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Adding a 4th drive to WD 4-bay NAS Raid 5

Can you please help me in deciding how can I build a raid 5 on my WD pr4100 4 bay question is if i want to build a raid 5 the minimum hard drives I can use is 3 if i initially put 3 drives and then later on add the 4th drive will […]

WD Black SN850 vs WD Black SN770 SSD – Which Should You Buy?

The WD Black SN850 or SN770 SSD – Which One Should You Buy? Should you buy the WD Black SN850 from 2020 or the WD Black SN770 from 2022? Two drives from the same brand, in the same product series and build on the same interface and protocol – yet remarkably different in price, performance […]

WD Red Pro 20TB NAS Hard Drive Released – WD201KFGX

WD Red 20TB NAS Hard Drives Now Available Good news for anyone looking at buying a new NAS system and wanting to max out their storage on day one, or users looking up increasing their existing storage, with the release of the new WD Red Pro 20TB NAS Hard Drive. Arriving with the same level […]

Western Digital Announces WD_BLACK SN770 NVMe SSD

Western Digital Announces WD_BLACK SN770 NVMe SSD   Product 250GB 500GB 1TB 2TB Capacity (User / Raw) 250GB / 256GB 500GB / 512GB 1000GB / 1024GB 2000GB / 2048GB Form Factor M.2 2280 Interface / Protocol PCIe 4.0 x4 / NVMe 1.4 Controller WD NVMe Architecture DRAM HMB Memory Kioxia BiCS5 112L TLC Sequential Read […]

The WD Black SN850 SSD Review in 2022

WD Black SN850 SSD Heatsink Edition Review, Temperature & Benchmark Whether you are considering buying a new super-fast PCIe 4.0 NVMe solid-state drive upgrade for your PC gaming rig or shiny new (ish) PS5 console, then there is an exceptionally high chance that one of the very first SSDs that you came across/considered was the […]

How to upgrade WD MyCloud OS3 with OS5

How to upgrade WD MyCloud OS3 with OS5   Yes, this is a popular question. If you can not install OS5 on your WD NAS then they will disable internet access from January. You need to upgrade to WD PR/ EX Ultra series or change a brand. The most popular upgrade choice is Synology and […]

WD Red or Red Plus or WD Red Pro?

WD Red vs Red Plus? I have just bought a DS220J and want to populate it in a RAID 1 configuration with two 2TB WD Red drives. I only want to use the NAS for local storage to serve files and to back up one or two local PCs. Would you recommend the Red or […]

Samsung 860 Pro vs WD Red SA500 vs Seagate IronWolf 125 SSD

Compatible SATA SSD storage for DS920+ I have been following your videos for some time and I decided to buy a Synology DS920+. I need your advise for I am a bit confused with regards to compatible storage SSD for the above model. I’d rather use SSD instead of HDD, for I had several “traumatic” […]

Replace Old WD MyCloud

Replace Old WD MyCloud WD are discontinuing support for my EX4. I’m looking for the best replacement of similar capability and price that has the longest anticipated support life (don’t want to be a ‘withdrawal of support’ victim again). Best aspects of the EX4 which I like are: RAID options, Remote access over internet. Dislikes […]

Compatible Heatsink for WD Black SN850 SSD on PS5

Heatsinks for PS5 WD Black SN850 SSD Upgrades From the NASCompares free advice section; Which SSD Heatsinks Are Compatible with WD Black SN850 for PS5?   There are numerous NVMe M.2 SSDs available in the market that can be used in the PS5 Storage Bay. However, some are more suited than others and although one […]

Ironwolf 525 vs WD SN700 vs Firecuda 530

Ironwolf 525 vs WD SN700 vs Firecuda 530   These are very similar spec and endurance M.2 SSDs. Things to look at MTBF and TBW. The best between these three is  Ironwolf 525 Second place to Firecuda 530 And a third place to WD SN700   But again, they all are very similar.   Ironwolf […]

How to disable Internet/Cloud Access on WD EX2 to prevent hacking

How to disable Internet/Cloud Access on WD EX2 to prevent hacking On the navigation bar, click the Cloud Access icon Turn off Remote Access If you want an extra layer of protection from outside then you can configure your router to block the internet for this device. Synology MR2200ac has option to do so   […]

How to add media (videos, photos) to WD Cloud EX2 Ultra PLEX

I have a MacBook with a wd my cloud ex2 ultra with 8T. I have watched your video #2 on Plex setup and adding media (couldn’t find the #1 video) My issue is when I get to “browse for media folders” I am taken to my Plex HD where I have no media so far. […]

Is WD Red SSD compatible with Synology NAS?

DS720+ with SSD I have a DS720+ with Seagate Ironwolf HDD. My problem is that the HDD is very noisy. I was thinking of replacing the HDD with an SSD. (Specifically a WD Red 4TB SSD.) According to Synology this SSD is not compatible with this NAS, but compatible with DS718+. Question is that the […]

New release – WD Black SN750 SE

New release – WD Black SN750 SE  – PCIe® Gen4 Get into the action fast with sequential read speeds up to 3,600MB/s² to boost system, game and level load times ■ Demolish the competition with PCIe® Gen4 storage technology¹ (backwards compatible with PCIe Gen3) ■ The WD_BLACK™ Dashboard helps you maintain drive health and enable […]