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September 28, 2017

Synology Announces DiskStation DS418Play 4-Bay NAS

Following Synology’s massive launch of no less than five NAS systems, Synology is announcing yet another in preparation for the holiday season.

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The new NAS is a 4-bay NAS Synology calls the DiskStation DS418Play and it’s a slightly upgraded variation of the DS418 which was recently released. [...]

 
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September 19, 2017

Synology Launches DS218+, DS418, DS718+, DS918+, DS3018xs NAS Systems

In preparation for the holiday shopping season, Synology is announcing no less than five new NAS systems ranging from a two to six bays. According to the announcement, the new NAS systems include the DS218+, DS418, DS718+, DS918+ and the DS3018xs.

 

Synology DS218+ and DS718+

The Synology DS218+ and DS718+ are two bay NAS systems designed for the home and business.

The Synology DS218+ is powered by an Intel Celeron J3355 dual core processor, 2GB DDR3L RAM (Expandable up to 6GB) and features one Gigabit LAN port for networking.

The Synology DS718+ is powered by an Intel Celeron J3455 quad core processor, 2GB DDR3L RAM (Expandable up to [...]

 
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September 15, 2017

Synology Discounts RT2600ac, RT1900ac Routers for a Limited Time

According to a recent announcement, Synology is discounting their RT2600ac and RT1900ac routers for a limited time.

The Synology RT2600ac and RT1900ac are excellent routers that feature Synology’s SRM (Synology Router Manager) software providing it with one of the most easy to use yet advanced featuresets on the market. Utilizing Synology’s add-on software packages, the functionality of the routers can be expanded beyond that of a typical home or small business router.

Discounted pricing on the Synology RT2600ac and RT1900ac is now available at Amazon, Newegg, and B&H.

Amazon: RT2600ac $239.99 to $209.99 RT1900ac $149.99 to [...]

 
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August 21, 2017

Top 5 Uses for a Home Server or NAS

As prices of last generation servers continue to decrease, internet speeds continue to increase, and NAS systems become much more feature rich, many people are now opting to setup their own home servers or NAS systems.

If you don’t own your own home server or NAS system, here are five top uses for a home server or NAS.

 

Network Storage

The most common use for a home server or NAS is using it as a network storage. After all, the acronym NAS itself stands for Network Attached Storage.

Typically referred to as a “shared drive”, network storage typically employs the NFS (Network File System) or SMB (Server Message Block) [...]

 
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July 8, 2017

How to Fix Weak Wi-Fi Signal and Slow Speeds

When it comes to Wi-Fi, we don’t really demand all that much. All we want is a good Wi-Fi signal with reasonable performance to watch funny cat videos in 4K. However, as you may know, in practice that’s not always how things work.

If poor Wi-Fi signals and slow speeds are ruining your life, here are a few fixes you could try to solve your Wi-Fi issues once and for all.

 

Update Your Router’s Firmware

If you’re trying to troubleshoot bad Wi-Fi signal or slow performance, the first thing you should always do is check to make sure your router is updated to the latest firmware. While newer routers have the ability to do [...]

 
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June 27, 2017

Synology Releases Surveillance Station 8.1 Beta

Synology has recently announced the release of Surveillance Station 8.1 Beta, a new upgrade to the Surveillance Station software included in their popular NAS systems.

The new update brings some much needed improvements and some new features to surveillance station including HTML5 support, a new home mode feature, intercom camera integration, GPU acceleration, remote recording archiving, and POS integration.

Those with a newer Synology NAS with support for Surveillance Station 8 can now download and test the beta. More information about the update as well as instructions on accessing the beta is available at the Synology website here.

 
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April 19, 2017

Synology Launches DS1517+ and DS1817+ NAS

Synology has released updates to their five and eight bay NAS units, the DS1517+ and DS1817+. Launching in parallel with the new NAS units is the Synology M2D17 M.2 SATA SSD adapter and the DX517 expansion unit.

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In order to accommodate the M2D17 adapter, the new DS1517+ and DS1817+ NAS units now feature a [...]

 
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July 20, 2017

Review: Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC HD WiFi Access Point (UAP-AC-HD)

The King of 5GHz Wireless AC

Several weeks ago, we had the opportunity to review the Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC PRO which we found to be an excellent Wi-Fi access point solution for anyone looking for an easy way to significantly improve their Wi-Fi coverage, performance, and reliability in the home, office, or commercial deployment.

Of course, the UniFi AP AC PRO isn’t the fastest access point Ubiquiti makes and for those who want the absolute maximum performance, Ubiquiti also offers the UniFi AP AC HD, Ubiquiti’s flagship UniFi access point sporting an even faster, newer, beefier wireless chipset paired with an even more powerful antenna array.

Given that [...]

 
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February 27, 2017

Testing the Apple MacBook Pro Touchbar Wi-Fi: Does 3×3 MIMO Make a Difference?

The Quest for Wi-Fi Perfection

The new Apple MacBook Pro (Touchbar, 2016) is quite the mixed bag. On one hand the thinner and lighter design, the beautiful Retina display, and the cool new TouchBar makes it one of the best MacBook Pros ever, but on the other hand, lackluster hardware, USB-C exclusivity, and the extremely high pricetag makes it a lot less appealing than its predecessor.

While internal components such as the CPU, graphics, battery size, etc. may be a bit uninspired, one component that Apple hasn’t skimped on for this generation is the internal Wi-Fi. Rather than stick with the usual 802.11AC with a 2×2 MIMO antenna setup typically seen on [...]

 
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February 21, 2017

Synology Releases DSM 6.1: Btrfs, Active Directory, Improved Encrypted Shared Folders, Seagate IronWolf Health Management

Synology DS213+ Running DSM 6.1

According to a recent announcement, Synology has released the DSM 6.1 update for their DiskStation, RackStation, FlashStation, and Embedded DataStation lineup.

The latest update brings several new major features including a new next generation Btrfs file system, Windows Active Directory server support, improved shared folder encryption capabilities which allows pre-existing shared folders to be encrypted, and Seagate IronWolf Health Management which provides a wealth of statistics for those who utilize Seagate IronWolf NAS HDDs. A full list of new features and improvements is available [...]

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