How we tested

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Ob­vi­ously, each drive had to work per­fectly with Time Ma­chine for backup and re­cov­ery. We also tested the speed of each drive copy­ing files of dif­fer­ent sizes when the drive was con­nected di­rectly to our Mac. Fi­nally, we tested whether we could ac­cess the drives from be­yond our lo­cal net­work, us­ing their ac­com­pa­ny­ing iOS app, if they had one. Higher…

Drobo 5N2 drobo.com $499.99

The key to this five–bay NAS is that you can add and re­move any drive of any size any time, with­out shut­ting it down and while keep­ing data safe.

…or lower? Buf­falo Linksta­tion LS210 2TB buf­falo-tech­nol­ogy.com About $150

If you’re happy with a sin­gle–bay NAS and don’t need ex­tra bells and whis­tles, this Time Ma­chine– com­pat­i­ble NAS is a bar­gain.

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