The Synology DiskStation DS220+ is our top pick for best NAS for home for a few reasons. The most important factor is value, which is where the DS220+ truly shines. For the price, this is one impressive specification sheet.
Black Friday is when we see numerous NAS enclosures go on sale and the DS220+ is no exception. Like its more powerful sibling, the DS220+ is discounted by 20% on Amazon for the next 23 hours (ending on November 26 at 3 a.m. ET), so act quickly!
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The Synology DiskStation DS220+ has everything you need, including an Intel Celeron J4025 processor, 2GB of DDR4 RAM (upgradable to 6GB), and two drive bays for a total storage capacity of 32TB. This is one of the best NAS enclosures for the home, Plex, and for beginners. It’s a steal at this discounted price.
Inside the attractive black chassis is an Intel Celeron J4025 CPU, which is more than powerful enough for handling even more intense NAS tasks like surveillance and even Plex Media Server. This processor is joined by 2GB of DDR4 RAM, which can be upgraded to a total of 6GB, and the two drive bays allow you to configure the enclosure with up to 32TB of capacity.
Using the excellent DSM 7.0 OS, it’s possible to get up and running in just a few minutes. While it’s possible to go up to 32TB, we recommend running the two drives (and you should really buy two) in a RAID configuration to protect yourself against data loss. The drawback is this will cut the total capacity by half.
If you do want to create your own media streaming platform with Plex, we recommend getting Plex Pass, which unlocks various features including hardware trasncoding support, which this CPU is good for.
This NAS is perfect for the home and makes a good first enclosure, but if it’s not quite what you’re after we’re constantly updating our best Black Friday NAS deals hub with new deals as they go live.
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