Seagate 510 NVMe SSD for NAS Revealed

Seagate Ironwolf 510 NVMe SSD for NAS – Game Changer or Gimmick? Early last year, when I first heard that Seagate was a developing a range of solid-state drives (SSD) to be used in NAS servers, I have to admit I was a little dubious. The announcement of a brand new Ironwolf NVMe m.2 based […]

How to Install Plex on a QNAP NAS with HD Station in 2020

Enjoying your Plex Media Server over HDMI with QNAP NAS Buying a NAS Drive for use as a Plex Media server is pretty common these days and something that alot of people have done in the past to huge success. With access to your own privately owned multimedia, the ability to share that media with […]

Synology DS220j NAS Drive Review

Is the New Budget DS220j NAS from Synology Worth Your Data? For those of you that have been waiting for news on a new Synology 2-Bay network-attached storage (NAS) device, it has certainly been quite a wait. With the 2017/2018 series of devices now over two years old, despite the constant improvements in DSM, it […]

Synology DS420j NAS Review

Is the New Budget DS420j NAS from Synology Worth Your Data? Finding a home for all of your most important data in 2020 is no small task. Sure, you can slot a fair bit on your PC/Mac hard drive, but eventually, space starts to become non-existent. May users take this opportunity to invest in a […]

How to Upgrade Your Laptop Wi-Fi 6 for £30 – Killer AX1650 Installation Guide

Wi-Fi 6 Laptop Upgrade Guide – Why Upgrade? To have a complete Wi-Fi 6 upgrade and enjoy the potential bandwidth and speed benefits of the latest variety of wireless connectivity, you will need to have two things in place. First, you need a router and at least one client (Mobile, Tablet, PC, Laptop, etc) supporting […]

Synology J NAS Series Explained – DS120j vs DS220j vs DS420j

DS120j, DS220j or DS420j Which Cheap Synology NAS to Buy?  For those who are looking at buying their very first NAS drive, or are just looking for a simple network backup to support their existing NAS server, it can be a bit confusing. Synology has made efforts to separate their range of NAS server drives […]

QNAP TS-230 vs Synology DS220j NAS – Best for Budget

Synology DS220j vs QNAP TS-230 NAS Budget NAS is actually quite big business. Although there are many expensive or overpowered NAS drives out there, there is still a big demand for low end and modestly powered network. Whether this is because of emptier wallets or because of the 24×7 nature of NAS, big brands like […]

Synology DS220j vs DS218j NAS – Cost Effective Comparison

Which Budget NAS deserves your data? The DS220j or the DS218j? With Network Attached Storage (NAS) being so popular these days, it is completely understandable that in order for everyone to buy one, some more affordable NAS solutions need to be developed. As much as you want a NAS that can do EVERYTHING, it can […]

Synology DS220j 2-Bay NAS Revealed

The DS220j NAS from Synology is FINALLY Revealed Good news everyone, Synology has finally revealed the DS220j. Back in early summer ’19, I told you guys about a range of brand new NAS devices that Synology we had in store for us in 2019/2020. one of those devices that were remarkably absent was the cost-effective […]

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 […]