Synology RS2818RP+ NAS

Is the Synology RS2818RP+ RackStation NAS what your Business needs? Synology and their Rackmount NAS range have really been a roller coaster these last two years. The rackstation series from Synology a few years back was good, but in the eyes of industry did not compete with QNAP NAS. The main reason for this was first, the […]

Synology RS3618xs NAS

Is the Synology RS3618xs Rackstation NAS the Best Business NAS yet? What the Synology RS3618xs Diskstation can do (PROS): High Virtualisation Use SSD Optimized Business Use SMB Storage PCIe Slot for more ports, 10Gbe and SSD Caching 10GBe Support (optional card) DLNA Support Apple Time Machine Support Surveillance including multiple camera licences iTunes Server email server […]

Synology FS1018 Flashstation NAS

Is the Synology FS1018 Flashstation 12-Bay NAS up to the task? What the Synology FS1018 Flashstation can do (PROS): Medium to High Virtualisation SSD Optimized Business Use SMB Storage PCIe Slot for more ports, 10Gbe and SSD Caching 10GBe Support (optional card) DLNA Support Apple Time Machine Support Surveillance including multiple camera licences iTunes Server email […]

Synology DS218 review

  Synology DS218        Top Speed: 112 MB/s  IOPS: 9238.15 Noise: 19.3 dB(A) Power: 14.99W / 5.78W PROS CONS Excellent choice of Apps. Copy button Video transcoding Hot-Swap trays  Low-power Mode Low Noise DLNA Compliant Facial/Subject recognition DDR4 new gen RAM Only one Ethernet port Dual drive RAID is not cost effective 4K Transcoding only H265 No […]

Synology DS115j review

Reviewing Diskstation DS115j Synology DS115j        Top Speed: 100 MB/s  IOPS: 761.35 Noise: 18.1 dB(A) Power: 10.52 W / 4.97 W   PROS CONS Excellent choice of Apps. Low-power Low Noise DLNA Compliant Very cheap Relatively Fast data transfer Very slow Expensive with HDDs No data protection Difficult drive installation No USB3 ports No […]

Synology DS218+ review

Reviewing Diskstation DS218+ Synology DS218+        Top Speed: 113 MB/s  IOPS: 8763.35 Noise: 19.3 dB(A) Power: 17.23W / 5.4W   PROS CONS Excellent choice of Apps. Support Plex Copy button Video transcoding Plex Transcoding Hot-Swap trays  Low-power Mode Low Noise DLNA Compliant Facial recognition Expandable RAM upgradable Only one Ethernet port Expensive with HDDs Dual drive RAID […]

Synology DS218J NAS Review

The latest Budget NAS has been released by Synology – Say hello to the DS218j What the Synology DS218J can do (PROS): Home and Student Storage DLNA Support Plex Media Server Support Apple Time Machine Support Surveillance including multiple camera licences iTunes Server Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) Support Download server (FTP, HTTP, BT,NZB) CMS and […]

Synology DS218 NAS Review

The Synology DS218 NAS is here and is it worth your time? What the Synology DS218 can do (PROS): Home and Student Storage DLNA Support Apple Time Machine Support Surveillance including multiple camera licences iTunes Server Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) Support Download server (FTP, HTTP, BT,NZB) CMS and CRM systems Office applications on DSM Media […]

Synology DS118 NAS Review

Does the Synology DS118 NAS 1-Bay live up to the hype? What the DS118 can do (PROS): 4K Transcoding DLNA Support Apple TIme Machine Support Surveillance including multiple camera licences iTunes Server Download server (FTP, HTTP, BT,NZB) CMS and CRM systems Office applications Media Center support and more What the DS118 cannot do (CONS): Cannot […]

Synology DS418play NAS Review

The Latest Synology PLAY arrives for 2018 – Is the DS418play the Dream 4K NAS for you? What the DS418play can do (PROS): Great 4K Support DLNA Support Apple Time Machine Support Plex Support Surveillance including multiple camera licences iTunes Server Snapshot Support and BTRFS Support email server Download server (FTP, HTTP, BT,NZB) CMS and […]

