How to Set Up the Firewall on a Synology NAS

In this tutorial, we will look at how to set up the firewall on a Synology NAS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3BJo4B1GgU When you set up a Synology NAS, the firewall is a feature that many disregard. The firewall on a Synology NAS will…

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What is the Best 8 Port PoE Switch?

In this article, we're going to look at what is the best 8 Port PoE Switch. There are many different types of switches, but consumers generally start out with a 10/100/1000Mbps unmanaged switch. As time goes on, you might find…

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CMR vs SMR: What is the Best Hard Drive?

CMR vs SMR hard drives, which one is better? Most people seek the answer to this when purchasing the right hard drive to meet their storage needs. This article will help you understand more about these two types of hard…

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How to Set Up Synology Drive ShareSync

In this tutorial, we're going to look at how to set up Synology Drive ShareSync. Before looking at this, you need to ensure that you have Synology Drive set up and configured. After you have it configured and you're using…

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How to Setup VLANs in pfSense

This tutorial will take a look at how to setup VLANs in pfSense. VLANs (Virtual LANs) in pfSense are a way to easily separate traffic on your local network. In most traditional home networks, all devices can communicate with each…

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How to Set Up TrueNAS as a NUT Server

In this tutorial, we will look at how to set up TrueNAS as a NUT server. If you're running TrueNAS, it's very important to use a UPS device to automatically shut down your NAS server if it experiences power loss.…

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How to View SMART Results in TrueNAS

In this tutorial, we will look at how to view SMART results in TrueNAS. When you run any type of NAS operating system, it's a good idea to set up SMART tests for your hard drives. S.M.A.R.T stands for Self-Monitoring,…

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Is a Synology or QNAP NAS Better?

In this article, we're going to look at Synology vs. QNAP and determine which brand offers the best NAS. Before we get started, it's important to understand that both manufacturers are located in Taiwan and create NAS (network attached storage)…

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