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QNAP NASbook TBS-464 is a compact NAS with room for up to 4 NVMe SSDs

Most Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices are basically purpose-built computers designed to let you store large amounts of data on one or more hard drives. But the new QNAP TBS-464 is a compact model that measures just 9.1″ x 6.5″ x 1.2″ and doesn’t really have enough room for a bunch of hard drives. It still […]

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QNAP TVS-675 NAS (network attached storage) is powered by a Zhaoxin x86 processor

Intel and AMD aren’t the only companies making x86 processors. A Chinese organization called Zhaoxin has been designing its own x86 chips for the past few years. Up until recently those chips have only been available in computers designed for Chinese market. But now network attached storage company QNAP has introduced a NAS device powered […]

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Daily Deals (8-18-2020)

Sony’s WHXB900N wireless noise cancelling headphones are on sale for $100 off. Amazon’s… well, most of the company’s first-party hardware is on sale. And there are certainly worse days to pick up a 2-bay or 4-bay network attached storage device. Here are some of the day’s best deals. Audio TaoTronics over-ear noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones for […]

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QNAP’s new fanless NAS is designed for entertainment centers

NAS devices these days are much more than a convenient place to store and share files on your network. They’re packed with advanced functionality. They can also be noisy, because cramming multiple hard drives into a small enclosure typically makes fans a necessity. That’s generally not the kind of device you’d want to put in […]

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Upgrading my home and work network: an epic saga

A rather complicated chain of events has led me to completely overhaul some of the technology in my house, which also happens to be Liliputing headquarters. This summer Crashplan announced it would be discontinuing its consumer-oriented cloud backup service. So I started looking for an alternative… and ultimately decided that it was time not only […]