The Synology DS216+II vs NVR216 for Surveillance – Is it worth paying more for the Best IP Camera setup?

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The DS216+II vs NVR216 – Dedicated Surveillance NAS versus Versatile Multi-Purpose NAS, which should you Buy for your CCTV IP Camera Setup?  Whether you are buying your first, second or 10th NAS, chances are that you have considered buying a Synology NAS server. Most people use smaller 2-Bay NAS boxes for everything from Backups, Apple […]

An Update on the Synology DS918+, DS718+, DS3018xs and DS418J – What we know and what is still TBC

An update on the Synology DS918+, DS718+, DS3018xs and DS418J – What we know and what is still TBC

An update on the Synology DS918+, DS718+, DS3018xs and DS418J – What we know and what is still TBC I think it is safe to say that Synology have really taken their sweet time this year releasing their latest NAS for 2017 and 2018. We got so used to new units being almost all revealed […]

What is a VPN and why should I get one for my NAS?

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What is a VPN and why should I get one for my Synology or QNAP NAS? The internet is not the place it once was! Thanks to the likes of the Net Neutrality bill and Internet service providers (ISPs) now having free access to your searches and online behaviour (worth a fortune in it’s marketing […]

The Synology RS4017xs+ 16-Bay RackStation NAS Unboxing and Walkthrough

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The most POWERFUL NAS Synology have ever released The Synology RS4017xs+ provides rock-solid storage solution with ultra-high performance at over 690,000 sequential read IOPS and 4,900 MB/s sequential read throughput1. DDR4 ECC UDIMM and 10GbE connectivity guarantees data accuracy and performance for mission-critical environment Robust scalability and reliability Storage capacity of RS4017xs+ can be further […]

The Synology DS1817+ 2017 8-Bay NAS Unboxing and Walkthrough

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The Synology DS1817+ is available to buy – what do you get in the box? We are pleased to let you know that SPAN.COM now has the brand new Synology 8-Bay and 5-bay Network Attached Storage Enclosure for 2017 now available. It has been a long wait since the 2015 release of the popular DS1815+ and […]

The Synology 12-Bay RX1217 RackStation NAS Expansion Walkthrough and Talkthrough

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Running out of space on your Synology NAS Rackstation? The RX1217 is the answer  Synology gives you the flexibility to start with a smaller storage capacity and expand as your business starts to grow. RX1217 and RX1217RP are 12-bay storage expansion units designed to provide seamless capacity expansion for select Synology RackStations. Volume expansion & […]

The Synology 6-Bay DiskStation NAS DS3018xs Walkthrough and Talkthrough

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More New Synology NAS for 2017 – The Synology DS3018xs 6-Bay  This is a peculiar one and definitely a powerful Synology NAS to keep your eye on. First and foremost it is the first 2018 series NAS, The Synology DS3018xs NAS. Quite a bold statement for Q4 of 2016/17. However the specs are really something […]

Full Specs of the Synology DS1817 8-Bay 10GBe RJ45 NAS are finally released

Full Specs of the Synology DS1817 8-Bay

The Business Class File Server 8-Bay 10GBe NAS from Synology  is finally approaching release – Here are the details Synology DiskStation DS1817 is the first value series model featuring two built-in 10GBASE-T ports and upgradable RAM module, and is powered by quad-core processor with hardware encryption engine and expandable scalability of up to 18 drives. […]

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

The QNAP TS-453B Versus QNAP TS-451A NAS

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 Synology NVR1218 Surveillance NAS for 2017 at Computex

The Synology NVR1218 Surveillance NAS

Synology continue to uncover new releases at Taipei with the new Surveillance NVR1218 NAS Back in the early days of SPANTV and long before NASCompares, I was invited to a Synology event in where new and exciting for the coming year were being revealed. Several new additions to existing ranges were present but probably the most […]

The Synology SG1000 Network Gateway revealed at Computex 2017

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Synology get imaginative with by revealing their Network Gateway device, the Synology SG1000 Synology certainly have not disappointed at Computex this year, as well as their private event in Taipei, they have introduced us to their up and coming 4 Bay DS918+, their flagship 2-Bay DS718+ and their more business aimed DS3018xs and DS1817+. However […]

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 […]

More information now available on the Synology DS1817 8-bay 10GBe NAS for Business

The Synology Diskstation DS1817 8-bay for Business 10GBe NAS at Computex 2017

Another Synology update for 2017 and 2018 with updated information on the Synology DS1817 NAS Almost two months ago, we at NASCompares told you guys about the (new released) Synology DS1817+ and DS1517+ NAS that were the first real steps towards the new generation of Synology desktop NAS units for 2017. Alongside these two NAS (that […]

The Synology DS418J 4 Bay Cost Effective NAS is finally revealed at Computex

The QNAP TS-1277 Gold Series 12-Bay NAS at Computex 2017

Synology uncover another Desktop NAS for 2017 and 2018 – The Synology DS418J NAS For almost a decade Synology have been pioneering the world of Network Attached Storage and I think it safe to say that they are in the top tier of go-to brands fort both home and business alike. Over the last 5 […]

QNAP reveal the TS-453BT3 New Mid Range Thunderbolt3 4-Bay for Home and SMB at Computex 2017

The QNAP TS-453BT3 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 NAS for Home and SMB at Computex 2017

Is this the most exciting QNAP Thunderbolt NAS Yet? Thunderbolt 3 NAS TS-453BT3 for Home and SMB Many, many new NAS Servers have been uncovered at Computex 2017 from the big brands at Synology and QNAP, We have already uncovered the Synology DS918+ and DS718+ but now it is QNAP’s turn to show off their exciting […]

The Synology DS918+ 4-Bay and DS718+ 2 Bay NAS is at Computex

The Synology DS918+ and DS718+ NAS for 2017 and 2018

HUGE NEWS – Synology unveil their new 2-Bay and 4-Bay, Synology DS918+ and DS817+ Anyone who has even the smallest knowledge of NAS will have heard of the giants of Network Attached Storage, Synology inc. Their home and business series of NAS Server devices are the go-to devices for those looking for the their first, […]

QNAP Announce a NEW Thunderbolt 3 NAS – The Optical Media Optimised QNAP TVS-882BRT3 Thunderbolt 3 8-Bay NAS for Mac and Windows

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A new and exciting NAS for 2017 with the QNAP TVS-882BRT3 Thunderbolt3 NAS Internet sharing Blu-ray burning application Thunderbolt ™ 3 NAS, a machine backup, burn, play and share. TVS-882BRT3 uses the latest Intel® 7-generation 14nm process multi-core processor to provide Thunderbolt ™ 3 40 Gbps high-speed transmission and Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E) 10GbE conversion for high-performance video […]

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

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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 Synology DS1517 File Server 5-Bay NAS – For those of a business frame of mind

The Synology DS1517 File Server 5-Bay NAS - For those of a business frame of mind

The latest Synology 5-Bay for business level file access in the DS1517 Desktop NAS Synology DiskStation DS1517 comes with a quad-core CPU, hardware encryption engine, four built-in Gigabit LAN ports, and is scalable up to 15 drives, providing a cost-effective storage solution for growing businesses. DS1517 is ideal for centralizing data backups, protecting critical assets, […]

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

Synology DS1817+NAS versus QNAP TS-453A NAS - Old vs New, Synology V QNAP

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 […]