Black Friday 2022 Offers on Synology, QNAP, Seagate, WD, Sabrent and More to Watch
Both home and business users alike often take Black Friday as an opportunity to upgrade or improve upon their existing data storage setup, and it should come as no surprise that several of the top-tier data storage and network tech providers in the world get involved with this annual mega sale. Unlike the likes of Amazon Prime Day which is strictly a one-shop sale event, Black Friday is a much more widely spread bargain hunt across all the popular eRetailers – so even the mighty amazon needs to stay competitive! That said, the time afforded to most buyers to make a decision on whether to buy or not can still be pretty short, so it REALLY helps if you already have a good idea in mind of the products you are shopping for in advance. Today I want to highlight as many Amazon Black Friday deals that I can find below as possible as they appear throughout the week of Black Friday. Alongside the deals that we (me and Eddie, working double time) find on network and data storage products during the event, I have also included a list of recommended hardware that you should keep an eye out for during this short sale event that is likely to spring up on lightning deals.
Important – Me and Eddie (the chaps that run NASCompares) have been running these deal-hunting pages every Black Friday and Prime Day, searching and sharing the deals we find that WE would 100% personally buy! If it’s not something we consider a deal/bargain, we won’t add it. Additionally, users can add their own deals to the list (using the gadget below). Ultimately, we do this for a mixture of reasons. We want to help people get the best storage and/or network solution for their needs, but also because by choosing to visit Amazon via the links to the deals below, any purchase you make results in a small commission fee being sent right back to us at NASCompares (which goes directly back into making great content every day). We see Black Friday as a means of fundraising for the site whilst still helping people get the best possible deal they can. If you need help choosing the right solution for your needs (and want to be 100% sure before you pull the trigger and spend anything), you can use our Free Advice service right here.
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Synology NAS to Watch this Black Friday – Here
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Recommended PS5 SSDs to Buy this Black Friday – Here
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Will Synology NAS be in the Amazon Black Friday 2022 Sale and Which Solutions?
Synology of currently midway through its latest generation of hardware releases and because of this we think during Black Friday there will be a good mix of the familiar hardware that has featured in previous sales over the last 12 months, as many of the 2018, 2019, and 2020 generation of NAS in the brand’s portfolio (such as the DS218/DS218play/DS418) is still available yet also starting to look a tad dated. These big sale events always tend to result in the lowest end of the Synology range (the cost-effective J series, DS220j and DS420j) appearing on limited offers. Finally, with new releases appearing gradually in the 2022 and 2023 generation, I think we will see Black Friday deals on their home and prosumer 2/4 bay solutions. Last year’s Black Friday saw the DS920+ appear on a limited offer of £55/$75 off the RRP of this device and now the device is 2.5 years old, it will almost certainly reappear during the Black Friday Sale again (especially now with the arrival of the Synology DS923+ NAS). Here are the solutions I recommend you check on intermittently if you are looking for a Synology bargain:
|Synology DS220j Budget-Friendly NAS
Realtek CPU + 512MB + 2-Bay
|Synology DS418 Cost-Effective NAS
Realtek CPU + 2GB + 4-Bay
|Synology DS920+ Media & Business NAS
Intel CPU + 4/8GB + 4-Bay
Will QNAP NAS be in the Amazon Black Friday 2022 Sale and Which Solutions?
QNAP has revealed noticeably more of their latest generation hardware than its big competitor Synology, however, the brand is still periodically offering promotions online for their 2020/2021 generation of hardware at a large number of retailers for its TS-x53D and TVS-X72 series, almost certainly in efforts to reduce stock levels in the run-up to newer and better premium solutions soon. Now that the QNAP TS-464 and TS-453E NAS have been released (although availability is pinch regionally limited) and with the winter holiday just around the corner, there will be an inevitable new product push that these products tend to receive in the last quarter of the year), I can definitely see QNAP listing their more affordable desktop ranges in Amazon’s Black Friday sale. QNAP’s range of NAS solutions is easily one of the most diverse of any NAS brand and although it is highly unlikely that many of the rackmount series will be on sale this Black Friday, I DO think we will see the likes of the QNAP TS-464 and TS-253E/453E will appear to remain competitive vs the recently released Synology DS923+, TS-233 and TS-433 are likely to appear on sale too. These solutions are a good mix of old but solid, as well as new but ‘value’ series. QNAP tend to be more engaged with Black Friday than Synology typically, but this event is arriving at an important crossroads in the release of new hardware, so it would be a good opportunity for them to clear old generation devices that still run their QTS/QuTS 5 software.
