Synology DS920+ NAS Plex 4K, 1080p and 720p Tests (H.264 & HEVC)

Transcoding 4K Media on the DS920+ NAS Plex Media Server Transcoding on a NAS such as the DS920+ 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 DS920+ NAS is the host […]

Synology DS420+ NAS Drive Hardware Review

The Synology DS420+ 2-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review The first time you heard about network-attached storage may well have been in the last few years. Network-attached storage, or NAS, has really established itself over the last few years as an extremely viable alternative to cloud services like Google docs and Dropbox in many home and […]

Synology DS720+ NAS Drive Hardware Review

The Synology DS720+ 2-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review Buying a new NAS drive can be pretty tough to nail down. Even if you have already gotten over the hurdle of justifying the buying a network storage device, then you find out that there are LOADS of different kinds out there. If you have been in […]

Synology DS220+ NAS – Taking it to Pieces

Synology DS220+ 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 DS220+ NAS Hardware Review

The Synology DS220+ 2-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review If you have been considering purchasing a Synology NAS for home or business in 2020, then chances are that you fall into one of two categories. The first category is is is made up of those who are aware of what a NAS can do, as well as […]

Synology DS220+ vs DS218+ NAS Drive Comparison

Comparing the Synology DS220+ vs the DS218+ NAS Drive Choosing to buy a NAS drive can often be a tricky investment choice to make. Although the development of network-attached storage in 2020 has far outgrown the rather simplistic ideas of it being a brainless hard drive you can access by the network or internet, growing […]

Synology DS920+ NAS Drive Hardware Review

The Synology DS920+ 4-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review When the new Synology Diskstation series was revealed a few weeks ago, I think it was safe to say that it got peoples attention! The previous 18+ series of NAS had been around since September 2017 and many users were starting to get worried about choosing the […]

Synology DS920+ vs DS918+ NAS Drive Comparison

Comparing the Synology DS920+ vs the DS918+ NAS Drive Buying a brand new NAS in 2020 is a lot easier than it would have been as little as five years ago. The hardware landscape of network-attached storage has changed dramatically for the better and now most modern NAS solutions are exceptionally evolved in both hardware […]

Synology DS720+ vs DS718+ NAS Drive Comparison

Comparing the Synology DS720+ vs the DS718+ NAS Drive When it comes down to it, most users buying their very first network-attached storage device will end up choosing a 2-day device. A NAS used to be a remarkable niche piece of hardware that uses would buy and hardly something that troubled the consumer market, but […]

Plex Synology NAS Performance List – 2020 Edition

Choosing the Right Synology NAS for a Plex Media Server When it comes to choosing the right Synology NAS for your Plex Media Server, below I have broken down the entire currently available NAS you can buy. I have broken them down into the following areas: Model ID – This is the Name of the […]

Best Plex NAS Drive of 2019

Top 3 NAS for Plex of the Year If you are looking to upgrade your multimedia setup in 2019, chances are that you have already heard of the great multimedia application, Plex Media Server (PMS), that allows you to access all your movies and boxsets anywhere in the world, on almost any device! Plex is […]

Best 4K and 1080p NAS Drive of 2019

Top 3 NAS for 4K and 1080p Media of the Year One of the most popular uses for a NAS drive in 2018 continues to be for multimedia. Whether it is 4K and 1080p movies, smooth playback of albums and playlists, or easy cataloguing and viewing of last photo albums, a NAS drive is a […]

The Best Unofficial Plex Channels for your Media Server NAS

The Best Free Channels for your Plex Media Server NAS Maybe you are a smart home user, a wireless media buff, or merely looking for an easy way to manage all of your boxsets, movies, music and general media, Plex Media Server for NAS is still one of the best solutions out there. The app […]

Top 3 4K and 1080p NAS Drives

Top 3 NAS for 4K and 1080p Media of the Year One of the most popular uses for a NAS drive in 2018 continues to be for multimedia. Whether it is 4K and 1080p movies, smooth playback of albums and playlists, or easy cataloguing and viewing of last photo albums, a NAS drive is a […]

Top 3 NAS Drive for Plex

Top 3 NAS for Plex of the Year If you are looking to upgrade your multimedia setup in 2019, chances are that you have already heard of the great multimedia application, Plex Media Server (PMS), that allows you to access all your movies and boxsets anywhere in the world, on almost any device! Plex is […]

NAS Drive for a Home Professional

Best NAS for a Professional and Family Network I would be pleased if you can give me some advice to find my personal best NAS. I am a Professional Home User (in my eyes). My primary intentions are to sort and organize my families digital life at home consisting of streaming, photos, cloud data, Amazon […]

Budget 2.5Gbe PCIe NIC Upgrade Card Test

Where to find the Budget 2.5Gbe PCIe NIC Card for NAS and PCs With this PCIe Card, you can add a 10/100/1000/25000 Mbps Ethernet port to any PC through a PCIe slot.Fits any PCI Express x1, x2, x4, x8 or x16 socket; additional 8cm low-profile bracket provides the option for installation in small size HTPC […]

Synology NAS and Teamviewer Beta Guide

New TeamViewer Application App for Synology NAS Test TeamViewer is a remarkably well known and well-established tool for those that are looking to access a PC, Mac, portable device or really any supported computer system remotely. Remote access and remote control of computer hardware is not a new thing and has in fact been around […]

Synology Drive Client 2.0 Beta – Early Review

Smart Synchronization with Synology Drive Client 2.0 for Windows 10 The Synology Drive application has evolved remarkably fast since its initial preview back in 2017. Moving fast from a pre-release beta application, all the way through to an established Synology primary app for DSM, Desktop Client and mobile app, Drive has become one of the […]

ioSafe 1019 Fireproof and Flood Proof NAS Revealed

New and More Powerful ioSafe 1019+ NAS Released The ioSafe 1019+ is a fire- and waterproof network attached storage (NAS) device engineered to protect your work and ensure business continuity. The 1019+ is a backup system, a disaster recovery plan, and a robust collaboration tool all-in-one. Powered by Synology’s DiskStation Manager operating system, the 1019+ […]