|Product||Buffalo LinkStation Live NAS drive (320GB)||WD My Cloud (4 TB)||Buffalo DriveStation DDR (3TB)||Synology DiskStation DS713+ (Diskless)||QNAP TS-421 Turbo NAS (NAS server - 0 GB)|
|Price||MSRP: $289.99||$199.99 to $269.99||$159.99 to $199.99||$499.99 to $770.00||$109.00 to $528.47|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||4 stars||4.5 stars||Info unavailable||Info unavailable|
|Average user rating||2 stars||0.5 stars||0.5 stars||0 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||January 18, 2007||October 2, 2013||May 6, 2013||Info unavailable||Info unavailable|
|Bottom line|| |
The Buffalo LinkStation Live has a lot of features and the right price to make it a really compelling home NAS drive, but its slow speeds give us pause.
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 Buffalo DriveStation DDR is by far the fastest single-volume external drive on the market and makes USB 3.0 a true alternative storage connection to Thunderbolt.
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