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Synology DiskStation DS212+ Review: A Fast Two-Bay NAS Box

This nonexpandable, two-bay consumer NAS box is fast and has a useful, feature-packed operating system.

QNAP TS-459 Pro II Review: High-Performance, Four-Bay NAS Drive Has a High Price to Match

Super performance, four bays, USB 3.0, and a wealth of software features make this box a dream for small and medium-size businesses, albeit a very expensive one.

Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo 2TB Review: An Affordable, Solid Performer

This two-bay NAS box offers some advanced software features and streams media well.

Synology DiskStation DS712+ Review: Speedy Two-Bay NAS Box Is Built for Expansion

Expandable and outfitted with a great operating system and tons of features, this two-bay NAS unit also moves data rapidly.

Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ v2 (RND4000) Review: Plenty of Functionality, but Slow Performance

Four bays and USB 3.0 highlight a NAS box that is a bit shy on software features and performance, but easier than many on the wallet.

Iomega StorCenter PX6-300d Review: Great Performance, Great Features

This NAS box has six bays and excellent software features, and it’s a strong performer, too.

LaCie 5Big Network 2 Review: Large Capacity, Mediocre Performance

Slow performance hinders this otherwise well-designed and capacious NAS box.

QNAP TS-879 Pro Review: Massive NAS Box Offers Terrific Capacity and Performance, for a Price

Eight drive bays and lightning speed highlight this unit, which is easily the fastest--and most expensive--network-attached storage box we’ve tested to date.

LaCie 2Big Network 2 2TB Review: Attractive Design, Basic Function

This box looks great on your desk, attaches via USB or ethernet, and handles all the basics well--at a very basic pace.

Western Digital My Book Live Duo 4TB Review: Limited Features, Lots of Capacity

This two-bay NAS box offers plenty of capacity for the buck, and it streams large files very well, but in other respects its features are limited.

Western Digital Sentinel DX4000: An Easy-to-Configure NAS Box

A beefy, well-designed piece of hardware, the Sentinel DX4000 constitutes a good effort by Western Digital, but it doesn't deliver on its promise in performance or features.

Western Digital My Passport Studio 1TB

Western Digital’s latest My Passport Studio has a solid build and multiple connections, but slow transfer speeds and a preinstalled security app hamstring an otherwise decent drive.

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Showdown: Remote Control Tech Support Services, Tested

Web-based tech support services provide live help, but can you trust your PC in a stranger's hands? We suffered hold-time hell to test how four services dealt with real-world Windows problems.