Synology DS3018xs Review

What is so good about the Synology DS3018xs 6-Bay NAS?   What the DS3018+ can do (PROS): Medium Virtualisation 4x RJ45 LAN Business Use SMB Storage PCIe Slot 10GBe (if card is installed) DLNA Support Apple TIme Machine Support Surveillance including multiple camera licences iTunes Server Snapshot Support and BTRFS Support email server Download server […]

Synology DS718+ NAS Review

Finally we unbox the Synology DS718+ NAS 2-Bay for 2017 and 2018 What the DS718+ can do (PROS): Lite/Medium Virtualisation Business Use SMB Storage DLNA Support Apple TIme Machine Support Surveillance including multiple camera licences iTunes Server Snapshot Support and BTRFS Support email server Download server (FTP, HTTP, BT,NZB) CMS and CRM systems Office applications […]

Synology DS918+ NAS Review

The wait is over, the Synology DS918+ 4-Bay NAS is here What the DS918+ can do (PROS): Lite/Medium Virtualisation Business Use NVMe SSD Caching SMB Storage SAS Drive Support DLNA Support Apple TIme Machine Support Surveillance including multiple camera licences iTunes Server Snapshot Support and BTRFS Support email server Download server (FTP, HTTP, BT,NZB) CMS […]

Synology RS818+ Rackstation NAS Review

The Synology RS818+ NAS for expandable and reliable Rackmount Storage What the RS818+ can do (PROS): Lite/Medium Virtualisation Business Use SMB Storage SAS Drive Support 10GBe (if card is installed) DLNA Support Apple TIme Machine Support Surveillance including multiple camera licences iTunes Server Snapshot Support and BTRFS Support email server Download server (FTP, HTTP, BT,NZB) CMS […]

Synology NVR1218 NAS Review

Should you Buy the Synology NVR1218 Surveillance NAS? What the TS-228A can do: Surveillance including 4 camera licences and supporting 12 cameras at once email server Download server (FTP, HTTP, BT,NZB) CMS and CRM systems Standalone Access point for CCTV DLNA Media Supports latest 10TB and 12TB HDD What the TS-288A cannot do: Virtualisation and […]

Synology RackStation RS2818RP+ NAS

Synology and the brand new RS2818RP+ Rackstation NAS for 2018 Synology RackStation RS2818RP+ is a 16-bay NAS designed for small- and medium-sized businesses. It provides large, scalable storage capacity with affordable total cost of ownership, ideal to serve as a centralized backup destination or a file server, providing easy-to-use storage applications to safeguard company’s data […]

Synology DS218j review

Reviewing Diskstation DS218j Synology DS218j        Top Speed: 113 MB/s  IOPS: 4632.2 Noise: 18.2 dB(A) Power: 17.48 W / 7.03 W PROS CONS Excellent choice of Apps. Sleek and compact chassis Support Plex  Low-power Mode Low Noise LowPower Consumption DLNA Compliant Facial recognition Only one Ethernet port No Hot Swap trays No Copy button Expensive […]

Buy the Perfect Synology or QNAP NAS – Get it Right the First Time

Things to consider when you buy a Synology or QNAP NAS When you buy your first network attached storage device, it can be an incredibly daunting task. If you have a less technical background, or heard about NAS servers from Synology or QNAP, but are still not quite certain what a NAS is or what to […]

What is the difference between NAS, DAS and SAN? Which one do I need?

What is the difference between NAS, DAS and SAN? Which one is for who? Data storage is a pretty day-to-day thing now. Almost every form of data exchange you make on a daily basis can be broken down into three groups: DAS – Direct attached storage NAS – Network Attached Storage SAN – Storage Area […]

Choosing the Right NAS brand for you – Synology, QNAP, Drobo, Thecus, Netgear and Asustor

A guide to helping you pick the right NAS manufacturer for your needs  Network Attached Storage (NAS) servers are fast becoming an essential piece of kit on the home. Everyone wants to have their own special piece of cloud storage, be it 3rd party cloud providers like Google Drive, Amazon S3 or DropBox, or their […]