|Product||Verbatim MediaShare Mini (NAS server)||Verbatim 1TB MediaShare Home Network Storage Server||Western Digital My Book Live (2TB)||WD My Cloud (4 TB)||Seagate Wireless Plus (1TB)|
|Price||$63.24 to $71.03||MSRP: $349.98||$109.99 to $302.38||$199.99 to $285.21||$179.99 to $248.99|
|CNET editors' rating||3 stars||3 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||2 stars||1.5 stars||1.5 stars||0.5 stars||1 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||October 2, 2013||January 6, 2013|
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Designed to quickly turn external hard drives into a home storage network, the MediaShare Mini could use lots of improvement in regard to ease of use. Savvy users, however, will find it a fun device to have.
The Verbatim MediaShare is a simple single-volume NAS that comes in an aesthetically pleasing design and offers fast performance. Its confusing initial setup process, limited amount of storage, and lack of features, however, might steer most home users away.
The Western Digital MyBook Live is a fast, plug-and-play, simple-to-use home NAS server that unfortunately lacks features and has a subpar remote-access solution.
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.
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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