New QNAP TS-230 2-Bay Realtek NAS Drive for 2020

Brand New QNAP Realtek TS-230 NAS in 2020 New releases in the world of network-attached storage (NAS) has been a little thin in the closing stages of 2019 compared with previous years. Whether it is the manufacturers switching focus from the hardware to the software, relying more and more on existing models to support their […]

QNAP QGD-1600P NAS Switch Hardware Review

Is the QNAP Guardian QGD-1600P NAS and PoE Switch worth your data? Throughout 2019 I have looked at ALOT of NAS devices, some small, some absolutely huge. However, a NAS drive on its own is not enough for most users who want to use their data in a more entrepreneurial or enterprise way. For those […]

New QNAP TS-251D 2-Bay NAS Drive for 2020

Brand New QNAP TS-251D Intel NAS in 2020 Today we want to talk about a brand new QNAP NAS that arrives with familiar hardware inside and outside, spread across multiple 2019 NAS devices and promises to combine them into a new and attractive NAS drive for 2020. The new QNAP TS-251D is aimed at the […]

Qmiix – The Hybrid IoT solution

What is Qmiix for QNAP NAS? QMIIX is a means to connect multiple apps to promote collaboration and synchronization between different smart platforms. As QNAP have been creating numerous internet of things (IoT) based hardware ad software solutions, it comes as no surprise that they have been working on a bridging application like this. Qmiix […]

QNAP QTS Hero for ZFS on your NAS

QTS Hero – Bringing ZFS to your QNAP NAS QNAP has revealed something quite special at their worldwide TechDay 2020 event that whether you are a new or old NAS user will be great news. In short, QNAP is releasing anew version of its QTS system and GUI, but this time rather than EXT4, they […]

QNAP TVS-672N 5Gbe NAS Review

QNAP TVS-672N 5Gbe i3 NAS – Best 6-Bay NAS of 2019? When we first mentioned that QNAP was releasing the QNAP TVS-672N 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 […]

Can I Build My Own Opensource 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 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 […]