Asustor AS6604T Lockerstor 4 NAS – Hardware Review

Asustor AS6604T Lockerstor 4 NAS Hardware Review – Worth Your Data? In all my years in network-attached storage, I can quite honestly say that they have never been so many releases in such a short period of time as there has been in summer 2020. Maybe it is the impact of COVID on production that […]

QNAP QSW-M408-4C Hardware Review of the 10Gbe Managed Switch

QNAP QSW-M408-4C 10Gbe Managed Switch Hardware Review I remember as little as 2 years ago go when someone spoke to me a brand launch event about the possibility of QNAP releasing a network switch at some point. QNAP had been talking for a while about releasing a 10Gbe affordable network switch solution and have gone […]

QNAP TS-h886 ZFS NAS – Hardware Review

Review of the New QNAP TS-h886 ZFS 6-Bay NAS Drive – Worth your Data? Summer 2020 has been a remarkably busy period for network-attached storage. We have seen numerous high-profile releases appear on our radar and be released quite quickly, in efforts to bring the latest generation of hardware are to businesses that are beginning […]

QSnatch and How To protect Your QNAP NAS from Online Intruders

QSnatch Infects Thousands of QNAP NAS Drives In the last few days, there have been reports from the U.S and UK cyber intelligence and security agencies (NCSC and the CISA) to report that there has been successfully reported attacks on over 60,000 QNAP NAS devices across different regions of the world, Highlighting that it is […]

QNAP NAS 2020/2021 Q&A – Your Questions Answered

QNAP 2020/2021 Questions and Answers – From QNAP UK It’s that time again, time for another user question and answers session with a NAS brand. Today we have QNAP back and as always, the questions are formed from the most regularly requested queries from YouTube comments, NASCompares comments, emails, social media and directly to me […]

Synology DS720+ NAS – Taking it to Pieces

Synology DS720+ NAS Hardware Tear Down For those of you that are interested in the newest generation of Synology NAS, you are probably wondering about what exactly goes on under the bonnet. We talk about the CPU and Memory plenty, but what about on the inside? Where does the Synology DSM software get extracted from? […]

Synology DS1520+ NAS Drive – Specifications Revealed

Brand New Synology DS1520+ 5-Bay NAS Drive We are starting to hear more and more about the new 2020/2021 series from Synology and this latest news is one that will get the attention of alot of prosumer users. Today I want to talk about the new Synology DS1520+ 5-Bay NAS and why it might well […]

The DS1621xs+ NAS is Now 10Gbe and the Synology DS1520+ NAS Uncovered!

Brand New Synology DS1520+ and DS1621xs+ NAS Revealed Good news for anyone waiting for a new NAS from Synology and want to ensure they get the ‘latest generation’ with the reveal (thanks to Luka @ BlackVoid) of a new Synology Diskstation device, the Synology DS1520+ NAS. Although reveal might be a tad strong, given that […]

Terramaster F2-422 Review – A 10Gbe 2-Bay NAS

Reviewing the TerraMaster F2-422 2-Bay NAS with 10Gbe Of all the brands that I discuss here on the blog, one that always seems to surprise me is TerraMaster. On the surface, they are a fairly standard NAS brand that, though lacking the wide commercial notoriety of a brand like Synology, still produce a remarkably impressive […]

QNAP QMIRO-201W Mesh Router System

Brand New QMIRO-201W Mesh Router System Wi-Fi System from QNAP Good news for anyone that has been holding out for a next-generation mesh router system, with recently leaked news that QNAP is developing their own tri-band mesh router system for home and business. Although they are not the first NAS brand to enter the mesh […]

Synology NAS PLEX DRIVER FIX for H.256 / HEVC – DS920+, DS220+, DS720+ and DS420+

A Guide to Improving Playback on your Synology NAS Drive One of the most popular reasons that many users invest in a compact desktop Synology NAS solution is for use as a private Plex media server. The appeal of Plex as an alternative to paid subscription streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime video is […]

Good News – The Synology DS220+NAS is Released and In Stock

Why You SHOULD Buy the Synology DS220+ NAS Synology is a good brand, with DSM (their software, applications and GUI) and the DS220+ brings a lot of functionality for home and business users. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider buying the DS220+ NAS in 2020. The Synology DS220+NAS full review can be found […]

Synology DS920+ vs DS1019+ NAS Drive Comparison

Synology DS1019+ vs DS920+ NAS – Which to Buy? With the newest 2020/2021 generation of NAS drives being uncovered from Synology of late, those looking to buy a new NAS Drive can be broken down into three types. Those who looked at the new Synology 2020 diskstation NAS and said “yes please”, the ones who […]

QNAP TS-431KX NAS Hardware Review

The QNAP TS-431KX 4-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review Very few of the current top tier brands in NAS have tackled the subject of 10Gbe as much as QNAP. Over the last 3 years or so we have seen an abundance of 10 Gigabit solutions (NAS, Switches, Cards, Adapters and more) be released by the company […]

Synology DS220+ NAS – Should You Buy It?

Synology DS220+ NAS – Five Reasons Why You Should/Shouldn’t Buy It Of all the Synology NAS Drives that the company has ever produced, the 2-Bay series of diskstation solutions is generally considered to be their most popular item. Kinda their Reebok Classic, their Peanut M&M, it is a staple part of their product portfolio and […]

Synology NAS – SATA vs NVMe SSD Caching Test

Synology NAS SSD Caching – Is There a Difference Between NVMe and SATA SSD Use If you have purchased a Synology NAS in the last 2-3 years in the ‘PLUS’ series of devices (eg. DS920+, DS1019+, DS720+, DS918+, RS1619XS+, etc) then chances are one of the reasons that you considered it was because of the […]

Synology DS220+ 18GB Unofficial Memory Upgrade Installation Guide

How to Upgrade the RAM in your Synology DS220+ to 18GB Memory Back in May 2020, when the Synology DS220+ was first revealed, many users were surprised at the maximum memory limit that the manufacturers stated ion the specifications – 6GB of DDR4 to be precise (as well as only 1 memory stick being accessible […]

Synology SNV3400 NVMe SSD Hardware Review

Synology SNV3400 NVMe 400GB SSD for NAS Review – Worth Your Cache? As many of you may no doubt be aware, one of the biggest brands in the world of network-attached storage, Synology, recently took the bold step of entering the world of solid-state drive media. In recent weeks we have seen them bring a […]

Synology M2D20 PCIe Card Hardware Review

Synology M2D20 Adapter Card for NVMe SSD Cache One of the most important factors for many users that purchase a new Synology NAS in 2020, besides stability, is speed. We all want our files to move as fast as possible, whether we are sending them or receiving them. Over the years there have been many […]

Synology DS920+ vs DS420+ vs DS720+ vs DS220+ NAS Comparison

Synology DS920+ vs DS420+ vs DS720+ vs DS220+ NAS – Which Should You Buy Now that the latest 4 Diskstaiton NAS have arrived on the market, it has caused alot of new buyers to scratch their head and wonder “which one should I buy?”. It is understandable, a NAS is a unique investment for many […]