Terramaster F4-422 Review – An Affordable 10Gbe 4-Bay

Reviewing the TerraMaster F4-422 4-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 TS-231P3 NAS Hardware Review

The QNAP TS-231P3 2-Bay NAS Hardware Review Over the last 3 years or so we have seen an abundance of plus Gigabit solutions (NAS, Switches, Cards, Adapters and more) be released by QNAP and this has given them an incredibly diverse portfolio of solutions to cater to differing budgets and bespoke requirements. Although there are […]

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 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 E10M20-T1 Hardware Review

Review of the Synology NVMe SSD Cache and 10Gbe Combo E10M20 Upgrade Card Technology moves FAST! If I am fast learning something as I spend another year in the network industry, I have long since learnt that was one though ‘impossible’ will all of a sudden be a doddle! In the network storage industry, Synology […]

Synology E10M20-T1 (FINALLY) Released – 10Gbe & NVMe Combo Card

Synology E10M20 10G and NVMe SSD Cache Card is Available Well, we had to wait a while didn’t we, but finally, we can confirm that the brand new official Synology 10Gbe and m.2 NVMe SSD upgrade card is released. I say ‘released’, the Synology E10M20-T1 has been officially launched, which generally means that stock at […]

The Difference Between Managed and Unmanaged Switches

Choosing Between Smart and Dumb Switches in 2020 First things first, before we go ahead and explain the differences between Managed and Unmanaged Switches, let’s talk about what a Switch is. A Switch, in networking terms, is a piece of networking hardware that connects multiple devices together on one Local Area Network (LAN), by using […]

Recommended Switches to Buy in 2020

The Best Network Switches for your NAS in 2020 A network switch is a smart means to manage, control, configure and connect all of your network devices. Many people often get routers and switches confused and this is perfectly understandable. At first, second and third glance they seem near enough identical. A both that lives […]

Asustor AS6510T LockerStor 10 NAS Review

Does the Asustor LockerStor 10-Bay NAS Drive Deserve your Data? For those that have been searching for the right network attached storage device in 2020, you will almost certainly have done plenty of research. Whether it is looking at the hardware, the software or the brand/manufacturer in question, there will always be something that will […]

QNAP TS-431X3 and TS-431KX 10Gbe NAS Unveiled at CES 2020

New Affordable 10Gbe TS-431X3 and TS-431KX NAS Solutions from QNAP Revealed Although there has been several solutions on show from QNAP at the CES 2020 tech event, there has been a very consistent them running through the majority of them. Namely making 10Gbe much more accessible and affordable to home and business users alike. This […]

Synology SA3200D RackStation NAS – Specifications and Data Sheet

Maximize Service Availability, Minimize Downtime – The SA3200D RackStation NAS Synology SA3200D features a dual controller architecture to ensure operations and core business functions are not severely impacted by a disaster or unplanned incident that take critical systems offline. The hardware redundancy mechanism leverages controllers, power supplies, and fans to prevent a single point of […]

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 […]

TerraMaster F5-422 10Gbe NAS Hardware Review

Reviewing the TerraMaster F5-422 5-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 […]

Synology 10Gbe NAS vs QNAP Thunderbolt 2/3 NAS

Thunderbolt QNAP or 10Gbe Synology – Choosing the Right NAS for you The appeal of network attached storage (NAS) cannot be overstated for photo and video editors in 2019. Content creators, ranging from bedroom business entrepreneurs to high-end studio broadcasters create so many gigabytes and terabytes every day, that it is inevitable that a robust, […]

Budget 2.5Gbe PCIe NIC Upgrade Card Test

Where to find the Budget 2.5Gbe PCIe NIC Card for NAS and PCs With this PCIe Card, you can add a 10/100/1000/25000 Mbps Ethernet port to any PC through a PCIe slot.Fits any PCI Express x1, x2, x4, x8 or x16 socket; additional 8cm low-profile bracket provides the option for installation in small size HTPC […]

NEW Synology E10M20 NVMe and 10Gbe Eabled PCIe Card Revealed

Brand New E10M20 10G and NVMe SSD Card from Synology Uncovered Good news for those looking to find out about brand new network attached storage upgrades from the guys at Synology, we are at the Synology Solution Exhibition in Taiwan and are being treated to find out what the company has in store for the […]

New Asustor AS7108T, AS6508T, AS7110T and AS6510T NAS Announced

Brand New Asustor AS7108T, AS6508T, AS7110T and AS6510T NAS Of all the NAS brands that will be present at Computex 2019 at the end of May, none have been so quick to promote their new range of devices than Asustor. Hot on the heels of the announcement of the new Intel-powered 2 and 4-Bay NAS […]

Upgrade from Seagate Cloud to Synology or QNAP NAS

Upgrading from Seagate NAS to Synology or QNAP I’m looking for replacement of my old (6+ years) Seagate Home network drive. Some of the features that I’m looking in the new NAS: Storage redundancy RAID 1 (don’t need more than 2 disks) Backup both Mac/PC Photos backup for phones (to replace google or Amazon) Sharable […]

Best NAS for 6K RAW Video Editing

Best NAS for Massive RAW Video Files Good afternoon, I have been a keen reader of your page, and watcher of your youtube videos so please excuse me if I should know the answer to some of these queries! I am looking at getting a QNAP or Synology NAS and connect via 10Gbe to our […]

Best 10Gbe Upgrade Card of 2019 for NAS

What is the Best 10Gbe NIC Upgrade of the Year? With so much buzz surrounding 10-gigabit Ethernet networking (10Gbe), it is often overlooked that you upgrading to 10x regular network speeds is actually surprisingly easy and cost-effective. In fact, if you own, or are considering a Network-attached storage (NAS server that features an available PCIe […]