-core ARM Cortex A15 1.4GHz processor and 2GB of RAM
  • 1080p HD real-time streaming and transcoding to a remote device (VC, MP4, MPEG2/4, H.264)
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet – Up to 2x throughput in Link Aggregation mode
  • Maximise simultaneous throughput with up to 200MB/s read and 160MB/s write speeds
  • High-performance anti-virus
  • Next-gen BTRFS file system combined with other NETGEAR technologies deliver 5 levels of complete data protection

 

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5. Synology RackStation RS816

Synology RackStation RS816

This is the second of four honourable mentions for Synology in our top ten Nas Drives countdown. The Rs816 is a great for business owners looking for a compact and scalable solution. More Info…

Notable features include:

  • Compact and agile, centralised on the business essentials with high efficiency
  • Dual‐core CPU with hardware encryption engine
  • Flexible scalability up to eight drives, providing great capacity to businesses
  • Dual LAN with failover and Link Aggregation support
  • All‐in‐one server
  • Effective backup solution

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4. Buffalo LinkStation 220

6TB Desktop

Buffalo LinkStation 220

The Buffalo LinkStation LS220D0602 with 2 x 3TB Hard Drives combines an incredibly easy User Interface with the convenience, security and capacity of dual‐bay, RAID‐ready Network Attached
Storage.

Notable features include:

  • WebAccess ‐ Free Apps and One‐click Access from Anywhere
  • Truly Private Cloud
  • Plug-and-play solutions
  • stream up to 4 HD films simultaneously

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3. Buffalo LinkStation 220

2TB Desktop

Buffalo LinkStation 220

Buffalo’s LinkStation 220 is an affordable and intuitive 2‐drive network storage device that comes equipped with a whole host of features, perfect for storing, sharing, serving and protecting your most important data.

Notable features include:

  • Consolidate storage and back up your PC and Mac computers
  • Set up automatic data protection with RAID 1 mirroring
  • Create a free personal cloud for access to your files anytime, anywhere over the internet
  • Access files from your tablet and smartphone devices

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2. LinkStation 441 8TB High-Speed NAS

4 Bay 8TB Network Attached Storage

LinkStation 441 NAS 8TB High Speed NAS 4x 2TB HDD

Buffalo Technology’s LinkStation 441D series is a complete network storage solution for small business and home office with potentially huge capacity and great flexibility. Buffalo’s NAS is a 4 bay customisable storage solution that comes with Buffalo’s free and private personal cloud keeping your data both accessible and secure.

  • Save Time – Buffalo NAS are easy-to-use plug-and-play solutions that save valuable time and effort. Unpopulated NAS require hard drive installation, RAID configuration and a parity check – the latter two take as long as 10 hours per TB of storage space. Buffalo’s populated NAS are ready within just a few minutes – requiring only that you remove it from the box, connect to the power supply and your network, and, simply, press ‘power’.
  • Save Hassle – Buffalo NAS come fully populated with specially-chosen and factory-confirmed HDD. Spare yourself the hassle of choosing the best compatible hard drives for your NAS and configuring the RAID system. Get everything out of one hand and rest assured that your enclosure and its HDDs are a perfect fit. Buying from one source also means that you only have to deal with one manufacturer in case of a defect – no matter source of the problem.
  • Save Money – Buffalo NAS also offer a great price-performance ratio right from the start. Time is money – so spending less time and manpower on set-up and management of the NAS will save you time and labour cost.
  • Security – A closed system is a safe system: Buffalo NAS don’t allow the installation of 3rd party apps which could otherwise pose substantial security threats.
  • Simplicity – Buffalo NAS focus on features that small and medium companies (and private users) really need. Simplicity means higher usability at a lower cost. Combining simplicity with powerful hardware provides cost-effective solutions.
  • Solutions – Buffalo offers a wide range of NAS solutions fitted to the needs and budgets of companies from a home office to an enterprise with larger branch networks.

Services –

    Buffalo offers free UPS  drop-off service for all products under warranty. And for those who need even extra peace-of-mind – warranty extensions add one or two extra years’ full protection.

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1. 32TB Buffalo TeraStation 5810DN Series NAS – Desktop 8x4TB

32TB Buffalo TeraStation 5810DN Series NAS - Desktop 8x4TB

The Buffalo TeraStation is a high-performance storage solution – perfect for creatives with large files and small businesses. The drive has exceptional speed and reliability, thanks to it’s Quad-Core processor and it’s 10GbE connection port.

  • High-speed native 10GbE connection port
  • Fully populated with 32TB (8x4TB) Hard Drives
  • Powered by the high-performance Annapurna Labs® Quad-Core processor
  • 4GB DDR3 ECC RAM
  • Full-featured Network Attached Storage device
  • Simultaneous NAS and iSCSI target functionality
  • Advanced NTFS Permissions (Windows ACL)
  • Packed with rich backup features:
    • Replication
    • Scheduled Backup
    • NovaStor NovaBACKUP (10 licenses of NovaBACKUP Buffalo Edition)
    • Hot Swap: Change drives in RAID 1 without downtime
    • Failover
    • Media Cartridge Feature: Ditch the tape storage and assign a hard drive as removable backup storage cartridge
    • Supports Amazon S3 cloud storage service

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So there you have it folks our Top Ten NAS Drive countdown. We are sure that you’ll agree that innovative companies such as Netgear, Synology, Buffalo and QNAP are really leading way forward. If you require any supplementary information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Until next time…