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The Synology 2021 Live Event – 07-12-20

The Synology NAS 2021 Launch Event – December 7th 2020 There are few annual events on the data storage calendar that have the swish and slick appeal of the annual Synology NAS launch event, comparable to an Apple product launch (though of course at appropriate scale) the yearly event of Synology talking to their audience […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 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 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 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 E10M20-T1 (FINALLY) Released – 10Gbe & NVMe Combo Card

Synology E10M20 10G and NVMe SSD Cache Card is Available Well, we had to wait a while didn’t we, but finally, we can confirm that the brand new official Synology 10Gbe and m.2 NVMe SSD upgrade card is released. I say ‘released’, the Synology E10M20-T1 has been officially launched, which generally means that stock at […]

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 DS720+ vs QNAP TS-253D NAS Drive Comparison

Comparing the Synology DS720+ vs the QNAP TS-253D NAS Drive Trying to buy the best 2-bay network-attached storage (NAS) drive used to be so simple. Just over a decade ago, NAS was (for the most part) a glorified hard drive that you access over the network or internet that you and your PC software could […]

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

Comparing the Synology DS920+ vs the QNAP TS-453D NAS Drive These days, whatever you are doing, it creates data. It is becoming increasingly hard these days not to leave a digital footprint, A trace of your whereabouts, or a few you bits and bytes of what you are doing. In fact, many of us do […]

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 […]