Cheapest 10gbe switches

What is a 10Gbe switch? Definition for a switch is : A network switch is a computer networking device that connects devices together on a computer network by using packet switching to receive, process, and forward data to the destination device. What 10Gbe means is, that speed will be 10 times faster than regular gigabit […]

Back up your QNAP NAS to Compatible Optical Disc Drive

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QNAP NAS and How to Backup from/to Optical Disc Drives If you are reading this and you do not have a sufficient backup of the data on your QNAP NAS or at the very least, a RAID configuration in place as a thin safety net – then you are living on borrowed time! A good […]

Recommended Network Switches for NAS in 2018

The Best Network Switches for your NAS A network switch is a smart means to manage, control, configure and connect all of your network devices. Many people often get routers and switches confused and this is perfectly understandable. At first, second and third glance they seem near enough identical. A both that lives in the […]

The QNAP TS-328 3-Bay NAS at CES 2018

QNAP Preview the TS-328 3-Bay NAS at CES 2018 QNAP have put on a show at CES 2018 with a host of new NAS and AI related hardware being released throughout the year. Today I want to focus on the rather unconventional 3-bay NAS server, the QNAP TS-328 (TS-328-2G and TS-328-4G). We are all familiar […]

The QNAP TS-253Be and TS-453Be at CES 2018

QNAP Show us the New TS-253Be and TS-453Be Featured NAS for 2018 QNAP has been uncovering all kinds of new toys at CES 2018 and although there was brand new AI-related technology being showcased, as well as the new 3-Bay NAS and Ryzen based TVS-x73e series, the one that seemed to go under many peoples radar […]

QNAP at CES 2018 Preview – TS-328, TS-x53Be, TVS-x73e and more

QNAP is going to show what they have in store at CES 2018 tomorrow – But here is a sneaky preview The QNAP TS-328 3-Bay NAS QNAP’s first 3-bay NAS, TS-328 NAS, that allows for building a RAID 5 array with the fewest disks. It is powered by a Realtek RTD1296 quad-core 1.4 GHz processor […]

Unboxing the New Synology DS218 Value Series NAS for 2018

The Synology DS218 NAS is here and is it worth your time? When Synology started releasing all of their two-bay NAS devices at the same time, it was always going to lead to a lot of market confusion and saturation. Over the past three to four months we’ve seen the entire too hard drive NAS […]

Which NAS for Shield TV? – Choosing the Right Multimedia Centre

Choosing the Right NAS for my Nvidia Shield I recently received a message in our popular advice section and it was a common enough question that I thought it would be good to highlight it here for those that either own or are on the verge of buying the Nvidia Shield. It is a fantastic […]

QBoat IoT Server from QNAP Unboxing – What is IoT and Smart Home?

What is the Internet of Things and Why is the QNAP QBoat important? QNAP has really made a name for themselves in the field of the internet of things (IoT). For a long time, on their NAS platform,  QTS has already supported many applications for fast and easy deployment in their container station software. But […]

The Top 5 4-Bay NAS of the Year

The Best 4-Bay NAS of 2017 With the growth of popularity in Network Attached storage (NAS) many users who are even the tiniest bit familiar with data storage will want to ensure that their NAS server is providing a good balance of storage space and power. A Good, solid NAS is an investment and most […]

The Top 5 2-Bay NAS of 2017

The Best 2-Bay NAS of 2017 We have seen some incredible advances in the world of network attached storage (NAS) over the last 12 months in both home and business, but there is still no denying that compact 2-Bay NAS server devices from brands like Synology, QNAP and WD are still by far the most […]

The Top 5 6-Bay and 8-Bay NAS of the Year

The Top 5 6-Bay and 8-Bay NAS of 2017 Some NAS buyers really like to take their storage seriously. If you are looking for real future proofing in terms of network and internet accessible storage for your desktop, then a 6-Bay or 8-Bay network storage device is very much the sweet spot for capacity Vs […]

Christmas and Boxing Day Sale on the Top NAS brands 2017

Christmas and Boxing Day Sale Deals on Synology, QNAP, WD and more With Christmas and Boxing Day less than a week away, many NAS buyers are already starting to get itchy trigger fingers. Never fear. Below I have arranged the best NAS deals for Boxing Day 2017 and January Sales 2018 from each of the […]

Synology RX418 RackStation NAS Expansion – Specs and Details

New RX418 Rackmount NAS 4 bay Expansion Synology RX418 delivers an effortless solution for volume expansion and data backup for Synology 1U RackStation1 by adding 4 additional SATA drive bays on-the-fly. With its short-depth chassis design, RX418 ensures easy installation and deployment in 2-post racks and wall mount racks. Synology RX418 is backed with Synology’s […]

Synology RackStation RS818+ and RS818RP+ NAS – Specs and Details

New RS818+ and RS818RP+ Rackmount NAS for 2018 Synology RackStation RS818+/RS818RP+ is a 1U 4-bay rackmount NAS designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Powered by a quad-core processor with AES-NI hardware encryption engine, RS818+/ RS818RP+ provides both high performance and scalable storage, ideal for centralizing data backups, protecting critical assets, and sharing files across different platforms. […]

DS218+ NAS Transcode 4K and 1080p Performance Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the DS218+ NAS Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the DS218+ device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the DS218+ NAS is the host device and the […]

Transcoding 4K Media on the DS918+ NAS Server

How to Install Synology DSM 6.2 Beta, What is Synology Moment and Synology Drive?

A Guide to the Synology DSM 6.2 Beta, Synology Moments and Synology Drive In DSM 6.2 Beta, Synology aims to provide better IT management flexibility and usability in every aspect. The new Advanced LUN, iSCSI Manager, and Storage Manager take management efficiency to a whole new level. Security update with no service downtime in SHA […]

Synology FINALLY Release the FS1018 NAS FlashStation – Specs and Details

Synology want to dominate the Flash Market with the FS1018 12 Bay NAS Synology FlashStation FS1018 is a high-performance, desktop form factor NAS specifically designed for 2.5” SATA SSDs. FS1018 is ideal for running business applications, including data backup, virtualization, mail services, and services that require low-latency. Synology FS1018 is backed by Synology’s 5-year limited […]

Synology DS218 NAS Available for 2018 – Specs and Details

Synology release a new Standard NAS 2-Bay for a little over £200 ex.VAT Synology DiskStation DS218 is a high-performance, low cost and versatile 2-bay NAS designed for small offices and home users to effectively manage, protect, and share data. Its 64-bit quad-core processor delivers highspeed data transmission and 10-bit 4K H.265 video transcoding to empower […]