QNAP’s NAS deals are here to save you a bunch of money this Black Friday. From single-bay storage units to massive eight-bay offerings, it has all your networking needs covered. Since we know the value of backing up personal and professional data, we’ve concocted a tasty list covering different budgets.
QNAP TS-133 | 1 Bay
Let’s begin with something affordable: TS-133. As its name implies, this one is a single-drive solution meant as an entry point into the world of network and cloud storage. For £99.99 currently backed by a two-year of warranty, this little box punches above its weight.
Using the QTS 5 operating system, the TS-133 can store your raw data, accelerate video processing, offer remote access, and schedule backups of an extra layer of protection. There’s even AI-powered image recognition alongside many other advanced security features.
It’s also pretty dinky, clocking at 186mm × 66.1mm × 157.6mm. You should be able to hide it pretty much anywhere without it being an eyesore.
QNAP TS-262-4G | 2-Bay
If you value the integrity of your data on a budget, the QNAP TS-262-4G is the one for you. This dual-bay solution supports RAID technology which allows you to mirror your data on both drives. Even if one of the drives fails for some reason, your files are still safe in the other. Though, as you may have guessed, you’ll need to sacrifice some storage capacity to leave the extra room. But hey, some data is invaluable.
For £296, this NAS is also fairly flexible. It includes two PCIe 3.0 x1 M.2 slots, which can be used both as caching or as additional storage. QNAP has also upgraded the connectivity compared to the TS-133. Here, you’ll find a faster 2.5GbE connection alongside one HDMI output, two USB 3.2 Gen 2, two USB 2.0, plus a PCIe expansion slot. Check out our review for more details.
QNAP TS-464-8G | 4-Bay
Keeping up the pace, the TS-464 once more doubles the available drive slots to four total. Naturally, this makes it a bit bigger, pushing the dimensions to 168mm × 170mm × 226mm. Although it takes up a little more room, you can cram up to 88TB of storage with room left for two additional M.2 2280 drives. Though, once more, these M.2 slots are only 1Gpbs PCIe Gen 3 x1, so you won’t break any speed records.
To access your data you have dual 2.5GbE allowing for a 5Gbps combined bandwidth with compatible hardware. Not to forget, two USB 3.2 Gen 2, two USB 2.0, plus HDMI 2.0 for direct video output at up to 4K60. This is all through the QTS 5.0 interface, as usual, which is one of the more accessible NAS software. How much would such specs cost you may ask? £490.98.
To ensure proper data throughput, the TS-464 is powered by a quad-core Intel Celeron N5105 processor. Take a look at our review if you want to know more.
QNAP TS-873A-8G | 8-Bay
If you are looking for a more advanced solution, the TS-873A may be just what you are searching for. Sitting just below the one grand mark at £999.98, this NAS has all you need. Eight drive bays, two M.2 NVMe SSD slots for caching or storage, and two PCIe Gen 3 x4 slots. The latter allows you to install various expansion cards, all inside a 329.3mm x 188.2mm x 280.8mm chassis.
For example, you can add more USB 10Gbps ports, a WiFi 6 wireless adapter, or faster 10Gbps networking. That said adding a SAS/SATA expansion card to connect QNAP’s storage expansion units is also a good idea. The choice is yours. Out of the box however, you get dual 2.5GbE alongside three USB 3.2 Gen 2 and one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C.
Lastly, the TS-873A-8G is powered by a 2.2GHz 8-thread CPU coupled with 8GB of RAM to ensure a smooth and uninterrupted stream of data. It’s the cream of the crop when it comes to QNAP’s NAS deals, even if it is still a slightly loftier price tag.