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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+ vs DS1019+ NAS Comparison

Synology DS1520+ vs DS1019+ NAS – Which Should You Buy? When it comes to buying a robust desktop NAS solution for a professional consumer or small business, Synology has always ranked pretty high in terms of popularity. Providing a well-defined portfolio of solutions that tailor towards different priorities, be they power, storage or efficiency, you […]

Synology DS1520+ vs DS920+ NAS Drive Comparison

Synology DS1520+ vs DS920+ NAS – Which Should You Buy? The Synology 2020 series is a range that went from relative obscurity to practically being almost entirely fleshed out in less than 3 months. Featuring an enormous range of desktop NAS solutions, mid-range rackmounts and PCIe upgrade cards, they have improved a number of the […]

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? […]

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 […]

Synology NAS PLEX DRIVER FIX for H.256 / HEVC – DS920+, DS220+, DS720+ and DS420+

A Guide to Improving Playback on your Synology NAS Drive One of the most popular reasons that many users invest in a compact desktop Synology NAS solution is for use as a private Plex media server. The appeal of Plex as an alternative to paid subscription streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime video is […]

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 DS920+ vs DS1019+ NAS Drive Comparison

Synology DS1019+ vs DS920+ NAS – Which to Buy? With the newest 2020/2021 generation of NAS drives being uncovered from Synology of late, those looking to buy a new NAS Drive can be broken down into three types. Those who looked at the new Synology 2020 diskstation NAS and said “yes please”, the ones who […]

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 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 […]