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73
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A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
73

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Engadget Summary

The DS213air is a do-it-all home NAS that supports two 3.5-inch SATA hard drives with a maximum capacity of 8TB. PC Mag points out that you can extend the abilities of the DS213air with "packages for installing antivirus, remotely sharing data, and for adding iTunes, web, and media server capabilities." PCMag also warns that "the case, unfortunately, has a rather flimsy feel and is a hassle to remove to install hard disks." A big feature of the DS213air is its built-in WiFi, but SlashGear notes when switching to wireless, speeds "dropped to 9.82 MB/sec read and 8.34 MB/sec write." However despite the slower WiFi speeds, when using a wired connection, CNET says, "for a budget home storage device, it was indeed very fast via Gigabit Ethernet."

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The best private NAS you can get at a fair price. With two HD-slots you can...read more
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Design and form factor

55
 

Expandability

73
 

Noise

80
 

Speed

80
 

Media support

90
 

How It Stacks Up

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70
 

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74
 

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50
 
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75
 

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70
 

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