The devices on this page represent the best among their respective categories.
Given its relatively low price, the Seagate Business Storage 4-Bay NAS is worth the investment.
The Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ v2 makes a decent NAS server for homes and small offices that need lots of storage space.
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.
With its friendly pricing, fast performance, and handy personal cloud features, the WD My Cloud EX2 is an ideal network storage device for a small connected home.
Even when it's working well, the Netgear R8000 Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit Wireless Router has nothing to justify its expensive price tag.
The ReadyNAS Ultra 4 is a workhorse NAS server best suited for home- or small-office environments, where heavy data sharing and backups are required.
The lack of Gigabit Ethernet in many ways cancels out the Netgear R6100's support for the fast 802.11ac standard and makes it just an average Wi-Fi router.
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.
The Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ offers a lot in the way of features and performance, which is good, because it's expensive.
The Netgear is expensive, but earns its $200 asking price with incredibly fast speeds and useful features.