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How many backups do you need?

How many backups do you need?

How many backups do you need? If you think that only your NAS or your external hard drive is needed to keep you data safe — then read on. There’s a good piece of advice that I’d like to pass on. That is — Don’t rely on a NAS as your only means of backup. In...
Synology DiskStation DS218+ Review – 2020

Synology DiskStation DS218+ Review – 2020

Intro  Synology’s DiskStation DS218+ is one of the best all-around NAS boxes. It is our #1 choice for home and small business use. With it, you’re getting an Intel Celeron J3355, modern hardware encryption, and the ability to transcode 4K video on the fly. This box is...
What is Bit Rot?

What is Bit Rot?

Bit rot, also known as silent data corruption, is the slow degradation of information that’s stored on a hard drive and is often undetectable. Most of the errors start off as non-critical, meaning they don’t affect the system negatively, yet eventually nullify your...
What is the Btrfs File System?

What is the Btrfs File System?

In the tech world, you may have heard of many file systems. This post will be covering what the Btrfs file system is and why it’s different from other file systems. Btrfs has been trying to gain traction for years, and recently its gained a little more.   Btrfs was...