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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 […]

Asustor Lockerstor 2 AS6602T NAS – Hardware Review

Asustor AS6602T Lockerstor 2 NAS Hardware Review – Worth Your Data? I fell like I have said this about four times this year – but today I want to talk about the most impressively hardware equipped 2-Bay solution of 2020, the lockerstor2 AS6602T! Yes, there has been an absolute flurry of new hardware releases from […]

Asustor AS6604T Lockerstor 4 NAS – Hardware Review

Asustor AS6604T Lockerstor 4 NAS Hardware Review – Worth Your Data? In all my years in network-attached storage, I can quite honestly say that they have never been so many releases in such a short period of time as there has been in summer 2020. Maybe it is the impact of COVID on production that […]

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 NAS PLEX DRIVER FIX for H.256 / HEVC – DS920+, DS220+, DS720+ and DS420+

A Guide to Improving Playback on your Synology NAS Drive One of the most popular reasons that many users invest in a compact desktop Synology NAS solution is for use as a private Plex media server. The appeal of Plex as an alternative to paid subscription streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime video is […]

Asustor LockerStor 2 & 4 NAS Drive Revealed

The Asustor LockerStor 2 & 4 NAS Drive for Summer 2020 The last month or so of NAS hardware releases have been a pretty exciting time of late. With some of the biggest names in network-attached storage releasing their the latest flagship solutions for home and SMB markets. However, it would appear that it is not […]

Synology DS220+ NAS Plex 4K, 1080p and 720p Tests (H.264 & HEVC)

Transcoding 4K Media on the DS220+ NAS Plex Media Server Transcoding on a NAS such as the DS220+ device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the DS220+ NAS is the host device […]

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 […]

Plex QNAP NAS Performance List – 2020 Edition

What is the Best QNAP NAS for a Plex Media Server? Plex has fast become the most popular media server software for home users in 2020. With a slick user interface, smart organization, relevant media images and descriptions sourced from many online sources applied automatically and clever show recommendations and watched records, it is easy […]

Plex Synology NAS Performance List – 2020 Edition

Choosing the Right Synology NAS for a Plex Media Server When it comes to choosing the right Synology NAS for your Plex Media Server, below I have broken down the entire currently available NAS you can buy. I have broken them down into the following areas: Model ID – This is the Name of the […]

Plex Media Server NAS – FREE Advice

Free Advice on ANY kind of NAS Drive for Plex Media Server Choosing the right data storage solution for your multimedia needs can be very intimidating and its never too late to ask for help. With Plex Media Server options ranging from budget/value NAS drives that can still perform like something 3x the cost, all […]

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 […]

Synology DS220j 2-Bay NAS Revealed

The DS220j NAS from Synology is FINALLY Revealed Good news everyone, Synology has finally revealed the DS220j. Back in early summer ’19, I told you guys about a range of brand new NAS devices that Synology we had in store for us in 2019/2020. one of those devices that were remarkably absent was the cost-effective […]

Synology FS6400 FlashStation NAS Hardware Review

The Synology FS6400 FlashStation, Innovation or Overkill? When Synology first released their first entry into the flashstation NAS range (now almost 2 years ago, I have to admit I was a bit dubious. I did genuinely believe that SSD and NAS go together very well, however, more and more we are finding that NAS devices […]

The Best Unofficial Plex Channels for your Media Server NAS

The Best Free Channels for your Plex Media Server NAS Maybe you are a smart home user, a wireless media buff, or merely looking for an easy way to manage all of your boxsets, movies, music and general media, Plex Media Server for NAS is still one of the best solutions out there. The app […]

Best Home NAS for £500

Best NAS Drive for Home and Family I have gone through tons of your WD / QNAP / Synology videos and I still have no idea what the best option is for me. Your videos are extremely helpfull and detailed, but I am brand new to all of this. Based on what I have heard […]

Choosing Between QNAP and Asustor for HDMI and Backups

Buying the Right NAS – Asustor or QNAP? I watch a bunch of your videos and read the reviews in this site which helped me a lot as I am new to NAS world. I am looking for a backup solution for my family to backup photos/videos mainly. I am a power user with IT […]

Best NAS Drive on a Budget

Choosing the Best NAS Drive for Home on a Budget Let’s get straight to the point. There are a whole bunch of options for you, but the budget you have in mind will make it a little tough, as although you require a moderately capable CPU, your budget means taht you need to make economies […]