The devices on this page represent the best among their respective categories.
The Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ v2 makes a decent NAS server for homes and small offices that need lots of storage space.
Given its relatively low price, the Seagate Business Storage 4-Bay NAS is worth the investment.
The Netgear is expensive, but earns its $200 asking price with incredibly fast speeds and useful features.
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.
The Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ offers a lot in the way of features and performance, which is good, because it's expensive.
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 Netgear R6300 WiFi Router is for a high-standards, low-ego type of user: it's not something you can show off aesthetically, but it's a powerhouse for a robust, fast home network, both for now and tomorrow.
Netgear's WGT634U provides a fair storage solution for some home and small-office networks, but product limitations detract from its usefulness.
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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 affordable Seagate Central delivers as a fast and easy-to-use network storage device for home backup and entertainment purposes.