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 EFG120 offers the perfect feature set for some small businesses, but everyone else should turn to better-equipped competition.
The budget-minded Synology Disk Station DS214se is an excellent choice for home with casual backup, media-streaming, and data-sharing needs.
At Computex, Synology previewed a number of updates to its consumer network-attached storage lineup, with three key new models on show.
The 5TB and 6TB WD Red hard drives are designed for home NAS servers, while a new WD Red Pro drive, available in 2TB, 3TB and 4TB, is for serious business.
Next month, Synology will ship the new DS414play designed to handle full-HD media streaming with built-in media transcoding capability.
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.
This is a very nice NAS box for small to medium-size businesses, but its setup may be problematic.
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.
CNET editor Dong Ngo picks his top five advanced NAS servers for homes and small businesses.