Category Archives: Hardware

Review of Synology DS1812+ in real life

Update: I’ve blogged about the issues with choosing hard disks for NAS units since running the DS1812+ for 4 months here http://niallbest.com/future-nas-favourite-western-digital-red-hard-disks/   I really pushed the boat out after my last trip away and treated myself and the household to … Continue reading

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Why is data storage in the home so difficult?

I’ve been struggling with an efficient and cost effective method of personal data storage for years. How to organise my files, what to keep in my electronic archives, how best to make sure my backup strategy has everything I need? After … Continue reading

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