The Synology DS218 Diskstation NAS 2-Bay Diskstation NAS

Synology DS218 NAS and DS418 NAS

The Synology DS218 and DS418 Standard NAS have been uncovered  I do not know who is in charge of the release schedule over at Synology HQ, but they are really working overtime to ensure that I don’t get much sleep lately. This week we saw the physical release of the DS718+, DS218+, DS3018XS and DS418 over […]

The Synology DS218PLAY and DS418PLAY NAS Uncovered at Synology 2018 in China

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The Synology DS218PLAY and DS418PLAY NAS for Multimedia have been Announced  It really has been a big, BIG Month for synology NAS server devices. we have gone from a long period where Synology seemed to be heavily focused on software and their ever evolving business network applications (Synology Office, e-mail clients, C2 Cloud service and […]

The Synology DS418 4-Bay Diskstation NAS Server – Specs And Details Revealed

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The Synology DS418 NAS – Brand New Standard Class 4-Bay NAS for Home and SMB  Synology DiskStation DS418 is a high-performance and versatile 4-bay NAS, specifically designed for offices and home users to effectively manage, protect, and share data. Its new 64-bit quad-core processor supports volume management of large-capacity storage and 10-bit 4K H.265 video […]

Setting Up Your Synology DS918+ DiskStation In Minutes – Hardware Installation Guide

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How to set up your Synology DS918+ NAS for the first time Well done on purchasing this Synology DS918+ NAS! If this is the first Synology NAS that you have every purchased, then it may seem a little intimidating to set up. Do not fear, it is actually rather simple and with this handy guide you […]

The Powerful Synology DS3018xs 6-Bay Diskstation NAS Server – Specs And Details

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Specifications and Hardware Revealed on the Synology DS3018xs First and foremost it is the first 2018 series NAS, The Synology DS3018xs NAS server. Quite a bold release for the closing stages of 2017, given the numerous 2 and 4 Bay Synology NAS re;eases that have been announced. However the specs are really something to admire and you […]

The Synology DS218+ 2-Bay Diskstation NAS Server – Specs And Details Revealed

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What are the Specs of the Synology DS218+ 2-Bay NAS Server?  The first question on everyone’s lips of course is the Specifications of the Synology DS218+ NAS. Much like the release of the DS216+ back in late 2015, the CPU and Memory, though not too modest, are comparable to the flagship 2-Bay – only in Dual […]

The Synology DS918+ 4-Bay Diskstation NAS Server – Specs And Details Revealed

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The Synology DS918+ 4-Bay NAS Official Specifications – The wait is almost over Originally uncovered as far back as April 2017, the Synology DS918+ was always going to be a real game changer for the big name in network attached storage. This was far from their first 4-Bay NAS server and will almost certainly not be their […]

The Synology DS418 Diskstation – Another Desktop NAS revealed for 2017/18

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The Brand new DS418 4-Bay Synology NAS for Business and Multimedia  It has taken over two-thirds of a year, but finally we are starting to see some hot new releases from Synology in their Diskstation Desktop NAS server range. Earlier this week we saw details emerge of the DS218+, the latest addition to their flagship […]

What is the Difference between NAS Hard-Drives and Standard Hard-Drives? Is it all a Big Con?

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Why do we need different kinds of hard drives – why not make just one kind for all?  Hard drives are not exactly new technology. They have existed in one form or another for over 20 years in the consumer market, all the time getting bigger in capacity and smaller in physical design. That should […]

The Brand New Synology DS218+ Diskstation NAS has been Uncovered

Synology DS218+ 2-Bay Diskstation NAS for 2018

The Synology DS218+ Diskstation 2-Bay NAS has been revealed for 2018 It has taken a while but things have begun to hot up with the guys at Synology and their popular Diskstation series for home and SMB. For the bulk of 2017 so far, we have seen a large number of Enterprise units be revealed and […]

Unboxing the QNAP TVS-882BRT3 NAS, Featuring 7th Gen i7 CPU, 32GB of DD4 Memory, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports and a Blu-Ray Optical Burner

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The world’s first Thunderbolt 3 NAS to include an additional BluRay drive for Media and Backups The TVS-882BRT3 uses 7th Generation Intel® 14nm multi-core processors and features Thunderbolt™ 3 (40 Gbps) connectivity, including a unique Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E) 10 GbE converter, and is ideal for online video editing and high-speed file sharing. The TVS-882BRT3 comes with an […]

Private NAS vs The Cloud – Which one should you choose for your Data

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NAS vs the Cloud – Should you choose between them or go for both? We, as a species, produce so much data! There is no sugar-coating it, we are producing as many megabytes and gigabytes as we are popping out babies. All those bits and bytes have to go somewhere. How much data do you think […]

The WD My Cloud Pro PR2100 Power Plex NAS Unboxing and Walkthrough

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WD Release their Plex Specialised NAS with the WD My Cloud Pro PR2100 NAS With space to keep virtually everything, the My Cloud Pro Series offers your creative team the network storage to edit, save and share production files from anywhere with an internet connection. Compatible with both Mac and PC, you’re able to protect […]

Why you need a VPN for Kodi – How to fix it in a few minutes

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Using Kodi Safely – Why you need to use a VPN with Kodi If you are reading this, then chances are you are already familiar with the media application Kodi. Why wouldn’t you, it is a fantastic application, effectively free and with a low system resource requirement, it has fast become the biggest Media collection […]

Setting Up Your Synology Surveillance NVR1218 NAS In Just 20 Minutes – A Hardware Installation Guide

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How to setup your Synology Network Video Recorder NVR1218 Surveillance NAS Well done on purchasing a Synology Network Video Recorder (NVR1218). NVR combines the network-attached storage (NAS) with PC-less configuration, operation, and local display of the network video recording package – Surveillance Station. Before setting up your new NVR, please check the package contents to […]

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 […]

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

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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

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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?

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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 […]