|Product||Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II (4TB)||WD My Book VelociRaptor Duo||Buffalo DriveStation DDR (3TB)||WD My Cloud (4 TB)||WD My Cloud EX4 (16TB)|
|Price||$329.99 to $466.97||$499.99 to $805.99||$180.96 to $228.95||$219.99 to $255.75||$1,079.99 to $1,215.99|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||4 stars||4.5 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||2 stars||0 stars||0.5 stars||0.5 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||May 6, 2013||October 2, 2013||Info unavailable|
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The My Book Studio Edition II makes a decent direct-attached storage solution for those who need to extend a computer's storage space or want a large backup drive. The drive's rather buggy firmware might turn many users away, however.
The My Book VelociRaptor Duo is one of the best storage devices thanks to its balanced combination of excellent performance, practical design, and relatively friendly pricing.
The Buffalo DriveStation DDR is by far the fastest single-volume external drive on the market and makes USB 3.0 a true alternative storage connection to Thunderbolt.
For a low-cost entry-level network storage device, the WD My Cloud is very impressive both in performance and features, making it one of the best deals for home users.
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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