Best NAS Hard Drive in 2020 (April Reviews)

To help you find the best NAS hard drive on the market, we tried out dozens of models, connecting them to networks in order to test file transfer speed, high workload rates throughout a calendar year and compatibility with NAS systems, with accompanying firmware and stellar customer support. We also tended to like products with long-lasting warranties, in case something goes wrong down the line.

The best product we tried was easily the WD Red NAS Hard Drive, which boasts a wide variety of size options, up to 14TB, a SATA drive that allows for transfer speeds up to 6 Gb/s, a 64 MB cache and a 180 TB/yr workload rate. The included firmware was robust and easy to use, instantly integrating with our network, and it comes with a three year warranty. Keep reading to learn more about the WD Red NAS Hard Drive and the other models on this list.

There are many storage devices to choose from like the best external hard drive for Xbox one, the best external hard drive for PS4. There’s also the best external hard drive for Mac that you can buy. Which is why we test these devices to make sure they are top rated. We even put in the hours on the best micro SD card.

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Lacie LaPlug (video)
Lacie LaPlug (video)
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LaCie Cloudbox Provides 100GB of Online Backup, Costs $200
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Lacie Wireless Space Is A Hard Drive, NAS, Router And Access Point (video)
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Lacie Network Space MAX NAS
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Netgear’s Stora NAS Hard Drive Makes It Easy To Share Music, Photos And Videos With Friends (video)
Netgear’s Stora NAS Hard Drive Makes It Easy To Share Music, Photos And Videos With Friends (video)
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Western Digital WDH2NC40000 My Book World Edition II Hard Drive With Raid 1 And NAS Support Released
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Gadgets At A Glance: Addonics NAS Adapter
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Today storage is more important than ever and the world of computer accessories is always changing. The best USB flash drive can even be built into the best computer cases. NAS hard drives are a solid option.

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