Synology DS418j NAS PLEX Test 720P and 1080p H.264 + H.265

Transcoding HD Media on the Synology DS418j NAS Plex Media Server? As you may have heard, Plex is now available on Realtek and other ARMv8 based NAS devices. This is a big deal, as till recently if you owned a Synology DS418j or other cost-effective NAS, you were feeling a little left out. Luckily now […]

NAS Buyers Guide – Synology, QNAP, Asustor, Thecus, Drobo and Netgear

A Guide to Choosing the Right NAS Choosing the right NAS for your needs is not always as easy as you would like. Often when purchasing your first NAS server, most of the decisions you make will be based on your understanding of home computers PCs and laptops. However, though a NAS server very similar […]

QNAP HS-453DX – Even MORE Information Released

Brand New Information on the QNAP HS-453DX SilentNAS A fanless, HDD + M.2 SSD hybrid 10GbE Silent NAS that supports HDMI 2.0 4K playback, blending your aesthetics, entertainment and lifestyle. The HS-453DX is equipped with Intel® Celeron® J4105 quad-core processor and supports HDMI 2.0 (4K @60Hz) output. It can output high-quality images to 4K large […]

Update on the QNAP HS-453DX Silent 10Gbe HDMI 2.0 NAS

The QNAP HS-453DX Silent NAS – Big Update on Potentially the Best NAS Of 2018 This year has been a big year for network attached storage. Although NAS has already made its way into the home and business market, in 2018  we have seen some genuinely innovative pieces of hardware be developed that can result […]

WD PR4100 NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the WD My Cloud Pro PR4100 NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the WD My Cloud Pro PR4100 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 […]

QNAP TVS-871 NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TVS-871 NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TVS-871 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 QNAP TVS-871 NAS is […]

QNAP TS-351 NAS – Brand New HDMI NAS for 2018/19

New QNAP TS-351 Multimedia NAS for late 2018 One of the most popular uses for network storage in recent years has been multimedia of all types. Whether you are looking at the new QNAP TS-351 or any other NAS, there is a good chance that you want to use your new NAS as a means […]

QNAP TS-551 NAS for 2018 – More Information Released

The New QNAP TS-551 NAS for Business and Pleasure The TS-551 NAS arrives with three 3.5-inch hard drive media storage and two 2.5-inch SSD media dedicated ports. This means you are able to utilize the popular RAID 5 configuration for your bulk storage to get the most capacity from your drives while enjoying SSD cache […]

Synology DS1618+ vs DS918+ NAS Comparison

DS1618+ vs DS918+ NAS – Which Synology Should you buy? If you are thinking about buying a Synology NAS in 2018 and want to leverage your available storage against a robust RAID solution, then chances are you have heard about the Synology DS918+ 4-Bay NAS and the DS1618+ 6-Bay NAS. Arriving with impressive internal and […]

Unboxing the QNAP TS-251B Media and Business NAS

Is the QNAP TS-251B NAS the Best Value NAS yet? As one of the biggest brands in NAS, it will not come as a huge surprise QNAP have big plans for 2018/2019. Back in June 2018, we learnt about many of the new NAS servers for Q3 and of all of them, the one that […]

QNAP TS-251B Plex Transcoding Performance Results

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TS-251B NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TS-251B 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 QNAP TS-251B NAS is […]

Synology DS218+ versus QNAP TS-251B NAS Comparion

Choosing the Right 4K Affordable NAS – DS218+ Vs TS-251B? Back in September 2017, Synology (currently regarded as one the top NAS brands) decided to release almost their entire desktop diskstation NAS series at once. Understandable this caused a great deal of confusion for many NAS buyers as suddenly they were no longer choosing between […]

QNAP TS-251B Review

Is the QNAP TS-251B NAS the Best Value NAS yet? As one of the biggest brands in NAS, it will not come as a huge surprise QNAP have big plans for 2018/2019. Back in June 2018, we learnt about many of the new NAS servers for Q3 and of all of them, the one that […]

QNAP TVS-882 i5 NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TVS-882 NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TVS-882 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 QNAP TVS-882 NAS is […]

Should you buy a NEW Synology or OLD Synology NAS Model in 2018

A Guide to Buying the Right Synology NAS Now If you are considering buying a new Synology NAS in 2018, chances are that you are looking to buy the newest models. This is completely understandable, a network attached storage device is a solid, long-term investment for you or your business and the last thing you […]

The QNAP TS-251B NAS – Specification and Data Sheets Available

Soon to be Released QNAP TS-251B NAS – The Details are HERE The TS-251B combines secure data storage and multimedia entertainment into one device. Featuring a PCIe slot, the TS-251B is QNAP’s first home/SOHO NAS that allows you to flexibly extend its functionality and potential applications. You can install a QNAP QM2 card to provide […]

How to use your PS4 and Plex – A Handy Guide

How to Access your Media Server NAS on your PS4 with Plex and DLNA Back when the PS4 first launched, Sony didn’t include any way to easily watch videos or listen to music from your other devices. It took well over a year for the problem to get solved properly, but there are now multiple […]

Plex Netgear NAS Performance List 2018

What is the Best Netgear NAS for a Plex Media Server? Plex has fast become the most popular media server software for home users in 2018. 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 […]

QNAP TS-551 3-Bay NAS – More information Released

Brand New 3-Bay Intel, HDMI and SSD Cache Enabled NAS for 2018 The TS-551 supports three 3.5-inch hard drive storage spaces and two 2.5-inch SSD dedicated ports for higher security RAID 5 protection while enjoying SSD cache without taking up the data storage space of a 3.5-inch hard drive. The 3.5-inch hard drive tray features a […]

QNAP TS-1635AX NAS PLEX Media Server Transcode 720P, 1080p and 4K H.264 + H.265 Test

Transcoding HD Media on the QNAP TS-1635AX NAS Plex Media Server? As you may have heard, Plex is now available on Marvell and other ARMv8 based NAS devices. This is a big deal, as till recently if you owned a QNAP TS-1635AX or other cost-effective NAS, you were feeling a little left out. Luckily now […]