The Synology DS418PLAY 4-Bay 4K Multimedia NAS Server – Specs And Details Revealed

Specifications and Hardware Revealed on the Synology DS418PLAY 4K Diskstation NAS Synology DiskStation DS418play is a 4-bay NAS designed for ultra-high definition multimedia enthusiasts. Powered by a new dual-core processor, DS418play supports real-time transcoding for up to 2 channels of H.265/H.264 4K videos at the same time. AES-NI support ensures smooth encrypted data transfer and […]

Unboxing the Synology DS718+ NAS 2-Bay Server – Smack my bits up!

Finally we unbox the Synology DS718+ NAS 2-Bay for 2017 and 2018 With so many Synology NAS Diskstation devices being released this month, we are fortunate enough to unbox the Synology DS718+ and find out how much has changed compared with the Synology DS716+II. When the Synology DS718+ was uncovered back in mid 2017, it […]

The Synology 2018 UK Event – HUGE Hardware and Software Updates

Synology NAS heads into 2018 with an Impressive array of Hardware and Software The big brand in Network Attached Storage once again hosted their annual conference, planning on appearing in 17 different countries, and with China and Taiwan hosted earlier in the month, it is now the turn of London, United Kingdom to host the Synology conference […]

Update on the QNAP TS-453BT3 Thunderbolt 4-Bay NAS – Specifications and Hardware Revealed

The New and Exciting 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 NAS from QNAP is close to release Not long now till QNAP release their more home and SMB based Thunderbolt 3 NAS, the TS-453BT3-8G and many of you have been wondering what has taken so long? The QNAP TS-453BT3 was originally uncovered by NASCompares back in May and since then […]

The Synology DS418J NAS versus the Synology DS416J NAS – 4 Bay Budget Comparison

The Synology DS418J NAS versus the Synology DS416J NAS – Choosing the right cost-effective NAS  With so many Synology NAS devices available, it is all too easy to get a little lost amongst the different units. Often newer is not necessarily better and all too often it is the case that a brand new release from […]

Unboxing the Synology DS918+ NAS Server – OMG So Pretty

The wait is over, the Synology DS918+ 4-Bay NAS is here  Originally uncovered as far back as April 2017, the Synology DS918+ was always going to be a real game changer for the big name in network attached storage. This was far from their first 4-Bay NAS server and will almost certainly not be their […]

The Synology DS218 Diskstation NAS 2-Bay Diskstation NAS

The Synology DS218 and DS418 Standard NAS have been uncovered  I do not know who is in charge of the release schedule over at Synology HQ, but they are really working overtime to ensure that I don’t get much sleep lately. This week we saw the physical release of the DS718+, DS218+, DS3018XS and DS418 […]

The Synology DS218PLAY and DS418PLAY NAS Uncovered at Synology 2018 in China

The Synology DS218PLAY and DS418PLAY NAS for Multimedia have been Announced  It really has been a big, BIG Month for synology NAS server devices. we have gone from a long period where Synology seemed to be heavily focused on software and their ever evolving business network applications (Synology Office, e-mail clients, C2 Cloud service and […]

The Synology DS418 4-Bay Diskstation NAS Server – Specs And Details Revealed

The Synology DS418 NAS – Brand New Standard Class 4-Bay NAS for Home and SMB  Synology DiskStation DS418 is a high-performance and versatile 4-bay NAS, specifically designed for offices and home users to effectively manage, protect, and share data. Its new 64-bit quad-core processor supports volume management of large-capacity storage and 10-bit 4K H.265 video […]

Setting Up Your Synology DS918+ DiskStation In Minutes – Hardware Installation Guide

How to set up your Synology DS918+ NAS for the first time Well done on purchasing this Synology DS918+ NAS! If this is the first Synology NAS that you have every purchased, then it may seem a little intimidating to set up. Do not fear, it is actually rather simple and with this handy guide you […]

The Powerful Synology DS3018xs 6-Bay Diskstation NAS Server – Specs And Details

Specifications and Hardware Revealed on the Synology DS3018xs First and foremost it is the first 2018 series NAS, The Synology DS3018xs NAS server. Quite a bold release for the closing stages of 2017, given the numerous 2 and 4 Bay Synology NAS re;eases that have been announced. However the specs are really something to admire and you […]

The Synology DS218+ 2-Bay Diskstation NAS Server – Specs And Details Revealed

What are the Specs of the Synology DS218+ 2-Bay NAS Server?  The first question on everyone’s lips of course is the Specifications of the Synology DS218+ NAS. Much like the release of the DS216+ back in late 2015, the CPU and Memory, though not too modest, are comparable to the flagship 2-Bay – only in Dual […]

The Synology DS918+ 4-Bay Diskstation NAS Server – Specs And Details Revealed

The Synology DS918+ 4-Bay NAS Official Specifications – The wait is almost over Originally uncovered as far back as April 2017, the Synology DS918+ was always going to be a real game changer for the big name in network attached storage. This was far from their first 4-Bay NAS server and will almost certainly not be their […]

The Synology DS418 Diskstation – Another Desktop NAS revealed for 2017/18

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The Brand new DS418 4-Bay Synology NAS for Business and Multimedia  It has taken over two-thirds of a year, but finally we are starting to see some hot new releases from Synology in their Diskstation Desktop NAS server range. Earlier this week we saw details emerge of the DS218+, the latest addition to their flagship […]

What is the Difference between NAS Hard-Drives and Standard Hard-Drives? Is it all a Big Con?

Why do we need different kinds of hard drives – why not make just one kind for all?  Hard drives are not exactly new technology. They have existed in one form or another for over 20 years in the consumer market, all the time getting bigger in capacity and smaller in physical design. That should […]

The Brand New Synology DS218+ Diskstation NAS has been Uncovered

The Synology DS218+ Diskstation 2-Bay NAS has been revealed for 2018 It has taken a while but things have begun to hot up with the guys at Synology and their popular Diskstation series for home and SMB. For the bulk of 2017 so far, we have seen a large number of Enterprise units be revealed and […]

Unboxing the QNAP TVS-882BRT3 NAS, Featuring 7th Gen i7 CPU, 32GB of DD4 Memory, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports and a Blu-Ray Optical Burner

The world’s first Thunderbolt 3 NAS to include an additional BluRay drive for Media and Backups The TVS-882BRT3 uses 7th Generation Intel® 14nm multi-core processors and features Thunderbolt™ 3 (40 Gbps) connectivity, including a unique Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E) 10 GbE converter, and is ideal for online video editing and high-speed file sharing. The TVS-882BRT3 comes with an […]

Private NAS vs The Cloud – Which one should you choose for your Data

NAS vs the Cloud – Should you choose between them or go for both? We, as a species, produce so much data! There is no sugar-coating it, we are producing as many megabytes and gigabytes as we are popping out babies. All those bits and bytes have to go somewhere. How much data do you think […]