Earlier this month PC and mobile accessory maker UGREEN announced plans to enter the network-attached storage (NAS) space with an impressive looking line of products that look pretty competitive when it comes to processing power and storage capabilities.

Now the company has revealed that a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for the UGREEN NASync line of devices will begin March 12, with deep discounts off the suggested retail prices. There will be six different members of the NASync family at launch, and prices will start as low as $240 during crowdfunding.

All models ship with 8GB of DDR5 memory, processors based on Intel’s 12th-gen architecture, and 2.5 GbE or faster wired networking capabilities. They all feature metal bodies and ship with UGREEN’s UGOS Pro software and support storage configurations including JBOD, Basic, and RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10.

The $240 starting price is for a UGREEN NASync DXP2800 with an Intel N100 processor, 8GB of DDR5 memory, two bays for 3.5 inch or 2.5 inch hard drives or SSDs, and two M.2 slots for SSDs. The same model is expected to sell for $400 once crowdfunding ends.

Want more storage? UGREEN will offer models with up to 8 HDD bays and 2 M.2 slots, allowing you to cram as much as 184TB of storage into a single device.

Need a faster system? Some models have Intel Pentium Gold 8505 or Core i5-1235U chips, which should be significantly speedier than the N100 processor. All models with Intel Core i5 chips also feature Thunderbolt 4 ports.

Want a small, silent system? The UGREEN DX480T Plus is one of the most interesting options, with a Core i5-1235U chip and four M.2 slots for solid state drives, but no hard drive bays.

Here’s an overview of the NASync family:

DXP480T PlusDXP2800DXP4800DXP4800 PlusDXP6800 ProDXP8800 Plus
Kickstarter price$480$240$360$420$600$900
Retail price$780$400$560$700$1000$1500
SATA Drive BaysN/A2468
M.2 SSD slots42
Max storage(4 x 4TB M.2 SSD)2 x 22TB HDD
2 x 4TB M.2 SSD
4 x 22TB HDD
2 x 4TB M.2 SSD
6 x 22TB HDD
2 x 4TB M.2 SSD
8 x 22TB HDD
2 x 4TB M.2 SSD
ProcessorIntel Core i5-1235UIntel N100Intel Pentium Gold 8505Intel Core i5-1235U
RAM 8GB DDR5-4800 (included)
64GB (max)
8GB DDR5-4800 (included)
16GB (max)
8GB DDR5-4800 (included)
64GB (max)
System disk128GB SSD32GB eMMC128GB SSD
PCIe ExpansionN/A1 x PCIe 4.0 x4 slot
LAN1 x 10 GbE1 x 2.5 GbE2 x 2.5 GbE1 x 10 GbE
1 x 2.5 GbE
2 x 10 GbE
Other ports2 x Thunderbolt 4
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2
1 x HDMI
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
1 x HDMI (4K)
2 x Thunderbolt 4
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
1 x HDMI (8K)
SD Card ReaderN/ASD 3.0SD 4.0
WiFiYesN/A
OSUGOS Pro

One thing to keep in mind is that those prices don’t include storage: you’ll need to supply your own. Another is that UGREEN is a new player in the network-attached storage space, so it’s unclear how the company’s UGOS Pro software will stack up against commercial solutions like Synology’s DiskStation Manager, QNAP’s QTS, or Asustor’s ADM.

You can find more details at the UGREEN website.

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  1. There has been quite a few new wanna-be contenders over the past 12 months.. I don’t think most will make it to market..

    This though, is different, I’ve been following this for about 6 months.. UGREEN is fairly well established, they’ve also been run a beta test with user in Europe and US..

    I’ve personally much more confidence in this one, and if I’m going to throw down some cash, it’ll be here… at $240 it already half the price of a Synology sith half the spec.

  2. Was looking at the DXP480T Plus. But the kickstarter price is about the same as the retail price of the Asustor Flashtor 6 FS6706T. Sure it has a better processor and more memory, but it is an untested product and the Asus has 6 bays instead of 4.

  3. The difference between the Kickstarter price and the Retail price gives me a nose-bleed! The UGOS Pro OS/NASync App is a non starter for me especially if this box comes from anywhere even close to mainland China. Uh oh…

    UGREEN GROUP LIMITED is based in Shenzhen, Guangdong.[1]

    UGREEN is known for chargers & power banks. NAS boxes look like a brand new product line for them – just one more reason to install my own NAS OS – if it’s even possible.

    UGREEN

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UGREEN

    https://www.ugreen.com/