A Review of the Zyxel NAS Range featuring the Zyxel NAS326, NAS520 and NAS542

Is the Zyxel NAS Range worth your time and your money?  Get expanded cloud storage for all your networked devices with Zyxel’s personal cloud storage series. These cloud-enabled products allow you to freely access your data wherever you go with your favorite mobile devices. Grow and expand your home multimedia library with its excellent media-streaming […]

How to install Kodi and Netflix on your QNAP NAS in 2017

Installing Kodi on my QNAP NAS in 2017  For many of us choosing our first NAS involved a number of important factors and features of the unit and the NAS brand. Currently one of the most popular uses is, of course, centralizing your media collection. Over the last two or three years the most popular […]

How to upgrade the RAM on your QNAP NAS and which one to buy

Choosing the right Memory for your QNAP NAS – A RAM Buyers guide  Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices have been around for a number for a number of years now and a number of people have been basing their home, work and enterprise business needs around them. However like any piece of technology you will […]

A History of Synology 2-Bay NAS – DS207, DS209, DS210, DS211, DS212, DS213, DS214, DS215, DS216 and DS217

2004 to 2017- A Guide to the popular 2-Bay Synology NAS Server Range and how it has Evolved   Before we get to grips with the Synology 2-Bay NAS series over the years, it is important to take a look a little further back at the first 1 Bay NAS units they ever produced. back in […]

Synology finally Release the RT2600ac Router – Check out our Unboxing and Walkthrough

Synology finally release the RT2600AC Router for Home and SOHO Users Blazing-fast Wi-Fi with up to 2.53Gbps combined wireless bandwidth to supercharge your network. RT2600ac is a powerful wireless router for homes and small offices seeking to work and play smarter, featuring comprehensive VPN solutions, enhanced security, and flexible media and file sharing capabilities. Supporting MU-MIMO […]

Which Hard Drive do I need for Surveillance?

Hard drives dedicated to Surveillance and CCTV – Make sure you storage your Digital Surveillance and CCTV on the right drives  The Desktop drives vs. surveillance-class storage. You wouldn’t use a bicycle to transport cargo across the country because it’s not the right tool for the job. You also shouldn’t use a desktop hard drive in your surveillance […]

The Best NAS of 2016 – The Top 10 Network Attached Storage Devices this year

What are the Top 10 NAS devices of 2016? We at NASCompares are keen on NAS. That cannot be much of a surprise. We have seen it all this fruitful year of 2016. Thunderbolt 3 on Mac, USB 3.1 Gen 2 becoming mainstream, 4K becoming more and more popular, the insanely fast Samsung 960 SSD […]

What is the best 4-Bay Synology NAS of 2016 and 2017?

Choosing the best Synology 4-Bay NAS to buy – Important factors  Whether you are buying your first NAS server, or you are upgrading your pre existing Network Attached Storage device, there are a great many advantages to investing in a solid 4 or 5 Bay NAS solution. Not withstanding the obvious advantages that being able […]

The Synology RT2600ac Router Featuring 4×4 MU-MIMO, Dual Core CPU Walkthrough and Talkthrough

Evolve your network with the Synology RT2600ac Router  The newest version of Synology’s Router Series. The 2nd model to carry the RT badge, this router takes the award winning success of the RT1900ac Router from Synology’s 2016 range and takes it one step further, but in EVERY direction with the RT2600ac. On the face of […]

WD My Cloud NAS OS Review, Walkthrough, Tutorial and Guide using the EX2 Ultra

Considering buying a WD EX2 My Cloud? Why not learn more about the software with our guide My Cloud OS 3 gives you anytime access to your stored content at home. New features, improved functionality and simple interface design deliver easy file sharing, access management and a streamlined photo gallery view on any iOS, Android, PC […]

Keep it in the clouds – Choosing Network Attached Storage. Small, Medium and Large Solutions

Keep it in the clouds – Choosing Network Attached Storage  As reliable and steadfast as local Backup can be, it is not the only way. Realistically you should always have two backups in place (this does not include any on your Mac or PC). But you should always think outside the box and this is where […]

What is the best NAS for a Plex Media Server in 2017?

Which is the best NAS for Plex Media Server?  Have you ever heard of Plex? Of course you have, why else would you have come here! So, you have made the big decision and want to put all your media (Pictures, music and video alike) in a network enabled device so you can access anywhere […]

What is the best QNAP 4-bay NAS of 2016 so far?

What is the best 4 Bay NAS from QNAP? There is no escaping it, every day we use, create, need and store data. The growth and evolution of Network Attached Storage has been a fast and more and more people in 2016 are finding the need for a NAS Server in their lives. 4-Bay NAS […]

Should you buy standard or Pro Drives for your NAS – is it worth the money?

Should you Buy WD Red Pro Drives or Ordinary WD Red NAS drives?  Arguably the most popular NAS Hard drive in the market today, with Seagate and HGST NAS drives fighting for second place, many users new and old to Network Attached Storage are finding themselves in the enviable position of choosing between Western Digital […]

What is SHR? And what is the difference between Synology Hybrid RAID and Ordinary RAID?

What is the difference between SHR and RAID? Synology Hybrid RAID or SHR, has been around for quite a while now, and though it has not make the big impact that Synology NAS’ Btrfs file system has, it is still an increasing popular choice for many when it comes to protecting their hardware and their […]

Synology VS QNAP–Which is the best NAS for you?

Should I buy a Synology or QNAP NAS? Possibly the most common question I am asked when it comes to NAS. Like the ancient battles of Windows Vs Mac, Nintendo Vs Sega and Coke Vs Pepsi, both brands have their die hard fan base that will happily argue long in to the night! But unlike […]

A guide to choosing Between 2-Bay and 4-Bay Desktop Storage and Getting the most from your data

A guide to choosing Between 2-Bay and 4-Bay Desktop Storage  Getting the most  from your storage is important and for most users, second only to price, is the power, ability and storage space of their Data Storage solution. Good RAID storage enclosures come in many forms but the most popular for home and small business owners […]

The Best NAS of the Year so far – Choose the Right NAS for you

QNAP NAS vs Synology NAS – Apples and Oranges?  If you, like me, follow the world of NAS then you have more than likely heard about the hot new releases in NAS that have been in the works from Synology, QNAP, WD MyCloud and more. It is no secret that the top dogs in the […]

Should you Buy WD Red Pro Drives or Ordinary WD Red NAS drives?

What is the difference between WD Red and WD Red Pro? Arguably the most popular NAS Hard drive in the market today, with Seagate and HGST NAS drives fighting for second place, many users new and old to Network Attached Storage are finding themselves in the enviable position of choosing between Western Digital Red NAS […]

What are Synology and QNAP Camera Licences and why should I buy them?

What is a NAS Camera Licence and what do they do? Many users buy a NAS solution to fulfil a surveillance need in their home or business. Both Synology and QNAP arrive with comprehensive Surveillance solutions – both called Surveillance station (though different software), that provide excellent NVR support.They feature: Real Time network video monitoring Multiple […]