Looking to bolster your Plex media server? The Prime Early Access sale is a perfect opportunity to grab discounted HDDs, NAS devices, mini PCs, and disc-ripping equipment. Here are the best Prime Early Access deals for Plex users!
Note: The Amazon Prime Early Access sale runs from October 11th through the 12th. We will update this article as deals expire or go live. Be sure to check out the best Prime Day deals on Amazon-branded products.
Many of these deals are exclusive to Prime members. If you aren’t a Prime member (or you unsubscribed recently), you can redeem a 30-day free trial now.
Best Deals on Server-Ready HDDs and SSDs
Whether your Plex server runs on a NAS device, a Raspberry Pi, or an NVIDIA Shield streaming stick, you need reliable HDDs or SSDs. So, we found killer Prime Day deals on server-ready storage hardware.
- WD Red 3TB NAS HDD: $60 ($11 off)
- WD Red 8TB NAS HDD: $130 ($120 off)
- WD Red 14TB NAS HDD: $210 ($260 off)
- Toshiba N300 8TB NAS HDD: $135 ($25 off)
- Seagate IronWolf Pro 8TB NAS HDD: $200 ($30 off)
- Seagate IronWolf Pro 16TB NAS HDD: $256 ($43 off)
- WD Red 1TB NAS SSD: $110 ($31 off)
- WD Red 4TB NAS SSD: $410 ($170 off)
- WD 16TB Elements Desktop External HDD: $240 ($210 off)
All of these HDDs and SSDs are intended for NAS devices. They offer increased reliability and should last for several years—they even come with manufacturer warranties. (The only exception is the WD Elements external HDD, which is a popular “dirt-cheap” option. You can remove the HDD from this enclosure and stick it in a Plex media server.)
Western Digital 8TB WD Red Plus NAS Internal Hard Drive HDD - 5640 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, CMR, 128 MB Cache, 3.5" - WD80EFZZ
Add 8TB of reliable storage to your NAS device with this WD Red HDD.
Best Deals on Plex Server Solutions
Are you disappointed with your Plex server’s performance? Maybe it’s time to upgrade with a new NAS device or mini PC. Here are some popular options with killer Prime Day discounts.
- Synology 2-Bay NAS DiskStation: $150 ($70 off)
- Synology 5-Bay NAS DiskStation: $560 ($140 off)
- QNAP TS-453D-4G 4-Bay NAS: $420 ($80 off)
- TerraMaster F5-221 4-Bay NAS: $304 ($76 off)
- TERRAMASTER F2-221 2-Bay NAS: $208 ($52 off)
- TerraMaster F4-421 4-Bay NAS: $376 ($94 off)
- Intel NUC 11 Mini PC: $575 ($144 off)
The most powerful NAS device offered here is the QNAP TS-453D-4G. That said, advanced users may opt for the Intel NUC 11 mini PC, which is significantly more powerful than a similarly-priced NAS device with today’s discount.
Synology 2 bay NAS DiskStation DS220j (Diskless), 2-bay; 512MB DDR4
The Synology DS220j is a perfect entry-level NAS device for Plex users. It's powerful enough to handle a few simultaneous streams and some light transcoding. Plus, it can store a maximum 32TB of data.
TERRAMASTER F4-421 NAS 4-Bay Cloud Storage Apollo Quad Core 1.5GHz Plex Media Server Network Storage (Diskless)
Save big on the TerraMaster F4-421, a 4-bay NAS device with enough power for 4K hardware transcoding.
Best Deals on Disc Ripping Hardware
Need to rip some DVDs or Blu-Ray discs? Here are some discounted options, including Blu-Ray drives that are compatible with MakeMKV.
- LG WH16NS40 Internal Blu-Ray Drive: $70 ($17 off)
- Pioneer BDR-XD07B External Blu-Ray Drive: $99 ($15 off)
- ASUS BW-16D1X-U External Blu-Ray Drive: $125 ($15 off)
- ROOFULL External DVD Drive: $27 ($13 off)
- Gotega External DVD Drive: $18 ($18 off)
Be sure to check out our guide on ripping Blu-Ray discs and DVDs. This process can feel quite intimidating at first, but it’s fairly easy.
And just to be clear, internal disc drives like the LG WH16NS40 need to be installed in a PC or an external USB enclosure.
ASUS Powerful Blu-ray Drive with 16x Writing Speed and USB 3.0 for Both Mac/PC Optical Drive BW-16D1X-U
The ASUS 16X Blu-ray drive is compatible with 4K UHD discs, and sports incredible 16X write speeds. Pair it with MakeMKV to quickly rip Blu-Ray and DVD disks.
Again, the Amazon Prime Early Access sale runs from October 11th through the 12th. We will update this article as deals expire or go live.
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