Synology or QNAP NAS – Which to Buy in 2019/2020?

Things to consider when you buy a Synology or QNAP NAS When you buy your first network attached storage device, it can be an incredibly daunting task. If you have a less technical background, or heard about NAS servers from Synology or QNAP, but are still not quite certain what a NAS is or what to […]

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 […]

Synology 10Gbe NAS vs QNAP Thunderbolt 2/3 NAS

Thunderbolt QNAP or 10Gbe Synology – Choosing the Right NAS for you The appeal of network attached storage (NAS) cannot be overstated for photo and video editors in 2019. Content creators, ranging from bedroom business entrepreneurs to high-end studio broadcasters create so many gigabytes and terabytes every day, that it is inevitable that a robust, […]

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 DS218+ vs QNAP TS-251B NAS – Value NAS Comparison

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 […]

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, […]

QNAP AfoBot II at Computex 2019

What is AfoBot II from QNAP and IEI? After previously unveiling their new QNAP AfoBot in late 2017/18, giving us a full preview at CeBit last year, QNAP has once again been showcasing their new personal robot and assistant at this year’s Computex 2019. Designed to provide a smart artificial assistant and the follow up […]

QNAP Drive Analyzer with ULINK – Expecting the Unexpected

QNAP, ULINK and the Drive Analyzer When it comes to ensuring the safety net of the hard drives on your NAS, most users fall back on the old, tested and reliable method of Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID), in order to have a system that in most cases will ensure that if a HDD […]

QNAP Guardian QGD-1600P PoE NAS Switch – BIG Update from Computex 2019

New QNAP Guardian QGD-1600P NAS+Switch Server on Show at Computex 2019 The cool new tech continues to be revealed at Computex 2019 in Taipei and over at the QNAP stand we have learnt about another brand new device – the Guardian QGD-1600P NAS Server. Aimed at SMB (small business) and home users who are looking […]

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 […]

Why Transcoding and NAS are SO Important

NAS and Video Transcoding – Why Should you care? There are many reasons to buy a NAS drive in 2019, but for most home users, enjoying their multimedia (especially video collections) is paramount. It is a relatively simple requirement on the face of it, videos on a NAS are just another kind of file and […]

QNAP HS-453DX NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP HS-453DX NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP HS-453DX 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 HS-453DX NAS is […]

Upgrade from Seagate Cloud to Synology or QNAP NAS

Upgrading from Seagate NAS to Synology or QNAP I’m looking for replacement of my old (6+ years) Seagate Home network drive. Some of the features that I’m looking in the new NAS: Storage redundancy RAID 1 (don’t need more than 2 disks) Backup both Mac/PC Photos backup for phones (to replace google or Amazon) Sharable […]

QNAP TVS-672XT NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TVS-672XT NAS Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TVS-672XT 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-672XT NAS is the […]

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 […]

Cheap Ways to Upgrade your NAS Drive

NAS Drive Upgrades – Cheaper than Buying New So you bought your NAS a few years ago and it is starting to look a little full. Perhaps it’s not quite as fast as it used to be due to its constant use or maybe newer and faster network trends are beginning to make your Network […]

Best NAS for 6K RAW Video Editing

Best NAS for Massive RAW Video Files Good afternoon, I have been a keen reader of your page, and watcher of your youtube videos so please excuse me if I should know the answer to some of these queries! I am looking at getting a QNAP or Synology NAS and connect via 10Gbe to our […]

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 […]