Amazon Black Friday – Data Storage Deals
As we move into the 2nd day of Amazon Black Friday, I am pleased to confirm that there are even more deals that have been made available. If you are looking for a bargain NAS or Data Storage deal, then chances are you will find it below. Do remember to visit the tip and hints section at the bottom to make sure you can sort the very best deal you can.
USB and Flash Storage Deals on Black Friday2018
For those looking for a little extra portable storage for their NAS or just some fast, easy and portable USB storage, these are the best deals I have found on Amazon U.S. the Black Friday 2018 so far. Check them out.
SanDisk Ultra microSDXC and microSDHC cards are fast for better pictures, app performance, and Full HD video.(1) Ideal for Android smartphones and tablets, these A1-rated cards load apps faster for a better smartphone experience.
Offering transfer speeds of up to 15X faster than standard USB 2.0 drives, the SanDisk Ultra Flair USB 3.0 Flash Drive is designed to move your files fast, so you spend less time waiting. For example, you can transfer a full-length movie in less than 30 seconds. The drive’s durable and stylish metal casing keeps your important files safe, while the included SanDisk SecureAccess software lets you password-protect and encrypt your sensitive files.
Delivering USB 3.1 speeds of up to 150MB/s (2), the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C Flash Drive makes it easy to free up space on your smartphone (1) or quickly move content between USB Type-C enabled devices. This flash drive features a reversible USB Type-C connector on one end and a traditional USB connector on the other, allowing you to easily transfer files between smartphones, tablets, and computers. The flash drive comes with access to SanDisk Memory Zone app for Android (available on Google Play) (3) for easier file management and backup.
NAS IP Camera Deals on Black Friday 2018
If you already own a NAS and are considering using the surveillance software included free with Synology or QNAP devices, then chances are you will need good, reliable IP Cameras. Below are the very best deals I found for IP Cameras for NAS this Black Friday 2018.
The Amcrest ProHD 1080P (2 Megapixel) PoE Vandal Dome video camera helps you stay in touch with what you love anytime, anywhere. With its quick mobile setup process, you will have secure access to your camera’s video stream in no time. Stream live and playback recorded video of your home, your kids, your pets, or your business on the go.
The Indoor / Outdoor 4 MP PoE Day / Night Network Camera, model TV-IP314PI, provides powerful 4 megapixel night vision in complete darkness for up to 30 meters (100 ft.). Even in extreme environments, this ultra-compact camera will function all year, thanks to an IP66 weather-rated housing.
The Amcrest ProHD Wifi Indoor Security Camera helps you keep everything and everyone you love safe. It’s equipped with multiple features such as PTZ, Night Vision, and Motion Alerts. You’ll receive a 1-Year Warranty and Lifetime Support from Amcrest so that you can always keep what you love safe.
Hard Drive Deals on Black Friday 2018
Whether it is additional storage for your NAS or to add valuable and much needed terabytes of storage to your system, upgrading your internal hard drive is an excellent means to future proof your hardware and this Black Friday we have seen some impressive offers from Seagate and their range of HDD. Below are the best three Hard Drive deals this Black Friday 2018.
Play faster, work faster. Seagate FireCuda drives deliver a no-compromise mix of high performance and high capacity. Blending adaptive flash memory with a hard drive platform, FireCuda drives are the perfect upgrade for gamers, creative professionals and PC enthusiasts.
Versatile and dependable, Seagate’s fierce Barracuda drives are inspired by the past but ready for the future. Barracuda drives are a cost-effective way to handle all your PC needs—working, playing storing your movies and music, and more.
Always on and always working, IronWolf drives are purpose-built for creative pro and other types of NAS storage. Reduce downtime and ensure peak performance under heavy loads with the agility of IronWolf.
External Storage Deals on Black Friday 2018
If you are looking for terabytes of storage for backups, media or just to carry between projects, then you will need to look at larger external storage options. Below are the best three deals I spotted at Amazon Black Friday 2018, be quick though, these ALWAYS sell fast!
Your favorite files, photos and videos can be easily backed up from your PC using downloadable Seagate backup software. Easily edit, organize, store, and share your full-resolution photos from anywhere with a 2-month complimentary membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan. The Backup Plus Hub is compatible with Mac and Windows. Install the NTFS driver for Mac, and you can use the drive interchangeably between Windows and Mac computers without reformatting.
The rugged SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD delivers high-speed storage for saving and editing hi-res photos and videos. The rugged SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD delivers high-speed transfers with up to 550MB/s read speeds. This makes it perfect for saving and editing hi-res photos and videos. he SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is IP55-rated, which means it’s built to withstand water and dust. It is also certified to stand up to 2-meter drops.
With its iconic orange design and secure form factor, the Rugged has been one of LaCie’s most popular hard drives. With the Rugged Mini, we’ve shrunk the Rugged, and added tons of new features, making it a solid investment for on-the-go data transport.
SSD Storage Deals on Black Friday 2018
When it comes to fast storage, you would be hard pushed to find faster media than solid state drives (SSD). Alot of the lesser known brands and lesser known hardware tend to feature heavily at Black Friday and 2018 is no exception. Below are the best 3 deals to help you buy the perfect means to massively boost your system AND make a big saving.
