Good News – The Synology DS220+NAS is Released and In Stock

Why You SHOULD Buy the Synology DS220+ NAS Synology is a good brand, with DSM (their software, applications and GUI) and the DS220+ brings a lot of functionality for home and business users. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider buying the DS220+ NAS in 2020. The Synology DS220+NAS full review can be found […]

QNAP TS-431KX NAS Hardware Review

The QNAP TS-431KX 4-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review Very few of the current top tier brands in NAS have tackled the subject of 10Gbe as much as QNAP. Over the last 3 years or so we have seen an abundance of 10 Gigabit solutions (NAS, Switches, Cards, Adapters and more) be released by the company […]

Synology NAS – SATA vs NVMe SSD Caching Test

Synology NAS SSD Caching – Is There a Difference Between NVMe and SATA SSD Use If you have purchased a Synology NAS in the last 2-3 years in the ‘PLUS’ series of devices (eg. DS920+, DS1019+, DS720+, DS918+, RS1619XS+, etc) then chances are one of the reasons that you considered it was because of the […]

Synology M2D20 PCIe Card Hardware Review

Synology M2D20 Adapter Card for NVMe SSD Cache One of the most important factors for many users that purchase a new Synology NAS in 2020, besides stability, is speed. We all want our files to move as fast as possible, whether we are sending them or receiving them. Over the years there have been many […]

Synology DS720+ vs QNAP TS-253Be NAS Drive Comparison

Comparing the QNAP TS-253Be vs the Synology DS720+ NAS Drive When it comes to NAS devices in 2020, two of the biggest brands that you can invest in with your data are Synology and QNAP. In a short few years, these two network-attached storage brands have largely dominated the field in both the home and business sectors and unsurprisingly […]

Synology DS920+ NAS – Taking it to Pieces

Synology DS920+ NAS Hardware Tear Down For those of you that are interested in the newest generation of Synology NAS, you are probably wondering about what exactly goes on under the bonnet. We talk about the CPU and Memory plenty, but what about on the inside? Where does the Synology DSM software get extracted from? […]

Synology E10M20-T1 Hardware Review

Review of the Synology NVMe SSD Cache and 10Gbe Combo E10M20 Upgrade Card Technology moves FAST! If I am fast learning something as I spend another year in the network industry, I have long since learnt that was one though ‘impossible’ will all of a sudden be a doddle! In the network storage industry, Synology […]

QNAP TS-253D NAS Hardware Review

The QNAP TS-253D 2-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review Can I let you guys into a secret? Ok, here goes – I bloody LOVE 2-Bay NAS’. I know most users think that a 4-Bay is a minimum when it comes to a server (RAID support, good connections, better average CPUs, better price vs storage value) and […]

Synology DS920+ NAS Plex 4K, 1080p and 720p Tests (H.264 & HEVC)

Transcoding 4K Media on the DS920+ NAS Plex Media Server Transcoding on a NAS such as the DS920+ device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the DS920+ NAS is the host […]

QNAP TS-453D NAS Hardware Review

The QNAP TS-453D 4-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review If you have been in the market to buy a new server device for your home or small business, then chances are that you are already well aware that NAS have evolved (much like most other technology) into quite alot more than the simple ‘hard drive I […]

Synology DS420+ NAS Drive Hardware Review

The Synology DS420+ 2-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review The first time you heard about network-attached storage may well have been in the last few years. Network-attached storage, or NAS, has really established itself over the last few years as an extremely viable alternative to cloud services like Google docs and Dropbox in many home and […]

Synology DS720+ NAS Drive Hardware Review

The Synology DS720+ 2-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review Buying a new NAS drive can be pretty tough to nail down. Even if you have already gotten over the hurdle of justifying the buying a network storage device, then you find out that there are LOADS of different kinds out there. If you have been in […]

Synology DS220+ NAS – Taking it to Pieces

Synology DS220+ NAS Hardware Tear Down For those of you that are interested in the newest generation of Synology NAS, you are probably wondering about what exactly goes on under the bonnet. We talk about the CPU and Memory plenty, but what about on the inside? Where does the Synology DSM software get extracted from? […]

Synology E10M20-T1 (FINALLY) Released – 10Gbe & NVMe Combo Card

Synology E10M20 10G and NVMe SSD Cache Card is Available Well, we had to wait a while didn’t we, but finally, we can confirm that the brand new official Synology 10Gbe and m.2 NVMe SSD upgrade card is released. I say ‘released’, the Synology E10M20-T1 has been officially launched, which generally means that stock at […]

QNAP TS-653D NAS Hardware Review

The QNAP TS-653D 6-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review Buying your first NAS drive can be a rather intimidating first step for many users. The advantages and bonuses’ to this kind of hardware are pretty well documented, especially when compared with pubic cloud storage and file streaming services(such as Google Drive, Onedrive and Dropbox). This has […]

Synology DS220+ NAS Hardware Review

The Synology DS220+ 2-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review If you have been considering purchasing a Synology NAS for home or business in 2020, then chances are that you fall into one of two categories. The first category is is is made up of those who are aware of what a NAS can do, as well as […]

Synology DS220+ vs DS218+ NAS Drive Comparison

Comparing the Synology DS220+ vs the DS218+ NAS Drive Choosing to buy a NAS drive can often be a tricky investment choice to make. Although the development of network-attached storage in 2020 has far outgrown the rather simplistic ideas of it being a brainless hard drive you can access by the network or internet, growing […]

Synology DS920+ NAS Drive Hardware Review

The Synology DS920+ 4-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review When the new Synology Diskstation series was revealed a few weeks ago, I think it was safe to say that it got peoples attention! The previous 18+ series of NAS had been around since September 2017 and many users were starting to get worried about choosing the […]

Synology DS720+ vs QNAP TS-253D NAS Drive Comparison

Comparing the Synology DS720+ vs the QNAP TS-253D NAS Drive Trying to buy the best 2-bay network-attached storage (NAS) drive used to be so simple. Just over a decade ago, NAS was (for the most part) a glorified hard drive that you access over the network or internet that you and your PC software could […]

Synology DS920+ vs QNAP TS-453D NAS Drive Comparison

Comparing the Synology DS920+ vs the QNAP TS-453D NAS Drive These days, whatever you are doing, it creates data. It is becoming increasingly hard these days not to leave a digital footprint, A trace of your whereabouts, or a few you bits and bytes of what you are doing. In fact, many of us do […]