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How to enable on demand sync on MAC – Synology Drive Client 3.2

How to enable on-demand sync on MAC – Synology Drive Client 3.2 First of all, makes sure your MAC OS is 12.3 and above. You can check this if you click on Apple icon/ ABout This Mac If you already use Synology Drive Sync, you will need to date this sync tasks and create a […]

Samsung 990 PRO vs WD Black SN770 and WD Black SN850 NVMe SSD

Samsung 990 PRO vs WD Black SN770 and WD Black SN850 NVMe SSD   990 Pro specs 1TB (1,000GB*) MZ-V9P1T0 Samsung SSD 990 PRO 1TB Warranty Statement MZ-V9P1T0BW MZ-V9P1T0B/AM 2TB (2,000GB*) MZ-V9P2T0 Samsung SSD 990 PRO 2TB Warranty Statement MZ-V9P2T0BW MZ-V9P2T0B/AM   980 Pro specs     SN770 specs     SN850 NVME™ SSD specs […]

Compatible NVMe for Synology DS923+

Compatible NVMe for Synology DS923+     Compatible M.2 NVME SS for caching Seagate Ironwolf 525 Sabrent Rocket 4+ WD Black SN850   These are the 3 M.2 NVMe SSD that work as caching. If you have tested any other SSD, please share it with other people in the comments.     Compatible M.2 NVME […]

Realtek 1619B specs

Realtek 1619B specs ARM V8.2 Cortex-A55 64-bit Quad Core 2.0 GHz Shared L3 cache GPU – ARM Mali G57 H.264 codec 2K60fps H.265 decoder 4K60fps H.265 Encoder 2K60fps All HDR AVS2.0 4K @60fps VP9 Profile 2 Decoder @4k60fps AV1 10bit Decoder @4K 60fps Audio DAC SNR: 100dB / THD +N <= -90 dBFS Audio DSP […]

Synology SHR not using all available space

  When I use Synology RAID calculator it shows I should get 26TB of storage space, but my Synology NAS only shows 23.6TB.  Why Storage Pool not using all available space? The storage pool shows less available space than there is.   How do I find the actual hard drive size? The hard drive capacity […]

AMD Ryzen Embedded V1500B vs R1600 benchmark (passmark)

Watched a lot of your reviews and understand the benefit of a DS920+ with a dedicated GPU… I have a DS918+ currently. However I would like to upgrade to a minimum of 6 storage bays, plus I am invested in Synology DS + VSM, hence not keen to swap to another platform. Given those constraints […]

Cheapest 10gbe switches- Updated

Cheapest 10gbe switches- Updated What is a 10Gbe switch? Definition for a switch is : A network switch is a computer networking device that connects devices together on a computer network by using packet switching to receive, process, and forward data to the destination device. What 10Gbe means is, that speed will be 10 times […]

How to install Plex on Synology DSM7

How to install Plex on Synology DSM7   First of all, you need to log into your Admin Panel.  You can type in find.synology.com in your web browser or install Synology Assistant app on your computer.           You can install Plex from Package Center Or do it manually  Click Manual Install and […]

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 […]

Synology DS923+ expected price and release date

Synology DS923+ expected price and release date Synology DS923+ was released on 16th November 2022 Synology DS923+ price now available UK  £636.60  EU Germany 722€ France 755,00 € Amazon Germany 724,00€ United States $599.99   Note – Our Synology DS923+ NAS Review is now live and you can find it HERE

Synology DS723+ expected price

Synology DS723+ expected price Synology DS723+ expected price based on nasstore in EU is 399.00€ (399.00€ incl. VAT)   CPU CPU Model AMD Ryzen R1600 CPU Architecture 64-bit CPU Frequency 2-core/4-Thread 2.6Ghz which can be burst/turbo to 3.1GHz Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI) Yes MEMORY System Memory 2GB DDR4 ECC Memory Module Pre-installed 2GB X1 SODIMM Module Total […]

macOS Ventura release date – bad news for Drobo users

macOS Ventura release date – bad news for Drobo users macOS Ventura launched on October 24, 2022. With this update, you will lose the ability to connect your Drobo USB/Thunderbolt boxes. Before you upgrade make sure you have copied all data to a new storage device. Similar functionality that allows drive mixing can be achieved […]

How to automatically sync my laptops/PC with the NAS

  I’d hoped to be to be able to automatically sync my laptops/PC with the NAS and each other every time I connect to the home network ad I’ve not managed to sort this out.  I’ve managed to get one PC to backup each day, buts as mentioned, I’d really like to automatically synchronise the […]

Samsung 990 PRO Series NVME SSD release date

Samsung 990 PRO Series NVME SSD release date   Samsung 990 PRO Series SSDs Will Be Available for Pre-Order on November 1st Samsung Electronics America today announced that the Samsung 990 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSD Series will be available for pre-order on November 1, 2022. Featuring breakthrough innovations in proprietary NAND, controller, and software technology, the Samsung […]

DS920+ vs DS923+ for virtual machines

DS920+ vs DS923+. Which one is better for virtual machines? NAS is nothing more than a computer. The real question here is – do you need fewer and fast-performing VMs or slower, but more virtual machines? DS920++ Intel Celeron J4125 4-core 2.0 (base) / 2.7 (burst) GHz 8 GB DDR4 non-ECC 2666 MHz DS923++ AMD […]

Is KIOXIA ECERIA M.2 NVME SSD good for Synology caching

Is KIOXIA ECERIA M.2 NVME SSD good for Synology caching? These SSD seem to be a qood value for money. But one year later one after another started to show warning messages. Short answer to this one is a NO.   When choosing NVMe for caching you need to look at reliability ratings such as […]

Skyhawk AI vs Ironwolf PRO

Skyhawk AI vs Ironwolf PRO – ST16000VE00 vs ST16000NE00 Besides a warranty of 5 years with Pro drives versus 3 years with Skyhawk, surveillance drives are better drives.     Surveillance AI ST16000VE00 Ironwolf Pro ST16000NE00 Speed 250MB/s 250MB/s MTBF 1.5m 1.2m Warranty 3y 5y