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QNAP TS-473A, TS-673A and TS-873A NAS Drive Revealed

QNAP TS-473A, TS-673A and TS-873A Desktop NAS If you have been looking at the QNAP SMB range of hardware solutions in desktop, you may have noticed that there is a range between the Prosumer and Business Class that has been rather overdue for a refresh for a while The existing QNAP TS-x73 range, first released […]

QNAP QGD-3014-PT Review – NAS? NVR? Switch? Why Not All Three!

Does the QNAP QGD-3014-16PT Combined NAS, Centralized NVR and PoE Switch Deserve Your Data? Over the last few years, we have seen some genuinely innovative things being done with data storage. The days of NAS systems being just glorified hard drives that you access over the internet are long gone and have given way too […]

QNAP TVS-h1288X NAS Plex 10bit 4K, 1080p and 720p Tests (H.264 & HEVC)

Transcoding 4K Media on the TVS-h1288X NAS Plex Media Server Smooth playback of high-end media on a NAS is always something that you cannot really cheap-out on. if you are investing in a new NAS system and are looking for a solution that will last for a good few years alongside your TV/Sound system, then […]

QNAP TVS-h1688X NAS Hardware Review

QNAP TVS-h1688X NAS Review – Ground Breaking or Hardware Overkill? Businesses these days have tough choices to make when it comes to where they should store their data and despite the seemingly impressive specifications on the TVS-h1688X, knowing whether it is suitable for your needs is no small decision. For many, it is ‘hot’ data […]

Idiots Guide to Editing Video on a NAS Drive (via 10Gbe or Thunderbolt)

Video Editing over 10Gbe or Thunderbolt with a NAS Drive – The Easy Way Of all the industries that have grown in terms of data storage, video editing and production has got to be one of the largest generators of unique and ever increasingly size data in the world. From wildlife photographers and fashion, to […]

Synology DS1621+ vs QNAP TS-h973AX NAS – Ryzen NAS Comparison

The Synology DS1621+ vs QNAP TS-h973AX NAS Compared The line between small-medium business (SMB) and prosumers working from home has blurred considerably in 2020, due to the increase in people working from home. Alongside this, the growth in popularity owning your own private server has likewise increased to a point whereby the necessity of spending […]

QNAP TVS-h1688X NAS Review – Business is Booming

QNAP TVS-h1688X NAS Review – Ground Breaking or Hardware Overkill? Businesses these days have tough choices to make when it comes to where they should store their data and despite the seemingly impressive specifications on the TVS-h1688X, knowing whether it is suitable for your needs is no small decision. For many, it is ‘hot’ data […]

QNAP QSW-M2108-2C Managed Switch Review

QNAP QSW-2108-2C 10Gbe & 2.5Gbe Managed Switch Hardware Review The full range of QNAP network solutions is certainly expanding fast! Staying on top of their new releases outside of NAS has been quite a rollercoaster and with newer managed switches on the way, new NAS+Switch combos and even a growing range of Wifi 6 and […]

QNAP TVS-h1288X NAS Plex 10bit 4K, 1080p and 720p Tests (H.264 & HEVC)

Transcoding 4K Media on the TVS-h1288X NAS Plex Media Server Smooth playback of high-end media on a NAS is always something that you cannot really cheap-out on. if you are investing in a new NAS system and are looking for a solution that will last for a good few years alongside your TV/Sound system, then […]

QNAP TVS-h1288X NAS Hardware Review

QNAP TVS-h1288X NAS Review – Ground Breaking or Hardware Overkill? Businesses these days have tough choices to make when it comes to where they should store their data and despite the seemingly impressive specifications on the TVS-h1288X, knowing whether it is suitable for your needs is no small decision. For many, it is ‘hot’ data […]

QNAP QSW-M1208-8C Managed 10Gbe Switch Hardware Review

QNAP QSW-M1208-8C 10Gbe Managed Switch Hardware Review The time and money that QNAP has been spending on fleshing out their range of switches is really quite impressive. Whilst not taking the foot off the gas on their range of NAS hardware, they have been really expanding into this area with numerous network solutions (managed, unmanaged […]

QNAP QHora-301W AX & 10Gbe Router Review

QNAP QHora-301W Hardware Review – ALOT to live up to! Earlier this year when I first learnt about the release of the QNAP QHora-301W router, I think it would be fair to say that I was impressed. Wi-Fi 6 protocol has already been around commercially for more than a year and I have already reviewed […]

QNAP QSW-1105-5T 2.5GbE Switch Hardware Review

Reviewing the Affordable QNAP QSW-1105-5T 2.5Gbe Switch QNAP has really been making aggressive moves into the word of network switches in the last two years. We have seen multiple 10Gbe switches for copper and fibre connectivity arrive on the market from them (managed and unmanaged) that have made the cost of upgrading the hub of […]

QNAP TS-h973AX NAS Desktop NAS with U.2 NVMe, ZFS 3-Tier Storage Revealed

Brand New QNAP TS-h973AX NAS with Triple Tier ZFS Media Support I have said it before and I will say it again, QNAP is the brand that you should look at when it comes to pushing innovation in the NAS industry. They were the first to introduce Thunderbolt NAS, fully-featured HDMI 2.0, DAS like connectivity […]

The TVS-h1288X and TVS-h1688X – Brand New POWERHOUSE QNAP Desktop NAS

The New QNAP TVS-h1288X and TVS-h1688X Tower NAS Revealed Good news for those that are looking for some hardcore, future-proof network-attached storage (NAS) solution in 2021 – QNAP have revealed a new 8-Bay and 12-Bay storage solution (technically 12 and 16 Bay) that are two of the most powerful and hardware-equipped pieces of tech the […]

QNAP QXP-W6-AX200 WiFi 6 Card Review

Should You Buy the QNAP QXP-W6-AX200 WiFi 6 Upgrade Card It took a long time, but I think the hardware development sectors and industry, in general, have all got behind the idea of WiFi 6 (aka 802.11ax or WiFiAX). Traditional WiFi as we know it has been around for quite a while, with practically all […]

Brand New QNAP TS-h2490FU 24-Bay NVMe U.2 Rackmount NAS with 25Gbe Revealed

The QNAP TS-h2490FU Rackmount NVMe Equipped Flash Server – Fast just got FASTER! Despite the fact that NAS technology is very much on the top of its game in 2020/2021, is has to be said that the developments in top tier fast media as still not being fully used in NAS server environments. HDDs are […]

New QNAP QHora-301W WiFi 6 10Gbe Router Revealed

Brand New Wi-Fi 6 and 10Gbe Enabled QHora-301W Router from QNAP In the last 2 years, we have seen QNAP develop as a brand that was 100% associated with network-attached storage NAS, into a brand with an incredible range of network hardware and software for both home and business use. It isn’t a huge surprise […]

QNAP TS-451D2 NAS 4-Bay Revealed

Brand New QNAP TS-451D2 Intel J4025 NAS in 2020 Today we want to talk about a brand new QNAP NAS that arrives with familiar hardware inside and outside, that we have seen in newer generation hardware they have revealed for 2020/2021 to combine them into a new and attractive NAS drive for this summer. The new […]

QNAP QSW-M408-4C Hardware Review of the 10Gbe Managed Switch

QNAP QSW-M408-4C 10Gbe Managed Switch Hardware Review I remember as little as 2 years ago go when someone spoke to me a brand launch event about the possibility of QNAP releasing a network switch at some point. QNAP had been talking for a while about releasing a 10Gbe affordable network switch solution and have gone […]