Unboxing the QNAP TS-453BT3 Thunderbolt 3 and 10GbE NAS – The Lowest Price Thunderbolt NAS yet

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Why is the QNAP TS-453BT3 Thunderbolt NAS so Important? Earlier in 2017, we highlighted a brand new Thunderbolt 3 NAS that QNAP was working on. It promised the features and functionality of other thunderbolt NAS, but at a fraction of the price. Fast forward to today and we finally have our hands on the QNAP […]

NAS at IP EXPO 2017 in London – Featuring QNAP, Synology, Buffalo and more

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What is IP Expo and what has it got to do with NAS in 2017 and 2018? Originally started as a simple information technology (IT) trade show  promoting hardware and limited software for businesses to house their ever-growing stacks of date, over the years it has evolved into a twice annually held event that takes place […]

Update on the QNAP TS-453BT3 Thunderbolt 4-Bay NAS – Specifications and Hardware Revealed

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The New and Exciting 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 NAS from QNAP is close to release Not long now till QNAP release their more home and SMB based Thunderbolt 3 NAS, the TS-453BT3-8G and many of you have been wondering what has taken so long? The QNAP TS-453BT3 was originally uncovered by NASCompares back in May and since then […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Qnap TS-863U-RP Rackmount 2U NAS 8-Bay featuring Quad Core AMD, 10GbE, Redundant PSU Unboxing

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Improve your Business Server Network with the QNAP TS-863U with extra PSU  The QNAP TS-863U-RP is equipped with an energy-efficient 64-bit AMD quad-core 2.0GHz processor with 4GB DDR3L-1600 RAM (upgradable to 16GB), SATA 6Gb/s, one SFP+ 10GbE and four Gigabit LAN ports for lightning-fast multi-tasking performance with SSD cache support. The TS-863U-RP is a powerful […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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

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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 […]

The QNAP TS-853U Rackmount NAS 8-Bay 2U Chassis Unboxing and Walkthrough

Is this Rackmount QNAP NAS the best Price VS power for your business yet? The TS-853U Rackmount Powerful, reliable and scalable NAS for SMBs The TS-853U, featuring the easy-to-use QTS operating system, is a powerful, reliable, secure and scalable NAS solution designed for mission-intensive business applications and to meet fast growing data storage needs. The […]

The QNAP TS-451A versus QNAP TS-453B NAS – Which 4-Bay QNAP deserves your data?

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Comparing QNAP NAS – The TS-453B NAS and the older TS-451A 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 TS-251A  released in […]

The QNAP TS-453Bmini Quiet 4–Bay NAS for HDD and SSD Unboxing and Walkthrough

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The QNAP TS-453Bmini NAS , BIG NAS power in a compact case with for 2017 DESIGN A very quiet and compact NAS Server from QNAP, the QNAP TS-453BMini is the NAS for those who are either working close to the PLEX NAS in a living room or office, or just need a server that lives […]

The QNAP TS-453B NAS vs the TS-453A NAS – OId vs New in this QNAP 4-Bay Faceoff

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Comparing the 2015 QNAP TS-453A and the 2017 TS-453B NAS 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 QNAP NAS devices can do. So, whether you decide upon the QNAP TS-453A-4G NAS or the QNAP TS-453B-4G, you […]

The QNAP AfoBot for your home – can this take on Google Home and Amazon Echo?

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What is the QNAP AfoBot and have QNAP bitten off more they can chew with this one? I have not been especially restrained when it comes to talking about QNAP and their place in the NAS Server market. Although they share the top spot with the big guys at Synology, I still think QNAP are […]