Category: BYOB Hardware

QNAP Qsync Review Part 2 plus myQNAPcloud Service

QNAP Qsync Review Part 2 plus myQNAPcloud Service

In the blog post QNAP QTS 4.0 Desktop and Qsync Review I discussed using Qsync to synchronize files between a desktop computer and the QNAP TS-269L NAS located on my LAN. At the end of the post I mentioned that Qsync is able to synchronize files from a PC on an external network using the […]

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QNAP QTS 4.0 Desktop and Qsync Review

QNAP QTS 4.0 Desktop and Qsync Review

In the QNAP TS-269L Review and News article I introduced you to the new QTS 4.0 desktop on the NAS.  In this article I am going to show the Desktop in more detail and highlight some of the functions that the desktop provides.  I will also cover one of the applications from QNAP called Qsync […]

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QNAP TS-269L Review and News

QNAP TS-269L Review and News

Earlier this year the Home Server Show podcast received a QNAP TS-269L NAS to review and share our experience with our listeners and readers. The initial contact with QNAP started at CES 2013 when Dave visited the QNAP booth and talked to them about their line of network attached storage (NAS) devices. A few months […]

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Storage Spaces Performance in Windows Server 2012 Essentials on a HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer

Storage Spaces Performance in Windows Server 2012 Essentials on a HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer

  After finishing up my test build for Windows Server 2012 Essentials (“S2012E”) in a HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer (“MicroServer”) I wanted to continue some of the testing I had started on Storage Spaces in Installing Windows Server 2012 Essentials on a HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer.   Contents: HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer Setting up a […]

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Installing Windows Server 2012 Essentials on a HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer

Installing Windows Server 2012 Essentials on a HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer

  After listening to the many discussions and seeing several demonstrations about Windows Server 2012 Essentials (“S2012E”) at the 2nd Annual Home Server Show Meet-Up I decided it was time to get more serious by testing S2012E in a live environment with live data in a HP N40L ProLiant Microserver (“MicroServer”). Contents: HP N40L ProLiant […]

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The Icy Dock 5.25” Hot Swap Drive Caddy for a 2.5” and a 3.5” SATA Drive – DuoSwap MB971SP-B

The Icy Dock 5.25” Hot Swap Drive Caddy for a 2.5” and a 3.5” SATA Drive – DuoSwap MB971SP-B

    In preparation for the 2nd Annual Home Server Show Meet-Up this year I was asked to review the Icy Dock 5.25” Hot Swap Drive Caddy for a 2.5” and a 3.5” SATA Hard Drive or SSD — DuoSwap MB971SP-B (“DuoSwap”). Details of the DuoSwap can also be found at Icy Dock’s site. Contents: […]

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Storage Spaces Failure

Storage Spaces Failure

I have been testing and using storage spaces on Sever Essentials since its release.  I am using it to back up two systems as well as for some Movies, Music, and Photos.  Mostly testing and very light use.  On Tuesday I got a bit of a surprise I did not expect. Before I get into […]

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Untangle 9.3

Untangle 9.3

The folks at Untangle have released version 9.3 with some exciting changes. They have added a few features that I have been waiting for.  First on the list is full tunneling.  Something I have been looking for quite some time.  The second big feature for me is the new SSD support.  It does not support […]

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iHomeserver–2.2.20.0-A Good Thing gets better

iHomeserver–2.2.20.0-A Good Thing gets better

It is pretty obvious from the amount of people that read my first write up on iHomeserver, that we are still looking for ways of not having to deal with iTunes.  When I first started using the program it was pretty good, but as early releases often do, there where some features missing.  Since that […]

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Storage Spaces Performance-Server 2012 Essentials

Storage Spaces Performance-Server 2012 Essentials

Near and dear to my heart has been all the discussion on Storage Spaces.  I have tested the Server 2012 and the Window 8 versions for performance as compared to a hardware solution, and have consistently seen lower performance, especially from Windows 8.  Now that they have released the beta version of Server 2012 Essentials, […]

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