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Black Friday 2020 – Synology NAS Deals

Bargains and Deals on Synology NAS Drives this Black Friday 2020 Yes, it’s back again. Black Friday has come around again and many of us will take the opportunity to take the plunge and investing in some new IT hardware. A Synology NAS was once a rather niche item, however, in 2020 the ability to […]

Synology DS1821+ NAS Revealed – Ryzen Powered 8-Bay for 2020/2021

The New Synology DS1821+ NAS Drive for 2020 Good News! The DS1821+ NAS has now been revealed and I am pleased to say that all our guesses about the hardware seem to be true! This information arrives shortly after our reviews of the Synology DS1621xs+ and DS1621+ NAS (released in mid-October 2020), and today want […]

Synology DS920+ vs QNAP TS-453Be NAS Drive Comparison

Comparing the Synology DS920+ vs the QNAP TS-453Be NAS Drive When it comes to NAS devices in 2020, two of the biggest brands that you can invest in with your data are Synology and QNAP. In a short few years, these two network-attached storage brands have largely dominated the field in both the home and […]

Black Friday 2020 – Synology NAS DEALS

Bargains and Deals on Synology NAS Drives this Black Friday 2020 Yes, it’s back again. Black Friday has come around again and many of us will take the opportunity to take the plunge and investing in some new IT hardware. A Synology NAS was once a rather niche item, however, in 2020 the ability to […]

Synology DS1621+ vs DS1618+ NAS Comparison

Synology DS1621+ vs DS1618+ NAS Drive – Which Should You Buy Buying a new piece of hardware is always a mixture of excitement and nervous trepidation – the keenness to get a new solution up and running in your home/business to improve things, mixed with the concern to make sure it is absolutely the best […]

Synology DS1621+ vs QNAP TS-653D NAS Comparison

Synology DS1621+ vs QNAP TS-653D NAS Drive – Which Should You Buy? If you have been looking for a compact, desktop Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution that can accommodate a RAID 6 environment and still keep things under the £1000-1500 price tag (including hard drives) then chances are that you have been looking at 6-Bay […]

Synology DS1621+ vs DS1621xs+ NAS Comparison

Synology DS1621+ vs DS1621xs+ NAS Drive – Which Should You Buy? Right now, if you wanted to buy a Synology Desktop NAS for RAID 6, you are a bit spoilt for choice. The growing popularity and viability of RAID 6 as a configuration (i.e having 2 drives of failure protection) has become far more acceptable […]

Synology DVA3221 Surveillance NAS Revealed

Brand New Synology DVA3221 GPU Card Enabled Surveillance Server for 2020/2021 One of the main reasons that a lot of businesses look at the Synology NAS platform is because they trust that their data will be safe. Synology has a fantastically good reputation in the field of NAS and part of that comes down to […]

Synology DS1621+ NAS Hardware Review

Synology DS1621+ NAS Review Making the shift from a cloud service to your own private server can seem fantastically intimidating on the outset. However in recent years we have seen numerous user-friendly, yet cost-effective solutions arrive on the scene for most small-medium business users and few companies have done more to facilitate this migration than […]

Synology FS3600 FlashStation Hardware Review

Synology FS3600 Review – Is it Flash Enough for your Business? Of all the brands in the world of NAS that I talk about here on the blog and on YouTube, no brand has decided to target the rather elite and enterprise subject of flash storage with the alacrity of Synology. Although no strangers to […]

Synology RS1221+ & RS2421+ NAS Uncovered

Brand New Synology RS1221+ & RS2421+ NAS Revealed Yes, that’s correct, It looks like Synology will be releasing a couple of new 8-Bay and 12-Bay expandable rackmount solutions in their 2021 series, but before going any further, I want to give props to the r/synology community over on Reddit for this. IMPORTANT – Full Credit […]

Brand New Synology DS1621+ NAS Drive Revealed – Ryzen Powered!

The New Synology DS1621+ NAS Drive for 2020 Yes, the DS1621+ NAS is coming! Hot on the heels of the Synology DS1621XS+ NAS (released in early September 2020), we today want to discuss a new Synology 6-Bay NAS that has been revealed, the Synology DS1621+ NAS is a device that a lot of users have […]

Synology DS1621xs+ NAS Plex 4K, 1080p and 720p Tests (H.264 & HEVC)

Transcoding 4K Media on the DS1621xs+ 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, […]

Synology DS1621xs+ NAS – Should You Buy It?

The Synology DS1621xs+ NAS – 5 Reasons You Should Buy It, And 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t The brand new Synology DS1621xs+ was recently revealed and although it is not the only new NAS from the big brand in 2020, it is certainly the one that many have been waiting for the longest. Originally revealed towards […]

Synology DS1621xs+ NAS Review

Synology DS1621xs+ NAS Drive Review To say that I have looked at a lot of different devices over the years would be a fantastic understatement. Nevertheless, when I finally got my hands on the new Synology DS1621xs+ NAS drive, I have to admit I was excited. For those of you that have followed the Synology […]

Synology DS1520+ NAS Hardware Review

Synology DS1520+ NAS Review – Does It Deserve Your Data? Of all the brands that you can choose in network-attached storage, few have managed to crack both the home and business market with the same design and apple-like finesse of Synology. It happens in all areas of technology, a new kind of thing arrives and […]

Synology DS1520+ NAS – Should You Buy It?

Why Should You Buy the New Synology DS1520+ NAS? As many of you are no doubt aware, there is a brand new Synology solution available to buy for those looking at a robust, affordable and Powerful 5-Bay solution. The recently revealed Synology DS1520+ NAS is a reimagining of the popular 5-bay plus series from the […]

Synology DS720+ NAS – Taking it to Pieces

Synology DS720+ NAS Hardware Tear Down For those of you that are interested in the newest generation of Synology NAS, you are probably wondering about what exactly goes on under the bonnet. We talk about the CPU and Memory plenty, but what about on the inside? Where does the Synology DSM software get extracted from? […]

Synology DS1520+ NAS Drive – Specifications Revealed

Brand New Synology DS1520+ 5-Bay NAS Drive We are starting to hear more and more about the new 2020/2021 series from Synology and this latest news is one that will get the attention of alot of prosumer users. Today I want to talk about the new Synology DS1520+ 5-Bay NAS and why it might well […]

The DS1621xs+ NAS is Now 10Gbe and the Synology DS1520+ NAS Uncovered!

Brand New Synology DS1520+ and DS1621xs+ NAS Revealed Good news for anyone waiting for a new NAS from Synology and want to ensure they get the ‘latest generation’ with the reveal (thanks to Luka @ BlackVoid) of a new Synology Diskstation device, the Synology DS1520+ NAS. Although reveal might be a tad strong, given that […]