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Synology DSM 7.0 Beta – Early Impressions

DSM 7.0 First Impressions Now that we have all had a chance to download Synology Diskstsiton Manager 7 (DSM 7) to take a look at whether it was worth the wait, many of us have come away pretty impressed. It’s arguably more of a redesign in UI on the face of it (with the bulk […]

How To Install Plex on Synology DSM 7.0

A Guide to Installing Plex Media Server on your Synology NAS with the DSM 7 Beta The New Synology DSM 7 beta has arrived and despite its huge array of new features, there are a few areas where some users who upgraded their existing NAS system from 6.2>7.0 have hit a wall – namely with […]

How To Install Plex on Synology DSM 7.0

A Guide to Installing Plex Media Server on your Synology NAS with the DSM 7 Beta The New Synology DSM 7 beta has arrived and despite its huge array of new features, there are a few areas where some users who upgraded their existing NAS system from 6.2>7.0 have hit a wall – namely with […]

Synology 2021 – Focus on DSM 7

Synology NAS – What They Have In Store for 2021 Synology made the shift to digital for the annual reveal of their plans for the year to come and it became abundantly clear from the outset that they had users attention – given the fact the page link overloaded for many almost immediately! Synology has […]

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 DS1520+ NAS Hardware Review

Synology DS1520+ NAS Review – Does It Deserve Your Data? Of all the brands that you can choose in network-attached storage, few have managed to crack both the home and business market with the same design and apple-like finesse of Synology. It happens in all areas of technology, a new kind of thing arrives and […]

Synology DS1520+ vs DS1019+ NAS Comparison

Synology DS1520+ vs DS1019+ NAS – Which Should You Buy? When it comes to buying a robust desktop NAS solution for a professional consumer or small business, Synology has always ranked pretty high in terms of popularity. Providing a well-defined portfolio of solutions that tailor towards different priorities, be they power, storage or efficiency, you […]

Synology DS1520+ vs DS920+ NAS Drive Comparison

Synology DS1520+ vs DS920+ NAS – Which Should You Buy? The Synology 2020 series is a range that went from relative obscurity to practically being almost entirely fleshed out in less than 3 months. Featuring an enormous range of desktop NAS solutions, mid-range rackmounts and PCIe upgrade cards, they have improved a number of the […]

Synology DS1520+ NAS Drive – Specifications Revealed

Brand New Synology DS1520+ 5-Bay NAS Drive We are starting to hear more and more about the new 2020/2021 series from Synology and this latest news is one that will get the attention of alot of prosumer users. Today I want to talk about the new Synology DS1520+ 5-Bay NAS and why it might well […]

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 […]

Synology DS920+ vs DS1019+ NAS Drive Comparison

Synology DS1019+ vs DS920+ NAS – Which to Buy? With the newest 2020/2021 generation of NAS drives being uncovered from Synology of late, those looking to buy a new NAS Drive can be broken down into three types. Those who looked at the new Synology 2020 diskstation NAS and said “yes please”, the ones who […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Synology DS220j vs DS218j NAS – Cost Effective Comparison

Which Budget NAS deserves your data? The DS220j or the DS218j? With Network Attached Storage (NAS) being so popular these days, it is completely understandable that in order for everyone to buy one, some more affordable NAS solutions need to be developed. As much as you want a NAS that can do EVERYTHING, it can […]