Recommended Powerline Adapters for NAS this Black Friday 2017

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 this Black Friday 2017 – Get it Right the First Time

Things to consider when you buy a Synology or QNAP NAS on Black Friday 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 […]

What is the Best Synology 4-Bay NAS this Black Friday 2017 – DS918+ vs DS418play vs DS418 vs DS418j

Choosing the Right 4-Bay Synology NAS on Black Friday With Black Friday 2017 almost upon us, many buyers are looking to buy a new Synology NAS. Whether you are buying your first NAS server, or you are upgrading your pre-existing Network Attached Storage device, there are a great many advantages to investing in a solid […]

Black Friday Deals on the Top NAS brands

Black Friday Deals on Synology, QNAP, WD and more With Black Friday less than a week away, many NAS buyers are already starting to get itchy trigger fingers. Never fear. Below I have arranged the best NAS deals for Black Friday 2017 from each of the big brands on network attached storage. Of course, new […]

Should you buy the DS218J or DS216J Synology NAS this Black Friday 2017

Which Budget NAS deserves your data this Black Friday? The DS218J or the DS216J? With Network Attached Storage (NAS) being so popular these days, it is completely understandable that in order for everyone to buy one, some more affordable NAS solutions need to be developed. As much as you want a NAS that can do […]

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 […]

Which Synology 2-Bay NAS should you buy in 2017 – A Complete Guide

Buying the Right 2-Bay Synology NAS Choosing the Right Synology NAS can be a very confusing task. The best balance for most users looking for cost vs hardware find that a two Hard Drive NAS is a great solution. A two disk Synology NAS can pretty much provide anything that large network attached storage devices can […]

Unboxing the Synology DS3617xs NAS – Still the Most Powerful Desktop NAS they have ever Released

STILL the most powerful Diskstation, the Synology DS3617xs 12-Bay Desktop NAS No strangers to to network Attached Storage, one of the most popular NAS brands in the world, Synology unveiled their most ambitious enterprise desktop NAS ever back at the start of the year- The 12-Bay DS3617xs DiskStation NAS. It was a real change of scene […]

Unboxing the Synology DS3018xs Powerhouse 6-Bay NAS for Home and Business

What is so good about the Synology DS3018xs 6-Bay NAS? When Synology first announced the DS3018xs NAS back at Cebit in March, it would be safe to say that it left a mark. Up until this point we had seen the majority of hardware from Synology arriving in two different categories. Vastly enterprise based Rackmount […]

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 […]

The Synology DS418J NAS versus the Synology DS416J NAS – 4 Bay Budget Comparison

The Synology DS418J NAS versus the Synology DS416J NAS – Choosing the right cost-effective NAS  With so many Synology NAS devices available, it is all too easy to get a little lost amongst the different units. Often newer is not necessarily better and all too often it is the case that a brand new release from […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 2017/18  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 […]

The Synology RT2600ac Router Featuring 4×4 MU-MIMO, Dual Core CPU Unboxing Video

Synology finally release the RT2600AC Router for Home and SOHO Users  What are the features of the Synology RT2600ac? Why choose this and not an ordinary Router? Blazing-fast Wi-Fi with up to 2.53Gbps combined wireless bandwidth to supercharge your network. RT2600ac is a powerful wireless router for homes and small offices seeking to work and […]

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

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 […]

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 […]