QNAP TS-963X 10GBASE-T NAS for Virtualization, Surveillance and more

Why is the new QNAP TS-963X NAS such a Game Changer? The TS-963X is an affordable NAS for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with AMD Embedded G-Series GX-420MC quad-core 2.0 GHz processor, 9 drive bays and a built-in 5-speed 10GBASE-T port for up to 10Gb connectivity. Four 2.5-inch drive bays can be used to install […]

QNAP TS-251B NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TS-251B NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TS-251B 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-251B NAS is […]

Synology DS119j vs DS218j vs DS418j – Best Budget NAS?

Which Cheap Synology NAS should you Buy? DS119j, DS218j or DS418j For those who are looking at buying their very first NAS drive, or are just looking for a simple network backup to support their existing NAS server, it can be a bit confusing. Synology has made efforts to separate their range of NAS server drives […]

QNAP Reveal their New QuMagie NAS Photo Management Application at CES 2019

QNAP QuMagie App for NAS – AI Supported Facial Recognition, Smart Subject Identification and Improved Geography Tagging QuMagie is the next-generation of Photo Station, to store and auto-organize your photos on your QNAP NAS. Featuring a streamlined user interface, a built-in timeline scroll, integrated AI-based photo organization, customizable folder covers and a powerful search tool, QuMagie […]

Brand New QNAP Guardian QGD-1600P at CES 2019

QNAP Guardian QGD-1600P – 2Bay NAS with Integrated 10Gbe 16-port Managed PoE Switch With CES2019 Starting in Las Vega, we are already seeing another of the biggest NAS brands sharing information on their latest releases for 2019. On brand I always keen a keep eye on during this period is QNAP NAS. Over the years […]

Synology MR2200ac Mesh Router – UPDATE

MR2200ac Synology Mesh Router Units Coming For those of you who were impressed with the reviews and videos on the Synology MR2200ac Mesh router in late 2018 and decided to buy the device, you no doubt encountered the same issue as everyone else, namely that there HAS BEEN NO STOCK anywhere! This has been frustrating […]

Top 3 Most POWERFUL NAS to Buy in 2019

Most Powerful NAS to Buy in 2019 Network attached storage is not a new concept and in fact, NAS systems have existed in one form or another for the better part of a decade. Once you remove all the fancy talk about reliable/stable DDNS internet access and a multitude of RAID storage options, stripping it […]

Seagate Ironwolf NAS SSD

Seagate Ironwolf 110 SSD for NAS – Gimmick or Genius? When I first heard that Seagate was a developing a range of solid-state drives (SSD) to be used in NAS servers, I have to admit I was a little dubious. Although hard drive technology has advanced in some incredible tailored ways to best suit the […]

QNAP TVS-872XT NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TVS-872XT NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TVS-872XT 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-872XT NAS is […]

Unboxing the QNAP TBS-453DX NASBook – 10Gbe, HDMI 2.0a, 4 SSD Bays and more

Is the QNAP TBS-453DX NAS Wierd or Wonderful? Of all the devices that QNAP previewed last year, there was one that I distinctly remember being very confused by. Alongside a plethora of powerful 10Gbe and Thunderbolt 3 solutions, nestled in between them all was a rather understated SSD optimised NAS. This follow up to an older […]

Best Outdoor IP Camera for Synology and QNAP NAS

What is the Best IP Camera for Outside use with your Synology and QNAP NAS One of the most popular reasons that people buy their first network attached storage (NAS) is the ease and versatility of setting up a cheap and fully featured Network Video Recorder (NVR). Almost all modern NAS feature surveillance support to […]

Best NAS for Video Editing and Post Production in 2018

Best NAS for Video Editing 4K and 1080p Digital media has reached a point in 2018 where file size is truly staggering. 1080p and 4K Media arriving at hundreds or indeed thousands of gigabytes over time are just the start of it. With 5k monitors becoming increasingly available, plus dynamic range and depth of video […]

Synology 10Gbe SFP+ v 10GBASE-T Upgrade – E10G18-T1 or E10G15-F1

SFP+ v 10GBASE-T – Should you Choose the Synology E10G18-T1 or E10G15-F1 NIC If you have been using a Synology NAS in 2018,  then chances are you’ll have been impressed by the user-friendly interface of DSM, it’s great first party applications and it’s overall versatility as both a home and business network device. Synology is still […]

Unboxing the QNAP TS-431Xeu Rackmount File Server NAS for 2018

Have QNAP and the TS-431Xeu Rackmount answered your prayers? Compared to a traditional 4-bay rackmount NAS, the TS-431XeU has a depth of only 11.46 inches (291 mm). This makes the TS-431XeU an excellent choice for smaller racks, and the unused space can be reserved for cabling or ventilation. The TS-431XeU is space-saving for flexible deployment […]

Best NAS for Photo Editing in 2018

Best NAS Drive for Photo Editing to Buy 2018 Now that almost all photo video editing is done with digital cameras of varying degrees of quality, safe and reliable data storage has never been more important. Back when photos were only a handful of megabytes in size, it was easy to just back up and […]

Top 5 Desktop NAS for Big Storage

Hardware Power Vs Capacity – Choosing the Right NAS Choosing the right storage solution for you, whether it is for home or business, is a big step. Many buyers want to ensure that when they buy their first NAS, that they will not have to do it again for at least 5 years. It is […]

Is the Synology RS2418+ Rackmount NAS your Ideal Business Cloud Platform

Is the Synology RS2418+ the Solid Storage Solution you need? When it comes to business storage, one company that has really turned things around in the last two years is Synology NAS. With their award-winning software platform and an impressive range of NAS hardware, it is strange to think that not so long ago they […]

Best 10Gbe NAS of 2018

 Best 10Gbe Enabled NAS to Buy in 2018 The importance of 10-gigabit ethernet (10Gbe) in 2018 cannot be understated. With advances in affordability and the utility of this kind of hardware, many users are now making the jump into this faster more efficient means of improving their workflow. Not so long ago, most companies/businesses that […]

QNAP TVS-472XT NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TVS-472XT NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TVS-472XT 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-472XT NAS is […]

QNAP TVS-951X NAS Review – HDMI, Intel CPU & 10Gbe!!!

Is the New QNAP TVS-951X Multimedia and Business NAS worth your time? The recently released TVS-951X is a new generation of 10Gbe NAS from the guys at QNAP. Although this is not their first, second or third step into the world of 10Gbe, I will say that this is definitely one of the best combinations […]