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A Guide to Rackmount NAS – Sorted by Size

Choosing the Right Rackmount NAS – Understanding the Importance of Depth There was once a time when owning any kind of rackmount based storage and/or computer equipment was squarely aimed at high-end business and data centres. Unlike the desktop PC, laptop keyboard or touch screen device that you are likely reading this on, a rackmount […]

Recommended NAS for Plex for £1000 in 2021

Top 3 NAS Drives for Plex Media Server for £1000 Buying a NAS for a Plex media server can be a very intimidating purchase. The technology behind network-attached storage has evolved dramatically in recent years and has far surpassed the simple ‘file and folder hard drive over the internet’ image that many associate it with. […]

Top 3 NAS for Plex under £500 in 2021

Recommended 3 NAS Drives for Plex Media Server Under £500 The growth in popularity that Plex media server has enjoyed these last few years is genuinely outstanding. Multimedia has gone through several phases as the common household media technology in our homes has evolved, from local media boxes, to popular subscription-based streaming services and now […]

Synology VS QNAP NAS – VMs, SaaS, NVR Tools, Backup Applications and Verdict

Synology DSM vs QNAP QTS NAS Software & Hardware Comparison Welcome back to the final part of my Synology vs QNAP NAS comparison, where I go through the main differences between the two biggest brands in the world of NAS in 2021/2022. So far we have covered the brand’s rhetoric, the hardware, the graphical user […]

Synology VS QNAP NAS – The Browser Interface, Customization and Brands

Synology DSM vs QNAP QTS NAS Software & Hardware Comparison If you are looking at buying a new NAS drive (either as a first-time buyer or you can considering jumping from one brand to another), then the software that brands like Synology and QNAP include with your NAS purchase is always going to be an […]

WD My Cloud NAS VERSUS Synology & QNAP NAS?

WD My Cloud NAS or Synology/QNAP?  Which Brand Should You Buy? For many users, the first NAS they ever owned was the affordable and sturdy WD My Cloud NAS drive. From students and teachers to console gamers and small business, the WD My Cloud range of NAS devices was one of the earliest attempts by […]

The Best Rackmount NAS for a Plex Media Server

Choosing the Best Rackmount NAS for Plex The lines between home NAS and Business NAS hardware has been getting increasingly blurred in the last year or two, with more enterprise hardware (such as U.2, NVMe and Xeons) all appearing in desktop solutions, as well as rackmount solutions beginning to arrive at price points that could […]

Synology RS1221+ vs QNAP TS-873AU NAS Comparison

The Synology RS1221+ vs QNAP TS-873AU NAS Compared The appeal of rackmount servers to prosumer and medium-sized businesses has really grown in recent years. In the past, rack profile storage was largely confined to big business and enterprise users, thanks to hefty price tags and architecture that largely required on-site technical assistance. Fast forward to […]