WD PR4100 NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the WD My Cloud Pro PR4100 NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the WD My Cloud Pro PR4100 device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file […]

Unboxing the Synology DS119j 1-Bay NAS

Is the New Budget Synology DS119j NAS enough for you? With the release of the new DS119j NAS, when it comes to buying your first network attached storage device there are several reasons why the Synology range appeals to many. With a diverse range of hardware and storage options across a wide series of uses, […]

QNAP TVS-871 NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TVS-871 NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TVS-871 device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the QNAP TVS-871 NAS is […]

Xpenology – How to Install Synology DSM on your Custom Built NAS

Synology Software on a Custom Built NAS The appeal of building your own Network attached storage device (NAS) rather than buy a pre-built unit from a top-tier brand like Synology can be very tempting. The hardware using in the majority of Synology NAS devices is pretty low when compared to PC’s and with pre-built NAS […]

QNAP TS-351 NAS – Brand New HDMI NAS for 2018/19

New QNAP TS-351 Multimedia NAS for late 2018 One of the most popular uses for network storage in recent years has been multimedia of all types. Whether you are looking at the new QNAP TS-351 or any other NAS, there is a good chance that you want to use your new NAS as a means […]

The QNAP TVS-472XT, TVS-672XT and TVS-872XT Brand New Thunderbolt 3 NAS

New TVS-472XT, TVS-672XT and TVS-872XT Thunderbolt and 10GBe NAS from QNAP First off, let’s get it out of the way – the QNAP TVS-472XT, TVS-672XT and TVS-872XT are a big, BIG deal. In terms of sheer innovation, you would be hard pushed to find a stronger brand than QNAP. In recent years we have seen genuine […]

Synology or QNAP NAS Drive vs One Drive Cloud

NAS Drive Vs OneDrive for your Cloud Storage For many of us that have been using third-party cloud providers such as One Drive for the synchronisation, backup and anywhere-access of data, the idea of switching to a network attached storage device can be intimidated. The fact that One Drive gives you access via your web […]

Unboxing the Synology FS1018 12-Bay FlashStation NAS

Is the small yet powerful Synology FS1018 Flashstation 12-Bay NAS up to the task? When Synology first announced the flashstation NAS, I have to admit I was a bit dubious. I do genuinely believe that SSD and NAS go together very well,, however, more and more we are finding that NAS devices are unable to […]

Unboxing the QNAP TS-332X 3-Bay 10Gbe NAS

The QNAP TS-332X 3-Bay NAS, was it worth the wait? Though the new TS-332X is a new device, network-enabled storage is not exactly a new concept and infact network attached storage or NAS devices have been commercially available for well over a decade now. However what we perceive to be normal in any technological industry […]

The PlayStation Classic Mini Console – Where to Buy

New Official PlayStation 1 Classic Mini Console Announced Prepare for the PlayStation Classic. Almost 25 years ago, the original PS1 was introduced to the world and let’s be honest, gaming has never really been the same since. This blog has always been one that has been firmly rooted in the world of network attached storage, […]

QNAP Wireless Adapter QWA-AC2600 for NAS

What are the Advantages of the QWA-AC2600 wireless network card? Turn your Ubuntu/Linux PC or QNAP NAS into a high-performance and secure wireless access point/base station. The QWA-AC2600 is a 2.4/5 GHz Dual Band Dual Concurrent (DBDC), 4 x 4 Multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO), low-profile PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 x1 wireless adapter with two Qualcomm QCA9984 […]

QNAP TS-551 NAS for 2018 – More Information Released

The New QNAP TS-551 NAS for Business and Pleasure The TS-551 NAS arrives with three 3.5-inch hard drive media storage and two 2.5-inch SSD media dedicated ports. This means you are able to utilize the popular RAID 5 configuration for your bulk storage to get the most capacity from your drives while enjoying SSD cache […]

Buffalo Affordable BS-MP2008 10Gbe Switch User Interface Guide

Buffalo Affordable BS-MP2008 10Gbe Switch Software Review The growth of 10Gbe in storage and networking has really exploded in 2018. There was once a time when a 10x gigabit ethernet network in your home was utterly unthinkable, mainly for reasons of price and compatibility, and therefore 10g was considered the Enterprise-only choice. However, fast forward […]

QNAP TS-128A 1-Bay NAS – What is in the Box?

Is the new QNAP 1-Bay TS-128A NAS worth your data? With the popularity of RAID, it is understandable to think that a 1-Bay NAS is a bit risky. However with the popularity of both free and budget cloud services being available, as well as USB 3.0 external hard drives dropping in price, there are several […]

Synology DS1618+ vs DS918+ NAS Comparison

DS1618+ vs DS918+ NAS – Which Synology Should you buy? If you are thinking about buying a Synology NAS in 2018 and want to leverage your available storage against a robust RAID solution, then chances are you have heard about the Synology DS918+ 4-Bay NAS and the DS1618+ 6-Bay NAS. Arriving with impressive internal and […]

QNAP QTS 4.3.5 BETA Review

QNAP QTS 4.3.5 Beta Test and Highlights As one of the biggest brands in network attached storage, QNAP is remarkably proud of their QTS NAS operation system and user interface. When you buy a QNAP NAS server, it arrives with the QTS application included and from here you have complete control of your storage, your […]

NAS for University and College – Your Own Private Cloud

NAS Drive for University and College To ensure that your documents, dissertation and degree worthy content is safe from loss, these days having your own private cloud storage is both attractive and hugely necessary. When confronted with issues such as fire, theft, viruses or file loss, having a constant backup of all your data is […]

Synology Drive – Better than Google Drive and DropBox?

Synology Drive – The Alternative to Google Drive and Dropbox Synology Drive unifies multiple file portals on Synology NAS and greatly simplifies data management by synchronizing files across various platforms. To fulfill your need for office collaboration, Drive also provides seamless sharing features to ensure that you do not lose important files. One portal for all files – Much like G Drive and Dropbox Access files via Synology Drive […]

Synology DS119j NAS – Specifications and DataSheets

Synology DS119j 1-Bay NAS – Specs and Details Synology DiskStation DS119j is a budget-friendly, versatile and easy-to-use 1-bay NAS with the capability to host, share and protect data for personal users. DS119j offers a variety of packages in its DSM Package Center, allowing beginners to explore the infinite possibilities of Synology NAS. Synology DS119j is […]

Synology Moments – Better than Google Photos?

Synology Moments, An Alternative to Google Photos Gather all your photos and videos in one private place and organize them in an entirely new way. Synology Moments opens a new era for photo storage, allowing random photos to be automatically sorted by an image-recognizing technique that can identify the people, subjects, and places in the photos. Retain your extraordinary moments […]