QNAP is one of the best brands (if not the best) when it comes to NAS or home servers. For a more or less economical price we can have an optimized computer to connect it to the network and be able to store our most important data on it. Although generally these devices tend to have a fairly high price, today we are going to bring you a very cheap NAS, perfect for those who buy this device for the first time and do not want complications and, also, for those who do not want to spend a large amount of money in this type of peripherals: the QNAP TS-130.
QNAP TS-130: a NAS for all pockets
This homemade server mounts a Realtek processor that works at 1.4 GHz. In addition, it has 1 GB of DDR4 RAM, as well as 4 GB of flash memory to install the QTS operating system on it and be able to boot much faster than if we do from the hard drive.
We cannot expect many more features in this unit since, we remember, we are within the entry range of this type of equipment. But we will find in it a Gigabit Ethernet network card, as well as 1 USB 2.0 port and another USB 3.1 port to connect pen drives or external hard drives.
This unit only allows us connect a hard drive of the type that we want, be it HDD or SSD. In this way we can take advantage of any that we have at home to start taking the first steps with it. And we will not have to worry about RAID, since being a disk will only work as a conventional unit.
Its consumption, very important, is only 7.29 W, lowering this to 3.45 W when it is at rest.
The normal price of this unit is 144 euros. But, taking advantage of this offer in PC Components, we will be able to get hold of it for only 112 euros, which represents a discount of 22%. This product also has free shipping by PC Components, so we will not have to pay any shipping costs. In addition, if we are not convinced, we can also return it at no cost.
Something more powerful? Check out this TS-231P3
If the previous model falls short, and we want to get more out of the home server, we can also save money on other more powerful models, like this one QNAP TS-231P3.
This unit has a 4-core processor at 1.7 GHz, in addition to 2 GB of RAM memory (expandable up to (8 GB) and 512 MB of Flash memory for the operating system. In addition, we can install two hard drives, being able to work by separately or in RAID mode, according to our needs.
This unit is much more expensive, 422 euros, but we can get it with a 26% discount for a limited time, staying at only 312 euros.