Best Wireless & NAS Cloud Drives for Mac

Best Network Drives For MacOS

Mac Wireless & Network Backup Drives

Mac Compatible Network Drives

NAS - Network Attached Sorage for Macs can either be wired or wireless. A NAS drive typically connects to an ethernet port on your Wi-Fi router or to an ethernet hub to allow centralized access from any computer or device on your LAN - Local Area Network. Some are standalone WiFi access points to back up your MacOS or iOS devices directly, with no Wi-Fi router needed.


Recommended optons for Apple users include Western Digital - WD My Cloud or Buffalo Technologies LinkStation line of NAS hard drives. Apple's (now discontinued but still available) Time Capsule combine both an AirPort router and NAS drive into a single device. Businesses may wish to explore QNAP's line of NAS servers for high-capacity and performance for centralized data and media access.

Mac Compatible Cloud Storage

An Apple compatible cloud drive can exist anywhere in your home or business and provide a shared resource for for multiple users. Some cloud drives can also be accessed remotely and securely from anywhere over the internet to transfer, share or retrieve files when and as needed.

You could pay for commercial cloud storage using Apple's iCloud, Google Drive, DropBox, Microsoft's One Drive or other servicess - or purchase and run one of your own without endlessly recurring charges for access or having to pay for additional storage when needed.

Apple Compatible Wireless Backup Drives

MacOS and iOS compatible wireless backup drives contain both a WiFi wireless access point and either SSD or hard disk based storage. They can also be rechargable, portable devices that can be used to back up an Apple iPhone or iPad - or be used for wireless file transfers or Time Machine backups from your MacBook Air or Pro laptop or an iMac, Mac mini, Mac Stuio or Pro desktop.

Personal Mac friendly portable wireless drives need only be connected via USB for recharging - but also can be directly plugged into a computer like an ordinary backup drive.


The best ethernet or wireless Mac backup drive solutions needn't cost an arm and a leg. Apple compatible NAS drive devices don't cost too much more per gigabyte than their USB counterparts.

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