Buy the Perfect Synology or QNAP NAS this Black Friday 2017 – Get it Right the First Time

Things to consider when you buy a Synology or QNAP NAS on Black Friday 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 […]

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

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

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-453Bmini Quiet 4–Bay NAS for HDD and SSD Unboxing and Walkthrough

The QNAP TS-453Bmini NAS , BIG NAS power in a compact case with for 2017 DESIGN A very quiet and compact NAS Server from QNAP, the QNAP TS-453BMini is the NAS for those who are either working close to the PLEX NAS in a living room or office, or just need a server that lives […]

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-453Bmini Quiet 4-Bay NAS for HDD and SSD Unboxing and Walkthrough

BIG NAS power in a compact case with the QNAP TS-453Bmini NAS for 2017  The guys at QNAP NAS have certainly know how to appease the NAS community. Over the last few years they have been the first to release some quite remarkable NAS server improvements and yet they still have the odd trick up […]

The QNAP TS-453Bmini NAS Versus TS-453A NAS – New NAS vs Old NAS, Big v Small

Should you buy the Popular QNAP TS-453A NAS or the Quiet and Compact TS-453BMini NAS?  A very quiet and compact NAS Server from QNAP, the QNAP TS-453BMini is the NAS for those who are either working close to the PLEX NAS in a living room or office, or just need a server that lives in […]

The QNAP TVS-673 Gold NAS AMD 6-Bay Unboxing Video – Is this the best Plex NAS I have seen yet

Is the QNAP TVS-673 NAS the most impressive NAS of the year?  QNAP® Systems, Inc. have partnered with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), and announced the release of the high-performance TVS-x73 NAS series. With an AMD Embedded R-Series quad-core APU, up to 64GB RAM, AES-NI hardware encryption engine, two M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots, SSD […]

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 […]

The QNAP TVS-473 Gold NAS 4-Bay Unboxing Video – Is this the best NAS I have seen yet?

We unbox possibly one of my favourite QNAP NAS devices of the last 12 months  QNAP® Systems, Inc. have partnered with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), and announced the release of the high-performance TVS-x73 NAS series. With an AMD Embedded R-Series quad-core APU, up to 64GB RAM, AES-NI hardware encryption engine, two M.2 SATA 6Gb/s […]

The QNAP TVS-873 Gold NAS AMD 8-Bay Unboxing Video – Is this the best Plex NAS I have seen yet

Is the QNAP TVS-873 NAS Biggest and Best NAS of the year?    QNAP® Systems, Inc. have partnered with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), and announced the release of the high-performance TVS-x73 NAS series. With an AMD Embedded R-Series quad-core APU, up to 64GB RAM, AES-NI hardware encryption engine, two M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots, SSD […]

Choosing the right Asustor NAS for your Home or Business for 2017

What is the best ASUSTOR NAS for Home, SMB and Business?  Choosing your first NAS device can be hard. Network Attached Server devices are now becoming a popular choice for those with large amount of data they want to access via a network or internet connection, but with the safe guards and protection for added […]

The QNAP TVS-882BR 8-Bay with i5, i7, DDR4 and 5.25 Bay for Optical Drives and more

Have QNAP NAS made their strangest NAS yet in the 5.25″ enabled QNAP TVS-882BR NAS? As previously mentioned here at NASComapres, QNAP made quite a splash at CES 2015 with their announcement of some really innovative and exciting NAS Server devices for 2017. However the one that really made me stop and think was the […]

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

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 Countdown to Black Friday begins at SPAN.COM – Daily Deals

Bargains, Sales and Discounts at SPAN.COM this Black Friday Black Friday and all it’s bargains have begun at SPAN.COM and they know many of you cannot wait to get your hands on the best deals. So in the run up to Black Friday they are revealing their Deal of the Day every 24 hours from […]

The QNAP TS-451+ vs The QNAP TS-453A – The QNAP Quad-Core NAS faceoff

Which QNAP 4-Bay deserves your Plex, 4K and NAS data? Which NAS should you Buy? Second only to the QNAP TS-453A, the QNAP TS-451+ is one of the best 4-bay NAS units from QNAP in the market this 2016. The design is the result of years of chassis design in previous unit and is very […]

The QNAP TS-453A versus The QNAP TVS-463 – 4 Bay Power NAS Faceoff

  Which QNAP 4-bay NAS deserves your money? Network Attached Storage has been around a fair while now and I think it is fair to say that it is popular! But how to these popular NAS devices compare? Both are 4-Bay NAS from QNAP, but with a different target audience. The QNAP TS-453A is aimed […]

How to access a NAS via USB 3.0 with the QNAP TS-251A and TS-451A

The QNAP TS-251A, the worlds first NAS and USB 3.0 DAS As I am sure many of you are aware, the rather unique QNAP TS-251A-2G and QNAP 451A-4G NAS from QNAP has been advertised with a rather unusual feature. I say unusual’, Direct Attached Storage that is accessed via USB is hardy new – it […]

The QNAP TS-451A 4-Bay USB 3.0 DAS and NAS Walkthrough and Talkthrough with SPAN

4 Bay NAS with DAS via USB 3? Is this new QNAP NAS too good to be true?  I am sure that, like me, many of you have heard rumblings of the latest 2-Bay NAS from QNAP NAS technologies. Hot on the heals of their latest thunderbolt 2 NAS, they have announced their range of […]

The QNAP TS-251A 2-Bay USB 3.0 DAS and NAS Walkthrough and Talkthrough with SPAN

NAS and DAS combine in the QNAP TS-251A – here is what Robbie thinks of the New QNAP NAS  14nm Intel® Celeron® N3060 dual-core 1.6GHz processor, up to 2.48GHz (same as DS216+II) 2 or 4GB RAM (maximum of 8GB across two slots) Kinda the key selling point for many people is – USB Direct Access. […]