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Samsung's HomeSync took a while to hit store shelves, and it isn't exactly the type of product people needed to hold their breath for. It primarily allows users to stream content from their Samsung Galaxy devices to their televisions, but it can also store music and games on its internal hard drive. It's cool, but there are already numerous ways of doing this, and judging from Amazon consumer reviews, this may not be one of the better ones. But if you want one, the Samsung HomeSync is currently available for $50 off as a flash deal.

HomeSync

At $249, the HomeSync still isn't a cheap product, but you get 1 TB of storage to work with. That isn't bad if you own a handful of Samsung devices that can work with it. You will probably have the most luck with a Galaxy S4, but the S3 should also work, along with Galaxy Notes and Galaxy Tabs. Your mileage may vary depending on which device you try, and any other brands need not apply.

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Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Mayoo

    What a useful device. It's like my NAS, except that my NAS accepts dual 1.5TB HDD with hotswap support and can work in many RAID modes. It can stream from all kind of devices, including game consoles, can download torrents without the need of an opened PC and can manage FTP servers with multiple users and personal folders. It is not limited to six devices, you can hook a USB printer and it connects thru a Gigabit link to your favorite router. Did I mentioned it is almost 4 years old meaning way better ones exists now, and existed even then?

    But hey, who am I to judge their product?

    • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

      <3 my Synology NAS too. Just live-upgraded the drives to WD "reds".

    • Stylus_XL

      One of the problems with NAS technology is that their complex setup and operation can be very intimidating to the general consumer. Products like Homesync and WD's MyCloud are attempts at making this a bit more novice friendly. No they won't represent value to an expert like yourself when it comes to features and pricing, but they will appeal to less tech savvy users.

      • Mayoo

        Well mine is as complicated as a toaster. But I fully understand your point. Companies are selling simplicity as "innovation".

      • Steph Chi

        I can't be agree with you : "personnal cloud" looks like it will secure your data, no ? So, a NAS without RAID ?? And I don't say anything about the price ...
        "NAS = complex" ? Do you know Syno or Qnap ? A single front button and you copy data from the device on USB onto the NAS ... web interface, LCD display on some, etc. You even could ignore there is RAID ! But that's better just to "wikipedia" raid-0 and raid-1 to understand the concept ;-) But quite simple : R=Redundant, 0=no et 1=yes like for a microwave oven's manual to defrost : select 1=beef and 2=chicken ...

        • Mayoo

          I, for myself, don't write well in English because it is not my main language. So I tend to try to understand others in the same manner. But this time around, I can't understand a thing you said besides that it looks like you love NAS devices and also think they are not complicated.

    • kandy830

      My Uncle Caleb just got red Ford Focus ST
      by working off of a computer. try this C­a­s­h­D­u­t­i­e­s­.­ℂ­o­m

      • Mayoo

        My mom got a house, a car, raised a kid and made multiple trips BY WORKING HER ASS OFF LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.

        Stupid hackers ...

  • WORPspeed

    If it wasn't Samsung I might've considered it.....but unless it carries a nexus logo or is a TV/washmachine/dryer/microwave, I ain't buying it from samsung (other home appliances might be missing from that list)