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What are the Quietest hard drives (HDD)

What are the quietest hard drives (HDD) Maybe use these Apps to measure noise levels: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/decibel-meter-sound-meter/id1205186197 Or leave a comment with your preferred app. If you know or use a certain type of drive, share noise levels with others in a table below!

Titanium Micro TH7175 SSD – PS5 EXPANSION GUIDE & TEST RESULTS

PS5 SSD Expansion Testing with the Titanium Micro TH7175 SSD Although not really a brand that is heard of much in the gaming arena, Titanium Micro have a full range of SSD solutions that are all too familiar to enterprise SSD hardware clients. However, their recent TH7175 SSD has the potential to be a great […]

INEO / Graugear PS5 SSD M13 Heat Pipe Heatsink Review & Temperature Testing

Reviewing the INEO PS5 Designed Heatsink for SSD Upgrades Ever since Sony enabled the storage upgrade feature of the PS5, the sudden need for understanding the architecture of M.2 SSDs has increased dramatically. The super-fast PCIe Gen 4 M.2 NVMe SSDs that are required to increase your PS5 storage differ wildly in shape, size and […]

Sabrent Rocket Q4 SSD – PS5 EXPANSION GUIDE & TEST RESULTS

PS5 SSD Expansion Testing with the Sabrent Rocket Q4 SSD Modern SSD are not cheap! It’s super annoying that despite Solid State Drives being commercially available for more than a decade, that they are still expensive. Part of that is because the storage capacities have got bigger and another big reason is that they are […]

Best Quietest Hard Drives (HDD) list

My Pegasus 32 R6 DAS device’s 8TB Toshiba MD06ACA800V (surveillance models that came with the device) drives are very noisy with all the clicks, whirls pings etc. It is connected to my Mac Mini and it is used for storing datafiles, photographs and some videography. The Pegasus gets very noisy during the frequent TimeMachine backups […]

What is the fastest 10GbE card

How do I determine whether the NIC I am using is delivering what I paid for”? Is there some sort of test methodology to determine NIC through put? All of the 10GbE cards listed bellow use the same chip. Very unlikely you will see performance difference between them. Aquantia AQtion AQC107 chip Synology  E10G18-T1 Asus […]

Best and Fastest 2.5inch SSD for NAS – how to choose

Best and Fastest 2.5inch SSD for NAS – how to choose   Depending on a use case, SSD wears out at a different rate. In harsh environments like RAID, cache, and heavy access you need to look at endurance rating. Bigger means a longer lifespan and not a decreased performance even with a heaviest access. […]

Fastest M.2 NVMe SSD – how to choose

Depending on a use case, SSD wears out at a different rate. In harsh environments like RAID, cache, and heavy access you need to look at endurance rating. Bigger means a longer lifespan and not a decreased performance even with a heaviest access. Apart from that, you could look at MTBF which is life expectancy. […]

Quietest NAS or ways to reduce noise in any NAS

Quietest NAS HI, could you recommend a NAS that is quiet in operation The NAS will only be used to store music that will be played on my DAC streamer The NAs will be situated in the lounge so low noise is important NAS itself do not generate noise. The drives inside do. If you […]

What is the fastest way to transfer big files over the internet

What is the fastest way to transfer big files over the internet I’m moving from Sydney to Amsterdam and wanted to find a solution instead of taking all my HDD’s with me. I want to store it locally in Sydney and access it over the internet in Amsterdam. I’m a filmmaker and work regularly with […]

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Fastest 4TB drives for video editing

Hi, i have always been a fan of yours, and i have read tons about NAS drives since 2015 when i got my first wd mycloud for my little design office. We have moved on and now we are a 6-people team and we are looking forward to improve our network speed since we work […]

Areca v QNAP The Fastest storage for Photographers / video editors

Areca v QNAP Message Body: Photographer / videographer here. Looking for the fastest unit available that can solve both large storage + up to 8K editing needs. Looking for an all in one solution really. Speed is my biggest concern. Would prefer something that can be used DAS over TB3. Want to run whatever unit […]

HS-453DX noise and heat test

We will be conducting noise and heat tests later this month, along with full Plex performance tests to give you a full breakdown of the performance of the HS-453DX, but for now, I can say that this could potentially be my favorite NAS of 2018.   This NAS really surprised us with its performance. Slightly bigger […]

Synology or Qnap 10GBe latest models

Synology or Qnap 10GBe latest models i am facing a big challenge of deciding which brand to go for between Synology or Qnap 10G latest models. i have a router netgear R9000 which has 10 G but i am not sure what to buy . my requirement is at least 4 slots NAS and my […]