|QNAP TS-233 Cost-Effective NAS
ARM v8 + 2GB + 2-Bay
|QNAP TS-464 Prosumer 4K NAS
Intel CPU + 4/16GB + 4-Bay + 2.5G
|QNAP TS-364 2022 Gen NAS
New Intel CPU + 4/8GB + 3/5-Bay + 2.5G
NAS Upgrades to look for this Amazon Black Friday
Perhaps you already own a NAS Drive from Synology or QNAP, but are considering using the promotional available this Amazon Black Friday to upgrade your existing server network. Most NAS drives released in the last 10 years that arrive built on x86 64bit architecture (i.e Intel Celeron, Pentium, Xeon or AMD Ryzen, Embedded Ryzen or Radeon Powered onboard) have the facility to upgrade several internal components, or even simply add further network or storage modules to the device in order to improve performance and allow it to be more future proof. Not every NAS owner takes advantage of this, as it more often than not requires a little bit of opening the NAS up, but more modern NAS releases have SIGNIFICANTLY reduced the necessity of this (often with upgrade slots/bays being accessible externally or via the main storage bays). The improvements of increasing your memory, adding SSD caching support, improving your network connectivity and/or adding an expansion are pretty huge and particularly business users with higher frequency ad volume of connections 24×7 will see AND feel the benefits. There are ALOT of 1st and 3rd party upgrades available, so it is important to check that 1) you are opting for an upgrade that is compatible with your system and 2) that you are remaining in the warranty/support area of your NAS manufacturer. If in doubt, you can ask me and Eddie HERE about an upgrade and it’s suitability in the free advice section, but otherwise here are the four upgrades that I recommend you look for this Amazon Black Friday.
|CRUCIAL DDR4 Module
Value Memory Upgrade
|Sabrent 3200Mhz Heatshield Memory
Highest Performance & Design
|Startech 10GbE Upgrade
VERY Affordable 10G
|Seagate Ironwolf 510 SSD
Best Price vs Durability Cache Drive
Will Terramaster NAS be in the Amazon Black Friday 2022 Sale and Which Solutions?
Terramaster NAS, frankly, ALWAYS appears on sale during Black Friday and Black Friday events on Amazon with exclusive deals for their more cost-effective value series of NAS devices. They are a brand that more often than not will provide a NAS solution that is comparable in hardware to Synology and QNAP, but significantly more affordable. Much like their competitors, Terramaster is in the process of rolling out their x43 2022 generation of hardware and we have already started seeing reductions in price on the 2020/2021 generation of devices in the FX-421 and FX-422 range of solutions. Of course, the brand also provides a range of thunderbolt raid solutions, and even though I anticipate some of the NAS hardware to pop up briefly in the sales, I think it is more likely that we will see their thunderbolt RAID solutions appear more prominently. Terramaster were one of the first to show off their 2022 series of devices and will be less keen for this hardware to appear in the Black Friday sale, however, thunderbolt 4 has begun to gain traction in the post-production world and therefore TerraMaster’s thunderbolt 3 hardware is in danger of looking a little outdated and is almost certainly due an upgrade in the near future. Therefore, keep an eye out for this brand’s Thunderbolt RAID hardware this Black Friday.
|Terramaster F2-210 Low Price NAS
4-Core ARM v8 + 1GB + 2-Bay
|Terramaster F5-221 Budget Media NAS
Intel CPU + 2/8GB + 5-Bay + 1G
|Terramaster F5-422 Affordable 10G NAS
Intel 4-Core CPU + 4/8GB + 5-Bay + 10G
Will we see many NAS Hard Drive Deals this Black Friday from Seagate and WD?
Every Amazon Black Friday we see the two big hard drive manufacturers, Seagate and WD, throw all manner of storage media deals out to the general public. More often than not, these are external hard drives and USB storage for the most part, but they always include a few hard drive offerings too. Continued hardware shortages that date back all the way to early 2020 caused by everything from the pandemic to cryptocurrency and the impact of international conflict, likely mean that much larger capacity hard drives above 10TB will either not be featured in the sale at all or be in such low quantities that you will almost certainly miss them. However, deals on WD Red and Seagate Ironwolf drives at these big promo events do still appear and more often than not at the 4TB, 6TB and 8TB levels. If you are looking at populating your brand new NAS Drive or look into upgrade your existing storage, these may well be the ones for you.
