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 […]

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 […]

Christmas and Boxing Day Sale on the Top NAS brands 2017

Christmas and Boxing Day Sale Deals on Synology, QNAP, WD and more With Christmas and Boxing Day less than a week away, many NAS buyers are already starting to get itchy trigger fingers. Never fear. Below I have arranged the best NAS deals for Boxing Day 2017 and January Sales 2018 from each of the […]

Synology RX418 RackStation NAS Expansion – Specs and Details

New RX418 Rackmount NAS 4 bay Expansion Synology RX418 delivers an effortless solution for volume expansion and data backup for Synology 1U RackStation1 by adding 4 additional SATA drive bays on-the-fly. With its short-depth chassis design, RX418 ensures easy installation and deployment in 2-post racks and wall mount racks. Synology RX418 is backed with Synology’s […]

Synology RackStation RS818+ and RS818RP+ NAS – Specs and Details

New RS818+ and RS818RP+ Rackmount NAS for 2018 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 across different platforms. […]

Transcoding 4K Media on the DS918+ NAS Server

Cheapest 10gb 1 Port PCI Express network cards RJ45

What is a 10Gbe network card? 10GBase-T (10G) networking technology delivers a speed of up to 10Gbps -10X faster than standard gigabit Ethernet. It enables ultra-fast 10Gbps network access for desktop PCs, so you can easily handle the most data-intensive tasks in your office or at home. Good news is that visually new 10gbit network […]

Plex on DS118, DS218play, DS418 and DS418j – Realtek RTD1296 issue

Cannot find the Plex App on your Synology NAS? Here is why It has reached our attention (thanks to J Westwood, UK) that Plex is currently not supported on the Synology DS118, DS218play, DS418 and DS418j NAS. This is down to these NAS Server devices using the new Realtek RTD1296 and RTD1293 CPU in their design. […]

The Top NAS for Video Transcoding 2017

Recommended NAS for Transcoding via Plex and DLNA With the rise in popularity of Network Attached Storage (NAS) it is becoming all too common to consider a Synology NAS, QNAP NAS or WD My Cloud server as the perfect storage of all of your multimedia. From the compact nature of it’s design to the sheer […]

Cyber Monday and Black Friday Deals on the Top NAS brands

Cyber Monday and Black Friday Deals on Synology, QNAP, WD and more With Black Friday less than a week away, many NAS buyers are already starting to get itchy trigger fingers. Never fear. Below I have arranged the best NAS deals for Cyber Monday and Black Friday 2017 from each of the big brands on network […]

Qnap compatible RAM

Qnap compatible RAM   RAM-16GDR3EC-RD-1600 ES1640DC ES1640DC V2 RAM-1GDR3-SO-1333 TS-269 PRO TS-469 PRO TS-469L TS-469U-SP/RP TS-869U-RP TS-1269U-RP TS-869L TS-869 PRO TS-269L TS-469 PRO TS-569 PRO TS-469L TS-469U-SP/RP TS-569L TS-470U-RP/SP TS-669 PRO TS-669L RAM-2GDR3-SO-1333 TS-269 PRO TS-469 PRO TS-469L TS-469U-SP/RP TS-869L TS-869 PRO TS-269L TS-469 PRO TS-569 PRO TS-469L TS-469U-SP/RP TS-569L TS-870 TS-870 PRO TS-470 TS-470 […]

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 DS418 Diskstation – Another Desktop NAS revealed for 2017/18


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 […]

40Gbe vs Thunderbolt3

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The questions about 10GbE and 40Gbe are becoming more popular. People want to understand what does it mean and why is it so important. Most popular connection for people who need fastest data transfer speeds is Thunderbolt. As you know Thunderbolt3 theoretical is speed is around 40Gb/s. When working on video editing projects of 4K […]

Synology release their 1-Bay NAS – The Synology DS116

The Synology DS116 Compact NAS has been released  Good news for those looking for a compact, low power but great service network Attached Storage device. Mentioned a couple of months ago, the This Synology DS115 1 drive bay diskstation budget NAS is great solution for home as simple media needs and backup server. Maybe not suitable […]

What is the best 2 Bay NAS of 2016?

Which is the best Synology 2 Bay for your NAS Needs? It is safe to say that when it comes to NAS, one of the biggest names out there is Synology. But with so many units being added to their every increasing range every year, it can all get a little confusing. Everyone’s data needs […]