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Synology DS923+ 4K PLEX NAS TESTS

How Well Does the Synology DS923+ NAS Perform as a Plex Media Server? Is the Synology DS923+ worth it as a Plex Media server NAS? Is that AMD Embedded Ryzen processor going to be a deal breaker? A Plex Media Server NAS is a network-attached storage (NAS) device that has the software for the Plex […]

Synology DS920+ 4K PLEX NAS TESTS!

How Well Does the Synology DS920+ NAS Perform as a Plex Media Server? Is the Synology DS920+ worth it as a Plex Media server NAS in 2023? It’s a valid question. With this system now well over 2.5 years old, as well as the newer DS923+ NAS being released at the end of last year, […]

Synology DSM vs QNAP QTS – Which NAS is Better for You?

Synology DSM vs QNAP QTS NAS Software & Hardware Comparison When buying a NAS drive, it’s important to consider the software included with the purchase. Brands like Synology and QNAP offer different software designs, user priorities, and learning curves. Even if you plan to mostly use third-party software, you will still need to interact with […]

Build Your Own NAS vs Buying a NAS?

Is it Better to Buy a NAS or Build One Yourself? Have you ever looked at the cost of popular Network attached storage devices from brands such as Synology and QNAP, then looked at the price tag and thought “wait…HOW MUCH?!? I could build my own NAS server for much less than that”? Well, you […]

How to set up Time machine backup on Synology NAS

Steps to set this all up Create NAS user for time machines access only If you want to be able to run timemachine backupe remotely over the internet, consider using Tailscale or nConnect VPN: How to access your NAS remotely? A Comparison of NKN nConnect and Tailscale   To create a NAS username for use […]

To migrate between different Synology NAS models

To migrate between different Synology NAS models

To migrate between different Synology NAS models This section explains how to perform migration between two different Synology NAS models. For example, migrating data from a DS716+ to a DS1520+. Sign in to the source NAS. Go to Control Panel > Update & Restore. Make sure that the source NAS is running the newest version of DSM. If a newer version is […]

A Guide to Choosing the Right UPS for Your Synology or QNAP NAS Drive

An Easy Guide to Buying the Right UPS for your NAS System The popularity of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) has risen significantly in recent years. Not just for businesses, but for home users as well, who often have limited power setups such as houseboats, pop-up offices, and mobile homes. The value of having a safety […]

Synology 2-bay NAS range compared (DS220j, DS218play, DS223, DS220+, DS723+)

Synology 2-bay NAS range compared (DS220j, DS218play, DS223, DS220+, DS723+)

Synology 2-bay NAS range compared Model DS220j DS218play DS223 DS220+ DS723+ Estimated Price $186 (18th Jan) $229 (18th Jan) $249 (18th Jan) $299 (18th Jan) $449 (18th Jan) Processor model Realtek RTD1296 Realtek RTD1296 Realtek RTD1619B Intel Celeron J4025 AMD Ryzen R1600 Number of CPUs 1 (benchmark score: <1000) 1 (benchmark score: <1000) 1 (benchmark […]

DS223 vs DS220j vs DS218 vs DS218play

DS223 vs DS220j vs DS218 vs DS218play

Synology 2-bay Value series specs compared When it comes to choosing a network-attached storage (NAS) device, the Synology 2-bay Value series offers several options, including the DS220+j, DS218, DS218play, and DS223. All of these models share similar features, such as a 64-bit processor architecture and compatibility with 3.5” SATA HDDs, 2.5” SATA HDDs, and 2.5” […]

Synology DS723+ NAS – Should You Buy it?

Synology DS723+ NAS Drive – Does It Deserve Your Data? The Synology DS723+ NAS is one of the most capable 2-Bay systems that the brand has ever released, featuring a number of series-firsts in terms, yet still maintaining largely the same price point as the other two bays in the plus series to date. However, […]

Synology SA3410 & SA3610 SAS/SATA based NAS released

Synology SA3410 & SA3610 SAS/SATA based NAS released Introducing the Synology SA3410, the latest in the line of NAS storage solutions from Synology. This powerful storage server is designed to meet the needs of small to medium–sized businesses and comes with a range of features to make it an ideal choice for any business. The […]

Big Hard Drives vs More Hard Drives – Which Should You Choose?

Should You Use Fewer Larger HDDs or More Smaller HDDs? The technology behind hard drives has evolved RAPIDLY! In just the last few years we have seen HDDs hit over 20 terabytes, seen the number of platters being squeezed into a single hard drive casing reach more than 10 and the performance and durability of […]

Synology DS223 NAS Drive Released

Brand New Synology DS223 Value Series NAS Released Hot on the heels of their recent releases in the Synology Plus range, Synology has now revealed a new Value Series 2-Bay NAS – The Synology DS223 NAS. Powered by a newer generation Realtek ARM v8 processor, this is the first entry into a no doubt soon […]