Synology RS820+ NAS Hardware Review

Is the Synology RS820+ the Affordable RackMount Solution You Need in 2020? When it comes to business storage, one company that has really turned things around in the last two years is Synology NAS. With their award-winning software platform and an impressive range of NAS hardware, it is strange to think that not so long […]

Right NAS for a Musician? Buying Right the First Time

NAS Drive that is Specialized for Audio Question time from the Advice corner. Today it is about the right NAS for those in the audio industry: I’m trying to find a NAS for music production. I have a large amount of samples and virtual instruments I’d like to store on the NAS and work off […]

Where are the Synology DS220+, DS920+, DS720+ and DS420play NAS?

When will the New Synology 2020 Diskstation NAS Be Released? For those of you that are considering buying a brand new Synology NAS at the end of 2019, you will be understandably surprised by the unusual lack of new Synology Diskstation (Desktop) DSx20 NAS solutions that have been released. Synology has always been a company […]

WD Red NAS SSD Announced – The SA500 Solid State Drive for NAS

The WD Red SA500 SSD for NAS Drives is Revealed WD is really, REALLY pushing their wares in the closing stages of 2019 with the latest announcement of a new series of NAS targetted SSD drives. The new Western Digital Red SA500 SSD, arriving hot on the heels of the announcement of the WD Red […]

WD Red 14TB NAS Drives – WD140EFFX and WD141KFGX

The WD Red NAS Hard Drive Series hits 14TB Good news for those that are looking for the biggest and best hard drives for their NAS Drive(Synology, QNAP, Asustor, etc) with the release of a new and larger addition to the WD Red HDD series, now in 14 Terabytes of size. The WD Red range […]

QNAP TVS-672N 5Gbe NAS Review

QNAP TVS-672N 5Gbe i3 NAS – Best 6-Bay NAS of 2019? When we first mentioned that QNAP was releasing the QNAP TVS-672N NAS drive, I have to say that I was quite happy to hear about it. Less about the fact it was going to feature 5Gbe, but more because the remarkably popular TVS-x72XT series […]

What is RAID? Understanding the Different RAID Levels for your NAS

What is RAID and why do I need it on my NAS Drive?  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 […]

Synology NAS Upgrade for 4K Editing

Upgrading my Synology DS1817+ NAS for a 4K Editing Suite Hi there, I am currently looking at an upgrade to my nas system. I currently have a Synology DS1817+ using link aggregation. I am video editing off of it every day and some days we have multiple people editing off it. I am noticing it […]

Can I Build My Own Opensource NAS Drive?

DIY Frankenstein NAS Drive Build I’ve been watching a number of videos, and a few scratched the surface for me, but don’t get at the heart of the issue. Constraint number 1: I’m a long-time Linux user, and have a very strong preference for running my own. I want to be running a vanilla unix-like […]

Choosing Between QNAP and Asustor for HDMI and Backups

Buying the Right NAS – Asustor or QNAP? I watch a bunch of your videos and read the reviews in this site which helped me a lot as I am new to NAS world. I am looking for a backup solution for my family to backup photos/videos mainly. I am a power user with IT […]

Synology DS1019+ NAS Vs QNAP TVS-951X NAS Comparison

Synology DS1019+ vs QNAP TVS-951X NAS – Which to Buy? With the newest 2019/2020 generation of NAS drives being uncovered from Synology and QNAP of late, those looking to buy a new NAS Drive can be broken down into two types. Those who looked at the new Synology diskstation and QNAP NAS and said “yes […]

QNAP NAS – How to Expand or Migrate your RAID Volumes

Adding Storage to a QNAP NAS Drive Can you tell me the best way of adding two more WD 4TB Red drives to a qnap TS-453Be that already has two of the same drives configured as RAID 1. Looking at possibly changing to RAID5/6. Also do you add drives with the qnap already running, or […]

Thunderbolt 3 vs 40Gbe NAS in 2019

Thunderbolt 3 vs 40Gbe – Which Should You Buy? Questions about choosing between 10GbE and 40Gbe are becoming increasingly popular. People want to understand what does 40Gbe mean and why is it so important. The Most popular connection for people who need the fastest data transfer speeds a priority, currently is Thunderbolt. As you are […]

Synology Hybrid RAID Explained – Why it is AWESOME

What is the difference between SHR and RAID? Synology Hybrid RAID or SHR, has been around for quite a while now, and though it has not made the big impact that Synology NAS’ Btrfs file system has, it is still an increasingly popular choice for many when it comes to protecting their hardware and their […]

QNAP NAS with HDMI 2.0 or GPU Card Compatibility for Plex and VMs

Help with Graphics Cards and QNAP NAS Support I have been diligently researching NAS boxes, and am in despair. I want to stream and transcode videos, and some of the Qnap boxes will do this, but seem to have HDMI1.4 on them rather than the latest HDMI2. So the best thing might be to get […]