Best network attached storage of 2015


If you have multiple computers on your network, you're a candidate for a network-attached storage (NAS) device. Some NAS servers simply act as a shared volume for backing up and sharing files across your network, while others can do a lot more, such as sharing a printer among your networked PCs, acting as a media streamer or even a surveillance system by supporting IP cameras. You'll find NAS devices with a single drive and those with multiple drives that allow for greater data protection and higher capacities. Here's a list of the current top NAS servers.

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Synology DiskStation DS1513+

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.

5 stars Spectacular A new level for NAS excellence

Synology DiskStation DS412+

Synology DiskStation DS412+ makes an excellent NAS server for advanced home and small-office networks.

5 stars Spectacular Synology DiskStation DS412+

WD My Cloud EX4

It's not the fastest NAS, nor does it include many advanced features, but the WD My Cloud EX4 still combines great ease of use into an affordable personal cloud system that's excellent for a connected home.

Price: $886.12 - $1,020.40 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

WD My Cloud EX2

With its friendly pricing, fast performance, and handy personal cloud features, the WD My Cloud EX2 is an ideal network storage device for a small connected home.

Price: $146.19 - $159.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Synology DiskStation DS214se

The budget-minded Synology Disk Station DS214se is an excellent choice for home with casual backup, media-streaming, and data-sharing needs.

Price: $139.99 - $149.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

LaCie 5big NAS Pro

Despite the lack of features, the LaCie 5big NAS Pro is an excellent buy, thanks to its superfast performance, ease of use, and massive capacity.

4 stars Excellent
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