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

NAS buyers Guide

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

Synology DS1517+NAS versus qnap TS-563 NAS - Old vs New, Synology V QNAP

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

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 […]

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?

The QNAP TS-453B Versus QNAP TS-451A NAS

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

The QNAP ts-453b Versus QNAP ts-453a NAS

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 […]

The QNAP TS-1277 12 Bay Gold Series POWERHOUSE NAS with an 8-Core AMD CPU – What in the blazes..

The QNAP TS-1277 Gold Series 12-Bay NAS at Computex 2017

QNAP Show us another unique NAS at Computex 2017 – The TS-1277 AMD Ryzen Powered NAS Hot on the heels of the QNAP TS-453BT3 Thunderbolt 3 Small scale NAS shown recently, and the Optical TB3 based NAS unveiled yesterday, the latest entry into the QNAP family is the merging of two popular QNAP NAS series. […]

QNAP reveal the TS-453BT3 New Mid Range Thunderbolt3 4-Bay for Home and SMB at Computex 2017

The QNAP TS-453BT3 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 NAS for Home and SMB at Computex 2017

Is this the most exciting QNAP Thunderbolt NAS Yet? Thunderbolt 3 NAS TS-453BT3 for Home and SMB Many, many new NAS Servers have been uncovered at Computex 2017 from the big brands at Synology and QNAP, We have already uncovered the Synology DS918+ and DS718+ but now it is QNAP’s turn to show off their exciting […]

QNAP Announce a NEW Thunderbolt 3 NAS – The Optical Media Optimised QNAP TVS-882BRT3 Thunderbolt 3 8-Bay NAS for Mac and Windows

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A new and exciting NAS for 2017 with the QNAP TVS-882BRT3 Thunderbolt3 NAS Internet sharing Blu-ray burning application Thunderbolt ™ 3 NAS, a machine backup, burn, play and share. TVS-882BRT3 uses the latest Intel® 7-generation 14nm process multi-core processor to provide Thunderbolt ™ 3 40 Gbps high-speed transmission and Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E) 10GbE conversion for high-performance video […]

The QNAP TS-251A versus QNAP TS-253B NAS – Which one deserves your money?

QNAP TS-251A versus QNAP TS-253B NAS COVER

Comparing the home use TS-251A NAS and the SMB TS-253B NAS from QNAP 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 older but cheaper […]

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

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BIG NAS power in a compact case with the QNAP TS-453Bmini NAS for 2017  The guys at QNAP NAS have certainly know how to appease the NAS community. Over the last few years they have been the first to release some quite remarkable NAS server improvements and yet they still have the odd trick up […]

The Newly Released Synology DS1517+ NAS versus Older 2015 QNAP TS-453A NAS – Synology v QNAP Faceoff

Synology DS1817+NAS versus QNAP TS-453A NAS - Old vs New, Synology V QNAP

Comparing the Synology DS1517+ NAS and the QNAP TS-453A 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+ that was […]

The New Synology DS1817+ NAS versus The Popular QNAP TS-853A NAS – Which Brand should you buy?

Synology DS1817+NAS versus QNAP TS-853A NAS - Old vs New, Synology V QNAP

Comparing the Synology DS1817+ NAS and the QNAP TS-853A 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 DS1817+ released […]