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QNAP QSW-M2108-2C Switch Review – 2.5G/10Gbe and Managed!

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 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 […]

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 […]

NAS Buyers Guide 2021 – Get It Right First Time

NAS Brands in 2021 – Which One Should You Choose? Buying your first Network Attached Storage (NAS) device can be a remarkably daunting task! Even for the most technologically knowledgable, a NAS is a very different kind of device than most of the hardware in your environment. At its heart, it is just a computer […]

Best Virtual Machine NAS of the Year

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 8-Bay NAS Drive of the Year

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 […]

Best 6-Bay NAS Drive of the Year

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 […]

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 […]

Best 4-Bay NAS Drive of the Year

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 2-Bay NAS Drive of the Year

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 Plex Media Server NAS of the Year

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 Surveillance NAS Drive of the Year

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 10Gbe NAS of the Year

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 Cheap/Budget NAS Drive of the Year

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 […]

Black Friday 2020 – NAS Upgrades & Network Accessories

NAS Upgrades and Network Accessory Deals this Black Friday Black Friday 2020 has arrived and with it, a range of discounts and deals from many retailers has begun. However, Black Friday feels a little different this year, what with a lot of stores starting their sales even earlier than normal and the strange choice for […]

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 […]