Recommended Devices for Streaming your NAS Multimedia in the Home for 2018

The Best DLNA Streaming Devices for your Multimedia in 2018 Buying a NAS to consolidate your multimedia collection is becoming increasingly popular and with each passing month, we are seeing more and more devices being released that make watching everything from box sets to blockbuster movies increasingly easy in your home, on the commute or […]

Top 3 Rackmount NAS of the Year

TOP 3 Rackmount NAS of the Year Rackmount NAS devices are by far the most enterprise way in which you can make your data both network and internet accessible. It isn’t just the cost that most people are put off by when buying a rackmount NAS server, the sheer hardware involved and included with most […]

Details and Specs Released on the QNAP TS-253Be and TS-453Be Fully Featured NAS

The New QNAP TS-253Be and TS-453Be NAS – better value fully featured NAS QNAP have made some real changes recently regarding their popular B Series of NAS. Many of us complained about the x53B series – mainly that despite it’s rather innovative hardware options, the price tag was just too high. So now with the […]

Details and Specs Released on the QNAP TS-328 3-Bay NAS

All the information on the QNAP TS-328 3-Bay NAS for 2018 Good news for those waiting for cost effective RAID storage, as QNAP have finally released more information on their unusual 3-Bay RAID 5 enabled NAS, the TS-328 for Spring 2017 release. With a new and improved chassis, excellent home and business Realtek Quad Core […]

The DS718+ NAS versus DS716+II – Synology Flagship NAS Comparison

Which is the best 2-Bay Synology NAS? The DS718+ or the DS716+II?  Synology have been pretty much leading the pack when it comes to home NAS for a number of years. Though in recent years we have seen a lot of back and forth between them and QNAP NAS, it is safe to say that […]

Unboxing the Powerful TVS-473e Featured QNAP NAS for 2018

Should you buy the QNAP TVS-473e NAS this 2018 for the Home or Business? Choosing the right network attached storage (NAS) device that can do everything that you want can be tricky. FInding a powerful NAS is relatively easy and if you have the money, you can spend thousands of pounds quite easily and get a […]

Play Music from your Synology NAS to Amazon Echo Alexa Speaker

Playing music from your Synology NAS to your Amazon Echo Speaker The Amazon Echo has been around for almost 3 years now and many of you out there want to be able to play the music that lives on your Synology NAS server, simply by asking Alexa to play it for you. The Amazon Alexa […]

Synology DS918+ versus DS1517+ NAS

DS918+ 4-Bay NAS vs DS1517+ 5-Bay NAS – Which Synology should you Buy? Synology DS918+ and DS1517+ are both equally powerful NAS models. DS918+ is made with multimedia capabilities whereas DS1517+ comes with a focus on basic NAS functions.  Gen2 x8 slot (x4 link) lets you add 10GbE or cache card to massively increase IOPS of […]

The QNAP TS-328 3-Bay NAS at CES 2018

QNAP Preview the TS-328 3-Bay NAS at CES 2018 QNAP have put on a show at CES 2018 with a host of new NAS and AI related hardware being released throughout the year. Today I want to focus on the rather unconventional 3-bay NAS server, the QNAP TS-328 (TS-328-2G and TS-328-4G). We are all familiar […]

The QNAP TS-253Be and TS-453Be at CES 2018

QNAP Show us the New TS-253Be and TS-453Be Featured NAS for 2018 QNAP has been uncovering all kinds of new toys at CES 2018 and although there was brand new AI-related technology being showcased, as well as the new 3-Bay NAS and Ryzen based TVS-x73e series, the one that seemed to go under many peoples radar […]

QNAP at CES 2018 Preview – TS-328, TS-x53Be, TVS-x73e and more

QNAP is going to show what they have in store at CES 2018 tomorrow – But here is a sneaky preview The QNAP TS-328 3-Bay NAS QNAP’s first 3-bay NAS, TS-328 NAS, that allows for building a RAID 5 array with the fewest disks. It is powered by a Realtek RTD1296 quad-core 1.4 GHz processor […]

Unboxing the New Synology DS218 Value Series NAS for 2018

The Synology DS218 NAS is here and is it worth your time? When Synology started releasing all of their two-bay NAS devices at the same time, it was always going to lead to a lot of market confusion and saturation. Over the past three to four months we’ve seen the entire too hard drive NAS […]

The Top 5 4-Bay NAS of the Year

The Best 4-Bay NAS of 2017 With the growth of popularity in Network Attached storage (NAS) many users who are even the tiniest bit familiar with data storage will want to ensure that their NAS server is providing a good balance of storage space and power. A Good, solid NAS is an investment and most […]

The Top 5 2-Bay NAS of 2017

The Best 2-Bay NAS of 2017 We have seen some incredible advances in the world of network attached storage (NAS) over the last 12 months in both home and business, but there is still no denying that compact 2-Bay NAS server devices from brands like Synology, QNAP and WD are still by far the most […]

The Top 5 6-Bay and 8-Bay NAS of the Year

The Top 5 6-Bay and 8-Bay NAS of 2017 Some NAS buyers really like to take their storage seriously. If you are looking for real future proofing in terms of network and internet accessible storage for your desktop, then a 6-Bay or 8-Bay network storage device is very much the sweet spot for capacity Vs […]

How to Install Synology DSM 6.2 Beta, What is Synology Moment and Synology Drive?

A Guide to the Synology DSM 6.2 Beta, Synology Moments and Synology Drive In DSM 6.2 Beta, Synology aims to provide better IT management flexibility and usability in every aspect. The new Advanced LUN, iSCSI Manager, and Storage Manager take management efficiency to a whole new level. Security update with no service downtime in SHA […]

Synology DS218 NAS Available for 2018 – Specs and Details

Synology release a new Standard NAS 2-Bay for a little over £200 ex.VAT Synology DiskStation DS218 is a high-performance, low cost and versatile 2-bay NAS designed for small offices and home users to effectively manage, protect, and share data. Its 64-bit quad-core processor delivers highspeed data transmission and 10-bit 4K H.265 video transcoding to empower […]

Plex on DS118, DS218play, DS418 and DS418j – Realtek RTD1296 issue

Cannot find the Plex App on your Synology NAS? Here is why It has reached our attention (thanks to J Westwood, UK) that Plex is currently not supported on the Synology DS118, DS218play, DS418 and DS418j NAS. This is down to these NAS Server devices using the new Realtek RTD1296 and RTD1293 CPU in their design. […]

The Synology DS218+ NAS Versus The Synology DS918+ NAS – Which NAS is Best?

Choosing the Right 4K Fully Featured NAS – DS218+ Vs DS918+? Back in September and October of 2017, Synology NAS (currently regarded as the top NAS brand at the moment for the home desktop, SMB users and more) decided to release almost their entire desktop diskstation NAS series at once. Understandable this caused a great […]

OFFICIALLY the Best NAS for A Plex Media Server of 2017

What is the best NAS for a Plex Media Server of 2017 Many users who have large collections of media (photos, music, photos and more) will want to invest is a solid backbone to centralize their files in a single location. The most common reasons for this are to prevent file duplication, to backup sensibly […]