The Brand New Synology DS218J 2-Bay NAS for 2017 and 2018

Synology DS218J 2-Bay NAS for 2017 and 2018 NASCompares

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

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

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

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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 DS218+ 2-Bay Diskstation NAS Server – Specs And Details Revealed

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What are the Specs of the Synology DS218+ 2-Bay NAS Server?  The first question on everyone’s lips of course is the Specifications of the Synology DS218+ NAS. Much like the release of the DS216+ back in late 2015, the CPU and Memory, though not too modest, are comparable to the flagship 2-Bay – only in Dual […]

The Synology DS418 Diskstation – Another Desktop NAS revealed for 2017/18

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The Brand new DS418 4-Bay Synology NAS for Business and Multimedia  It has taken over two-thirds of a year, but finally we are starting to see some hot new releases from Synology in their Diskstation Desktop NAS server range. Earlier this week we saw details emerge of the DS218+, the latest addition to their flagship […]

The Brand New Synology DS218+ Diskstation NAS has been Uncovered

Synology DS218+ 2-Bay Diskstation NAS for 2018

The Synology DS218+ Diskstation 2-Bay NAS has been revealed for 2018 It has taken a while but things have begun to hot up with the guys at Synology and their popular Diskstation series for home and SMB. For the bulk of 2017 so far, we have seen a large number of Enterprise units be revealed and […]

Setting up your Synology DiskStation DS418J in just 15 minutes – A Hardware Installation Guide

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How to Setup your Synology DS418J 4-Bay NAS in just 15 mins With the Synology 418J 4-Bay NAS release any time now, many people are pondering how to set up their NAS Server for the first time. It is worth bearing in mind that although for many of us, setting up a Synology NAS server for the first time is […]

The Synology DS418J 4-Bay Cost effective Desktop NAS – Specs and Details Revealed

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Good news – The 4-Bay Synology DS418J Diskstation specs and datasheets are available Originally uncovered at Computex 2017, the latest 4-Bay Synology NAS for the 2017/18 series was premiered alongside a number of other high demand synology desktop units. Although it was a little overshadowed by the giants that were the DS918+ and DS718+ NAS, […]

What is the difference between NAS, DAS and SAN? Which one do I need?

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What is the difference between NAS, DAS and SAN? Which one is for who? Data storage is a pretty day-to-day thing now. Almost every form of data exchange you make on a daily basis can be broken down into three groups: DAS – Direct attached storage NAS – Network Attached Storage SAN – Storage Area […]

Choosing the Right NAS brand for you – Synology, QNAP, Drobo, Thecus, Netgear and Asustor

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A guide to helping you pick the right NAS manufacturer for your needs  Network Attached Storage (NAS) servers are fast becoming an essential piece of kit on the home. Everyone wants to have their own special piece of cloud storage, be it 3rd party cloud providers like Google Drive, Amazon S3 or DropBox, or their […]

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

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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 […]

A Guide to helping you Choose the Right Synology NAS – DS216J from DS716+II. Cheap vs Power

A Guide to helping you Choose the Right Synology NAS - DS216J from DS716+II. Cheap vs Power

Synology 2-bay NAS for 2017 – Should you buy a Budget NAS or a Premium NAS? With the Synology 2016 NAS series well under way and the 2017 NAS Series around the corner , it can get very confusing for most consumers that are ready to make the jump to Network Attached Storage. Be it as […]

Choosing the Right NAS – Frequently Asked Questions about Data Storage

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Helping you solve your Problems with Choosing the Right NAS  Here at SPAN.COM, SPANTV and NASCompares, we get all manner of questions from users trying to make the most of their data storage environment. We truly believe there is no such thing as a small or silly question and encourage users to get in touch with […]

Choosing the right D-Link ShareCenter NAS for your Home or Business 2017

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Why should you buy a D-Link ShareCenter NAS?  High Performance, Scalable Storage for every home and business application. D-Link’s iSCSI SAN and NAS Unified Network Storage solutions help home users, small and medium-sized businesses improve productivity, mitigate risk, simplify management and lower overall cost of ownership. Engineered for flexibility and scalability, D-Link Home and Business NAS […]

Choosing the right Buffalo NAS for 2017 – The LinkStation 400 Series

Choosing the right Buffalo LinkStation 400 NAS for your Home or Business for 2017

The Buffalo LinkStation 400 Series Featuring the Linkstation 410, 420, 421E and 441E Desktop NAS  Buffalo’s LinkStation 420 is a high performance 2-drive network storage device that comes equipped with a whole host of features, perfect for storing, sharing, serving and protecting your most important data. Back up multiple PCs and Mac computers simultaneously and enjoy […]

The QNAP TS-231p 2-Bay Cost Effective NAS Unboxing, Walkthrough and Talkthrough

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Thinking of buying your first NAS on a budget? Say hello to the TS-231P QNAP NAS  Often over looked in the NAS community, the low end and budget friendly NAS devices are always held with a certain degree of contempt by many hard-care IT and network professionals. More geared with things like Plex Media Servers, […]

The QNAP TS-251A NAS versus the Synology DS216+II NAS – Brand vs Brand Faceoff

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Can the new combined DAS and NAS QNAP TS-251A compare with the popular Synology DS216+II? Today at NASCompares we will be looking at two NAS devices that have really caught your attention in these closing stages of 2016. The two big NAS brands, Synology and QNAP have locked horns many times. How could they not, […]

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

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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 […]

The Synology DS216J versus The QNAP TS-228 – Budget NAS Face off,

The Battle of the Budget NAS from Synology and QNAP  Another Budget NAS faceoff – This time New Synology vs New QNAP. Regarding general Performance, the DS216J unlike the TS-228 is made by Synology. People often choose Synology because of user friendly interface as well as being suited for Mac and Windows based environments. It […]

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

Which Synology 2017 NAS 4-Bay should you buy

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 […]