|Product||HP Media Vault MV2120 (500GB)||Western Digital MyBook World Edition NAS server||Buffalo LinkStation Live NAS drive (1TB)||WD My Cloud (4 TB)|
|Price||$439.66||$134.30||MSRP: $429.99||$209.00 to $285.21|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||1.5 stars||0.5 stars||0.5 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||January 18, 2007||October 2, 2013|
|Bottom line|| |
The HP Media Vault MV2120 is a two-bay NAS drive that novice networkers will find simple to set up and use. While it offers flexible expansion options with a free internal drive bay and two USB ports, the intrusive Media Vault software and lack of a print server dampen our enthusiasm a bit.
The Western Digital MyBook World Edition is a simple-to-use NAS drive that makes remote access and file sharing easy for even beginners. Only its slow data transfer speed gives us pause.
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.
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