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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 […]

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 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 […]

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 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 TS-253D NAS Hardware Review

The QNAP TS-253D 2-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review Can I let you guys into a secret? Ok, here goes – I bloody LOVE 2-Bay NAS’. I know most users think that a 4-Bay is a minimum when it comes to a server (RAID support, good connections, better average CPUs, better price vs storage value) and […]

QNAP TS-453D NAS Hardware Review

The QNAP TS-453D 4-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review If you have been in the market to buy a new server device for your home or small business, then chances are that you are already well aware that NAS have evolved (much like most other technology) into quite alot more than the simple ‘hard drive I […]

QNAP TS-653D NAS Hardware Review

The QNAP TS-653D 6-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review Buying your first NAS drive can be a rather intimidating first step for many users. The advantages and bonuses’ to this kind of hardware are pretty well documented, especially when compared with pubic cloud storage and file streaming services(such as Google Drive, Onedrive and Dropbox). This has […]

How to Install Kodi v19 Matrix on your QNAP NAS

Install KODI v.19 Matrix on your QNAP NAS Buying a NAS Drive for use as a Kodi Media Centre is pretty common these days and something that alot of people have done in the past to huge success. With access to your own privately owned multimedia, the ability to share that media with friends and […]

The Best Unofficial Plex Channels for your Media Server NAS

The Best Free Channels for your Plex Media Server NAS Maybe you are a smart home user, a wireless media buff, or merely looking for an easy way to manage all of your boxsets, movies, music and general media, Plex Media Server for NAS is still one of the best solutions out there. The app […]

Choosing Between QNAP and Asustor for HDMI and Backups

Buying the Right NAS – Asustor or QNAP? I watch a bunch of your videos and read the reviews in this site which helped me a lot as I am new to NAS world. I am looking for a backup solution for my family to backup photos/videos mainly. I am a power user with IT […]

QNAP and Asustor for HDMI and Backups

Buying the Right NAS – Asustor or QNAP? I watch a bunch of your videos and read the reviews in this site which helped me a lot as I am new to NAS world. I am looking for a backup solution for my family to backup photos/videos mainly. I am a power user with IT […]

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 […]

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 […]

Best NAS for Plex in 2019

Best Plex Media Server NAS to Buy in 2019 If you are looking to upgrade your multimedia setup in 2019, chances are that you have already heard of the great multimedia application, Plex Media Server (PMS), that allows you to access all your movies and boxsets anywhere in the world, on almost any device! Plex […]

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 […]

Can you Populate a Synology 4-Bay NAS with 1 or 2 Disks?

Populating a 4-Bay NAS with a single Hard drive Hi, I’m thinking about getting 4 bay DS418. I also want to get 4tb and higher disks but because of the price, I was wondering if I can just start with only 2 disks and add more disks later? Which brand nas disk do you recommend? […]

Retro Arcade on your QNAP NAS with RetroArch

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 […]