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Best Low Price NAS – 2020

Choosing the Best Cheap NAS Drive of 2020 2020 has been a big, big year for network-attached storage NAS hardware releases. We have seen a vast improvement from all of the current NAS brands in their respective ranges of hardware available to the average NAS buyer. Also, though it is always easy to assume that […]

Best NAS for 10Gbe Storage – 2020

Choosing the Best 10Gbe NAS Drive of 2020 The popularity and affordability of 10Gbe in 2020 cannot be understated. Over the last few years we have seen this considerably faster network architecture rise in affordability thanks to a number of key manufacturers and technological genius’ making it much lower in price for network hardware brands […]

Best NAS for NVR and CCTV – 2020

Choosing the Best Surveillance NAS Drive of 2020 When you consider investing in a NAS drive in your home or business environment, you always want to maximize your investment in this new kind of technology. Systems are designed to do many different things at once and each top tier NAS brand includes a complete software […]

Best NAS for Plex 2020 – $500, $1000 and $2000

Choosing the Best Plex NAS Drive of 2020 One of the most popular reasons that home users will buy a network-attached storage NAS system for their home is to use it as a Plex media server. Although many people utilise third-party streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video to watch multimedia, these paid subscription […]

Best VM NAS to Buy – 2020

Choosing the Best Virtual Machine NAS Drive of 2020 For those that are not aware, a Virtual Machine (or VM) is a near completely digital alternative to a physical-local-PC in the traditional sense. Yes, you still need a physical user interface (ie a monitor/screen and peripheral controls like a Keyboard, mouse and/or touch screen) and […]

Best 2-Bay NAS – 2020

Choosing the Best 2-Bay NAS Drive of 2020 When you are looking for a new data storage solution, chances are that in terms of cost vs storage, a 2 drive solution is pretty much a solid choice – especially for beginners. If you can overcome the initial downfall of losing 50% of your storage space […]

Best 4-Bay NAS – 2020

Choosing the Best 4-Bay NAS Drive of 2020 This year has seen a whole new bunch of NAS hardware solutions arriving after the comparatively quiet period of 2018/19 and with it, a whole new range of solutions that will meet the expectations of 4-Bay NAS buyers. 4 Drive desktop servers are very much the bread […]

Best 6-Bay NAS – 2020

Choosing the Best 6-Bay NAS Drive of 2020 Whether you have been looking at buying a new network-attached storage (NAS) solution for the home or for business, there is a good chance that you have been looking for a RAID 6 solution in 2020/2021. There was a time when RAID 6 was seen as the […]

Best 8-Bay NAS – 2020

Choosing the Best 8-Bay NAS Drive of 2020 Hasn’t data storage come a long, LONG way! In just a hand full of years we have gone from the marvels of having gigabytes in our pocket to being able to store hundreds of terabytes on our own home servers! Network Attached Storage (NAS) has been improving […]

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 TS-451D2 NAS Plex 4K, 1080p and 720p Tests (H.264 & HEVC)

Transcoding 4K Media on the TS-451D2 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 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 TS-h973AX NAS Hardware Review

QNAP TS-h973AX NAS Review – ZFS? 10G? U.2 NVMe? Too Good to be True? Network-attached storage for both home and business provide fewer surprises every year. Whether it is the power of the hardware or the capability of the software, the innovations that continue to roll out of the big brands in NAS make less […]

QNAP TS-873AU NAS Hardware Review

Review of the New QNAP TS-873AU Ryzen Powered NAS Drive – Worth your Data? QNAP has been producing rackmount solutions quite early on in their portfolio, arguable earlier than the majority of NAS brand companies (so not counting the SAN or non-software featured SAS boxes that came before of course). Because of this, the brand […]

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 […]

Synology DS920+ vs QNAP TS-453Be NAS Drive Comparison

Comparing the Synology DS920+ vs the QNAP TS-453Be NAS Drive When it comes to NAS devices in 2020, two of the biggest brands that you can invest in with your data are Synology and QNAP. In a short few years, these two network-attached storage brands have largely dominated the field in both the home and […]

QNAP TL-D400S JBOD NAS Expanson 4-Bay Hardware Review

New NAS Expansion for a New Decade – But Is the QNAP TL-D400S Worth Your Data? Expanding a NAS DRIVE is something that most business users that come to depend on their storage system will have to consider at some point. Whether it is because you are saving one today and/or bought small because your […]

How to Connect the QNAP QNA-UC5G1T 5Gbe Adapter to a Synology NAS

Make Your Synology NAS 5Gbe Equipped with the QNAP USB-to-5GbE Adapter For those of you who have been considering (or have already purchased) a Synology NAS in the last year or so, one of the things that the brand has never really engaged in heavily is the idea of greater-than-gigabit connectivity at the diskstation level. […]

QNAP TS-451D2 NAS Hardware Review

New 4-Bay NAS for 2020 – Does the TS-451D2 Deserve Your Data? If you have been in the market for a 4-Bay/RAID5 solution and found this NAS review, then chances are that you already know a little about the QNAP TS-451D2. In fact, I will go a little further. There is a good chance that […]

QNAP TS-231P3 NAS Hardware Review

The QNAP TS-231P3 2-Bay NAS Hardware Review Over the last 3 years or so we have seen an abundance of plus Gigabit solutions (NAS, Switches, Cards, Adapters and more) be released by QNAP and this has given them an incredibly diverse portfolio of solutions to cater to differing budgets and bespoke requirements. Although there are […]