The 5 Things you should know about Long-term Data Archiving and Cold Storage

The 5 Things you should know about Long-term Data Archiving and Cold Storage

Important things to consider when investing in a good long term storage solution  Data is important and the only thing more important than that is YOUR data! Whether you are a home or business it is almost certain that your data is valuable and therefore a long term storage array to archive and protect this […]

A guide to choosing Between 2-Bay and 4-Bay Desktop Storage and Getting the most from your data

NAS Buy Guide - Should you buy a 2 bay or 4 bay NAS or DAS case - which is best for you

A guide to choosing Between 2-Bay and 4-Bay Desktop Storage  Getting the most  from your storage is important and for most users, second only to price, is the power, ability and storage space of their Data Storage solution. Good RAID storage enclosures come in many forms but the most popular for home and small business owners […]

What is the difference between the WD Colours? Understanding the WD HDD Rainbow

WD Colours Hard Drives

Why are some Hard Drives better than others for NAS, PCs, Surveillance and DataCenters?  Hard Drive media has been around a long time – I mean a REALLY long time. Once it was deemed only for Desktop Computers but those days seem almost alien to us now that there are both Hard Drives and SSD‘s […]

How to use a PCI-e Card with your MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt

Expand your Mac Book with a PCIe card via Thunderbolt

Think outside the Box with PCIe Expansions  Stepping away from the subject of Storage and Backups, another decision you may have to make will be whether to invest your budget into a high-end Desktop setup or a more fluid, portable operation. Traditionally the problem has always been that portable operations via a Macbook, Laptop or […]

What is RAID, how does it work and what does it have to do with NAS?

What is RAID an idiots guide to RAID

What is RAID and why do I need it?  RAID is not a new thing. Originally created as means of combining multiple smaller hard drives and combining them into 1 large storage volume (so your PC would only see one hard drive like your C:/ drive, instead of several smaller hard drives connected). RAID stands […]

Cost effective ways to upgrade your digital storage

Some Cheap and cost effective ways to upgrade your Network Attached Storage

Technology – The Central Nervous System of the Modern Age So you bought your NAS few years ago and it is starting to look a little full. Perhaps it’s not quite as fast as it used to be due to it’s constant use or maybe newer and faster network trends are beginning to make your […]

A Guide to buying your first NAS

Guide to buying a NAS - NAS buyers Guide for beginners

A Guide to buying a NAS  Buying your first Network Attached Storage (NAS) device can be quite a daunting task. There are so many different manufacturers and models that it can all get a bit confusing. Choosing the right NAS device is something that without a deeper understanding of the different uses of NAS can […]