|Product||Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II (4TB)||Buffalo DriveStation DDR (3TB)||WD My Cloud (4 TB)||Promise Pegasus R4 (4TB)|
|Price||$329.99 to $479.98||$169.00 to $193.74||$199.00 to $285.21||$799.99 to $1,166.44|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||4.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||2 stars||0.5 stars||0.5 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||May 6, 2013||October 2, 2013||Info unavailable|
|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 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.
The Pegasus R4 would be a very good investment for those who have a Thunderbolt-enabled computer, be it Windows PC or Mac.
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