Storage Features

Explainer: Can you put SSDs in a NAS?

Explainer: Can you put SSDs in a NAS?

Most NAS drives will accept SSDs as well as mechanical hard drives - but is it a good idea?
By Darien Graham-Smith Sep 22 2017, 10:13AM
Two ports, no waiting? The pros and cons of link aggregation

Two ports, no waiting? The pros and cons of link aggregation

Link aggregation sounds like an easy way to double your NAS speeds – but it’s not as simple as it sounds.
By Darien Graham-Smith Sep 21 2017, 10:20AM
When is a NAS not a NAS? When it's a personal server

When is a NAS not a NAS? When it's a personal server

Windows Home Server may be dead, but its spirit lives on in the modern NAS drive.
By Darien Graham-Smith Sep 19 2017, 12:56PM
How to: Boost NAS health - Ironwolf health management and Synology NAS

How to: Boost NAS health - Ironwolf health management and Synology NAS

Sponsored: IronWolf Health Management improves NAS system reliability — with the industry’s most comprehensive embedded analysis and recovery software.
By Staff Writers Jul 3 2017, 11:29AM
How to: Build your own personal cloud

How to: Build your own personal cloud

If you want to keep control of your own data, there is an alternative to cloud backup – we put two “personal cloud” boxes to the test.
By Staff Writers May 8 2017, 12:08PM
QNAP's extreme new NAS is powered by AMD

QNAP's extreme new NAS is powered by AMD

Sponsored: Quad-core APU plus Radeon graphics = incredible NAS and media performance!
By Staff Writers Apr 18 2017, 11:32AM
QNAP has your media and storage covered

QNAP has your media and storage covered

Upgrade Australia Sponsored Content: Storage, backups, media – everything your digital life demands!
By Staff Writers Dec 5 2016, 11:04AM
Your NAS can do more than just store data

Your NAS can do more than just store data

Five of our favourite Synology packages.
By Anthony Agius Jul 27 2016, 3:42PM
Buyer's Guide: Networked Attached Storage - make the most of your next NAS!

Buyer's Guide: Networked Attached Storage - make the most of your next NAS!

An introduction to the world of network attached storage.
By Anthony Agius Jul 20 2016, 3:53PM
Head-to-Head: Synology DS216+ versus QNAP TS-251+ 2-bay NAS

Head-to-Head: Synology DS216+ versus QNAP TS-251+ 2-bay NAS

Who has the current best twin-bay NAS on the market - QNAP or Synology? It's a tight race, but only one can win...
By Bennett Ring Apr 13 2016, 8:27AM
Five popular cloud storage services compared

Five popular cloud storage services compared

OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud Drive and Amazon Cloud Drive compared side by side.
By Anthony Agius Dec 3 2015, 12:00PM
2014 Christmas Gift Guide: Gifts for the PC Enthusiast

2014 Christmas Gift Guide: Gifts for the PC Enthusiast

We’re all enthusiasts, here at PC & Tech Authority. At least in terms of passion and appreciating the finer PC components and peripherals. Let’s share some of that.
By Ben Mansill Nov 17 2014, 11:45AM
Protect your digital legacy

Protect your digital legacy

Digital media is fragile. If descendants are to share in our experiences, we must stop trusting in corporations and rely on ourselves, says Craig Grannell.
By Craig Grannell May 1 2014, 10:54AM
Xmas Gift Guide: For the mobile user

Xmas Gift Guide: For the mobile user

If you're wanting to please someone who's always on the road and cannot live without a smartphone, tablet, and laptop, look no further.
By David Hollingworth Nov 11 2013, 3:14PM
Are you being served?

Are you being served?

Adam Turner looks at how to build the best home media library setup. Choose the right hardware and the right file formats, and sit back and enjoy your media collection with ease!
By Adam Turner Oct 14 2013, 11:13AM
System Builder: Managing Game Saves in the Cloud

System Builder: Managing Game Saves in the Cloud

With a few tricks John Gillooly turns a service like Dropbox into a repository for past and present game saves.
By John Gillooly Oct 3 2013, 12:44PM
Xmas Gift Guide: Pure Luxury

Xmas Gift Guide: Pure Luxury

These are the cream of the crop for your - or anyone else's - Xmas wish list.
By David Hollingworth Nov 20 2012, 4:11PM
Buying Guide: Network Attached Storage

Buying Guide: Network Attached Storage

On the lookout for a new NAS? We shortlist three of the best boxes on the market -- for work, play or a mixture of both.
By Staff Writers Apr 19 2012, 3:23PM
How do you make a homemade NAS?

How do you make a homemade NAS?

We show one reader how to turn his spare motherboard into a NAS device.
By Staff Writers Apr 4 2012, 11:50AM
How do you locate inaccessible drives in Windows 7?

How do you locate inaccessible drives in Windows 7?

We show a reader how to locate unrecognised drives and assign them letters with the Windows Disk Management tool.
By Staff Writers Apr 4 2012, 11:37AM