Plex on DS118, DS218play, DS418 and DS418j – Realtek RTD1296 issue

Cannot find the Plex App on your Synology NAS? Here is why It has reached our attention (thanks to J Westwood, UK) that Plex is currently not supported on the Synology DS118, DS218play, DS418 and DS418j NAS. This is down to these NAS Server devices using the new Realtek RTD1296 and RTD1293 CPU in their design. […]

The Synology DS218+ NAS Versus The Synology DS918+ NAS – Which NAS is Best?

Choosing the Right 4K Fully Featured NAS – DS218+ Vs DS918+? Back in September and October of 2017, Synology NAS (currently regarded as the top NAS brand at the moment for the home desktop, SMB users and more) decided to release almost their entire desktop diskstation NAS series at once. Understandable this caused a great […]

The Synology DS418 NAS versus DS416 – Standard 4-Bay NAS Comparison

Is this the biggest Upgrade in Synology History? How much has changed between the DS416 and DS418 NAS? In our latest Synology comparison I wanted to look at the newly released Synology DS418 Standard class NAS and how it compares with the older DS416. At first I was all set to spend my time looking […]

Comparing the Synology DS118 and Synology DS218play and Synology DS418 NAS

Choosing between three very similar Synology NAS – DS118 vs DS218play vs DS418 Synology has been producing NAS servers for a number of years now and made a real name for themselves in both the home and business markets. With such an evolving range of network attached storage devices available, they have done a really, really good job […]

Unboxing the New Synology DS218J Cost Effective NAS

The latest Budget NAS has been released by Synology – Say hello to the DS218j Already covered here on NAScompares last week, the Synology DS218j is the latest network attached storage device (NAS) to join the J series of cost-effective NAS. Being released alongside the DS218play and DS118, this device could easily be ignored by […]

Unboxing The Synology DS218PLAY 4K Multimedia NAS for Home

The New Synology 4K 2-Bay DS218play NAS for 2017 is available – Is it worth your data? The Synology ‘play’ series has got a little bigger with the release of the new Synology DS218play NAS, hot on the heels of the release of it’s 4-Bay big brother (the DS418Play) this is the latest in a […]

Unboxing The Synology DS118 1-Bay 4K NAS – Big thing in a Small Package

Does the Synology DS118 NAS 1-Bay live up to the hype? Synology has released the 3rd wave of their popular desktop NAS range (Diskstation NAS) and the latest to join the series is tiny, yet powerful, DS118 1-Bay NAS. Often overlooked due to their lack of RAID options, this is probably the most impressive compact Network […]

The Synology DS218PLAY 4K Multimedia NAS Specs and Data Sheets NOW Available

The New Synology DS218PLAY has Hardware and Software Details have been Released Synology DiskStation DS218play is a feature-rich, two-bay tower equipped with a 64-bit quad-core processor. Featuring powerful multimedia processing capabilities, DS218play supports real-time transcoding of 4K Ultra HD source content and is perfect for multimedia streaming and file sharing for home users. Synology DS218play […]

The Synology DS218J Budget NAS Specs and Data Sheets NOW Available

Hardware and Software information now available for the Cost Effective DS218J NAS for 2017/2018 Synology DiskStation DS218j is a 2-bay NAS server which perfectly fits home and personal users to build your own personal cloud. Simple yet powerful, Synology DS218j offers effortless data sharing, multimedia streaming, and cloud synchronization. Synology DS218j is backed by Synology’s […]

Synology DS118 1-Bay 4K NAS Specifications and Details Finally Revealed

The Surprisingly Powerful 1-Bay DS118 NAS Hardware and Software Confirmed Synology DiskStation DS118 is a high-performance and compact 1-bay NAS, specifically designed for offices and home users to effectively manage, protect, and share data. Its new 64-bit quad-core processor supports 10-bit 4K H.265 video transcoding to enrich multimedia entertainment. Synology DS118 is backed by Synology’s […]

Unboxing the Synology DS218+ Diskstation NAS – Is Two Bays Enough?

Why should you buy the Synology DS218+II for Home and Business? Is it worthy of your data? When it comes to buying your first, second or tenth NAS Server, it should come as no surprise to you that one of the biggest areas of conflict for most users comes down to finding the perfect balance […]

Synology DS218play 2-Bay Multimedia NAS for 2017 and 2018

A New Multimedia Synology DS218play Diskstation 2-Bay NAS for 4K, HD and more Already featured last month, the Synology PLAY series of network attached storage (NAS) devices gained a new two hard drive bay device to join the lineup. Already available in 4-Bay configuration (DS418play), this new multimedia NAS promises to not only be a […]

The Brand New Synology DS218j 2-Bay NAS for 2017 and 2018

Another New Synology Diskstation, the Cost effective DS218j 2-Bay NAS Already lightly covered at the Synology 2018 London event back in late september, the budget friendly Synology DS218j NAS. This 2-Bay NAS device, much like it’s predecessor (the DS216J) is this 2-Bay device is aimed at those who want a NAS to perform basic/standard level […]

Brand New Synology DS118 1-Bay NAS for 2017 and 2018

The Synology DS118 – A Brand New 1 Bay NAS for 2018 Synology have really been pushing NAS hard throughout September and October 2017 and today we want to highlight one of three devices that are still yet to come. The other two I have already lightly covered on this channel in the last week or […]

The DS218+ NAS versus DS216+II – Synology Plus Series NAS Comparison

Choosing the best 2-Bay Synology NAS between the DS218+ and the DS216+II Choosing whether to buy a brand new released piece of hardware or saving some money and getting a year or two older is always a common decision. This has become an especially frequent decider due to companies choosing to release their products with […]

The Synology DS418play 4K Multimedia NAS Unboxing – 4K or Not 4K, That is the Question

The Latest Synology PLAY arrives for 2018 – Is the DS418Pplay the Dream 4K NAS for you? The Synology PLAY series has been around for a number of years now and over that time there have been highs and lows. Many considered the peak of that range to be the 2014 release DS214Pplay, a simple […]

Setting Up Your Synology DS418PLAY Media NAS In Minutes – Hardware Installation Guide

How to set up your Synology DS418PLAY NAS for the first time Well done on buying yoru multimedia NAS Synology DS418PLAY! Before setting up your new DiskStation, please check the package contents to verify that you have received the items below. Also, make sure to read the safety instructions carefully to avoid harming yourself or damaging […]

The Synology DS418PLAY 4-Bay 4K Multimedia NAS Server – Specs And Details Revealed

Specifications and Hardware Revealed on the Synology DS418PLAY 4K Diskstation NAS Synology DiskStation DS418play is a 4-bay NAS designed for ultra-high definition multimedia enthusiasts. Powered by a new dual-core processor, DS418play supports real-time transcoding for up to 2 channels of H.265/H.264 4K videos at the same time. AES-NI support ensures smooth encrypted data transfer and […]

The Synology DS218 Diskstation NAS 2-Bay Diskstation NAS

The Synology DS218 and DS418 Standard NAS have been uncovered  I do not know who is in charge of the release schedule over at Synology HQ, but they are really working overtime to ensure that I don’t get much sleep lately. This week we saw the physical release of the DS718+, DS218+, DS3018XS and DS418 over […]

The Synology DS218PLAY and DS418PLAY NAS Uncovered at Synology 2018 in China

The Synology DS218PLAY and DS418PLAY NAS for Multimedia have been Announced  It really has been a big, BIG Month for synology NAS server devices. we have gone from a long period where Synology seemed to be heavily focused on software and their ever evolving business network applications (Synology Office, e-mail clients, C2 Cloud service and […]