Pros

  • Four drive bays, multiple RAID options
  • Smoothly streams high-definition video

Cons

  • Media server has issues with Firefox

At A Glance

Four-bay network-attached storage device boasts multiple RAID options, speedy performance, and smooth media serving.

Manufacturer’s Description

This high-speed network-attached storage system with capacity up to 4 TB and a space-saving footprint gives you all the benefits of a big time data center without the need for a big time IT department. Perfect for centralizing and sharing data on a small office or home network.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.westerndigital.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number WDA4NC40000N
Storage
Drive size 4000.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Gigabit ethernet
  • USB 2.0
USB 2.0 Yes
Hardware
Installation Kit Hardware Network storage system with RAID (populated with 2 or 4 hard drives) Ethernet cable 2 hard drive mounting rails (for 2-drive models) AC adapter

Performance

PC World Test Center
Interface tested Gigabit ethernet
Performance
Test Version 2.0
External Write - Files and Folders 409.04
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 290.86
External Write - Large File 369.88
External Read - Files and Folders 252.9
External Read - Large File 162.54
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 268.21