TECH PORN
Maximum PC|December 2020
PERFORMANCE GEAR LAID BARE
ZAK STOREY

1 BACKUP CENTRAL

The Home Duo houses support for Windows Backup, macOS’s Time Machine, and your phone’s camera roll too, regardless of OS.

2 TRUE CAPACITY?

You can get up to 16TB of capacity, but this comes with a caveat: By default the NAS is set up in RAID1. This helps protect it long term in case of single individual drive failure, but does mean that you lose half that advertised storage.

3 SMART HOME COMPATIBILITY

Whether it’s Sonos streaming, Plex, or Google Chromecast, if you’ve got a decent, modern device, then the likelihood is that you can stream from the Home Duo directly to it.

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