the winner WD My Cloud Pro PR2100
A great all-rounder that plays nice with Time Machine
All four drives were easy to set up and had interfaces that were friendly and simple to navigate
All four network drives on test impressed us with their range of features and the apps available for
them. All four were easy to set up and configure and had interfaces that were friendly and simple to navigate – though the WD and Synology stood out here. This roundup was about finding a NAS that worked well with Time Machine, and the WD My Cloud was easily the best, coming preconfigured out of the box. Add in its rocksolid case, dual Ethernet ports that can be used together to increase throughput or with one as a backup for the other, and 4GB memory, and it’s a cut above the rest. It is, however, considerably more expensive than the Synology, and if you’re on a budget, the DS218 is a very good choice. If you’ve got the funds, though, the WD My Cloud PR2100 is the one to go for.
The WD My Cloud PR2100 has a tough metal case, dual Ethernet ports, onetouch USB upload and works well with Time Machine.