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 affordable Seagate Central delivers as a fast and easy-to-use network storage device for home backup and entertainment purposes.
The Netgear is expensive, but earns its $200 asking price with incredibly fast speeds and useful features.
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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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.
While it's massive overkill and cost-prohibitive for most general consumers, the Promise Pegasus2 is a great storage device for professionals, especially those who need to edit 4K videos in real time.
The Backup Plus Fast is an excellent choice for anyone, especially those for those needing lots of storage space or the ability to edit videos on the go.
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.