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Reliable External HDD/NAS/Cloud for Small Business under $200?

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Hey guys, I've been on the hunt for an external hard drive and/or network area storage for a small business. They need to backup their files daily, access them remotely, and use it as a shared drive. I'm looking for something reliable around the $200 price tag. It doesn't have to have a ton of storage. Any ideas? The HP LiveBook seems to get terrible reviews in this arena.
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If you need Network Attached Storage,look at "Synology" Diskstations. I've heard very good things about their reliability and quality. Also they've built quite a reputation in the NAS world.
They have quite a few options around the 200$ range.

If for some reason Synology doesn't fit your needs, look at Qnap.

PS: I just realized you may have meant 200$ inclusive of the drives. A 1 TB drive comes for around 80$.

Of course there are all inclusive options like the Corsair Voyager Air but I don't know much about it
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$200 with or without disks? If you want redundency, the disk costs already eats up half your budget.

Newegg often has sales on NASes... you probably want a 2-bay one for RAID1.


If you don't care about redundency, you can get something pretty cheap. Also, many consumer routers have USB or SATA port for HDDs.
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