QNAP x53D 16GB and 32GB Crucial Memory Upgrade Guide

How to Upgrade the RAM in your QNAP TS-x53D NAS to 16GB or 32GB Back in early 2020 when the QNAP TS-x53D NAS was first announced, many users were surprised at the maximum memory limit that the manufacturers stated on the specifications. With the Intel J4000 series chip that QNAP TS-x53D NAS arrives with, it […]

QNAP TS-131K, TS-231K and TS-431K NAS Drive Specifications Revealed

QNAP TS-131K, 231K, 431K NAS for Budget Performance NAS More updates on the new budget NAS from QNAP and good news for those of you looking for a high performance, low-cost file server (with a few extras thrown in) with full specifications and software details on the new 1, 2 and 4-Bay NAS in the […]

Best 8-Bay NAS Drive to Buy in 2020

Which 8-Bay NAS Should you Buy in 2020 Some NAS buyers really like to take their storage seriously. If you are looking for real future-proofing in terms of network and internet accessible storage for your desktop, then an 8-Bay network storage device is very much the sweet spot for capacity Vs ability. They may seem […]

Best 4-Bay NAS Drive to Buy in 2020

Which 4-Bay NAS Should you Buy in 2020 With the growth of popularity in Network Attached Storage (NAS) many users who are even the tiniest bit familiar with data storage will want to ensure that their NAS server is providing a good balance of storage space and power. A Good, solid NAS is an investment […]

Best 2-Bay NAS Drive to Buy in 2020

Which 2-Bay NAS Should you Buy in 2020 A Network Attached Storage (NAS) device that can house two hard drives is pretty much the usual entry point for many home/small business users to the world of network storage. Whether it is for enjoying media at home, backing up all the devices on the network, or […]

Best 2.5Gbe and 5Gbe NAS Drive of 2019 – 2020

Top 3 NAS for 2.5Gbe and 5Gbe of the Year Data is getting bigger! There is no avoiding it, the size of the data we generate every single day is constantly increasing and with worldwide access to the data getting more straight forward, the speed at which we want that data is growing too. The […]

Best Rackmount NAS Server to Buy

Top 3 Rackmount NAS of the Year Making the jump from small to big business can be a fantastically intimidating one and with increasing laws about data protection and GDPR (urgh!) to take into account, choosing the right hardware for your data storage can be both a fantastically dull and complicated one. One a business […]

Best Surveillance NAS Drive of 2019

Top 3 NAS for Surveillance of the Year The popularity of using a NAS drive for surveillance purposes has really grown over the last 12 months. Perhaps it is the fact it lets users maximise their investment in 2019 in a network-attached storage device beyond that of backups and streaming media, or maybe it’s the […]

Best 10Gbe NAS Drive of 2019

Top 3 NAS for 10Gbe of the Year The importance of 10-gigabit ethernet (10Gbe) in 2018 cannot be understated. With advances in affordability and the utility of this kind of hardware, many users are now making the jump into this faster more efficient means of improving their workflow. Not so long ago, most companies/businesses that […]

Best Plex NAS Drive of 2019

Top 3 NAS for Plex of the Year If you are looking to upgrade your multimedia setup in 2019, chances are that you have already heard of the great multimedia application, Plex Media Server (PMS), that allows you to access all your movies and boxsets anywhere in the world, on almost any device! Plex is […]

Most Powerful NAS Drive of 2019

Top 3 Most Powerful NAS Drives of the Year When buying brand new technology, there are many factors that we will use to make the final decision. Buying factors such as price, efficiency, value and brand support are always going to be very high on our list when making that final click on the Buy […]

Best 4K and 1080p NAS Drive of 2019

Top 3 NAS for 4K and 1080p Media of the Year One of the most popular uses for a NAS drive in 2018 continues to be for multimedia. Whether it is 4K and 1080p movies, smooth playback of albums and playlists, or easy cataloguing and viewing of last photo albums, a NAS drive is a […]

Most Data Secure NAS Drives of 2019

Top 3 Safest and Most Secure NAS of the Year Data is precious. This is pretty much an understood fact and whether it is your personal photos, your movie collection, your audio collection, business data or backups, the majority of data is important in some way. One of the biggest reasons that companies make the […]

Best Photographer NAS of 2019

Top 3 NAS for Photographers of the Year Professional photographers all around the world can all agree on one thing when it comes to their data – BACKUP, BACKUP, BACKUP! Every photographer has a story about themselves or a colleague who lost a whole lot of data because they didn’t create a good enough backup […]

Best SSD and HDD Combination NAS of 2019

Top 3 NAS for Hard Drive and SSD Media of the Year Network Attached Storage has long been established as one of the best ways to store large amount of data for access easily over the internet and network. Whether you are a home user with pictures of your family, a business user with a […]

Best SSD Optimized NAS Drive of 2019

Top 3 NAS for SSD of the Year NAS Drives have now become remarkably mainstream. In a year taht has seen multiple high profile data breaches and exploitation of personal data, the move for most users from the public cloud to a private NAS has been a rapid and ever-growing one. However, the advantages of […]

Best Thunderbolt NAS of 2019

Top 3 NAS for Thunderbolt 3 of the Year Data is getting bigger in 2019 and if you need fast access to big data, you are going to have a bad time. For those working in creative industries (yes, I am talking about ALOT of Mac users here) the innovation of Thunderbolt being incorporated into […]

Best 10Gbe Network Switch of 2019

Top 3 10Gbe Network Switches of the Year 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 in […]

Top 3 10Gbe Network Switch

Top 3 10Gbe Network Switches of the Year 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 in […]

Top 3 2.5Gbe and 5Gbe NAS Drive

Top 3 NAS for 2.5Gbe and 5Gbe of the Year Data is getting bigger! There is no avoiding it, the size of the data we generate every single day is constantly increasing and with worldwide access to the data getting more straight forward, the speed at which we want that data is growing too. The […]