Updates to the DS216+ and DS716+ – Introducing the DS216+II and DS716+II NAS

The Synology DS216+ NAS Server just got an upgrade in the DS216+II  Great news for Synology NAS fans. The popular mid-range Plus series Synology NAS, the aptly named Synology DS216+II. So, I hear you asking… what is the difference between them? Why release an upgrade? and most importantly of all, is this upgrade a good […]

Should you buy a Desktop or Rackmount NAS or DAS?

Choosing a Desktop or Rackmount NAS for your home or Business?  Let’s face it – data is EVERYWHERE! It is inescapable, it is necessary and most important of all, it needs to be kept somewhere safe. With data breaches and online hacks becoming a near monthly occurrence, it is all to understandable why a person […]

The Best NAS of the Year so far – Choose the Right NAS for you

QNAP NAS vs Synology NAS – Apples and Oranges?  If you, like me, follow the world of NAS then you have more than likely heard about the hot new releases in NAS that have been in the works from Synology, QNAP, WD MyCloud and more. It is no secret that the top dogs in the […]

The Synology DS216+ Versus The Thecus N2810 4K NAS Faceoff Brand VS Brand

Synology Vs Thecus – NAS Brand versus NAS Brand I think it is a farly safe bet that when it comes to buying your first NAS that recommendations from all sides (friends, colleagues and that old favourite Google) pointed you in the direction of these two front runners, Synology NAS and QNAP NAS to supply […]

Synology release their 1-Bay NAS – The Synology DS116

The Synology DS116 Compact NAS has been released  Good news for those looking for a compact, low power but great service network Attached Storage device. Mentioned a couple of months ago, the This Synology DS115 1 drive bay diskstation budget NAS is great solution for home as simple media needs and backup server. Maybe not suitable […]

It’s here! The Synology DS916+ NAS is finally released – Starting at £380

Is the DS916+ the most powerful 4-Bay Synology NAS yet?  Unless you don’t follow NAS like me or you have been living under a rock (and a rock with poor WiFi) then you will know that Synology have been working on their latest big Network Attached Storage server release, the DS916+ NAS server. Now, Synology […]

Should you Buy WD Red Pro Drives or Ordinary WD Red NAS drives?

What is the difference between WD Red and WD Red Pro? Arguably the most popular NAS Hard drive in the market today, with Seagate and HGST NAS drives fighting for second place, many users new and old to Network Attached Storage are finding themselves in the enviable position of choosing between Western Digital Red NAS […]

What are Synology and QNAP Camera Licences and why should I buy them?

What is a NAS Camera Licence and what do they do? Many users buy a NAS solution to fulfil a surveillance need in their home or business. Both Synology and QNAP arrive with comprehensive Surveillance solutions – both called Surveillance station (though different software), that provide excellent NVR support.They feature: Real Time network video monitoring Multiple […]

The Surveillance NAS Faceoff – Seagate Surveillance Hard Drives Vs WD Purple Surveillance Drive – Which one is the safest purchase?

Surveillance and NAS Drives It has long been a use of modern Network Attached Storage, or NAS, as a means of achieving first class home and business Network Video Recording (NVR). Indeed the big NAS brands Synology and QNAP have gone to great lengths to proclaim their NAS server units ability to function beautifully as […]