Exciting NEW Synology DS1620xs NAS Drive Revealed

Brand New DS1620xs NAS Drive from Synology – BEST NAS EVER! The Synology 2020 Launch Exhibition is still happening here and I am pleased to confirm ANOTHER new NAS for 2019/2020. Is the Synology DS1620xs NAS server what you have been waiting for? I will admit, that is pretty unlikely, it is still remarkably new […]

Synology DS420J Budget NAS Revealed

Synology Reveal the DS420J Cost-Effective 4-Bay Diskstation Another new piece of kit revealed at the Synology 2020 launch event and this time it is the affordable Synology DS420J 4-Bay NAS. This cost-effective NAS drive is the follow up to the DS418j released back in Q3 of 2017. Featuring a new CPU, but a familiar chassis. […]

Synology Photos for NAS Revealed

Synology Combine Photo Station and Moments – Synology Photos With the Synology 2020 worldwide reveal started, where we can learn about what is coming in hardware and software from the big name in NAS, today I want to focus on a something that is both new and old at the same time. For those that […]

Synology DVA3219 Surveillance NAS Hardware Review

The Synology DVA3219 AI and GPU Enabled NVR NAS for Surveillance One of the most popular and continuously evolving ways that users want a NAS drive is for home and business surveillance. Whether it is the security of family or for much more enterprise requirements, CCTV and surveillance solutions are very much the vogue right […]

Synology RS820+ and RS820RP+ Rackmount NAS Drive Revealed

New RS820+ and RS820RP+ 1U Rackmount NAS for Autumn 2019 Information on the new Synology RackStation NAS servers for release later in the year continues with the new RS820+ and redundant power enabled RS820RP+. Keen followers of NAS (guilty!) will see a few similarities to it’s predecessor (the RS818+) and this is understandable. Synology has […]

QNAP TR-008T 8-Bay Thunderbolt 3 DAS Expansion Solution

New 8-Bay TR-008T Thunderbolt 3 DAS from QNAP Leaked The TR-008T is more than just another brainless box to connect to your NAS drive and in fact, is a product that many users have been waiting to come along for a while now! Let me explain. QNAP has a fantastically diverse selection of expansion devices […]

Asustor AS-U2.5G Cost Effective USB-C to 2.5Gbe Adapter Revealed

Asustor. 2.5Gbe and the New AS-U2.5G Adapter for NAS, PC and Mac This year we are really seeing the NAS brands make jumps in connectivity. Last year I championed the affordability of 10Gbe to home and business users, giving them the ability to upgrade their networks to 10-gigabit ethernet at a cost that was considerably […]

Best 3 Plex NAS for £500 – 2019 Edition

Top 3 £500 NAS Drives for a Plex Media Server 2019 If you want to buy a Plex media server NAS on a low budget, then you may well have encountered the difficulties of getting the right device for the job. For their first NAS drive for a Plex media server, most users when want […]

QNAP TS-963N 5Gbe AMD NAS with HDD & SSD Bays for 2019

New QNAP TS-963N NAS featuring RJ45 5Gbe, dedicated SSD Bays and HDD Bays for 2019 Good news for those wondering what QNAP have coming in the next few months, with the unveiling of another updated 9-Bay (5 HDD 3.5″ and 4 SSD 2.5″) NAS for 2019 for their 5Gbe series and it is very much […]

QNAP TVS-951N 5Gbe Intel NAS for 2019 Revealed

The QNAP TVS-951N 5/9-Bay NAS featuring 10GBASE-T for the Home QNAP NAS have really been busy in Q3 of 2019. Last week we saw the reveal of the new 5Gbe TVS-x72N series and now we have seen the reveal of a new 9-Bay (5 Hard Drive and 4 SSD) based NAS, the TVS-951N. The latest […]

Synology NAS in 2019/2020 – Your Questions Answered

Why you should buy a Synology NAS in 2019 and 2020? Those that have followed this blog for a while will know that one of the biggest brands that get’s mentioned is Synology NAS. With the end of 2019 fast approaching, we were lucky enough to be invited to the Synology UK headquarters and speak […]

QNAP QSW-308-1C 10Gbe Switch Review

Reviewing the Affordable QNAP QSW-308-1C 1Gbe and 10Gbe Combo Switch The QNAP QSW-308-1C unmanaged switch is quite a work of art. I know that is a grand statement for a review, but in order to understand why I think that, you have to take a moment and look at QNAP as a manufacturer. If you […]

QNAP TVS-672N and TVS-872N 5Gbe NAS Revealed for late 2019

QNAP TVS-672N and TVS-872N NAS featuring 5Gbe, NVMe, HDMI 2.0 and 8th Gen i3 CPU With so many NAS devices being released every year from top-tier brands aimed at home and business users parting with their money, it can often get quite predictable to second guess a new release. Whether it is the changing attitudes […]

How to Improve Plex Performance On Your NAS Drive – PART 2

Part Two of How to Improve your Plex NAS Performance Before starting this Plex NAS guide, I recommend checking out part 1, as it has 5 more tips for improving the performance and stability of your plex media server NAS and I recommend you try anything and everything that is compatible with your system. Part […]

Synology Surveillance DVA3219 No-Idle Zone User Guide

How to Use No-Idle Zone on the Synology Surveillance DVA3219 NAS Once your cameras are mounted successfully (Guide for that can be found here), software configurations must be set up for DVA to suit your needs fittingly. This chapter covers the crucial settings to achieve high detection precision. Step 1 – Select a Stream Profile […]

Synology Surveillance DVA3219 Intrusion Detection User Guide

How to Use Intrusion Detection on the Synology Surveillance DVA3219 NAS Once your cameras are mounted successfully (Guide for that can be found here), software configurations must be set up for DVA to suit your needs fittingly. This chapter covers the crucial settings to achieve high intrusion-detection precision. Step 1 – Select a Stream Profile […]

Synology Surveillance DVA3219 People Counting User Guide

How to Use People Counting on the Synology Surveillance DVA3219 NAS Before you set up your NVR Surveillance environment for People counting, you will need to spend extra time preparing suitable lighting. Good lighting is crucial. If the surroundings are too dark, footage may blur and cause details to be lost; if there is excessive […]

Synology Surveillance DVA3219 Deep Motion Detection User Guide

How to Use Deep Motion Detection on the Synology Surveillance DVA3219 NAS Once your cameras are mounted successfully (Guide for that can be found here), software configurations must be set up for DVA to suit your needs fittingly. This chapter covers the crucial settings to achieve high motion-detection precision. Step 1 – Select a Stream […]

Synology DVA3219 Surveillance NAS Deep Learning NVR User Guide

How to Use the Synology Surveillance Station DVA3219 NAS Features Synology Deep Learning NVR comes with powerful AI Image Analysis technology which is built into the Deep Video Analytics application in Surveillance Station. It’s complete functionality is free of any hidden fees and requires no extra software or external device installation. For you to achieve […]