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QNAP TVS-h1288X NAS Plex 10bit 4K, 1080p and 720p Tests (H.264 & HEVC)

Transcoding 4K Media on the TVS-h1288X NAS Plex Media Server Smooth playback of high-end media on a NAS is always something that you cannot really cheap-out on. if you are investing in a new NAS system and are looking for a solution that will last for a good few years alongside your TV/Sound system, then […]

Synology DS720+ vs DS220+ NAS Drive Comparison

Comparing the Synology DS720+ vs the DS220+ NAS Drive Synology is still regarded as one of the most popular brands in the world of network-attached storage (NAS), with a clearly defined portfolio that accommodates home and business user needs accordingly, as well as all supporting the award-winning and remarkably easy to use Diskstation Manager (DSM) […]

Synology DS1621+ vs QNAP TS-h973AX NAS – Ryzen NAS Comparison

The Synology DS1621+ vs QNAP TS-h973AX NAS Compared The line between small-medium business (SMB) and prosumers working from home has blurred considerably in 2020, due to the increase in people working from home. Alongside this, the growth in popularity owning your own private server has likewise increased to a point whereby the necessity of spending […]

Synology RS1221+ & RS1221RP+ Data Sheet Revealed

The Synology RS1221+ and RS1221RP+ Rackstation NAS get closer to Release Good news for those of you who are STILL waiting for the release of the compact 8-Bay Synology rackmount, the RS1221+ nears release and we now have the official data sheet on the device with a release date scheduled for mid January 2021. Yes, […]

Synology DS920+ vs DS420+ NAS 4-Bay – Which Should You Buy?

Comparing the Synology DS920+ vs the DS420+ NAS Drive In the world of network-attached storage (NAS) Synology is still regarded as one of the most popular brands to buy, with a clearly defined portfolio that accommodates home and business user needs accordingly, as well as all supporting the award-winning and remarkably easy to use Diskstation […]

Synology DS720+ vs DS220+ NAS – Which Should You Buy?

Comparing the Synology DS720+ vs the DS220+ NAS Drive Synology is still regarded as one of the most popular brands in the world of network-attached storage (NAS), with a clearly defined portfolio that accommodates home and business user needs accordingly, as well as all supporting the award-winning and remarkably easy to use Diskstation Manager (DSM) […]

QNAP TVS-h1288X NAS Plex 10bit 4K, 1080p and 720p Tests (H.264 & HEVC)

Transcoding 4K Media on the TVS-h1288X NAS Plex Media Server Smooth playback of high-end media on a NAS is always something that you cannot really cheap-out on. if you are investing in a new NAS system and are looking for a solution that will last for a good few years alongside your TV/Sound system, then […]

QNAP TS-451D2 NAS Plex 4K, 1080p and 720p Tests (H.264 & HEVC)

Transcoding 4K Media on the TS-451D2 NAS Plex Media Server Smooth playback of high-end media on a NAS is always something that you cannot really cheap-out on. if you are investing in a new NAS system and are looking for a solution that will last for a good few years alongside your TV/Sound system, then […]

QNAP TS-h973AX NAS Hardware Review

QNAP TS-h973AX NAS Review – ZFS? 10G? U.2 NVMe? Too Good to be True? Network-attached storage for both home and business provide fewer surprises every year. Whether it is the power of the hardware or the capability of the software, the innovations that continue to roll out of the big brands in NAS make less […]

QNAP TS-873AU NAS Hardware Review

Review of the New QNAP TS-873AU Ryzen Powered NAS Drive – Worth your Data? QNAP has been producing rackmount solutions quite early on in their portfolio, arguable earlier than the majority of NAS brand companies (so not counting the SAN or non-software featured SAS boxes that came before of course). Because of this, the brand […]

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

Comparing the Synology DS920+ vs the QNAP TS-453Be 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 […]

Synology DVA3221 Surveillance NAS Revealed

Brand New Synology DVA3221 GPU Card Enabled Surveillance Server for 2020/2021 One of the main reasons that a lot of businesses look at the Synology NAS platform is because they trust that their data will be safe. Synology has a fantastically good reputation in the field of NAS and part of that comes down to […]

Synology FS3600 FlashStation Hardware Review

Synology FS3600 Review – Is it Flash Enough for your Business? Of all the brands in the world of NAS that I talk about here on the blog and on YouTube, no brand has decided to target the rather elite and enterprise subject of flash storage with the alacrity of Synology. Although no strangers to […]

Synology RS1221+ & RS2421+ NAS Uncovered

Brand New Synology RS1221+ & RS2421+ NAS Revealed Yes, that’s correct, It looks like Synology will be releasing a couple of new 8-Bay and 12-Bay expandable rackmount solutions in their 2021 series, but before going any further, I want to give props to the r/synology community over on Reddit for this. IMPORTANT – Full Credit […]

Synology DS1621xs+ NAS Plex 4K, 1080p and 720p Tests (H.264 & HEVC)

Transcoding 4K Media on the DS1621xs+ NAS Plex Media Server Smooth playback of high end media on a NAS is always something that you cannot really cheap-out on. if you are investing in a new NAS system and are looking for a solution that will last for a good few years alongside your TV/Sound system, […]

Reolink C2 Pro IP Camera Review

Does the Reolink C2 Pro NAS Compatible IP Camera Deserve Your Data? One of the most popular reasons for many users to finally take the plunge and buy a NAS drive in 2019 is surveillance. Whether you are in an office that requires monitoring of your assets for insurance and security, or simply a home […]

QNAP TS-231P3 NAS Hardware Review

The QNAP TS-231P3 2-Bay NAS Hardware Review Over the last 3 years or so we have seen an abundance of plus Gigabit solutions (NAS, Switches, Cards, Adapters and more) be released by QNAP and this has given them an incredibly diverse portfolio of solutions to cater to differing budgets and bespoke requirements. Although there are […]

Synology DS720+ NAS – Taking it to Pieces

Synology DS720+ 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? […]

The DS1621xs+ NAS is Now 10Gbe and the Synology DS1520+ NAS Uncovered!

Brand New Synology DS1520+ and DS1621xs+ NAS Revealed Good news for anyone waiting for a new NAS from Synology and want to ensure they get the ‘latest generation’ with the reveal (thanks to Luka @ BlackVoid) of a new Synology Diskstation device, the Synology DS1520+ NAS. Although reveal might be a tad strong, given that […]

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 […]