The Samsung 850 Evo has the best combination of performance, cost and capacity, making it the ideal drive for any home user.
Though it offers little in the way of bells and whistles, the Seagate Expansion delivers a ton of storage for cheap.
The Backup Plus Ultra Slim is a handy portable drive for those needing to carry additional data or perform backups on the go.
Fast and affordable, the Seagate Backup Plus/Slim is one of the best deals on the market if you want want lots of storage space on the go.
Synology's DS211+ is perfectly suited as a home NAS. Its performance is acceptable, and its features many. If you're looking for a backup solution for your home, this is definitely one to add to the list.
We're impressed with the QNAP TS-809 Pro. It's solidly built, excellently featured and a high-level performer. While we'd like to see the Multimedia and Download stations receive more functionality, for most people and small businesses the TS-809 Pro comes as a highly recommended device — providing you can afford it.
Seagate's latest NAS solution offers the basics of backup and streaming, but to access its best features, you’ll have to pay an annual subscription fee.
Playing with the GoFlex Net started with us bridling at how limited the box was, and ended with us falling in love with its simplicity.
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.
Hitachi's latest hard drive will store a lot of your data, but don't plan on getting to it all that fast.
Conceptronic's Grab'n'Go NAS is a solid offering that comes with enough features to keep the home user happy.
Western Digital's MyBook Live Duo is a good entry point into the world of NAS. The lack of active cooling is a concern, though — make sure that it's in a position where it can vent its heat easily.
The ReadyNAS range is a perfect addition to a household that needs not just storage, but control over that storage. Now if only Netgear could do something about the price.
Western Digital's My Passport Elite is a great little portable hard drive with an even better warranty to back it up.
It's become par for the course for us to name QNAP NAS units as being excellent, and the QNAP TS-239 Pro II+ stays the course.
The SmartStor NS4600 ticks the required feature boxes for being a NAS, but is in dire need of an interface overhaul and some features simply don't work. While a huge software update may save it in the future, for now we'd recommend the D-Link DNS343 instead.
Seagate's Pocket Drive is certainly more compelling in size terms than a similar priced portable flash drive, although it's also very close in price to the iPod Mini.
The WD Blue is a decent SSD that may be worth the investment when the price comes down.