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 […]

Good News – The Synology DS220+NAS is Released and In Stock

Why You SHOULD Buy the Synology DS220+ NAS Synology is a good brand, with DSM (their software, applications and GUI) and the DS220+ brings a lot of functionality for home and business users. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider buying the DS220+ NAS in 2020. The Synology DS220+NAS full review can be found […]

Synology DS220+ NAS – Should You Buy It?

Synology DS220+ NAS – Five Reasons Why You Should/Shouldn’t Buy It Of all the Synology NAS Drives that the company has ever produced, the 2-Bay series of diskstation solutions is generally considered to be their most popular item. Kinda their Reebok Classic, their Peanut M&M, it is a staple part of their product portfolio and […]

Synology NAS – SATA vs NVMe SSD Caching Test

Synology NAS SSD Caching – Is There a Difference Between NVMe and SATA SSD Use If you have purchased a Synology NAS in the last 2-3 years in the ‘PLUS’ series of devices (eg. DS920+, DS1019+, DS720+, DS918+, RS1619XS+, etc) then chances are one of the reasons that you considered it was because of the […]

Synology DS220+ 18GB Unofficial Memory Upgrade Installation Guide

How to Upgrade the RAM in your Synology DS220+ to 18GB Memory Back in May 2020, when the Synology DS220+ was first revealed, many users were surprised at the maximum memory limit that the manufacturers stated ion the specifications – 6GB of DDR4 to be precise (as well as only 1 memory stick being accessible […]

Synology M2D20 PCIe Card Hardware Review

Synology M2D20 Adapter Card for NVMe SSD Cache One of the most important factors for many users that purchase a new Synology NAS in 2020, besides stability, is speed. We all want our files to move as fast as possible, whether we are sending them or receiving them. Over the years there have been many […]

Synology DS920+ vs DS420+ vs DS720+ vs DS220+ NAS Comparison

Synology DS920+ vs DS420+ vs DS720+ vs DS220+ NAS – Which Should You Buy Now that the latest 4 Diskstaiton NAS have arrived on the market, it has caused alot of new buyers to scratch their head and wonder “which one should I buy?”. It is understandable, a NAS is a unique investment for many […]

Synology DS920+ NAS – Should You Buy It?

Synology DS920+ NAS – Five Reasons Why You Should/Shouldn’t Buy It Of all the Synology NAS Drives that the company has ever produced, the 4-Bay series of expandable solutions in their ever-evolving diskstation range is generally considered to be their most popular item. Kinda their Reebok Classic, their Peanut M&M, it is a staple part […]

Synology DS720+ vs QNAP TS-253Be NAS Drive Comparison

Comparing the QNAP TS-253Be vs the Synology DS720+ 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 business sectors and unsurprisingly […]

Synology DS920+ NAS – Taking it to Pieces

Synology DS920+ 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 E10M20-T1 Hardware Review

Review of the Synology NVMe SSD Cache and 10Gbe Combo E10M20 Upgrade Card Technology moves FAST! If I am fast learning something as I spend another year in the network industry, I have long since learnt that was one though ‘impossible’ will all of a sudden be a doddle! In the network storage industry, Synology […]

Synology DS920+ NAS 20GB Installation Guide

How to Upgrade the RAM in your Synology DS920+ to 20GB Memory Back in May 2020, when the Synology DS920+ was first revealed, many users were surprised at the maximum memory limit that the manufacturers stated ion the specifications – 8GB of DDR4 to be precise (as well as only 1 memory stick being accessible […]

Best 1-Bay NAS Drive – Synology and QNAP NAS

Choosing the Best 1-Bay NAS Drive from Synology & QNAP Choosing the best NAS drive for your needs can often be a difficult or imposing job. Network Attached Storage has evolved a lot over the years to a point now where they are less like basic storage devices and more like fully functioning computers, with […]