HOW TO… Destroy an old hard drive

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Your hard drive is full of sensitive data. The emails, photos and browsing history scattered across its disks present an intimate portrait of your daily life. An identity thief would love to get their hands on it, so it’s vital that you take extra care when disposing of old drives. Read our Destroy an old … Read more

Synology Ds220j review

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Despite a relentless upgrade schedule a few years ago, we haven’t seen a new entry-level two-bay NAS from Synology for a while. The DS218j was the last NAS from the company we reviewed, which was released in early 2018. it’s still a fantastic NAS and noticeably quicker than the DS216j in a couple of tests, … Read more

Synology DS119J Review: Syn of the times

Synology Ds119j Review

Martin Pipe reckons that Synology’s DS119j budget NAS could revolutionise your viewing habits – but you’ll need to add your own HDD [wpsm_toplist] [sc name=”Youtube”] WE ARE GETTING used to the idea of cloud storage thanks to online services like Google Drive, Dropbox and iCloud. Accessing your data from anywhere, on any device, is attractive. … Read more

QNAP TS-453Be Review

Qnap Ts 453be Review

A versatile high-end NAS for the home or small office says Lindsay Handmer. And who are we to disagree? [wpsm_toplist] [sc name=”Youtube”] Specs OS: QTS 4.3.4 CPU: Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core 1.5GHz GPU: Intel HD Graphics 500 Mem: 2GB (up to 8GB), 2x SoDIMMs Bays: 4x 3.5/2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s Comms: 2x Gigabit LAN Ports: 5x … Read more

Verbatim Vx500 Review

Verbatim Vx500 Review

Slim and speedy external storage The latest external SSD to arrive at APC Towers is this slimline stick that’s pretty Mac-like, with its metal body and gentle curves. The design is attractive and the USB-C port supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 connection to PCs and Macs that are capable of that (theoretical) 10 Gbps bandwidth. … Read more

How to fix Synology’s Blue Led of Death

“After some 10 minutes it was clear that whatever was happening with the original unit was happening here’’ JON HONEYBALL A blue light of death causes problems in Jon’s much-loved synology NAS drive, while a pair of smart earphones prove not to be so smart after all [wpsm_toplist] I know we’ve all heard of Blue … Read more

Portable storage

G Technology G Drive Mobile Ssd R Series Portable Drive (1tb/usb C) Bundle

Keep your photos and videos mobile without sacrificing storage or speed Table of ContentsG-Technology G-Drive Mobile SSD R-Series ReviewLacie DJI Copilot ReviewSamsung Portable SSD T5 ReviewSanDisk Extreme Portable SSD ReviewTranscend ESD400 Portable SSD ReviewWD My Passport Review G-Technology G-Drive Mobile SSD R-Series Review Technology: Solid-state drive Available capacities: 500GB-2TB Dimensions: 94 x 50 x 14.5mm Image read/write speed: 307/298MBps (500GB) Video … Read more

Buffalo LinkStation 520DE Review

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Buffalo LinkStation 520DE Review Storage with access all areas Aimed at home users, this network- attached storage (NAS) box is about as affordable as they come. For £ you get two 1TB hard drives already installed, giving you 1TB of storage space if you set it up in a sensible RAID 1 configuration, which backs … Read more

Toshiba Canvio Advance 2TB Review

Toshiba Canvio Advance 2tb Review

Slim and sturdy external storage for laptops and other devices Toshiba Canvio Advance 2TB Review – Toshiba’s Canvio Advance is an external hard drive that comes in 1TB, 2TB and 3TB capacities. This is not a drive to buy if raw performance is the main concern. However, it does offer a lot of storage for … Read more


Synology 2 Bay Nas Diskstation Ds218 (diskless)

ALL THE SOFTWARE FEATURES OF A HIGH-END NAS AT AN ATTRACTIVE, ENTRY-LEVEL PRICE Where there used to be a gulf in capabilities between your basic, budget two-bay NAS and the all-singing, all-dancing appliances, it’s one that’s being bridged by models such as the Synology DS218. $ buys you a speedy two-bay NAS with all the … Read more

TerraMaster F4-420 Review

Terramaster F4 420 Review

Powerful NAS hardware that needs a better software platform TerraMaster’s F4-220 is a 4-bay Network Attached Storage (NAS) device that’s ideal for home or small business use, or at least it would be, if it didn’t have some serious shortcomings in its software platform. [sc name=”Youtube”] Table of ContentsDesignSpecificationsPerformanceSummaryVerdictKEY FEATURES Design The appearance of the … Read more