Category: Review

QNAP TS-451 NAS Unboxing and Introduction

QNAP TS-451 NAS Unboxing and Introduction

At CES 2013 Dave visited with the guys in the QNAP booth.  This provided the Home Server Show Podcast the opportunity to review the TS-269L in 2013.  The TS-269L was a 2 bay NAS and was fun to review.  For 2014 QNAP has introduced the QNAP TS-x51 Series and they have sent us a 4 […]

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Setup and install of the Thecus N2310

Setup and install of the Thecus N2310

I’m powering up the Thecus N2310 for the first time and will take you step by step on what I experience.  If you missed the unboxing you can catch up with this video. I put a couple of 3TB WD Reds in the 2310 and fired it up.  The instructions included with the unit tell you […]

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SGDM-SDM Pre-Production Review: HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer

SGDM-SDM Pre-Production Review: HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer

By: JohnStutsman   I had the good fortune to test out Schoondoggy’s Pre-Production version of his SDM (Schoondoggy Drive Mount) that can be used to mount two additional 2.5” drives or one 3.5” drive inside the HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer next to the PSU. I have reviewed the Beta Test version of the SGDM (Schoondoggy Gen8 […]

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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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HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer with HDMI Video Card at HSS Meet-up 2013

HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer with HDMI Video Card at HSS Meet-up 2013

  By: JohnStutsman   One of the machines that I demonstrated at the Home Server Show Meet-up 2013 was an HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer running Windows 8 with an HDMI video card. Parts List (as demonstrated at Meet-up 2013): HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer 16GB RAM: G.Skill 16GB F3-1333C9D-16GAO BIOS-Mod (I set Load Optimal Defaults in […]

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Performance of a Storage Space Pool in Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 Preview – Part 2

Performance of a Storage Space Pool in Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 Preview – Part 2

By: John Stutsman Figure 1 — HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer Running Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 Preview used in this Test   In the previous paper Storage Spaces Performance in Windows Server 2012 Essentials on a HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer I ran performance tests on a number of Virtual Disks in Storage Spaces in Windows […]

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Performance of a HighPoint RocketRAID 2720 RAID10 in a Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H with Four Seagate ST3000DM001’s

Performance of a HighPoint RocketRAID 2720 RAID10 in a Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H with Four Seagate ST3000DM001’s

By: John Stutsman Figure 1 — Lian-Li PC-A70F with GA-Z77X-UD5H and RocketRAID 2720 installed that was used in this test   Recently I upgrade my Testing Server that had been introduced in A Server Build With A GA-Z77X-UD5H In A Lian-Li PC-K9WX (see the references below for subsequent mods) to a Lian-Li PC-A70F case. The […]

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Creating and Measuring the Performance of a Storage Space Pool in Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 Preview

Creating and Measuring the Performance of a Storage Space Pool in Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 Preview

By: John Stutsman Figure 1 — HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer Running Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 Preview used in this Test   In the Video, Creating A Storage Space Pool in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Preview, I show how to create a pool with three relatively small hard drive. From that pool I show how to […]

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