QNAP TS-253A NAS Transcode 4K and 1080p Performance Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TS-253A NAS Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TS-253A device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the QNAP TS-253A NAS is the host […]

Details and Specs Released on the QNAP TS-253Be and TS-453Be Fully Featured NAS

The New QNAP TS-253Be and TS-453Be NAS – better value fully featured NAS QNAP have made some real changes recently regarding their popular B Series of NAS. Many of us complained about the x53B series – mainly that despite it’s rather innovative hardware options, the price tag was just too high. So now with the […]

Details and Specs Released on the QNAP TS-328 3-Bay NAS

All the information on the QNAP TS-328 3-Bay NAS for 2018 Good news for those waiting for cost effective RAID storage, as QNAP have finally released more information on their unusual 3-Bay RAID 5 enabled NAS, the TS-328 for Spring 2017 release. With a new and improved chassis, excellent home and business Realtek Quad Core […]

QNAP TVS-471 NAS Transcode 4K and 1080p Performance Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TVS-471 NAS Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TVS-471 device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the QNAP TVS-471 NAS is the host […]

NAS Featuring HDMI 2.0 in 2018

A Guide to NAS that Include a 4K HDMI 2.0 Port With so many NAS servers now arriving with HDMI ports, all promising to playback 4K, it is easy to forget that HDMI arrives in several versions and if you want true 4K HDMI output, you need to ensure you buy a NAS server that […]

The DS718+ NAS versus DS716+II – Synology Flagship NAS Comparison

Which is the best 2-Bay Synology NAS? The DS718+ or the DS716+II?  Synology have been pretty much leading the pack when it comes to home NAS for a number of years. Though in recent years we have seen a lot of back and forth between them and QNAP NAS, it is safe to say that […]

Brand New Synology RS3618xs Rackstation for 2018

The Synology RS3618xs Rackmount NAS has been Revealed Synology RackStation RS3618xs is a reliable, superior-performance network-attached storage solution for large-scale enterprises with demanding business applications. RS3618xs simplifies data management, optimizes virtualization environments, and rapidly expands storage capacity with minimal time investment in setup and maintenance. Synology RS3618xs is backed by Synology’s 5-year limited warranty. Synology […]

Unboxing the Powerful TVS-473e Featured QNAP NAS for 2018

Should you buy the QNAP TVS-473e NAS this 2018 for the Home or Business? Choosing the right network attached storage (NAS) device that can do everything that you want can be tricky. FInding a powerful NAS is relatively easy and if you have the money, you can spend thousands of pounds quite easily and get a […]

Unboxing the new QNAP TS-228A Cost Effective NAS for 2018

Is the New Cost-Effective QNAP TS-228A worth your time? When it comes to buying your first NAS server ,most of the time what you want is the best value for money. If you have never owned a NAS before, it is understandable that you are reluctant to invest hundreds of pounds in a device that […]

NEW Synology RackStation RS2818RP+ NAS for Business in 2018

Synology and the brand new RS2818RP+ Rackstation NAS for 2018 Synology RackStation RS2818RP+ is a 16-bay NAS designed for small- and medium-sized businesses. It provides large, scalable storage capacity with affordable total cost of ownership, ideal to serve as a centralized backup destination or a file server, providing easy-to-use storage applications to safeguard company’s data […]

QNAP TVS-682 NAS Transcode 4K and 1080p Performance Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TVS-682 NAS Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TVS-682 device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the QNAP TVS-682 NAS is the host […]

Recommended USB-C RAID DAS Storage

The Top USB 3.1 DAS RAID Storage featuring USB-C Here are several of the best Direct Attached Storage (DAS) devices that feature USB 3.1 and USB-C in 1-Bay, 2-Bay, 4-Bay and 5-Bay. Hope this helps! The Best 1-Bay USB 3.1 Gen 2 USB-C Case AKiTiO USB3.1 Gen2 Pocket Case SK-2500 U3.1 MP-SK2-UC For 2.5″ SATA […]

Unboxing the Synology RS818+ Rackstation NAS – What do you get?

The Synology RS818+ NAS for expandable and reliable Rackmount Storage Synology RackStation RS818+/RS818RP+ is a 1U 4-bay rackmount NAS designed for small and medium sized businesses. Powered by a quad-core processor with AES-NI hardware encryption engine, RS818+/ RS818RP+ provides both high performance and scalable storage, ideal for centralizing data backups, protecting critical assets, and sharing files […]

Play Music from your Synology NAS to Amazon Echo Alexa Speaker

Playing music from your Synology NAS to your Amazon Echo Speaker The Amazon Echo has been around for almost 3 years now and many of you out there want to be able to play the music that lives on your Synology NAS server, simply by asking Alexa to play it for you. The Amazon Alexa […]

The Best 1-Bay NAS of the Year from Synology and QNAP

Why Buy A 1-Bay NAS? A 1 Bay NAS is often overlooked as a sensible backup option. The main reason being that even though you’ve got network access to a whole hard drive’s worth of data, the issue lies in the subject of RAID. RAID, or redundant array of independent disks, is the ability to […]

Synology DS918+ versus DS1517+ NAS

DS918+ 4-Bay NAS vs DS1517+ 5-Bay NAS – Which Synology should you Buy? Synology DS918+ and DS1517+ are both equally powerful NAS models. DS918+ is made with multimedia capabilities whereas DS1517+ comes with a focus on basic NAS functions.  Gen2 x8 slot (x4 link) lets you add 10GbE or cache card to massively increase IOPS of […]

Cheapest 10gbe switches

What is a 10Gbe switch? Definition for a switch is : A network switch is a computer networking device that connects devices together on a computer network by using packet switching to receive, process, and forward data to the destination device. What 10Gbe means is, that speed will be 10 times faster than regular gigabit […]

Back up your QNAP NAS to Compatible Optical Disc Drive

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QNAP NAS and How to Backup from/to Optical Disc Drives If you are reading this and you do not have a sufficient backup of the data on your QNAP NAS or at the very least, a RAID configuration in place as a thin safety net – then you are living on borrowed time! A good […]

Recommended Network Switches for NAS in 2018

The Best Network Switches for your NAS A network switch is a smart means to manage, control, configure and connect all of your network devices. Many people often get routers and switches confused and this is perfectly understandable. At first, second and third glance they seem near enough identical. A both that lives in the […]

The QNAP TS-328 3-Bay NAS at CES 2018

QNAP Preview the TS-328 3-Bay NAS at CES 2018 QNAP have put on a show at CES 2018 with a host of new NAS and AI related hardware being released throughout the year. Today I want to focus on the rather unconventional 3-bay NAS server, the QNAP TS-328 (TS-328-2G and TS-328-4G). We are all familiar […]