The devices on this page represent the best among their respective categories.
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.
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.
CNET editor Dong Ngo picks the eight most interesting products of 2013 within the realm of home networking and storage.
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 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 Netgear is expensive, but earns its $200 asking price with incredibly fast speeds and useful features.
First-time and veteran cloud users alike will appreciate Copy's affordable and simple storage offering.
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The budget-minded Synology Disk Station DS214se is an excellent choice for home with casual backup, media-streaming, and data-sharing needs.
Don't expect Piper's slight build to mean that it's short on performance. This $239 all-in-one security system offers a great value for smaller homes and budding DIYers.