Brand New QNAP TS-253D, TS-453D and TS-653D NAS Drive Revealed

New QNAP TS-253D, TS-453D and TS-653D NAS Coming in 2020 With the ever-growing popularity of network-attached storage each year, combined with the desire of most home and business users to keep their data away from 3rd party clouds, the desire for a robust NAS solution in 2020 has never been higher. 2019 was a surprisingly […]

Brand New QNAP TS-451DeU Rackmount NAS for Business

New QNAP TS-451DeU 1U Half Depth 2.5Gbe Rackmount NAS for Business Announced QNAP really seems to be hitting the releases hard in the start of the year, setting their stall out early for their planned hardware for 2020. The D series marks the latest generation of NAS hardware from the big Q and this newest […]

QNAP TS-251D NAS Hardware Review

New 2-Bay NAS for a New Decade – Does the TS-251D Deserve Your Data? If you have found this NAS review, then chances are that you already know a little about the QNAP TS-251D. In fact, I will go a little further. There is a good chance that you (yes, you reading this) are one […]

Archer MR600 4G+Cat6 AC1200 WiFi 4G SIM Router Hardware Review

Mobile Broadband in an Office Router – Is the Archer MR600 the Perfect Answer? The way we use and deploy the internet (and our networks) has changed so much in the last few years. We have moved from dial-up, to broadband, to fiber broadband and more. Meanwhile, mobile phones have evolved from WAP, to 3G, […]

Which NAS Brand to Buy in 2020 – A COMPLETE Comparison

A Guide to NAS Brands in 2020 to Buy 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 own private cloud in […]

Synology J NAS Series Explained – DS120j vs DS220j vs DS420j

DS120j, DS220j or DS420j Which Cheap Synology NAS to Buy?  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 TS-230 vs Synology DS220j NAS – Best for Budget

Synology DS220j vs QNAP TS-230 NAS Budget NAS is actually quite big business. Although there are many expensive or overpowered NAS drives out there, there is still a big demand for low end and modestly powered network. Whether this is because of emptier wallets or because of the 24×7 nature of NAS, big brands like […]

Synology DS220j vs DS218j NAS – Cost Effective Comparison

Which Budget NAS deserves your data? The DS220j or the DS218j? 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 EVERYTHING, it can […]

Synology DS220j 2-Bay NAS Revealed

The DS220j NAS from Synology is FINALLY Revealed Good news everyone, Synology has finally revealed the DS220j. Back in early summer ’19, I told you guys about a range of brand new NAS devices that Synology we had in store for us in 2019/2020. one of those devices that were remarkably absent was the cost-effective […]

ASUS RT-AX92U WiFi 6 Mesh Review

Hardware Review of the ASUS RT-AX92U 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router The standard of wireless connectivity has been a sore subject for some other the years, always appearing wildly inferior to wired/LAN connections. However, in the last 12 months, we have seen a tremendous shift in what is possible and the bigger part of this […]

Best 4-Bay NAS Drive to Buy in 2020

Which 4-Bay NAS Should you Buy in 2020 With the growth of popularity in Network Attached Storage (NAS) many users who are even the tiniest bit familiar with data storage will want to ensure that their NAS server is providing a good balance of storage space and power. A Good, solid NAS is an investment […]

Best 2-Bay NAS Drive to Buy in 2020

Which 2-Bay NAS Should you Buy in 2020 A Network Attached Storage (NAS) device that can house two hard drives is pretty much the usual entry point for many home/small business users to the world of network storage. Whether it is for enjoying media at home, backing up all the devices on the network, or […]

Asustor AS6510T LockerStor 10 NAS Review

Does the Asustor LockerStor 10-Bay NAS Drive Deserve your Data? For those that have been searching for the right network attached storage device in 2020, you will almost certainly have done plenty of research. Whether it is looking at the hardware, the software or the brand/manufacturer in question, there will always be something that will […]

QNAP TS-251D and TS-230 2-Bay NAS Comparison

Should you Buy the QNAP TS-251D or TS-230 NAS in 2020? If you are looking to buy a new 2-Bay NAS in 2020, then chances are that you will be looking at some of the newest releases. The reason for this is pretty obvious – you want to invest in hardware that has staying power, […]

Choosing Between Thick vs Thin Provisioning on your NAS

Thick Provisioning VS Thin Provisioning on your NAS Drive Thick provisioning, thin provisioning – These terms have been around for a period of time, but what is the difference between them? Since thick and thin provisioning are often confused with the actual implementation of the storage system. In this blog, we will introduce these terms […]

Hard Drives VS Solid State Drives in 2020

Choosing Between Solid State Drives and Hard Drives in 2020 With the invention of SSD (Solid-State Disk or Solid-State Drive), the entire storage area has a significant change in performance. The most frequently asked question is what’s the difference between the traditional HDD (Hard Disk Drive) and SSD? They are similar in the external physical […]

Seagate Exos 2X14TB MACH2 SAS Hard Drive Revealed at CES 2020

Seagate and their Mach.2 HAMR Drives Near Release Seagate’s technology team reports that partners have begun integration development with both HAMR and our MACH.2 Multi Actuator technologies and technology nears production. Several partners displayed these advanced technologies, the new Seagate Exos 2X14 drive, and Seagate Nytro Data Center NVMe SSD Series drives in their booth […]

New Seagate Lyve Mobile Drive System at CES 2020

Seagate Unveil a New Modular Storage Platform at CES 2020 – The Lyve Mobile Drive Storage System Seagate Technology announced at CES 2020 a revolutionary modular storage solution that can manage rapidly growing enterprise, cloud and edge data services in business into 2020. Alongside the reveal of this new multi-component storage system, it is also […]

QNAP TS-431X3 and TS-431KX 10Gbe NAS Unveiled at CES 2020

New Affordable 10Gbe TS-431X3 and TS-431KX NAS Solutions from QNAP Revealed Although there has been several solutions on show from QNAP at the CES 2020 tech event, there has been a very consistent them running through the majority of them. Namely making 10Gbe much more accessible and affordable to home and business users alike. This […]

OWC Thunderbolt 3 ThunderBay 8 and ThunderBay Flex 8 at CES 2020

Brand New OWC ThunderBay SATA, SAS and U.2, PCIe Enabled Thunderbolt 3 ThunderBay 8 Another device on show at CES 2020 in Vegas that is squarely aimed at you content creators, editors in post and almost certainly Mac users, OWC has announced two new Thunderbolt 3 storage enclosures. These two new creative professional focused devices […]