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NAS file system, will it work with MAC and Windows PC?

NAS file system, will it work with MAC and Windows PC? NAS has its own file system. You will often find one of these being used  EXT4. BTRFS. ZFS. But this is nothing to do with your local file system on your MAC or Windows. If this is a USB or Thunderbolt direct-attached drive then […]

How to connect Synology NAS to a MAC (Map a network drive to Mac OS X)

How to connect Synology NAS to a MAC (Map a network drive to Mac OS X)   First of all you need to create a shared folder on your NAS if you haven’t so far. You can use the general Home folder for everything. But keeping things separate is safer if you have a multi-user […]

Connect MAC and Synology direct

Connect MAC and Synology directly via the switch or LAN to LAN with manual IP. On a MAC Launch ‘System Preferences’ from the Apple menu  (or Spotlight) Click on the “Network” icon. In the lower right, click on the ‘Advanced’ button. In the pulldown menu next to “Configure IPv4” select “Manually” (or DHCP with […]

How to set up time machine backups to a NAS directly connected via LAN

How to set up time machine backups to a NAS directly connected via LAN? Connect MAC and Synology directly via the switch or LAN to LAN with manual IP. On a MAC Launch ‘System Preferences’ from the Apple menu  (or Spotlight) Click on the “Network” icon. In the lower right, click on the ‘Advanced’ […]

Synology 2022 Event Review – EVERYTHING Covered in SRM 1.3, Routers, Mac Support, DSM 7.1, New NAS, C2, Photos and Surveillance

Review of the Synology 2022 Event – Everything Synology Revealed It’s that time again, almost as regular as clockwork, with the return of the annual Synology event. Synology has been extraordinarily business and enterprise-focused throughout this year, with numerous significant updates in services on their C2 cloud platform, Cloud assisted services and (of course) the […]

Can i connect mouse, keyboard and HDMI monitor to Virtual machine on Qnap NAS

Can i connect mouse, keyboard and HDMI monitor to Virtual machine on Qnap NAS Yes, you can link your virtual machine to Qnap HD Station portal. This way you can control NAS apps or VM itself using connected peripherals. You can also use a NAS as NVR surveillance station using QVR Pro app and connected […]

NAS file system, will it work with MAC and Windows PC?

NAS file system, will it work with MAC and Windows PC? Yes, people are often confused about NAS. What kind of file system it has and will it work with my MAC or PC that has its own file system such as FAT32, NTFS on Windows and APFS, exFAT on MAC. NAS is like a […]

A Guide to Rackmount NAS – Sorted by Size

Choosing the Right Rackmount NAS – Understanding the Importance of Depth There was once a time when owning any kind of rackmount based storage and/or computer equipment was squarely aimed at high-end business and data centres. Unlike the desktop PC, laptop keyboard or touch screen device that you are likely reading this on, a rackmount […]

Is my NAS supporting Windows 11 virtual machine?

Is it possible to run WindowS 11 as a virtual machine on a ds1621+ the reason I ask is that I see windows 11 check for a tpm chip. Before you choose a NAS, you need to make sure its CPU support VMs. In Synology range, those will be all plus series and XS series […]

Map network drive on macOS

Map network drive on macOS In Finder, click Go > Connect to Server from the menu bar. In the Server Address field, enter your Synology NAS device’s IP address or domain name preceded by “http://” and followed with “:5005” (or whichever port number you specified when enabling WebDAV service). For example: http://pm.synology.com:5005/. Click Connect to continue. Enter your DSM user name and password […]

MAC to NAS backup solution

Trying to decide on which NAS I want to make sure I don’t overspend or underspend. I’m looking for a NAS to do the following: 1. A place for local file backups for my current backup software (Arq) for two computers 2. A place to store files that don’t fit on my computer such as […]

A Guide to Rackmount NAS – Sorted by Size

Choosing the Right Rackmount NAS – Understanding the Importance of Depth There was once a time when owning any kind of rackmount based storage and/or computer equipment was squarely aimed at high-end business and data centres. Unlike the desktop PC, laptop keyboard or touch screen device that you are likely reading this on, a rackmount […]

Best Apple iMac 27-inch Price

Apple iMac 27-inch Who Offers the Best Price and Service for the Apple iMac 27-inch NAS? To be kept upto date on the latest price changes on the iMac 27-inch, use our Amazon price watch tool to get regular, tailored updates on when it is at the best price for your budget. Your email will […]

MAC mini PLEX server vs NAS Plex server

I am considering replacing my Macmini2018 Drobo5D combo to run Plex which is far from ideal to aQNAP TS473 or an equivalent Synology soup. it would be preferable to play 4k files, if it’s possible within my budget. what would you recommend? thank you very much indeed. Big thanks for the coffee supply. This keeps […]

Nas connected to both iMac and network-switch via different ethernet cable

Nas connected to both iMac and network-switch via different ethernet cable Message Body: I would like to know whether I can connect my (to be purchased) Synology NAS to my (to be purchased) iMac (with to be purchased 10GBe-thunderbolt dongle) via a 10GBe cable CAT6a (for photo/4K video editing) AND at the same time connect […]

Which file storage system is best for compatibility for WIN and MAC (ios)

I have some people with apple products but my home pc is windows that I do my editing on which system is best for compatibility for win and ios   If you you a NAS as a storage device instead of directly connected external disks, you don’t need to worry about cross-platform compatibility. Windows, Mac […]

Which Qnap can run Virtual machines?

System requirement Firmware: QTS 4.1 or newer version Virtualization Station – System memory requirements [1]: >= 2GB Download Virtualization Station Product Inquiry Supported NAS models 2-Bay Models Memory module pre-installed Recommended number of simultaneously running VMs [2] (and maximum memory capacity) HS-251-2G 2GB x 1 1 (2GB) [3] TS-251/ TS-251-4G 1GB x 1 2GB x 2 2 (8GB) TS-253 […]

Cheapest NAS for virtual machines

Whats chaepest for 4 bay with Virtual Machine function?   Asustor AS3102T V2 2 Desktop NAS RJ45 1GbE,SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power,USB3.1 gen1 Intel Celeron 1.6GHz Dual-Core 0 Link £193 Asustor AS6302T 2 Desktop NAS RJ45 1GbE,SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power,USB3.0 type A,USB3.0 type C Intel Celeron J3355 Dual-Core 2.0 GHz (burst up 2.5GHz) 1313 […]

Backup iMac using Time Machine over the internet

Subject: Macos (Catalina) backing up to Synology over internet I’ve been looking online in many places for the best way to get an iMac using Time Machine or another backup app to backup over the internet to my Synology DS412+. Both ends have a moderate speed of ADSL broadband connection. I have achieved this using […]

Copying Files Mac to NAS- filename length limits @__thumb

Copying Files Mac to NAS I’m a photographer and purchases a totally expensive system because my WD NAS drives corrupted sectors and lost some important files and outdated PC for what I wanted to do. So now I have: 1. iMAC Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019 2. QNAP TVS-472XT with 4-Seagate Iron Pro 14TB drives. For […]