The devices on this page represent the best among their respective categories.
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.
The tiniest of NAS drives, the Buffalo LinkStation Mini keeps up with its full-size competition in terms of both features and performance. However, you'll pay a premium price for this small, silent networked drive.
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.
Buffalo's LinkStation is the best low-cost solution for adding storage and a print server to a home or small-business network.
The LG N1T1 is an excellent device for those who need a flexible external storage device without demanding much in regard to storage capacity.
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.
If you don't need remote access and can look past sluggish RAID 1 performance, the Zyxel NSA-220 NAS drive offers a useful set of basic features, solid performance, and best-in-class Web-based management.