Brand New QNAP TS-128A and TS-228A Announced

The New QNAP TS-128A and TS-228A NAS for 2018 A new and exciting NAS has been announced from the guys at QNAP. The new 1 bay and 2 Bay NAS servers announced on their recent Livestream, the QNAP TS-128A and TS-228A are an update to their cost-effective range of devices. Featuring a brand new CPU […]

Unboxing the QNAP TS-877 Ryzen 7 NAS – The Most POWERFUL NAS We Have Ever Seen

The QNAP TS-877-1700-16G Ryzen 7 NAS – Could this be the Most POWERFUL Desktop NAS we have ever seen? Originally covered much earlier in the year, the QNAP TS-x77 series has really been a NAS that puts the POW into powerful. It was originally uncovered along with the TS-453BT3 and has really taken its sweet […]

The Top NAS for Video Transcoding 2017

Recommended NAS for Transcoding via Plex and DLNA With the rise in popularity of Network Attached Storage (NAS) it is becoming all too common to consider a Synology NAS, QNAP NAS or WD My Cloud server as the perfect storage of all of your multimedia. From the compact nature of it’s design to the sheer […]

OFFICIALLY the Best NAS for A Plex Media Server of 2017

What is the best NAS for a Plex Media Server of 2017 Many users who have large collections of media (photos, music, photos and more) will want to invest is a solid backbone to centralize their files in a single location. The most common reasons for this are to prevent file duplication, to backup sensibly […]

Recommended Powerline Adapters for NAS

The Best Powerline Adapters for your home or Office NAS As wonderful as network and internet connectivity is, the real snag can be when you have parts of your network located in inaccessible areas. This is especially true when you want to setup your Synology NAS or QNAP NAS in a more remote location and […]

Buy the Perfect Synology or QNAP NAS – Get it Right the First Time

Things to consider when you buy a Synology or QNAP NAS When you buy your first network attached storage device, it can be an incredibly daunting task. If you have a less technical background, or heard about NAS servers from Synology or QNAP, but are still not quite certain what a NAS is or what to […]

The Best Edimax IP Cameras for your Synology and QNAP NAS

Edimax IP Cameras that are Compatible with Synology and QNAP NAS Surveillance and NAS go together incredibly well. So much so in fact that two of the most popular NAS brands out there have been in the business of providing a stable and fully featured CCTV recording, alerting and playback enabled software platforms for a […]

Unboxing the QNAP TS-231P2 Cost Effective NAS for Home and Business

Is the newly updated TS-231P2 from QNAP worth your time and money? Finding the right NAS that is both low-priced and high-powered is tough. There is no avoiding that these days if you want powerful yet reliable hardware, at a low price, it is very slim pickings. Over the years the guys at QNAP have […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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 […]