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Newegg is offering the Western Digital Red 3TB NAS optimized hard drive for $114 with free shipping when you enter coupon code EMCYTZT4197 at checkout. This is easily the best price we have ever seen for this workhorse of a hard drive. It retails for $200 and typically sells for around $140.
The Western Digital Red line of hard drives feature IntelliPower technology, which is key to a happy NAS system: “a fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance.” Other features of the Red drives include NASware for seamless integration and error recovery controls and 3D Active Balance Plus which minimizes vibration and noise. Over 550 Amazon reviewers rate it 4.5 out of 5 stars.
The WD drives are prime to pop in a Synology NAS. These systems offer iOS integration AirPlay support, VPN server, ERP software, mail server, web server, anti-virus, and network video surveillance built-in. Certainly a step up from an Apple Time Capsule.
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