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X’mas Gift Idea 6: An affordable media center with backups

By Vijay Anand - on 26 Dec 2016, 6:26pm

X’mas Gift Idea 6: Create redundant personal backups economically

ASUStor AS3102T dual-bay NAS

With streaming services easily available these days, safeguarding music and video entertainment content has taken a back seat to cherishing personally created photos and videos. That means, you need a good backup plan and we all know that's probably never seen through. You could consider online cloud storage services, but they have their own limitations that we've outlined earlier.

The solution is to get a NAS drive. Better yet, a modern one like the ASUStor AS3102T dual-bay NAS drive that is driven by a fairly capable dual-core Intel Celeron processor that supports hardware accelerated transcoding to serve out videos compatible to the receiving device, and has a HDMI output to hook up to TVs and AV receivers directly for a fuss free media center option. Easy to set setup and service (tool-less installation for the win), it also sports a refined and sophisticated appearance that will fit in well anywhere in the home.

You can get the ASUStor AS3201T NAS at a rather affordable price of S$369 (without storage drives). And if you participate in our little game, you may even win one.
 

Guess the Next Day’s Gift Suggestion and Stand a Chance to Win One!

That’s right, we have got hints packed at the end of our daily Christmas gift suggestions and it’s up to you to guess what the next gift suggestion might be. This routine will take place every day leading up to the 2nd January 2017 and HardwareZone Members (residing in Singapore) who get the most number of correct guesses will stand a chance to win some of these gift ideas!
 

Riddle Me This: What is the Next Gift Suggestion? (Contest Hint)

Our next festive gift suggestion is the backbone of a modern networked home, is an AC3100-class product, has 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports and has four mobile apps to manage its suite of functions. What could it be?

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