The Synology DS216play Vs The Synology DS716+ – Which 4K NAS is right for you and your data?

Is 2016 the year Synology 4K NAS?  Time for another Synology NAS face off and today we want to look at 2 of the latest Synology NAS releases, both with different markets in mind. Both the Synology DS216PLAY and the Synology DS716+ are part of there now fully established 2-Bay 2016 range. Along-side their brothers […]

What is RAID, how does it work and what does it have to do with NAS?

What is RAID and why do I need it?  RAID is not a new thing. Originally created as means of combining multiple smaller hard drives and combining them into 1 large storage volume (so your PC would only see one hard drive like your C:/ drive, instead of several smaller hard drives connected). RAID stands […]

The need for NAS in your life

Why you should buy yourself a NAS As I type today’s NAScompares entry, I am sat on my daily commute on the train (Surbiton to London Waterloo, in case you are interested) and would like to talk about one of the most common uses for NAS… Media Access on the go. Sometimes our goods friend […]

NAS News – Synology DS916+ Quad-Core 4K NAS Walkthrough and Talkthrough with NAS Compares

The Synology NAS range just got a lot bigger with the 4K 4-Bay DS916+  Synology have announced at CeBit the release of some brand new NAS ranges for 2016 and they are looking like a few game changing NAS servers. Into the spotlight we have the Synology DS916+ 4-Bay NAS (network attached storage device). Before you […]

The Synology DS216play vs DS214play – Which NAS should you PLAY with in 2016?

Next Generation of NAS For many of us, buying a NAS is about media! More importantly it is about how and where we access our media. With all the talk of Virtualisation and Surveillance it is easy to forget that 8 out of 10 NAS Server units that are purchased are  bought solely to watch […]

Cost effective ways to upgrade your digital storage

Technology – The Central Nervous System of the Modern Age So you bought your NAS few years ago and it is starting to look a little full. Perhaps it’s not quite as fast as it used to be due to it’s constant use or maybe newer and faster network trends are beginning to make your […]

The LaCie 2-Bay Quadra 2big DAS with USB 3.0 and Firewire 800 Unboxing, Walkthrough and Talkthrough video

USB 3.0 & Firewire 800 Storage for Mac users in the LaCie Quadra  Hope you are all having a lovely relaxing weekend. Just wanted to highlight to you all that the unboxing for the LaCie 2big Direct Attached Storage is now live and I thought you might enjoy it. It’s a short one but if […]

NAS News – Thunderbolt 2 NAS from QNAP with TVS-682T, TVS-882T and TVS-1282T

QNAP unleash the beast with the QNAP TVS-X82T Thunderbolt 2 range  I’m sure many of you are aware that last year QNAP released a truly ground breaking and innovating NAS, The QNAP TVS-871T. QNAP NAS have always been the rebels of Network Attached Storage and their latest units do not disappoint. In the last six […]

Data Storage tips for Photo and Video Editors

Essentials for Photographers and Videographers  If you’re serious about photography and Video editing you’re going to have to take a moment to step away from your camera and think about where those all-important shots are going to live. Modern-day Digital single-lens reflex camera (or SLRs) have for the most part abandoned the film based media […]

The Synology DS216J Budget NAS – What’s in the Box!

Why should you buy a Budget NAS this 2016? When it comes to NAS, we are promised a lot of things! From Virtualisation and transcoding with popular services like Plex, Kodi and Emby, all the way through to being able to truly centralise our digital lives on all platforms. Network Attached Storage can arrive with […]

New NAS release – The QNAP TS-128 and TS-228 Budget Friendly NAS Boxes

New Budget NAS’ from QNAP this 2016  Good news for everyone looking for a NAS on a tight budget, QNAP  have announced the TS-128 1-Bay NAS and TS-228 2 Bay devices. Aimed mainly at the part of the NAS market more interested in saving money on the NAS and spending it on bigger hard-drives. The […]

The Synology DS216J versus The Synology DS215J –  The budget 2 bay Faceoff

Which one is the best Budget Synology NAS for you? Time for another Synology NAS faceoff. Today we want to look at Old vs New with the Synology newly released Synology DS216J NAS and how it compares against the DS215J released just around a year earlier. Both NAS units are aimed at the budget friendly […]

The Synology DS716+ Unboxing – What’s in the Box!

Synology and it’s flagship 2-Bay 2016 NAS Today we want to take a closer look at a great Synology NAS released in the closing stages of last year. The Synology DS716+ is without a doubt their best and most powerful NAS yet and in this year of 2016, there are few other 2-bay NAS devices […]

The QNAP TS-253A-4G Unboxing – What’s in the Box!

Does the Latest QNAP TS-253A change the landscape of NAS this 2016?  Whether you are new to NAS or a long standing veteran of Network Attached Storage like myself, you will have heard of QNAP NAS. They are easily one of the top two NAS manufacturers available to both home and business users (the other […]

Hot News – WD Announce their Range of 8TB Red NAS & Purple 8TB Drives, WD80EFZX and WD80PUZX

WD Red Drives just hit the 8TB mark with the WD80EFZX Good news for all you lovers of Network Attached Storage, Western Digital have released new iterations of their popular Red NAS and Purple Surveillance Range in the form of massive 8TB capacities. Of course 8 Terabyes of Storage has been available in NAS and Surveillance […]

The QNAP TS253A Versus The QNAP TS-251+ – Which one deserves your data?

The QNAP NAS Comparison of Power vs Ability Hardly a race of the tortoise against the hare, these two NAS servers released by QNAP NAS in the closing stages of 2015 both make their target audience abundantly clear. Though both in a similar price bracket and with barely £30 pounds between them, it can become […]

A Guide to buying your first NAS

A Guide to buying a NAS  Buying your first Network Attached Storage (NAS) device can be quite a daunting task. There are so many different manufacturers and models that it can all get a bit confusing. Choosing the right NAS device is something that without a deeper understanding of the different uses of NAS can […]