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Qnap QM2-2P-344A and QM2-2P-384A

QNAP launches the economical QM2 PCIe Gen 3 expansion card to add M.2 NVMe SSD slots to NAS or PC QM2-2P-344A Dual M.2 22110/2280 PCIe NVMe SSD expansion card Connector 2 x M.2 22110 or 2280 PCIe (Gen3 x 4) NVMe SSD slots PCIe and Lanes PCIe Gen3 x 4 Bracket Low-profile (default). Low-profile flat […]

Qnap USB One Touch Copy versus Synology USB Copy

Do you happen to know if the quick copy button on the QNAP or Synology is dependent on the attached USB? If USB1, it knows to copy stuff1. If USB2, it knows to copy stuff2. Or, is it just one option? If you want to set up automated backup tasks in a way that NAS […]

Amazon Prime Day Oct 2022 – Early Access Deals on Synology, QNAP, HDDs, SSDs, Cameras and Network Switches

Prime Day Bargains on NAS, Hard Drives, SSDs, Cameras and Network Equipment ANOTHER Amazon Prime Day in 2022? Yep, just a month before Black Friday kicks off and Amazon has decided to host an impromptu 2nd in-house sale event beginning on Tuesday 11th Oct until midnight on Wednesday 12th Oct (in 15 countries; Austria, Canada, […]

QNAP TS-453E NAS – Power Consumption Tests

How Much Does it Cost to Run a NAS 24×7? QNAP TS-453E The growing cost of electricity and how much you need to factor this into your budget is quite a valid concern. Due to any one of about a hundred different global factors (local conflict, slow renewable energy uptake, monopolizing energy companies with powerful […]

QNAP TS-453E NAS Plex Media Server Tests – 4K and 1080p

How Well Does the QNAP TS-453E NAS Perform as a Plex Media Server? The QNAP TS-453E NAS Drive serves as an interesting desktop release in the brand’s portfolio. Arriving with a hardware architecture that is similar to the slightly more expensive TS-464, but with the hardware inside geared less towards expandability and more towards day […]

QNAP TS-410E Plex Media Server NAS 4K & 1080p Tests

How Well Does the QNAP TS-410E NAS Perform as a Plex Media Server? Today’s article is about how well the new QNAP TS-410E 4 Bay Silent NAS performs as a Plex Media Server when confronted with a range of 1080p and 4K multimedia. The appeal of accessing all the movies, boxsets, music and home movies […]

Qnap TS-462 vs TerraMaster F4-223

Qnap TS-462 vs TerraMaster F4-223 These two NAS models are very similar. If you want to know which one can deliver better data transfer speeds then the answer is Qnap. PCie slot allows for 10GbE upgrade. Without the upgrade TerraMaster 2X2.5GbE will be faster compared to a single LAN port. Regarding NAS backups, Qnap 10Gbit […]

Qnap TS-264 NAS with 2.5GbE LAN, M.2 SSD cache and HDMI 2.0

Qnap TS-264 NAS with 2.5GbE LAN, M.2 SSD cache and HDMI 2.0 TS-264-8G CPU Intel® Celeron® N5105/N5095 4-core/4-thread processor (up to 2.9 GHz) CPU architecture 64-bit x86 graphics processor Intel® UHD Graphics floating point operations encryption engine (AES-NI) hardware acceleration shift system memory 8 GB built-in (not expandable) maximum memory 8 GB flash memory 4 […]

Qnap QSW-M2106R-2S2T managed 10GbE and 2.5GbE ports, half-rack 1U switch

Qnap QSW-M2106R-2S2T managed 10GbE and 2.5GbE ports, half-rack 1U switch QSW-M2106R-2S2T management type web management Number of ports 10 10GbE SFP+ 2 10GbE BASE-T (RJ45) 2 2.5GbE (RJ45) 6 Power Supply Description Internal power supply Maximum power consumption 40W Input power type AC Input voltage range 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz MAC address table 16K Total no congestion […]

RAID 0 vs RAID 5 vs RAID 6 – WD Red Pro 22TB and QNAP NAS 10GbE Tests

QNAP TS-464 NAS 10GbE RAID 0/5/6 Testing with the WD Red Pro 22TB HDDs When you buy a new NAS and drives, one of the most important long-term decisions that you will make is choosing your RAID level. A RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is the process of combining multiple media drives together into […]

How to Install TrueNAS SCALE On A QNAP NAS

How to Install TrueNAS Scale on a QNAP NAS Drive – Step-By-Step Guide If you are reading this guide on making the switch inside your QNAP NAS from QTS/QuTS to TrueNAS Scale, then chances are that you are well aware of what exactly this impressive piece of open-source software is capable of! TrueNAS Scale is […]