QNAP TS-451 NAS Server Part 3

Last time I talked about QNAP updates and promised to say more about the 6 GB Red drives that Western Digital has supplied to help me through this NAS Server review. The NAS updates have galloped forwards since then, and we’re now on a major update version of the QTS operating system, version 4.2. A lot has changed, including the look and feel, so some of the earlier screenshots I’ve included here are out of date. Luckily,… Now read on…

QNAP TS-451 NAS Server Part 2

In the first part of this series I said something about the general use of network attached storage (NAS) devices and whinged a good deal about the problems of explaining the capabilities of one with as many tricks up its sleeve as the QNAP TS-451. But enough theorising: now it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get stuck in. Installation THE TS-451 ARRIVES as a bookshelf-sized white box with (most immediately noticeable) four drive… Now read on…

QNAP TS-451 NAS Server Part 1

Introduction I’VE SPENT THE PAST thirty-plus years trying to make sense of IT in a way that folks without specialist knowledge can understand. When the PC arrived at the beginning of the ’80s it was already the most complex device ever put before the public, and in the decades following serious IT consumer kit may have got easier to use, but – because much more complex and capable – has become even more difficult to… Now read on…

Kingston 64GB HyperX Fury USB drive (HXF30/64GB)

By Chris Bidmead USB Flash drives are getting cheaper, and their capacities are rising rapidly. But with larger capacities, another important factor is beginning to emerge – the speed data can be transferred on and off the device. Kingston’s HyperX range of DRAM memory modules is acclaimed among the speed-seeking games community. The company has now launched a range of USB Flash drives under the same brand name. But what’s in a name? My first… Now read on…