QNAP take to Kickstarter to take the next step innovating storage – The Mustang-200 Accelerator

QNAP take to Kickstarter to take - The Mustang 200 Accelerator

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 HS-251+ versus the QNAP TS-251+ Quiet Home NAS Comparison

The QNAP HS-251+ Silent NAS versus the QNAP TS-251+ Silent Quiet NAS Comparison

Is the Silent NAS worth the extra money compared to the TS-251+?   VALUE A good solid NAS that lives up to everything it promises. Low Power consumption and one of the quietest NAS units I have ever used – and this along with high end performance and features. FEATURES Has all the features you […]

The QNAP T531X 5-Bay SFP+ 10GBe NAS, Walkthrough and Talkthrough

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Has QNAP finally cracked the 10GBe SFP+ NAS Market with the TS-531X NAS?  QNAP NAS has always been seen as the innovator of Network Attached Storage. Remaining in joint first place with Synology NAS for the market leaders of the field, they have often been the ground breakers when the boundaries of NAS are pushed. In […]

New NAS – The QNAP TS-1635 16 Bay Cost-effective 10GbE SFP+ NAS

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QNAP announce their new 16-Bay NAS TS-1635-4G and TS-1635-8G Good news for QNAP NAS and and especially those looking for for a truly 10GBe over SFP+ Network Attached Solution. The TS-1635 is a stonking 16-BAY desktop NAS. More precisely it is 12 standard 3.5″ HDD/SSD bays and a further 4 2.5″ form factor SSD bays for increased […]

Synology VS QNAP–Which is the best NAS for you?

Should I buy a Synology or QNAP NAS in 2016

Should I buy a Synology or QNAP NAS? Possibly the most common question I am asked when it comes to NAS. Like the ancient battles of Windows Vs Mac, Nintendo Vs Sega and Coke Vs Pepsi, both brands have their die hard fan base that will happily argue long in to the night! But unlike […]

The QNAP TS253A Versus The QNAP TS-251+ – Which one deserves your data?

The QNAP TS-251+ versus The QNAP TS-253A - The QNAP NAS HDMI 2016 Faceoff featuring the TS-253A-4G and TS-251+-2G

The QNAP NAS Comparison of Power vs Ability Hardly a race of the tortoise against the hare, these two NAS servers released by QNAP NAS in the closing stages of 2015 both make their target audience abundantly clear. Though both in a similar price bracket and with barely £30 pounds between them, it can become […]

The QNAP 251+ Versus The Thecus N2810 NAS Faceoff Brand VS Brand

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The QNAP TS-251+ Vs The Thecus N2810  NAS – Brand VS Brand  DESIGN – Second only to the QNAP TS-253A, the QNAP TS-251+ is one of the best 2-bay NAS units from QNAP in the market this 2016. The design is the result of years of chassis design in previous unit and is very easy […]

Unboxing the QNAP TS-1635 16 Bay Cost-effective 10GbE SFP+ NAS Unboxing and Overview

QNAP release their new 16-Bay NAS TS-1635-4G and TS-1635-8G – Time for an Unboxing Video Good news for QNAP NAS and and especially those looking for for a truly 10GBe over SFP+ Network Attached Solution. The TS-1635 is a stonking 16-BAY desktop NAS. More precisely it is 12 standard 3.5″ HDD/SSD bays and a further 4 2.5″ form […]