QNAP TS-932X NAS

Why is the QNAP TS-932X Desktop NAS a Good 10Gbe Entry Point The business-class TS-932X is a budget-friendly NAS designed to accommodate five 3.5-inch hard drives and four 2.5-inch SSDs. It is also the first ARM-based NAS that supports Qtier™ technology for efficient auto-tiered storage. As a 9-bay NAS, the compact TS-932X takes up less […]

QNAP TS-253B Vs TS-253Be Vs TS-453B Vs TS-453Be NAS

QNAP TS-x53B or TS-x53Be – What is the Difference? QNAP has been in the business of NAS for a truly heroic number of years. Between them and their big rival Synology, the network attached server market is pretty well dominated. As the years has passed and the models have been released, certain themes and brand preferences […]

QNAP TS-453Be NAS

QNAP TS-453Be or TS-453B – Is this New NAS Still worth your data? Last year when QNAP revealed the 4-Bay fully featured TS-453B NAS series, it was met with mostly positive feedback. The device featured excellent internal hardware, impressive and innovative external hardware and the QNAP QTS 4.3.3 software was leaps ahead of what it […]

QNAP TS-328 NAS

Affordable RAID 5 NAS Storage, but is the QNAP TS-328 NAS worthy of your data? The TS-328 NAS from QNAP is easily one of the most bizarre NAS devices I’ve seen of 2018 so far. The idea of a 3-bay Network Attached Storage device has been around for a great deal of time and in […]

QNAP TVS-1582TU NAS

The Ultimate Best Thunderbolt 3 NAS – The QNAP TVS-1582TU Rackmount NAS What the QNAP TVS-1582TU Rackmount can do (PROS): High Virtualisation Use Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports which can allow four devices access at once SSD Optimized Business Use SMB Storage Optimized for Post Production and Broadcasting 10GBe Ports 4 LAN Thunderbolt-to-10Gbe Adapter included DLNA Support […]

TS-128A QNAP NAS

Is the new QNAP 1-Bay TS-128 NAS worth your money? What the TS-128A can do (PROS): 4K Transcoding DLNA Support Apple Time Machine Support Surveillance including multiple camera licences iTunes Server Download server (FTP, HTTP, BT,NZB) CMS and CRM systems Office applications Media Center support and more What the TS-128A cannot do (CONS): Cannot Support […]

QNAP TS-453BU NAS

Is the QNAP TS-453BU SMB Rackmount the NAS a big enough upgrade?   What the QNAP TS-453BU can do (PROS): Lite/Medium file server application use Tiny in size and footprint Supporting 4K Transcoding Can be used as a Plex Media Server eith transcoding Lots of App support via QTS Multiple LAN for virtual switch and […]

QNAP TS-431XeU NAS

QNAP and the TS-431XeU NAS – Worth your data?   What the QNAP TS-431XeU can do (PROS): Lite/Medium file server application use Tiny in size and footprint Lots of App support via QTS Multiple LAN for virtual switch and multiple network access DLNA Support 10Gbe SFP+ Connectivity Download server (FTP, HTTP, BT,NZB) Media Center support […]

QNAP TVS-473e NAS Review

Should you buy the QNAP TVS-473e NAS this 2018 for the Home or Business? What the QNAP TVS-473e can do (PROS): Medium to High Virtualisation Business Use SMB Storage PCIe Slots Can connect to TB2 with the Apple TB2-Dedicated SSD Bays 10GBe Support (optional card) DLNA Support M.2 SSD Drive Support for Caching Includes remote control Apple Time […]

QNAP QBoat IoT Server Review

What is the Internet of Things and Why is the QNAP QBoat important?   What the QNAP QBoat can do (PROS): Lite/Medium IoT Application Use Tiny in size and footprint M.2 SSD Support Multiple LAN for virtual switch and multiple network access DLNA Support Supports numerous standard QNAP QTS Applications and App Center Audio In/Out […]

QNAP TS-877 NAS

The QNAP TS-877-1700-16G Ryzen 7 NAS – Could this be the Most POWERFUL Desktop NAS we have ever seen? What the TS-877 can do (PROS): Medium to High Virtualisation Business Use SMB Storage PCIe Slots Can connect to TB2 with the Apple TB2-Dedicated SSD Bays 10GBe Support (optional card) DLNA Support M.2 SSD Drive Support for […]

QNAP TS-231P2 NAS Review

Is the newly updated TS-231P2 from QNAP worth your time and money? What the TS-231P2 can do (PROS): File Server Use SMB Storage DLNA Support Apple TIme Machine Support Surveillance including multiple camera licences iTunes Server Snapshot Support and BTRFS Support email server Download server (FTP, HTTP, BT,NZB) CMS and CRM systems Office applications Media […]

QNAP TS-453BT3

Why is the QNAP TS-453BT3 Thunderbolt NAS so Important? What the TS-453BT3 can do (PROS): Lite/Medium Virtualisation Business Use SMB Storage Thunderbolt 3 Support Can connect to TB2 with the Apple TB2-2-TB3 Card 10GBe  over RJ45 DLNA Support M.2 SSD Drive Support for Caching Includes remote control Apple Time Machine Support Surveillance including multiple camera […]

QNAP TES-1885U Rackmount NAS Review

What makes the QNAP ZFS TES-1885U Rackmount NAS worth your budget? What the TES-1885U can do: Virtualisation Large Scale Business Use Enterprise Storage SAS Drive Support 10GBe 4K Playback DLNA Support Apple TIme Machine Support Large Scale Surveillance including multiple camera licences iTunes Server Snapshot Support and ZFS Support email server Download server (FTP, HTTP, […]

QNAP TS-228A NAS Review

Is the New Cost-Effective QNAP TS-228A worth your time? What the TS-228A can do: 4K Playback DLNA Support Apple TIme Machine Support Surveillance including 4 camera licences and supporting 16 cameras at once iTunes Server Snapshot Support (previously the memory requirement was 4GB, but now reduced to 1GB) email server Download server (FTP, HTTP, BT,NZB) […]

What is the difference between NAS, DAS and SAN? Which one do I need?

What is the difference between NAS, DAS and SAN? Which one is for who? Data storage is a pretty day-to-day thing now. Almost every form of data exchange you make on a daily basis can be broken down into three groups: DAS – Direct attached storage NAS – Network Attached Storage SAN – Storage Area […]

Choosing the Right NAS brand for you – Synology, QNAP, Drobo, Thecus, Netgear and Asustor

A guide to helping you pick the right NAS manufacturer for your needs  Network Attached Storage (NAS) servers are fast becoming an essential piece of kit on the home. Everyone wants to have their own special piece of cloud storage, be it 3rd party cloud providers like Google Drive, Amazon S3 or DropBox, or their […]