Synology DS1019+ NAS Vs QNAP TVS-951X NAS Comparison

Synology DS1019+ vs QNAP TVS-951X NAS – Which to Buy? With the newest 2019/2020 generation of NAS drives being uncovered from Synology and QNAP of late, those looking to buy a new NAS Drive can be broken down into two types. Those who looked at the new Synology diskstation and QNAP NAS and said “yes […]

QNAP NAS – How to Expand or Migrate your RAID Volumes

Adding Storage to a QNAP NAS Drive Can you tell me the best way of adding two more WD 4TB Red drives to a qnap TS-453Be that already has two of the same drives configured as RAID 1. Looking at possibly changing to RAID5/6. Also do you add drives with the qnap already running, or […]

QNAP NAS with HDMI 2.0 or GPU Card Compatibility for Plex and VMs

Help with Graphics Cards and QNAP NAS Support I have been diligently researching NAS boxes, and am in despair. I want to stream and transcode videos, and some of the Qnap boxes will do this, but seem to have HDMI1.4 on them rather than the latest HDMI2. So the best thing might be to get […]

RAID 1 to RAID 5 Upgrade on QNAP TS-453Be NAS Drive

Adding Storage to a QNAP NAS Drive Can you tell me the best way of adding two more WD 4TB Red drives to a qnap TS-453Be that already has two of the same drives configured as RAID 1. Looking at possibly changing to RAID5/6. Also do you add drives with the qnap already running, or […]

Build My Own Open Source Linux NAS Drive

DIY Frankenstein NAS Drive Build I’ve been watching a number of videos, and a few scratched the surface for me, but don’t get at the heart of the issue. Constraint number 1: I’m a long-time Linux user, and have a very strong preference for running my own. I want to be running a vanilla unix-like […]

Synology DS918+ NAS Vs QNAP TS-453Be NAS Comparison

Synology DS918+ vs QNAP TS-453Be NAS Comparison With the newest 2019/2020 generation of NAS drives being uncovered from Synology and QNAP of late, those looking to buy a new NAS Drive can be broken down into two types. Those who looked at the new Synology diskstation and QNAP NAS and said “yes please”, and the […]

QNAP TVS-872N 5Gbs NAS Hardware Review

QNAP TVS-872N 5Gbe Power NAS – Classic or Compromise? When we first mentioned that QNAP was releasing the QNAP TVS-872N NAS drive, I have to say that I was quite happy to hear about it. Less about the fact it was going to feature 5Gbe, but more because the remarkably popular TVS-x72XT series was going […]

QNAP TVS-672N and TVS-872N 5Gbe NAS Revealed for late 2019

QNAP TVS-672N and TVS-872N NAS featuring 5Gbe, NVMe, HDMI 2.0 and 8th Gen i3 CPU With so many NAS devices being released every year from top-tier brands aimed at home and business users parting with their money, it can often get quite predictable to second guess a new release. Whether it is the changing attitudes […]

Best NAS for a 4K HDMI Enabled Plex Media Server

Choosing the Best NAS Drive for Streaming Media Locally and the Internet I would like advice on a new NAS, please I use it mainly for TV Shows and films to watch on my Samsung Smart TV. Also to store my music, (through a Soundbar perhaps), books, photos, documents etc I have seen a video […]

QNAP Opens New Office in the UK

New QNAP NAS Support Centre Opens in the UK – Why You Should Care Regardless of whether or is your first, second or 10th time purchasing a new piece of technology, most buyers will go into their purchase with certain assurances required before taking the plunge. The popular factors, such as power, price and trusted […]

Synology DS718+ NAS Vs QNAP TS-253Be NAS Comparison

Synology DS718+ vs QNAP TS-253Be NAS Network Attached Storage (NAS) has grown exceptionally popular in 2019, for a number of reasons. First, the importance of our data at home with our family, to the phones that we carry on the commute, to the devices we use in everyday work create data CONSTANTLY. Second, the majority […]

Synology DS418play NAS Vs QNAP TS-351 NAS Comparison

Synology DS418play vs QNAP TS-351 In the first half of 2019, we are seeing a rather interesting release trend from the big NAS brands, Synology and QNAP. Generally, each year, the two brands release their biggest desktop solutions are roughly the same time (Q3/Q4 of the year) and then NAS buyers are left choosing between […]

Budget 2.5Gbe PCIe NIC Upgrade Card Test

Where to find the Budget 2.5Gbe PCIe NIC Card for NAS and PCs With this PCIe Card, you can add a 10/100/1000/25000 Mbps Ethernet port to any PC through a PCIe slot.Fits any PCI Express x1, x2, x4, x8 or x16 socket; additional 8cm low-profile bracket provides the option for installation in small size HTPC […]

Synology Moments Vs QNAP QuMagie – Photo Recognition for NAS

Synology Moments Vs QNAP QuMagie Photo Applications for NAS One of the most popular reasons these days for purchasing a network attached storage device is to have some of the thousands of photos that they have captured personally or professionally in the last few decades stored neatly and safely. Smartphones have had cameras now for […]

QNAP and QuMagie Released in Beta – The EARLY Review

The Must-Have QuMagie Photo Recognition App from QNAP NAS is Available Ever since I first mentioned the QNAP QuMagie photo recognition software last year, I have been dying to get my hands on this impressive photo cataloguing application. As you may know, there are already features several applications that are designed to help you collect, […]

Synology DS119j NAS Vs QNAP TS-128A NAS Comparison

Synology DS119j vs QNAP TS-128A Budget NAS Comparison When it comes to buying your first NAS Drive, you would be forgiven for wanting to save a few quid. Alongside big and expensive NAS that promises insanely high performance, hidden there in the background are a number of much more, admittedly lower powered, budget-friendly NAS servers […]

Synology DS218j NAS Vs QNAP TS-228A NAS Comparison

Synology DS218j vs QNAP TS-228A 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 DS218+ NAS Vs QNAP TS-251B NAS Comparison

Synology DS218+ vs QNAP TS-251B NAS Buying your first NAS is always going to be tough. If you are new to this kind of technology, it can be pretty confusing and it isn’t helped when some NAS drives arrive at very similar price points and seem near identical at a casual glance. Two very popular […]

Synology DS118 Vs QNAP TS-131P NAS Comparison

Synology DS118 vs QNAP TS-131P NAS As two of the biggest names in network attached storage (NAS), it can often be hard to choose between QNAP and Synology NAS drives for your home or business needs. One of the biggest hurdles that many people come across first is the pricetag. Despite the fact that NAS […]

QNAP NAS and RetroArch – Turn your NAS into an Arcade Cabinet

Play Arcade and Retro Games your QNAP NAS One of the most interesting and entertaining ways in which you can take advantage of the HDMI port on your QNAP NAS, is to turn your NAS drive into an arcade gaming emulation device. It is no secret that there is a big community of freeware and […]