The devices on this page represent the best among their respective categories.
The Maxtor Central Axis is a simple, compact, and fast NAS device that offers 1TB of storage at a fair price. Be warned, though, that it runs hot and comes with confusing desktop software, a sluggish, unintuitive Web-based interface and a limited backup application.
New NAS device from Seagate
The affordable Seagate Central delivers as a fast and easy-to-use network storage device for home backup and entertainment purposes.
At Computex, Synology previewed a number of updates to its consumer network-attached storage lineup, with three key new models on show.
The Seagate BlackArmor 220 is a good entry-level NAS server for small business and advanced users.
CNET editor Dong Ngo picks his top five advanced NAS servers for homes and small businesses.
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.
The Western Digital My Net N900 Central makes an excellent all-in-one wireless and network storage option for home and mobile users.
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.
Synology's latest version of its state-of-the-art operating system for DiskStation NAS servers, the DiskStation Manager version 5.0, is now live and available for free update for existing Synology NAS servers.