New Synology NAS – RS2821RP+, RS2421RP+, SA6500 & FS6600N Uncovered

The RS2821RP+, RS2421RP+, SA6500 & FS6600N – Even More New Synology Rackstation and FlashStation Revealed It really is a busy season for Synology Rackmount solutions! The first part of the year has always been heavily slanted towards business hardware in the server industry and year on year, this has always been when Synology unveil their […]

QNAP TVS-h1288X NAS Plex 10bit 4K, 1080p and 720p Tests (H.264 & HEVC)

Transcoding 4K Media on the TVS-h1288X NAS Plex Media Server Smooth playback of high-end media on a NAS is always something that you cannot really cheap-out on. if you are investing in a new NAS system and are looking for a solution that will last for a good few years alongside your TV/Sound system, then […]

Synology DS720+ vs DS220+ NAS Drive Comparison

Comparing the Synology DS720+ vs the DS220+ NAS Drive Synology is still regarded as one of the most popular brands in the world of network-attached storage (NAS), with a clearly defined portfolio that accommodates home and business user needs accordingly, as well as all supporting the award-winning and remarkably easy to use Diskstation Manager (DSM) […]

How To Switch from Google Photos and Drive to Synology NAS – A Step By Step Guide

A Guide to Moving your Photos and Drive Data to Synology NAS Today I want to show you guys how to make the switch from your Google Photos and/or Google Drive account and onto a Synology NAS. Whether you are looking into migrating your data from the cloud to a private server because of safety, […]

Synology RS1221+ NAS – Should You Buy It?

Why Should You Buy the New Synology RS1221+ NAS? As many of you are no doubt aware, there is a brand new Synology solution available to buy for those looking at a robust, compact, yet fully-featured rackmount 8-Bay solution. The recently released Synology RS1221+ NAS is a reinvention of the popular 8 drive RS1219+ from […]

QNAP TVS-h1688X NAS Hardware Review

QNAP TVS-h1688X NAS Review – Ground Breaking or Hardware Overkill? Businesses these days have tough choices to make when it comes to where they should store their data and despite the seemingly impressive specifications on the TVS-h1688X, knowing whether it is suitable for your needs is no small decision. For many, it is ‘hot’ data […]

Synology HAT5300 Hard Drives Uncovered

Indications of Synology Hard Drives Appear with the HAT5300-8T and HAT5300-12T Revealed Come on – it was only going to be a question of time, wasn’t it. The idea of Synology (one of the most popular brands in the world of network-attached storage) expanding their portfolio to include the very hard drives that you install […]

Idiots Guide to Editing Video on a NAS Drive (via 10Gbe or Thunderbolt)

Video Editing over 10Gbe or Thunderbolt with a NAS Drive – The Easy Way Of all the industries that have grown in terms of data storage, video editing and production has got to be one of the largest generators of unique and ever increasingly size data in the world. From wildlife photographers and fashion, to […]

Synology RS3621xs+, RS362RP1xs and RS4021xs+ NAS Coming Soon

Synology RS3621xs+, RS4021xs+ and RS362RP1xs NAS Revealed – a Bit! Good news for those of a business storage frame of mind that take their hardware seriously, Synology will later this month reveal their latest three entries into the powerful Rackstation XS series, the new RS3621xs+, RS3621RPxs and RS4021xs+ NAS. These all form the newest generation […]

Synology DS1621+ vs QNAP TS-h973AX NAS – Ryzen NAS Comparison

The Synology DS1621+ vs QNAP TS-h973AX NAS Compared The line between small-medium business (SMB) and prosumers working from home has blurred considerably in 2020, due to the increase in people working from home. Alongside this, the growth in popularity owning your own private server has likewise increased to a point whereby the necessity of spending […]

NAS Buyers Guide 2021 – Get It Right First Time

NAS Brands in 2021 – Which One Should You Choose? Buying your first Network Attached Storage (NAS) device can be a remarkably daunting task! Even for the most technologically knowledgable, a NAS is a very different kind of device than most of the hardware in your environment. At its heart, it is just a computer […]

Synology DVA3221 NAS Review

The Synology DVA3221 AI and GPU Enabled NVR NAS for Surveillance One of the most popular and continuously evolving ways that users want a NAS drive is for home and business surveillance. Whether it is the security of family or for much more enterprise requirements, CCTV and surveillance solutions are very much the vogue right […]

Best Virtual Machine NAS of the Year

Choosing the Best Virtual Machine NAS Drive of 2020 For those that are not aware, a Virtual Machine (or VM) is a near completely digital alternative to a physical-local-PC in the traditional sense. Yes, you still need a physical user interface (ie a monitor/screen and peripheral controls like a Keyboard, mouse and/or touch screen) and […]

Switching from Google Photos to a Synology or QNAP NAS

Making the Switch from Google Photos to NAS As many of you might know, Google has recently announced a change in its policy of allowing Android phone users to be able to backup up their photos without limits to their respective Google Cloud accounts. Till recently, if you were an Android phone user, you never […]

Synology RS1221+ & RS1221RP+ Data Sheet Revealed

The Synology RS1221+ and RS1221RP+ Rackstation NAS get closer to Release Good news for those of you who are STILL waiting for the release of the compact 8-Bay Synology rackmount, the RS1221+ nears release and we now have the official data sheet on the device with a release date scheduled for mid January 2021. Yes, […]

Best 8-Bay NAS Drive of the Year

Choosing the Best 8-Bay NAS Drive of 2020 Hasn’t data storage come a long, LONG way! In just a hand full of years we have gone from the marvels of having gigabytes in our pocket to being able to store hundreds of terabytes on our own home servers! Network Attached Storage (NAS) has been improving […]

Best 6-Bay NAS Drive of the Year

Choosing the Best 6-Bay NAS Drive of 2020 Whether you have been looking at buying a new network-attached storage (NAS) solution for the home or for business, there is a good chance that you have been looking for a RAID 6 solution in 2020/2021. There was a time when RAID 6 was seen as the […]

Synology DSM 7.0 Beta – Early Impressions

DSM 7.0 First Impressions Now that we have all had a chance to download Synology Diskstsiton Manager 7 (DSM 7) to take a look at whether it was worth the wait, many of us have come away pretty impressed. It’s arguably more of a redesign in UI on the face of it (with the bulk […]

Synology DS1821+ NAS Hardware Review

Synology DS1821+ NAS Review Even to the most casual follower of network-attached storage, 2020 has been a fantastically truncated year of new hardware releases. Perhaps it is because the supply chain has been so fragmented worldwide, with people adjusting to new working practices, or perhaps it is simply the brand readjusting their release strategies in […]

Best 4-Bay NAS Drive of the Year

Choosing the Best 4-Bay NAS Drive of 2020 This year has seen a whole new bunch of NAS hardware solutions arriving after the comparatively quiet period of 2018/19 and with it, a whole new range of solutions that will meet the expectations of 4-Bay NAS buyers. 4 Drive desktop servers are very much the bread […]