Synology DS418j NAS PLEX Media Server Transcode 720P and 1080p H.264 + H.265 Test

Transcoding HD Media on the Synology DS418j NAS Plex Media Server? As you may have heard, Plex is now available on Realtek and other ARMv8 based NAS devices. This is a big deal, as till recently if you owned a Synology DS418j or other cost-effective NAS, you were feeling a little left out. Luckily now […]

QNAP TS-453B NAS Transcode 4K and 1080p Performance Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TS-453B NAS Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TS-453B device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the QNAP TS-453B NAS is the host […]

Synology DS218 NAS PLEX Installation Guide – Step by Step

How to Install Plex on the Synology DS218 NAS As you may have heard, support for the Plex media server application on the Synology DS218 NAS has now been made possible. This long overdue update to the Plex media server software so it will run on Realtek processor NAS devices, has taken more than half […]

DS218play NAS Transcode 4K and 1080p Performance Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the DS218play NAS Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the DS218play device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the DS218play NAS is the host device and the […]

QNAP TS-877 NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TS-877 NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TS-877 device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the QNAP TS-877 NAS is […]

Synology DS3018xs NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the Synology DS3018xs NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the Synology DS3018xs device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the Synology DS3018xs NAS is […]

QNAP TS-251+ NAS Transcode 4K and 1080p Performance Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TS-251+ NAS Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TS-251+ device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the QNAP TS-251+ NAS is the host […]

QNAP TVS-473e NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TVS-473e NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TVS-473 device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the QNAP TVS-473 NAS is […]

QNAP TS-253A NAS Transcode 4K and 1080p Performance Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TS-253A NAS Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TS-253A device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the QNAP TS-253A NAS is the host […]

QNAP TVS-471 NAS Transcode 4K and 1080p Performance Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TVS-471 NAS Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TVS-471 device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the QNAP TVS-471 NAS is the host […]

The Top 5 2-Bay NAS of 2017

The Best 2-Bay NAS of 2017 We have seen some incredible advances in the world of network attached storage (NAS) over the last 12 months in both home and business, but there is still no denying that compact 2-Bay NAS server devices from brands like Synology, QNAP and WD are still by far the most […]

DS218+ NAS Transcode 4K and 1080p Performance Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the DS218+ NAS Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the DS218+ device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the DS218+ NAS is the host device and the […]

The Synology DS218+ NAS Versus The Synology DS918+ NAS – Which NAS is Best?

Choosing the Right 4K Fully Featured NAS – DS218+ Vs DS918+? Back in September and October of 2017, Synology NAS (currently regarded as the top NAS brand at the moment for the home desktop, SMB users and more) decided to release almost their entire desktop diskstation NAS series at once. Understandable this caused a great […]

Which Synology 2-Bay NAS should you buy in 2017 – A Complete Guide

Buying the Right 2-Bay Synology NAS Choosing the Right Synology NAS can be a very confusing task. The best balance for most users looking for cost vs hardware find that a two Hard Drive NAS is a great solution. A two disk Synology NAS can pretty much provide anything that large network attached storage devices can […]

Understanding the difference between PLAY, PLUS, XS and J series NAS – A Synology NAS Buyers guide

Help Choosing the Right Synology NAS for you  So many NAS servers to choose from. They all look remarkably similar and moreover, all seem to do basically the same thing – but some better than others. Yet for many people who are setting out to buy their first NAS from Synology, it can easily be […]

Unboxing the Synology DS218+ Diskstation NAS – Is Two Bays Enough?

Why should you buy the Synology DS218+II for Home and Business? Is it worthy of your data? When it comes to buying your first, second or tenth NAS Server, it should come as no surprise to you that one of the biggest areas of conflict for most users comes down to finding the perfect balance […]

The DS218+ NAS versus DS216+II – Synology Plus Series NAS Comparison

Choosing the best 2-Bay Synology NAS between the DS218+ and the DS216+II Choosing whether to buy a brand new released piece of hardware or saving some money and getting a year or two older is always a common decision. This has become an especially frequent decider due to companies choosing to release their products with […]

The Synology DS218 Diskstation NAS 2-Bay Diskstation NAS

The Synology DS218 and DS418 Standard NAS have been uncovered  I do not know who is in charge of the release schedule over at Synology HQ, but they are really working overtime to ensure that I don’t get much sleep lately. This week we saw the physical release of the DS718+, DS218+, DS3018XS and DS418 over […]

The Synology DS218+ 2-Bay Diskstation NAS Server – Specs And Details Revealed

What are the Specs of the Synology DS218+ 2-Bay NAS Server?  The first question on everyone’s lips of course is the Specifications of the Synology DS218+ NAS. Much like the release of the DS216+ back in late 2015, the CPU and Memory, though not too modest, are comparable to the flagship 2-Bay – only in Dual […]

The Synology DS418 Diskstation – Another Desktop NAS revealed for 2017/18

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The Brand new DS418 4-Bay Synology NAS for Business and Multimedia  It has taken over two-thirds of a year, but finally we are starting to see some hot new releases from Synology in their Diskstation Desktop NAS server range. Earlier this week we saw details emerge of the DS218+, the latest addition to their flagship […]