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 Actiontec gets the job done for those who want to quickly extend their home network without much concern about performance.
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 GoFlex Home Network Storage System is a simple storage server and a great accessory for a Seagate GoFlex Desk hard drive. However, if you want a NAS with a lot of features, you should keep looking.
The LaCie 5big Network 2 is appealing mostly to home users, especially sci-fi movie fans or fashion designers. Advanced and savvy users might be turned off by its lack of features and comparatively low performance.
The Verbatim MediaShare is a simple single-volume NAS that comes in an aesthetically pleasing design and offers fast performance. Its confusing initial setup process, limited amount of storage, and lack of features, however, might steer most home users away.
The budget-minded Synology Disk Station DS214se is an excellent choice for home with casual backup, media-streaming, and data-sharing needs.
Despite the rather short battery life and confusing apps, the WD My Passport Wireless is an excellent mobile media drive, especially for photographers.
Space Monkey's alternative cloud service is cheaper and offers more than its competitors, but you need to invest time and effort to set it up.
Despite its powerful hardware, the R7500 doesn't have the performance and features to justify its premium price tag.