The Sonnet Breakaway eGFX Breakaway Thunderbolt 3 Graphics card expansion – Unboxing this MONSTER eGPU Chassis

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NOW you can connect a Graphics card to your Thunderbolt 3 Mac with the Sonnet eGFX ePCIe Breakaway Box  Sonnet are a big, BIG name in the Mac community and it should come as no surprise that when the MacBook Pro was announced last year with the inclusion of the newest 40GB/s Thunderbolt 3 connection […]

The Synology NVR1218 2-Bay Network Surveillance NAS Server – Specs And Details Revealed

Supreme surveillance with the 2-Bay Synology NVR1218 Network Surveillance NAS Server for 2017 and 2018

Supreme surveillance with the 2-Bay Synology NVR1218 Network Surveillance NAS Server for 2017/18  Synology Network Video Recorder NVR1218 is an all-in-one and energy efficient private surveillance solution with HDMI output for PC-less management and live monitoring. NVR1218 supports up to 12 channels of 720p/30FPS camera streams. Point of Sale (POS) system support combines business transaction […]

An Idiot’s Guide to UPS’ – Understand and Choose the Right UPS for your NAS, Server or PC System

An Idiot's Guide to UPS' - Understand and Choose the Right UPS for your NAS, Server or PC System

Choosing the right UPS for your NAS setup for Home and Business If your data is mission critical and your business or home life revolves around both access to you data, as well as maintaining the constant read and write of daily life, then like many people you may have looked into the option of […]

The Synology RT2600ac Router Featuring 4×4 MU-MIMO, Dual Core CPU Unboxing Video

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Synology finally release the RT2600AC Router for Home and SOHO Users  What are the features of the Synology RT2600ac? Why choose this and not an ordinary Router? Blazing-fast Wi-Fi with up to 2.53Gbps combined wireless bandwidth to supercharge your network. RT2600ac is a powerful wireless router for homes and small offices seeking to work and […]

Setting up your Synology DiskStation DS418J in just 15 minutes – A Hardware Installation Guide

Synology DS418J in just 15 minutes

How to Setup your Synology DS418J 4-Bay NAS in just 15 mins With the Synology 418J 4-Bay NAS release any time now, many people are pondering how to set up their NAS Server for the first time. It is worth bearing in mind that although for many of us, setting up a Synology NAS server for the first time is […]

The Synology DS418J 4-Bay Cost effective Desktop NAS – Specs and Details Revealed

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Good news – The 4-Bay Synology DS418J Diskstation specs and datasheets are available Originally uncovered at Computex 2017, the latest 4-Bay Synology NAS for the 2017/18 series was premiered alongside a number of other high demand synology desktop units. Although it was a little overshadowed by the giants that were the DS918+ and DS718+ NAS, […]

QNAP take to Kickstarter to take the next step innovating storage – The Mustang-200 Accelerator

QNAP take to Kickstarter to take - The Mustang 200 Accelerator

The big innovators of NAS turn their attention to Hardware Acceleration with the Mustang-200 Upgrade Card QNAP have long been the innovators of NAS over the last decade. Entering the Network Attached Storage market with their early desktop NAS server devices, so they were competing with longstanding brands and then turning the whole industry upside […]

What is the difference between NAS, DAS and SAN? Which one do I need?

SAN v NAS v DAS THUMB

What is the difference between NAS, DAS and SAN? Which one is for who? Data storage is a pretty day-to-day thing now. Almost every form of data exchange you make on a daily basis can be broken down into three groups: DAS – Direct attached storage NAS – Network Attached Storage SAN – Storage Area […]

What is the best NAS for my Sonos Wireless Sound System?

