QNAP TS-431X3 and TS-431KX 10Gbe NAS Unveiled at CES 2020

New Affordable 10Gbe TS-431X3 and TS-431KX NAS Solutions from QNAP Revealed Although there has been several solutions on show from QNAP at the CES 2020 tech event, there has been a very consistent them running through the majority of them. Namely making 10Gbe much more accessible and affordable to home and business users alike. This […]

Synology DS420j NAS on Show at PepCom and CES 2020

Synology Reveal the Budget DS420J 4-Bay Diskstation NAS Solution Another new piece of kit revealed at CES 2020 and this time it just before the show fully kicked off, at Pepcom 2020 (technically the CES launch event). This new and highly affordable Synology solution is one we have covered here on the blog before, the […]

Synology DSM 7.0 Beta – How to Register and Access

How to Get Access to the Synology DSM 7.0 Beta Synology are getting ready for the launch of their Diskstation Manager NAS software, version 7.0, and the good news is that they are asking users if they want to put it through it’s paces. Much like previous releases, the newest release of DSM is going […]

Synology FS6400 FlashStation NAS Hardware Review

The Synology FS6400 FlashStation, Innovation or Overkill? When Synology first released their first entry into the flashstation NAS range (now almost 2 years ago, I have to admit I was a bit dubious. I did genuinely believe that SSD and NAS go together very well, however, more and more we are finding that NAS devices […]

Synology DS420j NAS Final Specifications Revealed

Official Specifications on the Budget Synology DS420j NAS Released Originally revealed back at the very start of September, the Synology DS420j NAS is the latest affordable, RAID enabled Home and Business NAS solution from the big company in network-attached storage. The J series from Synology has always been about having access to the software that […]

The Best Unofficial Plex Channels for your Media Server NAS

The Best Free Channels for your Plex Media Server NAS Maybe you are a smart home user, a wireless media buff, or merely looking for an easy way to manage all of your boxsets, movies, music and general media, Plex Media Server for NAS is still one of the best solutions out there. The app […]

Synology DS120j NAS Hardware Review

Is the New Budget Synology DS120j NAS Worth your Data? With the release of the new DS120j NAS, when it comes to buying your first network-attached storage device there are several reasons why the Synology range appeals to many. With a diverse range of hardware and storage options across a wide series of uses, as […]

Best Home NAS for £500

Best NAS Drive for Home and Family I have gone through tons of your WD / QNAP / Synology videos and I still have no idea what the best option is for me. Your videos are extremely helpfull and detailed, but I am brand new to all of this. Based on what I have heard […]

QNAP QTS Hero for ZFS on your NAS

QTS Hero – Bringing ZFS to your QNAP NAS QNAP has revealed something quite special at their worldwide TechDay 2020 event that whether you are a new or old NAS user will be great news. In short, QNAP is releasing anew version of its QTS system and GUI, but this time rather than EXT4, they […]

Synology NAS Upgrade for 4K Editing

Upgrading my Synology DS1817+ NAS for a 4K Editing Suite Hi there, I am currently looking at an upgrade to my nas system. I currently have a Synology DS1817+ using link aggregation. I am video editing off of it every day and some days we have multiple people editing off it. I am noticing it […]

Synology DS1019+ NAS Vs QNAP TVS-951X NAS Comparison

Synology DS1019+ vs QNAP TVS-951X NAS – Which to Buy? With the newest 2019/2020 generation of NAS drives being uncovered from Synology and QNAP of late, those looking to buy a new NAS Drive can be broken down into two types. Those who looked at the new Synology diskstation and QNAP NAS and said “yes […]

Best NAS Drive on a Budget

Choosing the Best NAS Drive for Home on a Budget Let’s get straight to the point. There are a whole bunch of options for you, but the budget you have in mind will make it a little tough, as although you require a moderately capable CPU, your budget means taht you need to make economies […]

Best Home NAS for $500

Best NAS Drive for Home and Family I have gone through tons of your WD / QNAP / Synology videos and I still have no idea what the best option is for me. Your videos are extremely helpfull and detailed, but I am brand new to all of this. Based on what I have heard […]

QNAP NAS with HDMI 2.0 or GPU Card Compatibility for Plex and VMs

Help with Graphics Cards and QNAP NAS Support I have been diligently researching NAS boxes, and am in despair. I want to stream and transcode videos, and some of the Qnap boxes will do this, but seem to have HDMI1.4 on them rather than the latest HDMI2. So the best thing might be to get […]

Synology DS918+ NAS Vs QNAP TS-453Be NAS Comparison

Synology DS918+ vs QNAP TS-453Be NAS Comparison With the newest 2019/2020 generation of NAS drives being uncovered from Synology and QNAP of late, those looking to buy a new NAS Drive can be broken down into two types. Those who looked at the new Synology diskstation and QNAP NAS and said “yes please”, and the […]

NAS Drive for a Home Professional

Best NAS for a Professional and Family Network I would be pleased if you can give me some advice to find my personal best NAS. I am a Professional Home User (in my eyes). My primary intentions are to sort and organize my families digital life at home consisting of streaming, photos, cloud data, Amazon […]

Synology SA3200D Active-Passive 12-Bay RackStation NAS

Intelligent and Safe SA3200D RackMount NAS from Synology Uncovered If you are a business owner, enterprise file hosting platform, surveillance NVR user or just generally someone whose infrastructure cannot withstand even minor disconnection (even down to the minute), then the SA3200D Rackstation NAS from Synology is definitely a device that has a lot that could […]

Synology HD6400 60-Bay Monster NAS 4U Rackmount

HUGE 60-Bay HA6400 RackMount NAS from Synology Revealed At the risk of being controversial, I would say that Synology is a brand that trades on its software reputation more than it’s hardware. That is not to say that they have not created some fine ANS hardware over the years (first commercial NAS brand to include […]

New Synology DS120j 1-Bay Server Revealed for 2019/2020

The DS120J Super-Budget NAS from Synology is Revealed Good news for those looking to make their first steps into the world of NAS storage with Synology having revealed the new DS120j NAS Drive, a 1-Bay server that supports the very latest and largest Hard Drives (such as the Seagate Ironwolf 14/16TB Ironwolf NAS drives) and […]

Synology RS1220+ NAS Server for 2019 for Home and Business Users

Brand New RS1220+ NAS Drive from Synology Uncovered There has been yet another new release revealed from the top tier NAS brand, Synology, at their latest event to promote both the 2020 range and almost 20years of providing NAS solutions. Today I want to tell you guys about the Synology RS1220+ NAS for home and […]