What is RAID? Understanding the Different RAID Levels for your NAS

What is RAID and why do I need it on my NAS Drive?  RAID is not a new thing. Originally created as means of combining multiple smaller hard drives and combining them into 1 large storage volume (so your PC would only see one hard drive like your C:/ drive, instead of several smaller hard […]

QNAP NAS – How to Expand or Migrate your RAID Volumes

Adding Storage to a QNAP NAS Drive Can you tell me the best way of adding two more WD 4TB Red drives to a qnap TS-453Be that already has two of the same drives configured as RAID 1. Looking at possibly changing to RAID5/6. Also do you add drives with the qnap already running, or […]

Synology Hybrid RAID Explained – Why it is AWESOME

What is the difference between SHR and RAID? Synology Hybrid RAID or SHR, has been around for quite a while now, and though it has not made the big impact that Synology NAS’ Btrfs file system has, it is still an increasingly popular choice for many when it comes to protecting their hardware and their […]

RAID 1 to RAID 5 Upgrade on QNAP TS-453Be NAS Drive

Adding Storage to a QNAP NAS Drive Can you tell me the best way of adding two more WD 4TB Red drives to a qnap TS-453Be that already has two of the same drives configured as RAID 1. Looking at possibly changing to RAID5/6. Also do you add drives with the qnap already running, or […]

Cheap Ways to Upgrade your NAS Drive

NAS Drive Upgrades – Cheaper than Buying New So you bought your NAS a few years ago and it is starting to look a little full. Perhaps it’s not quite as fast as it used to be due to its constant use or maybe newer and faster network trends are beginning to make your Network […]

NAS Frequently Asked Questions – SOLVED

Frequently Asked Questions about NAS Network Attached Storage, or NAS, has been around for quite a few years now and has grown in popularity year on year. The appeal of cloud platforms such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3 and iCloud has dwindled and decreased as overall costs after even a couple of years are […]

What is SHR? And what is the difference between Synology Hybrid RAID and Ordinary RAID?

What is the difference between SHR and RAID? Synology Hybrid RAID or SHR, has been around for quite a while now, and though it has not make the big impact that Synology NAS’ Btrfs file system has, it is still an increasing popular choice for many when it comes to protecting their hardware and their […]

What is RAID, how does it work and what does it have to do with NAS?

What is RAID and why do I need it?  RAID is not a new thing. Originally created as means of combining multiple smaller hard drives and combining them into 1 large storage volume (so your PC would only see one hard drive like your C:/ drive, instead of several smaller hard drives connected). RAID stands […]