Cheap Ways to Upgrade your NAS Drive

NAS Drive Upgrades – Cheaper than Buying New So you bought your NAS a few years ago and it is starting to look a little full. Perhaps it’s not quite as fast as it used to be due to its constant use or maybe newer and faster network trends are beginning to make your Network […]

Unboxing the New QNAP TR-004 Hardware RAID Expansion for NAS

Expand your QNAP NAS without the Performance dip, with the TR-004 When QNAP first announced that they were going to release an update to their range of NAS expansion devices, I have to admit that I wasn’t hugely excited. Expansion chassis are something that, although necessary, aren’t exactly thrilling devices. In essence, they are designed […]

QNAP NAS and RetroArch – Turn your NAS into an Arcade Cabinet

Play Arcade and Retro Games your QNAP NAS One of the most interesting and entertaining ways in which you can take advantage of the HDMI port on your QNAP NAS, is to turn your NAS drive into an arcade gaming emulation device. It is no secret that there is a big community of freeware and […]

Upgrading to a QNAP or Synology NAS after a Seagate Home 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 […]

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide Part 5 – USB, CLOUD and RTRR Backups

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide to Safe Backups With the release of the already hugely popular DS1019+ NAS Drive from Synology, it is worth highlighting that is one of the most proficient and powerful network storage devices for home and small business users of 2019. Despite this popularity, for many users, the Synology DS1019+ diskstation is […]

Synology DS1019+ NAS – Guide Part 4 – VMs, CCTV and CRM Systems

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide to Surveillance, VMs and Downloads With the release of the already hugely popular DS1019+ NAS Drive from Synology, it is worth highlighting that is one of the most proficient and powerful network storage devices for home and small business users of 2019. Despite this popularity, for many users, the Synology DS1019+ […]

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide Part 3 – Photos, Videos, DLNA and Plex

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide to the Best Media Setup With the release of the already hugely popular DS1019+ NAS Drive from Synology, it is worth highlighting that is one of the most proficient and powerful network storage devices for home and small business users of 2019. Despite this popularity, for many users, the Synology DS1019+ […]

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide Part 2 – Users, Groups and Downloads

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide to Users and File Handing With the release of the already hugely popular DS1019+ NAS Drive from Synology, it is worth highlighting that is one of the most proficient and powerful network storage devices for home and small business users of 2019. Despite this popularity, for many users, the Synology DS1019+ […]

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide Part 1 – First Time Setup

Synology DS1019+ NAS Step by Step Guide With the release of the already hugely popular DS1019+ NAS Drive from Synology, it is worth highlighting that is one of the most proficient and powerful network storage devices for home and small business users of 2019. Despite this popularity, for many users, the Synology DS1019+ diskstation is […]

QNAP TR-004 NAS Expansion Review

Expand your QNAP NAS without the Performance dip, with the TR-004 When QNAP first announced that they were going to release an update to their range of NAS expansion devices, I have to admit that I wasn’t hugely excited. Expansion chassis are something that, although necessary, aren’t exactly thrilling devices. In essence, they are designed […]

Retro Arcade on your QNAP NAS with RetroArch

Play Arcade and Retro Games your QNAP NAS One of the most interesting and entertaining ways in which you can take advantage of the HDMI port on your QNAP NAS, is to turn your NAS drive into an arcade gaming emulation device. It is no secret that there is a big community of freeware and […]

Unboxing the QNAP TBS-453DX NASBook – 10Gbe, HDMI 2.0a, 4 SSD Bays and more

Is the QNAP TBS-453DX NAS Wierd or Wonderful? Of all the devices that QNAP previewed last year, there was one that I distinctly remember being very confused by. Alongside a plethora of powerful 10Gbe and Thunderbolt 3 solutions, nestled in between them all was a rather understated SSD optimised NAS. This follow up to an older […]

QNAP TBS-453DX NASBook Review

Is the QNAP TBS-453DX NAS Wierd or Wonderful? Of all the devices that QNAP previewed last year, there was one that I distinctly remember being very confused by. Alongside a plethora of powerful 10Gbe and Thunderbolt 3 solutions, nestled in between them all was a rather understated SSD optimised NAS. This follow up to an older […]

Best NAS for Video Editing and Post Production in 2018

Best NAS for Video Editing 4K and 1080p Digital media has reached a point in 2018 where file size is truly staggering. 1080p and 4K Media arriving at hundreds or indeed thousands of gigabytes over time are just the start of it. With 5k monitors becoming increasingly available, plus dynamic range and depth of video […]

Best NAS for Photo Editing in 2018

Best NAS Drive for Photo Editing to Buy 2018 Now that almost all photo video editing is done with digital cameras of varying degrees of quality, safe and reliable data storage has never been more important. Back when photos were only a handful of megabytes in size, it was easy to just back up and […]

Top 5 Desktop NAS for Big Storage

Hardware Power Vs Capacity – Choosing the Right NAS Choosing the right storage solution for you, whether it is for home or business, is a big step. Many buyers want to ensure that when they buy their first NAS, that they will not have to do it again for at least 5 years. It is […]

Best 10Gbe NAS of 2018

 Best 10Gbe Enabled NAS to Buy in 2018 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 […]

Top 3 NAS for Music Lovers in 2018

Best NAS for Audio in 2018 It is becoming increasingly popular for audiophiles and music lovers around the world to store their archive of MP3, MP4, WMV and other, more complex media types on a network attached storage drive. Features and support of things such as DLNA and smartphone compatibility mean that storing your media […]

Plex QNAP NAS Guide 2019

What is the Best QNAP NAS for a Plex Media Server? Plex has fast become the most popular media server software for home users in 2019. With a slick user interface, smart organization, relevant media images and descriptions sourced from many online sources applied automatically and clever show recommendations and watched records, it is easy […]

Plex Synology NAS Guide 2019

What is the Best Synology NAS for a Plex Media Server? Plex has fast become the most popular media server software for home users in 2019. With a slick user interface, smart organization, relevant media images and descriptions sourced from many online sources applied automatically and clever show recommendations and watched records, it is easy […]