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    NAS Compares Best 4-Bay NAS Drive to Buy in 2020

    Which 4-Bay NAS Should you Buy in 2020 With the growth of popularity in Network Attached Storage (NAS) many users who are even the tiniest bit familiar with data storage will want to ensure that their NAS server is providing a good balance of storage space and power. A Good, solid NAS is an...
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    NAS Compares Best 2-Bay NAS Drive to Buy in 2020

    Which 2-Bay NAS Should you Buy in 2020 A Network Attached Storage (NAS) device that can house two hard drives is pretty much the usual entry point for many home/small business users to the world of network storage. Whether it is for enjoying media at home, backing up all the devices on the...
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    NAS Compares Choosing Between Thick vs Thin Provisioning on your NAS

    Thick Provisioning VS Thin Provisioning on your NAS Drive Thick provisioning, thin provisioning – These terms have been around for a period of time, but what is the difference between them? Since thick and thin provisioning are often confused with the actual implementation of the storage...
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    NAS Compares Synology DS420j NAS on Show at PepCom and CES 2020

    Synology Reveal the Budget DS420J 4-Bay Diskstation NAS Solution Another new piece of kit revealed at CES 2020 and this time it just before the show fully kicked off, at Pepcom 2020 (technically the CES launch event). This new and highly affordable Synology solution is one we have covered here...
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    NAS Compares Synology DSM 7.0 Beta – How to Register and Access

    How to Get Access to the Synology DSM 7.0 Beta Synology are getting ready for the launch of their Diskstation Manager NAS software, version 7.0, and the good news is that they are asking users if they want to put it through it’s paces. Much like previous releases, the newest release of DSM is...
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    NAS Compares Synology FS6400 FlashStation NAS Hardware Review

    The Synology FS6400 FlashStation, Innovation or Overkill? When Synology first released their first entry into the flashstation NAS range (now almost 2 years ago, I have to admit I was a bit dubious. I did genuinely believe that SSD and NAS go together very well, however, more and more we are...
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    NAS Compares Synology SA3200D RackStation NAS – Specifications and Data Sheet

    Maximize Service Availability, Minimize Downtime – The SA3200D RackStation NAS Synology SA3200D features a dual controller architecture to ensure operations and core business functions are not severely impacted by a disaster or unplanned incident that take critical systems offline. The hardware...
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    NAS Compares Best Surveillance NAS Drive of 2019

    Top 3 NAS for Surveillance of the Year The popularity of using a NAS drive for surveillance purposes has really grown over the last 12 months. Perhaps it is the fact it lets users maximise their investment in 2019 in a network-attached storage device beyond that of backups and streaming media...
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    NAS Compares Best Plex NAS Drive of 2019

    Top 3 NAS for Plex of the Year If you are looking to upgrade your multimedia setup in 2019, chances are that you have already heard of the great multimedia application, Plex Media Server (PMS), that allows you to access all your movies and boxsets anywhere in the world, on almost any device...
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    NAS Compares Most Powerful NAS Drive of 2019

    Top 3 Most Powerful NAS Drives of the Year When buying brand new technology, there are many factors that we will use to make the final decision. Buying factors such as price, efficiency, value and brand support are always going to be very high on our list when making that final click on the Buy...
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    NAS Compares Best 4K and 1080p NAS Drive of 2019

    Top 3 NAS for 4K and 1080p Media of the Year One of the most popular uses for a NAS drive in 2018 continues to be for multimedia. Whether it is 4K and 1080p movies, smooth playback of albums and playlists, or easy cataloguing and viewing of last photo albums, a NAS drive is a great way of...
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    NAS Compares Most Data Secure NAS Drives of 2019

    Top 3 Safest and Most Secure NAS of the Year Data is precious. This is pretty much an understood fact and whether it is your personal photos, your movie collection, your audio collection, business data or backups, the majority of data is important in some way. One of the biggest reasons that...
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    NAS Compares Best SSD Optimized NAS Drive of 2019

    Top 3 NAS for SSD of the Year NAS Drives have now become remarkably mainstream. In a year taht has seen multiple high profile data breaches and exploitation of personal data, the move for most users from the public cloud to a private NAS has been a rapid and ever-growing one. However, the...
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    NAS Compares Synology DS420j NAS Final Specifications Revealed

    Official Specifications on the Budget Synology DS420j NAS Released Originally revealed back at the very start of September, the Synology DS420j NAS is the latest affordable, RAID enabled Home and Business NAS solution from the big company in network-attached storage. The J series from Synology...
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    NAS Compares Rackmount VS Desktop – Choosing the Right NAS Storage

    Choosing a Desktop or Rackmount NAS for your home or Business? Let’s face it – data is EVERYWHERE! It is inescapable, it is necessary and most important of all, it needs to be kept somewhere safe. With data breaches and online hacks becoming a near-monthly occurrence, it is all too understand...
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    NAS Compares WD Red 14TB WD140EFFX NAS HDD – Early Performance Build and Test

    Testing the 14TB WD140EFFX NAS HDD Now that WD Red has entered the realms of 14TB, with the release of the WD140EFFX NAS hard drive, the competition between drive manufacturers is really beginning to ramp up. We are long since past questioning the necessity of NAS optimized hard drives (i.e...
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    NAS Compares WD Red SA500 NAS SSD – Early Performance Build and Test

    Testing the WD Red SA500 NAS SSD Now that Western Digital has entered the NAS Solid State Drive market with their dedicated Network Attached Storage SSD, the WD Red SA500 series, we are really starting to see a change in the way most mid-range users handle the data in their NAS. Hard drive and...
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    NAS Compares Synology DS120j NAS Hardware Review

    Is the New Budget Synology DS120j NAS Worth your Data? With the release of the new DS120j NAS, when it comes to buying your first network-attached storage device there are several reasons why the Synology range appeals to many. With a diverse range of hardware and storage options across a wide...
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    NAS Compares Best Home NAS for £500

    Best NAS Drive for Home and Family I have gone through tons of your WD / QNAP / Synology videos and I still have no idea what the best option is for me. Your videos are extremely helpfull and detailed, but I am brand new to all of this. Based on what I have heard from you – I like the WD...
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    NAS Compares Recommended Small NAS Drive for a Mac Home?

    Choosing the Right NAS for Home and Family Continue reading... - - - Check out FREE NAS advice section on nascompares.com
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