More people than ever are working from home, and local-area network storage needs aren't going down. Don't cheap out on a low-end network storage device, and get the Synology DS-1618+ to set you up for the future.
Mesh routing systems continue to gain traction, and though it lacks Wi-Fi 6, the Synology MR2200ac is a great mesh system when combined with the Synology RT2600ac for both the novice or the advanced user.
The last few years have seen a decrease in internal storage on the Mac, as SSDs have gained prominence. A way to extend that is with a network attached storage device — and the Synology DS1019+ is an excellent choice for the office or the home.
At AppleInsider, we've reviewed a number of routers and mesh Wi-Fi systems trying to find the best ones after Apple discontinued the Airport and Airport Express. Right now, the Synology RT2600ac is our favorite for a stand-alone router.
The DiskStation DS216j NAS is positioned near the bottom of Synology's consumer level network storage product range, but advanced software integration and a configurable design means the system can easily serve up to a small business.