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Best network attached storage of 2017

If you have multiple computers on your network, you're a candidate for a network...

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Setup
    • 10 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 7 Support
    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.

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  • Synology DiskStation DS412+

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

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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Setup
    • 10 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Support
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Setup
    • 8 Features
    • 7 Performance
    • 9 Support
    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.

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  • 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.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Setup
    • 8 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Support
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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Setup
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 8 Support
    Synology Disk Station DS214se

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

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  • WD My Passport Pro

    Top capacity Thunderbolt portable drive

    The WD My Passport Pro is an all-around excellent storage solution for any Thunderbolt-enabled Macs, particularly the MacBook Pro or Air.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Setup
    • 8 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 7 Support
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Setup
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 8 Support
    WD My Passport Ultra (Spring 2015)

    The WD checks the boxes on everything you'd want in a portable storage drive, and with a stylish multiple color option, it's a easy recommendation.

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  • Seagate Expansion Portable Drive

    Though it offers little in the way of bells and whistles, the Seagate Expansion delivers a ton of storage for cheap.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Setup
    • 6 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 5 Support
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Setup
    • 8 Features
    • 10 Performance
    • 8 Support
    Seagate Backup Plus Fast

    Top capacity USB 3.0 portable drive

    Seagate's new Backup Plus Fast portable drive is the quickest and most capacious compact external hard drive to date. Here's CNET's full review of the storage device.

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  • Crucial MX200

    For heavy storage users who also need a high level of data safety, the Crucial MX200 is an excellent buy.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Setup
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 7 Support
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Setup
    • 8 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 10 Support
    Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme

    If you're on a market for a high-end solid-state drive for your computer, be it a PC or a Mac, look no further than the Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme.

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  • WD Black 2 Dual Drive

    Best of both SSD and HDD worlds

    Fast, user-friendly, and affordable, the WD Black 2 Dual Drive is an easy recommendation as a replacement drive for any standard laptop or desktop computer.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Setup
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 9 Support

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