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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 […]

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 […]

HDD Price per TB

HDD Price per TB (best cost Hard Drives). Is it better to get bigger size drives or smaller drives but more of them to achieve desired storage space? Yes, this is a popular question. Especially with bigger size hard drives. Those drives tend to be much more expensive per terabyte. It is often cheaper to […]

WD Red Pro 22TB Hard Drive Review

Review of the WD Red Pro 22TB Hard Drive for NAS Remember when everyone said that hard drives would be dead by 2020? Yes, to say that statement has been debunked so incredibly thoroughly that it seems a bit comical to think that HDDs were going to go away any time soon. Yes, SSDs still […]

New Seagate Ironwolf Pro NAS Hard Drives – Say Hello to the NT Series!

Seagate Update Ironwolf Pro Hard Drive Series with a new More Durable Enterprise NT Model If you have been on the fence for a while about choosing the right Hard drive for your NAS, humming and ahhing about whether to choose a Pro series drive or an enterprise-class drive, then Seagate just made things a […]

Can you connect a NAS via USB directly?

If I were to purchase a Synology NAS and connect it via USB 3.1 to my PC, will I be able to access the file system and move files to it directly using Windows explorer? I have gotten mixed responses to this from forum answers. Finally… if I were to get the DS1621+ and then […]

WD Ultrastar DC HC560 20TB Hard Drive Review

Review of the WD Ultrastar HC560 20TB Hard Drive for NAS The speed at which Hard Drive technology has evolved has been pretty crazy. Not so long ago, many highly respected journals and tech sites were signing the death warrant of Hard drives, largely down to the growing affordability of SSDs, NAND storage capacity and […]

What are the Quietest hard drives for NAS

What are the Quietest hard drives for NAS I work with a lot of photo and video files, therefore I need a way to store everything. I have two 5TB Toshiba X300 drives, bought around 5 years ago, which have been rarely used in an external enclosure. Recently I built a new desktop PC and […]

Qnap TS-462 Celeron-based NAS with 2.5GbE LAN and NVME cache

Qnap TS-462 Celeron-based NAS with 2.5GbE LAN and NVME cache TS-462-2G CPU Intel® Celeron® N4505 2-core/2-thread processor, burst up to 2.9 GHz CPU Architecture 64-bit x86 Graphic Processors Intel® UHD Graphics Floating Point Unit Encryption Engine  (AES-NI) Hardware-accelerated Transcoding System Memory 2 GB SO-DIMM DDR4 (1 x 2 GB) Maximum Memory 16 GB (2 x […]

WD Red Pro 20TB NAS Hard Drive Review & Benchmark

Review of the MASSIVE WD Red Pro 20TB Hard Drive for NAS You really have to stop and marvel at the speed at which hard drives and storage, in general, grow every year. Despite the established rule of Moore’s law that these things double in size every two years, the very idea that Western Digital […]

Synology 2022 & 3rd Party Hard Drives – Can You Still Use Them?

Synology 2022/2023 NAS and WD & Seagate Hard Drive Compatibility If you have been considering a large-scale business or enterprise NAS solution from Synology in 2022/2023, then there is a good chance you have heard about a relatively recent change in how Synology has approached hard drive compatibility in this tier of their portfolio. This […]

Synology SRM 1.3 Software Review Part 5 – USB Storage Services & Conclusion

  Synology Router Manager 1.3 Review Chapters SRM 1.3 Synology Router Software Review, ALL Parts – HERE SRM 1.3 Synology Router Software Review, Part 1, Design & Control – HERE SRM 1.3 Synology Router Software Review, Part 2, Safety & Security – HERE SRM 1.3 Synology Router Software Review, Part 3, Network Management – HERE […]

A-USBLAN-2.5G Terra-Master USB to LAN adapter

A-USBLAN-2.5G Terra-Master USB to LAN adapter A-USBLAN-2.5G The A-USBLAN-2.5G is a 2.5Gb USB to Ethernet adapter specially adapted for TerraMaster TNAS devices. Connect the Ethernet adapter to a TNAS’s USB 3.0 host to obtain up to 2.5G bandwidth on your TNAS. It is backward compatible with 10/100/1000Mbps network environment, and supports IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, […]

Max Hard Drive Size on Synology NAS

Max Hard Drive Size on Synology NAS I am still unclear on this. Is it possible to fit either 18TB or 20TB Ironwolf Pro Hard drives into a DS1821+ and a DX517 Expansion unit and get the extra storage over and above 16TB? Yes, Synology are too slow on hard drive testing. It takes a […]

Qnap TS-664 quad-core 2.5GbE NAS with M.2 NVMe cache

TS-664-4G CPU Intel® Celeron® N5105/N5095 4-core/4-thread processor, burst 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 4 GB SO-DIMM DDR4 (1 x 4 GB) maximum memory 16GB (2 x 8GB) memory slot 2 SO-DIMM DDR4 For dual DIMM configurations, […]

Qnap TS-464 quad-core 2.5GbE NAS with M.2 NVMe cache

The QNAP TS-464 and TS-664 NAS Coming Soon QNAP has now finally started sharing details of their prosumer/SMB 4/6-Bay for 2022 with the soon to be arriving TS-464 and TS-664 NAS Drives. Even at a casual glance, these are almost certainly the new version of their flagship series (though details on a 2-Bay TS-264 are […]

TerraMaster D2-300 2-bay USB3.1(5Gbps) Type-C enclosure with cloning feature

Unique and Innovative TerraMaster D2-300 is a 2-bay USB hard drive enclosure with high-speed hard drive clone feature and misoperation protection. The tool-less hard drive tray allows you to quickly replace your hard drive while also providing protection for the hard drive. The intelligent temperature-controlled fan ensures that the hard drive is at an ideal […]

What are the Quietest hard drives (HDD)

What are the quietest hard drives (HDD) Maybe use these Apps to measure noise levels: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/decibel-meter-sound-meter/id1205186197 Or leave a comment with your preferred app. If you know or use a certain type of drive, share noise levels with others in a table below!