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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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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Evolution of the Solid-State Drive

From early versions that cost thousands of dollars for 256KB to the capacious, fast drives that power MacBook Airs, SSDs have been on a meteoric rise.

New Seagate hard drive offers 4TB of storage

The Seagate GoFlex Desk gives you a lot of storage space and lets you connect to the port of your choice.

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LaCie CloudBox: Compact Drive Tightly Integrates With Cloud Storage, But It's Smallish and Slow

Device offers undeniably simple combined NAS and offsite backup, but the 100GB local capacity is too limited, and it's a poky performer.