Synology or QNAP NAS – Which to Buy in 2019/2020?

Things to consider when you buy a Synology or QNAP NAS When you buy your first network attached storage device, it can be an incredibly daunting task. If you have a less technical background, or heard about NAS servers from Synology or QNAP, but are still not quite certain what a NAS is or what to […]

SynoForum – The Unofficial Synology Forum

Own a Synology NAS and Need Help? When a brand like Synology has been around for a great length of time, it will always grow a big following. From NAS drive owners who were there at the start, to those who felt the need for a private cloud alternative and decided on them as their […]

Is the Cheap USB 2.0 512GB, 1TB and 2TB USB Flash Stick Worth Your Money?

What Are The Problem With These 512GB, 1TB and 2TB Capacity Flash Drives? If you’ve not heard of these before, a fake capacity flash drive is simply a small low capacity flash drive pretending to have (much) more storage. The clever / devious part is that they may have only 16GB of real storage, but […]

Budget 2.5Gbe PCIe NIC Upgrade Card Test

Where to find the Budget 2.5Gbe PCIe NIC Card for NAS and PCs With this PCIe Card, you can add a 10/100/1000/25000 Mbps Ethernet port to any PC through a PCIe slot.Fits any PCI Express x1, x2, x4, x8 or x16 socket; additional 8cm low-profile bracket provides the option for installation in small size HTPC […]

Synology NAS and Teamviewer Beta Guide

New TeamViewer Application App for Synology NAS Test TeamViewer is a remarkably well known and well-established tool for those that are looking to access a PC, Mac, portable device or really any supported computer system remotely. Remote access and remote control of computer hardware is not a new thing and has in fact been around […]

Synology Drive Client 2.0 Beta – Early Review

Smart Synchronization with Synology Drive Client 2.0 for Windows 10 The Synology Drive application has evolved remarkably fast since its initial preview back in 2017. Moving fast from a pre-release beta application, all the way through to an established Synology primary app for DSM, Desktop Client and mobile app, Drive has become one of the […]

Synology Moments Vs QNAP QuMagie – Photo Recognition for NAS

Synology Moments Vs QNAP QuMagie Photo Applications for NAS One of the most popular reasons these days for purchasing a network attached storage device is to have some of the thousands of photos that they have captured personally or professionally in the last few decades stored neatly and safely. Smartphones have had cameras now for […]

QNAP and QuMagie Released in Beta – The EARLY Review

The Must-Have QuMagie Photo Recognition App from QNAP NAS is Available Ever since I first mentioned the QNAP QuMagie photo recognition software last year, I have been dying to get my hands on this impressive photo cataloguing application. As you may know, there are already features several applications that are designed to help you collect, […]

QNAP AfoBot II at Computex 2019

What is AfoBot II from QNAP and IEI? After previously unveiling their new QNAP AfoBot in late 2017/18, giving us a full preview at CeBit last year, QNAP has once again been showcasing their new personal robot and assistant at this year’s Computex 2019. Designed to provide a smart artificial assistant and the follow up […]

New Affordable QNAP QSW-308-1C and QSW-303S 10Gbe Switch for 2019/20

New QNAP QSW-308-1C and QSW-303S Affordable 10Gbe Switch Supporting RJ45 and SFP+ In our continued coverage of Computex, we have spent an inordinate amount of time with the guys at QNAP. Their stand currently features an impressive mix of heavy hitters that either made their appearance at CES 2019 or are already available to home […]

Upgrade from Seagate Cloud to Synology or QNAP NAS

Upgrading from Seagate NAS to Synology or QNAP I’m looking for replacement of my old (6+ years) Seagate Home network drive. Some of the features that I’m looking in the new NAS: Storage redundancy RAID 1 (don’t need more than 2 disks) Backup both Mac/PC Photos backup for phones (to replace google or Amazon) Sharable […]

Cheap Ways to Upgrade your NAS Drive

NAS Drive Upgrades – Cheaper than Buying New So you bought your NAS a few years ago and it is starting to look a little full. Perhaps it’s not quite as fast as it used to be due to its constant use or maybe newer and faster network trends are beginning to make your Network […]

Unboxing the New QNAP TR-004 Hardware RAID Expansion for NAS

Expand your QNAP NAS without the Performance dip, with the TR-004 When QNAP first announced that they were going to release an update to their range of NAS expansion devices, I have to admit that I wasn’t hugely excited. Expansion chassis are something that, although necessary, aren’t exactly thrilling devices. In essence, they are designed […]

QNAP NAS and RetroArch – Turn your NAS into an Arcade Cabinet

Play Arcade and Retro Games your QNAP NAS One of the most interesting and entertaining ways in which you can take advantage of the HDMI port on your QNAP NAS, is to turn your NAS drive into an arcade gaming emulation device. It is no secret that there is a big community of freeware and […]

Upgrading to a QNAP or Synology NAS after a Seagate Home NAS

Upgrading from Seagate NAS to Synology or QNAP I’m looking for replacement of my old (6+ years) Seagate Home network drive. Some of the features that I’m looking in the new NAS: Storage redundancy RAID 1 (don’t need more than 2 disks) Backup both Mac/PC Photos backup for phones (to replace google or Amazon) Sharable […]

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide Part 5 – USB, CLOUD and RTRR Backups

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide to Safe Backups With the release of the already hugely popular DS1019+ NAS Drive from Synology, it is worth highlighting that is one of the most proficient and powerful network storage devices for home and small business users of 2019. Despite this popularity, for many users, the Synology DS1019+ diskstation is […]

Synology DS1019+ NAS – Guide Part 4 – VMs, CCTV and CRM Systems

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide to Surveillance, VMs and Downloads With the release of the already hugely popular DS1019+ NAS Drive from Synology, it is worth highlighting that is one of the most proficient and powerful network storage devices for home and small business users of 2019. Despite this popularity, for many users, the Synology DS1019+ […]

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide Part 3 – Photos, Videos, DLNA and Plex

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide to the Best Media Setup With the release of the already hugely popular DS1019+ NAS Drive from Synology, it is worth highlighting that is one of the most proficient and powerful network storage devices for home and small business users of 2019. Despite this popularity, for many users, the Synology DS1019+ […]

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide Part 2 – Users, Groups and Downloads

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide to Users and File Handing With the release of the already hugely popular DS1019+ NAS Drive from Synology, it is worth highlighting that is one of the most proficient and powerful network storage devices for home and small business users of 2019. Despite this popularity, for many users, the Synology DS1019+ […]

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide Part 1 – First Time Setup

Synology DS1019+ NAS Step by Step Guide With the release of the already hugely popular DS1019+ NAS Drive from Synology, it is worth highlighting that is one of the most proficient and powerful network storage devices for home and small business users of 2019. Despite this popularity, for many users, the Synology DS1019+ diskstation is […]