Should you buy the DS218play or the DS216play Synology NAS in 2017/2018

Choosing which Synology NAS to buy – DS218play or DS216play? A recent poll on NASCompares was made to ask NAS users, new and old, what was the intended reason they purchased a network attached storage device. With over 1000 opinions provided, over 74% purchased there NAS because they primarily wanted to use the NAS as […]

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 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 […]

Buy the Perfect Synology or QNAP NAS – Get it Right the First Time

Things to consider when you buy a Synology or QNAP NAS When you buy your first network attached storage device, it can be an incredibly daunting task. If you have a less technical background, or heard about NAS servers from Synology or QNAP, but are still not quite certain what a NAS is or what to […]

What is the Best Synology 4-Bay NAS – DS918+ vs DS418play vs DS418 vs DS418j

Choosing the Right 4-Bay Synology NAS to Buy With sales time almost upon us, many buyers are looking to buy a new Synology NAS. 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-Bay NAS […]

Cyber Monday and Black Friday Deals on the Top NAS brands

Cyber Monday and Black Friday Deals on Synology, QNAP, WD and more With Black Friday less than a week away, many NAS buyers are already starting to get itchy trigger fingers. Never fear. Below I have arranged the best NAS deals for Cyber Monday and Black Friday 2017 from each of the big brands on network […]

Should you buy the DS218J or DS216J Synology NAS

Which Budget NAS deserves your data? The DS218J or the DS216J? With Network Attached Storage (NAS) being so popular these days, it is completely understandable that in order for everyone to buy one, some more affordable NAS solutions need to be developed. As much as you want a NAS that can do EVERYTHING, it can […]

Which Synology 2-Bay NAS should you buy in 2017 – A Complete Guide

Buying the Right 2-Bay Synology NAS Choosing the Right Synology NAS can be a very confusing task. The best balance for most users looking for cost vs hardware find that a two Hard Drive NAS is a great solution. A two disk Synology NAS can pretty much provide anything that large network attached storage devices can […]

Understanding the difference between PLAY, PLUS, XS and J series NAS – A Synology NAS Buyers guide

Help Choosing the Right Synology NAS for you  So many NAS servers to choose from. They all look remarkably similar and moreover, all seem to do basically the same thing – but some better than others. Yet for many people who are setting out to buy their first NAS from Synology, it can easily be […]

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 […]

The DS718+ NAS versus DS918+ Synology Flagship 2-Bay vs 4-Bay NAS Comparison

Should you buy the 2-Bay DS718+ or the 4-Bay DS918+?  Synology have really been dominating the NAS market these last couple of months with the release of almost their entire New Diskstation range of devices ranging from plucky like 2-Bay devices all the way through to some hugely powerful 30-Bay expandable NAS servers. Of course […]

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 DS918+ NAS versus DS916+ Synology Flagship 4-Bay NAS Comparison

Choosing between the Synology DS918+ and DS916+ NAS for your Data  Synology NAS is probably one of the biggest names in the industry. Providing hardware for home and business users alike, they have been known for their user-friendly software design, sleek modern chassis and accessibility to anyone with even the smallest amount of IT Experience. […]

The Synology DS418J NAS versus the Synology DS416J NAS – 4 Bay Budget Comparison

The Synology DS418J NAS versus the Synology DS416J NAS – Choosing the right cost-effective NAS  With so many Synology NAS devices available, it is all too easy to get a little lost amongst the different units. Often newer is not necessarily better and all too often it is the case that a brand new release from […]

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 […]

The New Synology DS1517+ NAS versus QNAP TS-563 NAS – Brand v brand

Comparing the Synology DS1517+ and the QNAP TS-563 NAS What can both  NAS server’s do? Before I get down to which of these units is better at what task, I think it is important to know the things that BOTH of these NAS devices can do. So, whether you decide upon the Synology DS1517+ 2017 NAS or the QNAP […]

The QNAP TS-451A versus QNAP TS-453B NAS – Which 4-Bay QNAP deserves your data?

Comparing QNAP NAS – The TS-453B NAS and the older TS-451A NAS  What can both  NAS server’s do? Before I get down to which of these units is better at what task, I think it is important to know the things that BOTH of these NAS devices can do. So, whether you decide upon TS-251A  released in […]

The QNAP TS-453B NAS vs the TS-453A NAS – OId vs New in this QNAP 4-Bay Faceoff

Comparing the 2015 QNAP TS-453A and the 2017 TS-453B NAS Before I get down to which of these units is better at what task, I think it is important to know the things that BOTH of these QNAP NAS devices can do. So, whether you decide upon the QNAP TS-453A-4G NAS or the QNAP TS-453B-4G, you […]

The QNAP TS-251A versus QNAP TS-253B NAS – Which one deserves your money?

Comparing the home use TS-251A NAS and the SMB TS-253B NAS from QNAP What can both  NAS server’s do? Before I get down to which of these units is better at what task, I think it is important to know the things that BOTH of these NAS devices can do. So, whether you decide upon older but cheaper […]

The Newly Released Synology DS1517+ NAS versus Older 2015 QNAP TS-453A NAS – Synology v QNAP Faceoff

Comparing the Synology DS1517+ NAS and the QNAP TS-453A NAS What can both  NAS server’s do? Before I get down to which of these units is better at what task, I think it is important to know the things that BOTH of these NAS devices can do. So, whether you decide upon the Synology DS1517+ that was […]