The devices on this page represent the best among their respective categories.
The budget-minded Synology Disk Station DS214se is an excellent choice for home with casual backup, media-streaming, and data-sharing needs.
The Synology DiskStation DS1513+ is easily one of the best multiple-bay NAS servers to date, performing superbly both as an advanced storage server and as the central host for a long list of home entertainment and business uses.
Next month, Synology will ship the new DS414play designed to handle full-HD media streaming with built-in media transcoding capability.
The Synology DiskStation DS213Air is a great network storage device for home users, especially those who also want to extend their Wi-Fi network.
Synology DiskStation DS412+ makes an excellent NAS server for advanced home and small-office networks.
The DiskStation DS712+ is one of the best dual-bay NAS servers on the market, for both home and office environments. It's also one of the few that offer storage scalability for those who want to start small and add more capacity later.
Despite a few shortcomings, the Synology DiskStation DS411slim makes a worthy upgrade from its processor, the best-of-its-time DS409slim.
The DiskStation DS1511+ is arguably the best five-bay NAS server on the market for both home and office environments. Novice and home users, however, might be intimidated by its setup software and the number of features it has to offer.
The USB Station 2 is an entry-level portable NAS server for home users with casual network storage needs. Despite its nice design and a good set of features, its slow performance will steer savvy users away.
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The Disk Station DS410 is one of the most affordable four-bay full-feature NAS servers on the market. While it's overwhelming for novice home users, advanced users will also find it to be one of the best RAID 5-capable NAS servers for their home or small business environments.