NAS Hard Drives & SSD to Look for this Amazon Black Friday
|WD Red / WD Red Plus HDD
5400RPM / 1-14TB
|Seagate Ironwolf HDD
5900RPM / 1-14TB / Data Recov
|WD Red SSD
SATA, M.2 SATA & PCIe3 NVMe
|Seagate Ironwolf SSD
SATA, M.2 SATA & PCIe3/4 NVMe
Recommended IP Cameras, Web Cameras, PoE NVR and Surveillance Equipment the Black Friday
Not a single Black Friday goes by without a huge range of IP cameras from hundreds of different surveillance brands flooding the special offers page. Thanks to efficient software controllers and much more affordable lenses being developed, you generally cannot move for IP cameras arriving on Amazon. If you are looking at starting your own surveillance setup (such as with a Synology or QNAP NAS Drive or without using a complete NVR Solution) or simply looking to expand across an existing NVR or CCTV operation you have in place, be sure to look out for Riolink and D-Link this Black Friday as these two brands provide an extensive range of very well built cameras that tend to regularly appear on Amazon’s lightning deals and occasional promotional events. Otherwise, be sure to look for any camera that supports ONVIF, to ensure that you are not locked in to any first party, cloud or subscription storage.
Surveillance/Camera Brands to watch this Amazon Black Friday
Smart Cameras, Value Cameras, Dual Lense
Cost-Effective, Wide Range, AI Services
Excellent Nightvision Cameras – Affordable
|ONVIF CAMERAS for NAS
Cameras for Synology/QNAP
Recommended Network Switches to keep an eye on this Amazon Black Friday
It has taken a while, but the affordability of 2.5GbE and even 10GbE has finally reached a point where not only are they accessible to the average John Doe/Joe Blogs, but they regularly appear on seasonal promotions. During Black Friday there will be significant savings to be made on managed and unmanaged switches from the likes of Netgear, D-Link and QNAP, who have been bolstering their portfolio to rise to the demand of remote/home works and evolved networks during the difficult first year of the pandemic as office workers evolved. Even if you are not interested in these greater than gigabit network solutions, Netgear regularly reduce the price point of their 5/8 Ports 1 GbE switches during Black Friday to just a few quid (last year there was one for a frankly comedic £6) and you will really not find a better time to start improving upon your network environment and wired land than during this event.
Switches to Look for this Amazon Black Friday
|QNAP Network Switches
Smart Cameras, Value Cameras, Dual Lense
|D-Link Network Switches
Cost-Effective, Wide Range, AI Services
|Netgear Network Switches
Excellent Nightvision Cameras – Affordable
PS5 SSD Upgrades to Look for the Amazon Black Friday
It is almost a year now since Sony enabled the storage upgrade capabilities of the PlayStation. 5 and in that time we have seen a huge number of SSD manufacturers, big and small, release countless SSDs that all promise to be the perfect storage upgrade for your new next-gen console. In the past year or so I have conducted and published hundreds of SSD PS5 tests and during that time identified what I believe to be the very best drives for your PS5 that you should consider buying this Black Friday. Much as I mentioned earlier with larger capacity hard drives, SSDs are also suffering something of a hardware shortage and it is the bigger companies such as WD and Seagate that appear to be suffering the most as they are the ones held in the highest demand. Therefore, during Black Friday, it presents a fantastic opportunity for less high-profile brands to provide much more flexible promotional pricing and during Black Friday, you can bet your bum that there will be a wide variety of PCIe 4 NVMe M2 SSDs on offer. Remember – Resist the marketing of any brand that is not prepared to publish its performance figures and also factor in that you are going to need a heat sink for this super-fast but also high-temperature SSD for your PlayStation upgrade. Here are the SSDs I recommend that you look out for this Black Friday for your PS5.
DON’T FORGET YOUR HEATSINK!!!
|Sabrent PS5 Design H/S||ElecGear PS5 Designed H/S||Generic M.2 Heatsink ($10-12)|
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