|Product||Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II (4TB)||WD My Book VelociRaptor Duo||WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo (4TB)||Buffalo DriveStation DDR (3TB)||WD My Cloud (4 TB)|
|Price||$329.99 to $479.98||$549.99 to $805.99||$429.99 to $551.28||$169.00 to $193.74||$199.99 to $285.21|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||4.5 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||2 stars||0 stars||0.5 stars||0.5 stars||0.5 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||May 6, 2013||October 2, 2013|
|Bottom line|| |
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 WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo makes a very good external storage device for Thunderbolt-enabled Macs thanks to its comparative affordability, ease of use, and decent performance.
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.
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