What is a NAS, network-attached storage, device? A NAS device can be used for wireless backups. These devices can store massive amounts of data, users can use these storage devices to create their own personal cloud storage for videos, photos, music and other files.

Seagate Personal Cloud

The Seagate Personal Cloud Storage is a popular NAS device, based on Amazon customer reviews. This smaller device is available in 3 TB, 4 TB, and 6 TB storage options. The NAS device works for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android and is great for backing up files. One of the selling points of this cloud storage is that it is DLNA certified and allows users to stream 4K videos, music or photos to compatible devices. The Seagate Personal Cloud has two USB 3.0 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and support for IFTTT and Plex Media Server. This is great storage option for a small personal cloud.

Synology DiskStation

The Synology DiskStation is a simple, upgradeable NAS device. This NAS device works for basically all devices that can connect to the network. One of the selling points of Synology DiskStation is the 4 bays that allows up to four 10 TB hard drives to be inserted into the bays. This device comes with 8 GB of RAM and three 3.0 USB ports. The Synology DiskStation is the best NAS device, as it has around a 95% positive rating online. Some of the great things users are doing with this device are streaming 4K videos, backing up all the computers and mobile devices in their homes, connecting it to smart cameras to store a massive amount of captured video, and storing years worth of music. And with the mobile app, users are able to access all of the data from anywhere. This is the best storage option for a large personal cloud that can support tech savvy families.

The Synology DiskStation is the best NAS device, as it has around a 95% positive rating online. Some of the great things users are doing with this device are streaming 4K videos, backing up all the computers and mobile devices in their homes, connecting it to smart cameras to store a massive amount of captured video, and storing years worth of music. And with the mobile app, users are able to access all of the data from anywhere. This is the best storage option for a large personal cloud that can support tech savvy families.

WD My Cloud Expert Series

The WD My Cloud Expert Series has a 32 TB option that provides almost as much storage as the Synology DiskStation. The My Cloud Expert Series start with 2GB of RAM, it may not move as fast as the others, it will still do a great job for storing files. It comes with a Gigabit Ethernet port and two 3.0 USB ports.

Thanks to easily upgradable hard drives, users will have the option to switch out hard drives. Luckily, WD is known for having very user-friendly software that makes the setup of their devices easier than their competition. And this device also has a mobile app for accessing data anywhere. This is a great storage option for a large personal cloud that can support tech savvy families.

NetGear ReadyNAS

The NetGear ReadyNAS device is similar to the Synology DiskStation, as it has a 2-bay and 4-bay option for those that want to use their own hard drives. It also has 4 TB, 6 TB, 8 TB, and 12 TB options available for those that are okay with the default hard drives. The NetGear ReadyNAS comes with 2 GB of RAM, two Gigabit Ethernet ports and a 3.0 USB port. And just like all of the other storage devices of this caliber, it allows full HD streaming, wireless backups of all files and access to Plex Media Server. Depending on the storage option selected, this can be a great storage option for a small or large personal cloud.

WD My Cloud

Finally, the WD 8 TB My Cloud is currently a best seller online and is one of the simpler ways of creating your own personal cloud thanks to WD user-friendly software. It doesn’t have a bay but has fast data transfer speeds. The WD 8 TB comes with a Gigabit Ethernet port and one USB 3.0 port. Similar to the other storage devices, users will be able to stream, store and remotely access their files. This is a great storage option for creating a medium personal cloud.