My Home Duo as a Network Drive

I am considering a My Home Duo for several reasons, not the least of which is being able to store all my data in one place and be able to use it as a network drive which will allow me to purchase multiple laptops with minimum storage capacity. Also I want to back off my data on a regular basis and hopefully get rid of my cloud storage provider that charges a fortune. Is this possible with the My Home Duo? Will my upload and download speeds be horrible and finally can I connect the device directly to my router so that I am not using wifi bandwidth in the connection process?

Thanks

Read the reviews. Read the threads on the Home forum. I don’t think it looks good. If you’re going to buy a MyCloud, you might not want the Home version; a completely different beast to the subject of this forum.

https://community.wd.com/c/home-cloud-storage

Thank you…

Can you make a recommendation please?