Kingston’s A1000 solid-state drive is an entry-level PCIe NVMe solution with a single-sided M.2 22x80mm design. This form factor is ideal for thinner notebooks and systems with limited space. Using a PCIe NVMe Gen 3.0 x2 interface, 4-channel Phison E8 controller, and 3D NAND Flash, this drive offers read and write speeds up to 1,500MB/s and 1,000MB/s
Give your desktop PC or laptop a performance boost with the Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD. Featuring Samsung V-NAND technology and Dynamic Thermal Guard protection, the 960 EVO ensures the integrity of your data even under heavy workloads. Its NVMe interface and Polaris controller enable exceptionally fast read/write speeds. TurboWrite technology adds a performance boost, making the 960 EVO ideal for high-intensity tasks such as video editing, data analysis, and gaming. And it comes with Samsung’s Magician software, which makes it easy to to manage, monitor and optimize drive performance.
Boost the performance and extend the life of your laptop or desktop PC with the SanDisk SSD Plus. This durable solid state drive delivers sequential read speeds of up to 535MB/s (1) for up to 20X the speed of a typical hard disk drive (2). This means faster boot-ups, shutdowns, data transfers, and application response times than with a hard disk drive (2). Plus, it doesn’t overheat, make noise, or burn through battery and is shock- and vibration-resistant (3). You can also monitor the status of your favorite media applications using the SanDisk SSD Dashboard (4) that provides tools for monitoring and optimizing system performance.
Switches and Router Deals on Black Friday 2018
Your Router is one of the most important parts of your network as the means to receive your internet signal and divide it as efficiently as possible in your network. Your switch is the most important device for managing your network and ensuring everyone can communicate and collaborate at the very best possible speeds. Below are the best deals I found for both of these important devices on the second day of Black Friday 2018.
The TL-SG108E 8-Port Gigabit Easy Smart switch is designed specifically for small and medium business networks that require simple network management and basic features.
Accelerate the performance of your local wired network with the Linksys LGS108 8-Port Business Desktop Gigabit Switch. Offering eight gigabit Ethernet auto-sensing ports with wired connection speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps, this unmanaged switch lets your small business expand its local network and send large files to servers, drives, and printers at gigabit speed.
The RT-N12 D1 Wireless-N300 router delivers reliable and fast speeds on both wired and wireless network connections for your home or office environment. With 2T2R MIMO technology and two detachable 5dBi high-gain antennas, the RT-N12 uses the latest antenna innovation for extended range wireless coverage making it ideal for streaming 4K HD video, placing VoIP calls, and performing other essential internet tasks.
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Hot Tips when you Buy a NAS this Black Friday 2018
In order for you to get the very best NAS deals this Black Friday, here are some hot tips that I have personally used for the last few years to get the very best deals.
Amazon Warehouse Deals are 20% lower
For those that aren’t aware, Amazon has a whole section of their website that is dedicated to pre-owned and opened items. This includes both NAS, hard drives, SSD and more for your storage. During Amazon Black Friday 2018, the discount on these broken-seal items will be increased by an additional 20% and for those looking for an insane bargain, this will be irresistible.
Another tip when buying NAS or Hard Drives from Amazon Warehouse is that although (as they are broken seal/used/returned items) they have a shorter warranty from Amazon, you will almost certainly be able to claim the FULL warranty coverage from Synology, QNAP, WD or Seagate. They just want your serial number and a receipt of purchase – this will not state the amazon reduced warranty.
Amazon Warehouse for different countries can be found below:
Latest Deals Update and Notifications
If you want to make sure you see the LATEST Black Friday deals for NAS (as new ones are added every hour) then I would recommend checking the official Amazon Prime page here regularly. It will also include the very latest Lightning Deals too
US Amazon – Amazon Black Friday Page
UK Amazon – Amazon Black Friday Page
Amazon Prime for FREE
The prices listed on Amazon for NAS during the Black Friday event are only available to Prime members. If you are not a member, don’t worry, as you can use the 30-Day free trial to sign up for a Prime, or just pay for 1 month of Prime as a student and get it at 50% off. Then after you finish your purchase, you can cancel your subscription. The other bonus of this is that you will qualify for fast, next day delivery for free. I would recommend however that you do not cancel your subscription until you have received your order and tested your item.
As then you will still be able to take advantage of the fast and free return policy extended to Prime members. This is especially useful when buying NAS Hard Drives and you are worried about broken drives!
Improved Delivery on your NAS Black Friday Deal
It is a well-known fact that Amazon Prime membership includes free next day delivery and Amazon has even upped the stakes by stating that they will be providing the fastest-ever Black Friday delivery of just 14 minutes between the cart and the courier, last year we saw and heard numerous examples of delivery issues with Black Friday deals, adding 2-3 days on supposed next-day shipping.
If any of your Amazon Prime delivery dates are not the 24 hours turn around that they promise, then definitely complain to Amazon after you receive your goods (not before) as they will almost certainly have a deluge of customer enquiries after Black Friday 2018 and in an effort to conclude the matter, you might get an additional discount, a gift vouchers or more. Currently, the trending ‘gesture of goodwill’ gift is a free month of Prime membership.
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