QNAP QSW-M2108-2C Switch Review – 2.5G/10Gbe and Managed!

QNAP QSW-2108-2C 10Gbe & 2.5Gbe Managed Switch Hardware Review The full range of QNAP network solutions is certainly expanding fast! Staying on top of their new releases outside of NAS has been quite a rollercoaster and with newer managed switches on the way, new NAS+Switch combos and even a growing range of Wifi 6 and […]

QNAP TVS-672X and TVS-872X 10Gbe NAS Revealed

QNAP TVS-672X and TVS-872X NAS Drive Revealed QNAP has been setting up to launch some key hardware in 2021 and as news of their recent hardware releases lands, one device that one could consider a combination of New and Old is the newly revealed QNAP TVS-672X and TVS-872X Intel Core 10Gbe NAS systems. Following in […]

Synology RS3621xs+ NAS Hardware Review

Synology RS3621xs+ Rackmount NAS Review – Is it Innovation or Limitation? If one thing has become abundantly clear in the world of network-attached storage even early in 2021, it is the Synology have really started focusing heavily on the enterprise sector. As a brand, Synology has tended to juggle three very important areas of storage, […]

Best Hard Drives for NAS – Get It Right First Time – 2021 Edition

Choosing the Best Hard Drives for your NAS For those of you that have decided to buy a NAS server for Home or business, choosing the right hard drive media to put inside can be incredibly difficult. NAS drives, much like the knives, spoons and forks in your cutlery drawer are all designed to be […]

Synology HAT5300 Hard Drive Review

Synology HAT5300 Hard Drives – Worth Your Data? When Synology first announced that it was entering the hard drive market, I think it would be fair to say that reactions were mixed. On the face of it, the idea that one of the biggest brands in network-attached storage (NAS) was going to start producing their […]

Synology RS1221+ NAS Review

Synology RS1221+ Rackmount NAS Review – Is it Innovation or Limitation? Rackmount servers have undergone something of a shift in the eyes of the buying public in recent years, with the once heavily enterprise associated hardware architecture of a rack deployed server becoming available in a form that is so close to desktop form, that […]

QNAP TS-473A, TS-673A and TS-873A NAS Drive Revealed

QNAP TS-473A, TS-673A and TS-873A Desktop NAS If you have been looking at the QNAP SMB range of hardware solutions in desktop, you may have noticed that there is a range between the Prosumer and Business Class that has been rather overdue for a refresh for a while The existing QNAP TS-x73 range, first released […]

Samsung SSD Buyers Guide to Pro, Plus, EVO – Get It Right First Time

Understanding the Samsung Range of SSDs – Pro, Plus, Evo Of all the SSD brands in the home and business sector, there are not many brands that have had the meteoric impact on the memory and SSD market that Samsung has. One of the earliest providers of flash technology for the consumer and commercial level, […]

QNAP QGD-3014-PT Review – NAS? NVR? Switch? Why Not All Three!

Does the QNAP QGD-3014-16PT Combined NAS, Centralized NVR and PoE Switch Deserve Your Data? Over the last few years, we have seen some genuinely innovative things being done with data storage. The days of NAS systems being just glorified hard drives that you access over the internet are long gone and have given way too […]

Seagate Ironwolf Pro vs Synology HAT5300 – NAS Drive Guide

Choosing Between Synology HAT5300 and Seagate Ironwolf Pro NAS Hard Drives Choosing the right hard drive media for your NAS system used to be so simple! The choice when populating your NAS could be narrowed down to Seagate Ironwolf, WD Red and Toshiba N300. Then enterprise drives were growing in popularity with WD Gold, Seagate […]