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Promoted 07-12-2016 by brisar at 10:57 AM View Original Post
Newegg.com has QNAP TS-231 2-Bay Diskless Personal Cloud NAS for $195 - $90 w/ promo code 0711FANTECH90 = $105. Shipping is free. Thanks TDMVP73

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This price beats the price of our April Front Page Deal for this item by $34. - brisar

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Edited July 11, 2016 at 11:21 PM by TDMVP73
Hey guys,

I didn't see this posted, so I thought I'd share. This was a previous +34 FP Deal at $139.00 in April 2016!
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Echoing previous sentiments, I have one, it works, its reliable. The sortware is easy to use and gets updated regularly. However, this is a x31 device, it does not have upgradable ram as bbinecki suggests.

If you can swing the $250 TS-251 you'll be a lot happier. x86 processor instead of ARM, and upgradable memory.

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Great deal, I have one and it works fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
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Is this the one with a weak cpu or limited ram?
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QNAPs have upgradable RAM but the 231 has the crapier CPU. The 251 is a much better device
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CPU is okay.
Freescale™ ARM®v7 Cortex®-A9 dual-core 1.2GHz processor
but only 512MB RAM.
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This device is not good for plex, or as an all around media device. However, if you're looking for a plan NAS, this is an excellent deal.
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cpu is OK, and ram is relatively small. but it is good for a home nas as long as you are not plexing.

I am running it as my backup system, media storage working with android stick, and alternative for dropbox.
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Funny how this has 2 Ethernet ports but CPU limited to much less than gig Ethernet speeds. Looks like it maxes out around 80 Mb/s on reads! Writes seem closer to 60.

Plastic housing and drive caddies.

Correct me if I am wrong on the specs.

Personally I would look for a used readynas ultra 2 at this price.
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Can't I just buy a router with a USB port?
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Echoing previous sentiments, I have one, it works, its reliable. The sortware is easy to use and gets updated regularly. However, this is a x31 device, it does not have upgradable ram as bbinecki suggests.

If you can swing the $250 TS-251 you'll be a lot happier. x86 processor instead of ARM, and upgradable memory.
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Quote from fliplap View Post :
Echoing previous sentiments, I have one, it works, its reliable. The sortware is easy to use and gets updated regularly. However, this is a x31 device, it does not have upgradable ram as bbinecki suggests.

If you can swing the $250 TS-251 you'll be a lot happier. x86 processor instead of ARM, and upgradable memory.
Must wait until this one goes on sale. Thanks very much for the accurate info! You saved me much frustration. :-)

Repped you.
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Can't I just buy a router with a USB port?
you are comparing a bicycle with a car.
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Quote from tivoboy View Post :
Is this the one with a weak cpu or limited ram?
I have used multiple of these devices, and for this price range this is pretty standard. Still a great device depending what you need out of it. I used this to setup small business with centralized file storage servers and have never had any complaints. For non business they make great backup devices, HTPC as long as your not doing transcoding which is not very often with the correct players. Also this now supports PLEX server software which makes it even easier for it to be a HTPC box.

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Funny how this has 2 Ethernet ports but CPU limited to much less than gig Ethernet speeds. Looks like it maxes out around 80 Mb/s on reads! Writes seem closer to 60.

Plastic housing and drive caddies.

Correct me if I am wrong on the specs.

Personally I would look for a used readynas ultra 2 at this price.
For $105 you wont find any machine faster then this in transfer most higher name brands dont even get half the speeds on the reads or writes. As for the dual ethernets they are made for aggregation and fail over purposes. Most home users would not even know how to set it up, and most techies would love to see them in a box at this price. When you take everything else into consideration this smokes a readynas ultra 2 which is usually 2x-3x this sales price.

That being said I am using the 251 which is incredible. I used to have a ARM version cant remember the model before I upgraded and it was great for what I wanted from it. I would take the 251 over any readynas alternative and probably just about anything else you can find within $100 of the price point of the 251. I run multiple VM's on it for testing network configuration, I use it as a home media and personal cloud storage device. I also run emulators off it for old school gaming. It sits proudly in my living room, whisper quite, connected to my tv through HDMI.
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Sold out?! Noooo!!!
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