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 […]

Synology DS920+ vs DS918+ NAS Drive Comparison

Comparing the Synology DS920+ vs the DS918+ NAS Drive Buying a brand new NAS in 2020 is a lot easier than it would have been as little as five years ago. The hardware landscape of network-attached storage has changed dramatically for the better and now most modern NAS solutions are exceptionally evolved in both hardware […]

Synology DS720+ vs DS718+ NAS Drive Comparison

Comparing the Synology DS720+ vs the DS718+ NAS Drive When it comes down to it, most users buying their very first network-attached storage device will end up choosing a 2-day device. A NAS used to be a remarkable niche piece of hardware that uses would buy and hardly something that troubled the consumer market, but […]

Synology 2020 Q&A with Taiwan HQ – Your Questions Answered

Synology NAS 2020 – Your Questions Answered Of all the companies in the industry of network-attached storage, few are as secretive as Synology. Whether you are an in the industry of network appliances and storage, the in-house IT guy, or a professional consumer (prosumer) who is just in the market for a new piece of […]

Heimvision HM203 1080P IP Camera Review

Heimvision HM203 1080P IP Camera – Is This Budget IP Camera TOO Budget to Work? Picking the most appropriate security camera for your own unique circumstances is often much harder than it sounds. You’ve got to think about how the camera will be getting its power, how it will be saving data, and how you […]

7 Fun Things to do with your NAS Whilst in Self Isolation

Make the Most of your NAS whilst you are on Lockdown Let’s all be clear about this – COVID-19 absolutely and categorically sucks. Been the ever-growing concern we have for our family and friends, as well as the stability of many people’s livelihoods coming out of this, there are plenty of reasons to be negative […]

Your WD Red NAS Hard Drives Might Be Using SMR – What You Need To Know

WD Red 2TB, 4TB and 6TB NAS Hard Drives Use SMR / DM-SMR IMPORTANT – This Article has been updated on 23/04/2020 with Information Provided by an official statement and hardware breakdown from Western Digital, from their official blog. This post has been updated accordingly with these new details. WD Statement: “The past week has […]

SimCam AI S1 AI Powered IP Camera Review

SimCam AI S1 AI-Powered IP Camera Review – Smart enough for ya? I have always been a big fan of a well-made Surveillance solution. I have covered the subject of surveillance solutions here several times before, typically in conjunction with NAS surveillance use. The growing trend towards Deep Video Analysis (DVA), facial recognition, Thing recognition […]

How to Install Kodi v19 Matrix on your QNAP NAS

Install KODI v.19 Matrix on your QNAP NAS Buying a NAS Drive for use as a Kodi Media Centre 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 friends and […]

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 […]