Recommended USB-C RAID DAS Storage

The Top USB 3.1 DAS RAID Storage featuring USB-C Here are several of the best Direct Attached Storage (DAS) devices that feature USB 3.1 and USB-C in 1-Bay, 2-Bay, 4-Bay and 5-Bay. Hope this helps! The Best 1-Bay USB 3.1 Gen 2 USB-C Case AKiTiO USB3.1 Gen2 Pocket Case SK-2500 U3.1 MP-SK2-UC For 2.5″ SATA […]

Unboxing the Synology RS818+ Rackstation NAS – What do you get?

The Synology RS818+ NAS for expandable and reliable Rackmount Storage Synology RackStation RS818+/RS818RP+ is a 1U 4-bay rackmount NAS designed for small and medium sized businesses. Powered by a quad-core processor with AES-NI hardware encryption engine, RS818+/ RS818RP+ provides both high performance and scalable storage, ideal for centralizing data backups, protecting critical assets, and sharing files […]

Play Music from your Synology NAS to Amazon Echo Alexa Speaker

Playing music from your Synology NAS to your Amazon Echo Speaker The Amazon Echo has been around for almost 3 years now and many of you out there want to be able to play the music that lives on your Synology NAS server, simply by asking Alexa to play it for you. The Amazon Alexa […]

The Best 1-Bay NAS of the Year from Synology and QNAP

Why Buy A 1-Bay NAS? A 1 Bay NAS is often overlooked as a sensible backup option. The main reason being that even though you’ve got network access to a whole hard drive’s worth of data, the issue lies in the subject of RAID. RAID, or redundant array of independent disks, is the ability to […]

Synology DS918+ versus DS1517+ NAS

DS918+ 4-Bay NAS vs DS1517+ 5-Bay NAS – Which Synology should you Buy? Synology DS918+ and DS1517+ are both equally powerful NAS models. DS918+ is made with multimedia capabilities whereas DS1517+ comes with a focus on basic NAS functions.  Gen2 x8 slot (x4 link) lets you add 10GbE or cache card to massively increase IOPS of […]

Cheapest 10gbe switches

What is a 10Gbe switch? Definition for a switch is : A network switch is a computer networking device that connects devices together on a computer network by using packet switching to receive, process, and forward data to the destination device. What 10Gbe means is, that speed will be 10 times faster than regular gigabit […]

Back up your QNAP NAS to Compatible Optical Disc Drive

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QNAP NAS and How to Backup from/to Optical Disc Drives If you are reading this and you do not have a sufficient backup of the data on your QNAP NAS or at the very least, a RAID configuration in place as a thin safety net – then you are living on borrowed time! A good […]

Recommended Network Switches for NAS in 2018

The Best Network Switches for your NAS A network switch is a smart means to manage, control, configure and connect all of your network devices. Many people often get routers and switches confused and this is perfectly understandable. At first, second and third glance they seem near enough identical. A both that lives in the […]

The QNAP TS-328 3-Bay NAS at CES 2018

QNAP Preview the TS-328 3-Bay NAS at CES 2018 QNAP have put on a show at CES 2018 with a host of new NAS and AI related hardware being released throughout the year. Today I want to focus on the rather unconventional 3-bay NAS server, the QNAP TS-328 (TS-328-2G and TS-328-4G). We are all familiar […]

The QNAP TS-253Be and TS-453Be at CES 2018

QNAP Show us the New TS-253Be and TS-453Be Featured NAS for 2018 QNAP has been uncovering all kinds of new toys at CES 2018 and although there was brand new AI-related technology being showcased, as well as the new 3-Bay NAS and Ryzen based TVS-x73e series, the one that seemed to go under many peoples radar […]

QNAP at CES 2018 Preview – TS-328, TS-x53Be, TVS-x73e and more

QNAP is going to show what they have in store at CES 2018 tomorrow – But here is a sneaky preview The QNAP TS-328 3-Bay NAS QNAP’s first 3-bay NAS, TS-328 NAS, that allows for building a RAID 5 array with the fewest disks. It is powered by a Realtek RTD1296 quad-core 1.4 GHz processor […]

Unboxing the New Synology DS218 Value Series NAS for 2018

The Synology DS218 NAS is here and is it worth your time? When Synology started releasing all of their two-bay NAS devices at the same time, it was always going to lead to a lot of market confusion and saturation. Over the past three to four months we’ve seen the entire too hard drive NAS […]

Which NAS for Shield TV? – Choosing the Right Multimedia Centre

Choosing the Right NAS for my Nvidia Shield I recently received a message in our popular advice section and it was a common enough question that I thought it would be good to highlight it here for those that either own or are on the verge of buying the Nvidia Shield. It is a fantastic […]

QBoat IoT Server from QNAP Unboxing – What is IoT and Smart Home?

What is the Internet of Things and Why is the QNAP QBoat important? QNAP has really made a name for themselves in the field of the internet of things (IoT). For a long time, on their NAS platform,  QTS has already supported many applications for fast and easy deployment in their container station software. But […]

The Top 5 4-Bay NAS of the Year

The Best 4-Bay NAS of 2017 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 and most […]