|Product||Apple Time Capsule 2TB (summer 2011)||Apple AirPort Time Capsule (2TB, 802.11ac)||WD My Cloud (4 TB)||Seagate Central (3TB)||Seagate Wireless Plus (1TB)|
|Price||$199.00 to $441.81||$277.99 to $503.95||$219.00 to $269.99||$149.99 to $299.19||$179.99 to $343.04|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||5 stars||0.5 stars||0.5 stars||1 stars|
|Release date||June 21, 2011||Info unavailable||October 2, 2013||Info unavailable||January 6, 2013|
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The new 2TB Time Capsule brings improved price competitiveness and faster networking performance to Apple's Wi-Fi router/NAS drive combo device, which will satisfy consumers in need of a multipurpose networking device.
As long as you don't need expert-level features, the 2013 AirPort Time Capsule is an excellent backup/file server for Apple fans -- especially for those with 802.11ac-enabled Macs.
For a low-cost entry-level network storage device, the WD My Cloud is very impressive both in performance and features, making it one of the best deals for home users.
The affordable Seagate Central delivers as a fast and easy-to-use network storage device for home backup and entertainment purposes.
If you have a digital library that's larger than the capacity of your tablet and want to bring it all with you on the go, the Wireless Plus is arguably the best choice on the market.
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