The devices on this page represent the best among their respective categories.
Seagate BlackArmor 440 is a workhorse NAS server that combines the currently largest possible amount of storage with an average number of features and performance that could be better.
Seagate BlackArmor 420 is a decent NAS server. However, not having the capability to dynamically change the current RAID setup's capacity makes it much less desirable for either home or business users.
The Seagate BlackArmor 220 is a good entry-level NAS server for small business and advanced users.
A sexy, slim design and backup software set make a compelling argument for the Seagate BlackArmor PS 110 external hard drive. We like the unique Try and Decide feature preloaded on the drive, and the throughput speed scores stomp the competition. Shoppers on a strict budget should look into the Fujitsu Handydrive for the best cost per gigabyte, but the BlackArmor PS 110 offers many extra features for just a few more dollars more.
The Seagate BlackArmor PS 110 USB 3.0 is a well-designed external hard drive that is fast, portable, and future-proof.
Despite its friendly price tag and its good looks, the Valkyrie Dual-Bay NAS server isn't a well-designed network storage device, and its slow performance will sure make you think twice about getting one.
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Based entirely on the Pogoplug service, the Buffalo CloudStor Pro NAS server makes a great investment for Pogoplug fans. Its lack of support for general local network features will make others think twice about getting it.
If you want a lot of NAS for not much cash, Buffalo's TeraStation Home Server NAS is a smash.
Not only is the Asustor AS-604T an excellent NAS server for serious network storage needs, it's also very easy to use thanks to the extremely well-designed user interface.
Although expensive and difficult to use for networking novices, the Synology DS209+ offers awesome throughput speed and nearly all the features you could ever need in a NAS server.