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What is the Sonos Wireless Music System? What has it got to do with NAS? Originally formed back in early 2002, Sonos is a now worldwide recognised brand that pioneers in developing sophisticated hifi sound and distribution systems that make music available throughout the home, sending to multi-room wireless speaker systems. The products have changed in shape […]

Choosing the Right NAS brand for you – Synology, QNAP, Drobo, Thecus, Netgear and Asustor

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A guide to helping you pick the right NAS manufacturer for your needs  Network Attached Storage (NAS) servers are fast becoming an essential piece of kit on the home. Everyone wants to have their own special piece of cloud storage, be it 3rd party cloud providers like Google Drive, Amazon S3 or DropBox, or their […]

The New Synology DS1517+ NAS versus QNAP TS-563 NAS – Brand v brand

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Comparing the Synology DS1517+ and the QNAP TS-563 NAS What can both  NAS server’s do? Before I get down to which of these units is better at what task, I think it is important to know the things that BOTH of these NAS devices can do. So, whether you decide upon the Synology DS1517+ 2017 NAS or the QNAP […]

Setting up your Synology DiskStation DS718+ in just 15 minutes – A Hardware Installation Guide

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How to setup your Synology DS718+ 2-Bay NAS for the first time in just 15 mins With the Synology DS718+ 2-Bay NAS release on the horizon, many people are pondering how to set up their NAS Server for the first time. It is worth bearing in mind that although for many of us, setting up […]

The Synology DS718+ 2-Bay Power NAS for 2017/18 – Specs and Information released

The Synology DS718+ 2-Bay Power NAS for 201718 Release

FINALLY – Synology look like they may release the DS718+ NAS soon The New Synology DiskStation DS718+ NAS features a quad-core processor with AES-NI hardware encryption engine, providing outstanding performance and data encryption acceleration along with real-time transcoding of 4K content. DS718+ is ideal for protecting critical assets, and sharing files across different platforms. Synology […]

What is a Virtual Machine? How do I put one on my NAS? and what are the Pros and Cons

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What is a Virtual Machine and why do VMs and NAS go together so well? Computers as we know them have been around for a while. It is easy to take the versatility of a desktop PC and your modern operating system for granted. We turn on our PC or Mac and just accept as […]

Qnap TS-EC1680U-E3-4GE-R2 16-Bay Rackmount NAS R2 Unboxing, Walkthrough and Talkthrough

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Let’s take a look a this business powerhouse NAS form QNAP TS-EC1680U-E3-4GE-R2 16-Bay Rackmount NAS £2400+ ex.VAT and HDD Media. 4GB RAM, Intel® Xeon® E3 Quad-core, 3yr Warranty. This 16-bay high performance unified storage with built-in 10GbE features 3,500+ MB/s throughput and 390,000+ IOPS, Built-in 10GbE, highly-efficient storage solution for HD video editing and sharing, Two […]

What is the best IP Camera for my QNAP NAS Server?

IP Camera for my QNAP NAS Server

Choosing the best IP Camera for a QNAP NAS Network attached storage is not a new thing. Over recent years many big brands have made NAS Server devices for both home and business and as the technology has become more and more reliable, so has the software become more and more easy to use. With […]

The Synology DS216+II vs NVR216 for Surveillance – Is it worth paying more for the Best IP Camera setup?

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The DS216+II vs NVR216 – Dedicated Surveillance NAS versus Versatile Multi-Purpose NAS, which should you Buy for your CCTV IP Camera Setup?  Whether you are buying your first, second or 10th NAS, chances are that you have considered buying a Synology NAS server. Most people use smaller 2-Bay NAS boxes for everything from Backups, Apple […]

An Update on the Synology DS918+, DS718+, DS3018xs and DS418J – What we know and what is still TBC

An update on the Synology DS918+, DS718+, DS3018xs and DS418J – What we know and what is still TBC

An update on the Synology DS918+, DS718+, DS3018xs and DS418J – What we know and what is still TBC I think it is safe to say that Synology have really taken their sweet time this year releasing their latest NAS for 2017 and 2018. We got so used to new units being almost all revealed […]

What is a VPN and why should I get one for my NAS?

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What is a VPN and why should I get one for my Synology or QNAP NAS? The internet is not the place it once was! Thanks to the likes of the Net Neutrality bill and Internet service providers (ISPs) now having free access to your searches and online behaviour (worth a fortune in it’s marketing […]

15 Fun Things You Can Do With Your Plex NAS- Why you Need a NAS in your Life

15 Fun Things You Can Do With Your NAS Besides Plex - Why you Need a NAS in your Life

Top 15 Fun S#!t you can do with your Synology or QNAP NAS other than Plex  Owning your own piece of cloud storage in cloud or NAS form is now becoming more and more common. With so much of our lives becoming digital and so much data being created every single day by every one […]