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

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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 […]

Unboxing the Synology DS3018xs Powerhouse 6-Bay NAS for Home and Business

Unboxing the Synology DS3018xs 6-Bay Diskstation NAS Diskstation

What is so good about the Synology DS3018xs 6-Bay NAS? When Synology first announced the DS3018xs NAS back at Cebit in March, it would be safe to say that it left a mark. Up until this point we had seen the majority of hardware from Synology arriving in two different categories. Vastly enterprise based Rackmount […]

NAS at IP EXPO 2017 in London – Featuring QNAP, Synology, Buffalo and more

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What is IP Expo and what has it got to do with NAS in 2017 and 2018? Originally started as a simple information technology (IT) trade show  promoting hardware and limited software for businesses to house their ever-growing stacks of date, over the years it has evolved into a twice annually held event that takes place […]

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

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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. […]

Unboxing the Synology DS718+ NAS 2-Bay Server – Smack my bits up!

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Finally we unbox the Synology DS718+ NAS 2-Bay for 2017 and 2018 With so many Synology NAS Diskstation devices being released this month, we are fortunate enough to unbox the Synology DS718+ and find out how much has changed compared with the Synology DS716+II. When the Synology DS718+ was uncovered back in mid 2017, it […]

The Synology 2018 UK Event – HUGE Hardware and Software Updates

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Synology NAS heads into 2018 with an Impressive array of Hardware and Software The big brand in Network Attached Storage once again hosted their annual conference, planning on appearing in 17 different countries, and with China and Taiwan hosted earlier in the month, it is now the turn of London, United Kingdom to host the Synology conference […]

Unboxing the Synology DS918+ NAS Server – OMG So Pretty

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The wait is over, the Synology DS918+ 4-Bay NAS is here  Originally uncovered as far back as April 2017, the Synology DS918+ was always going to be a real game changer for the big name in network attached storage. This was far from their first 4-Bay NAS server and will almost certainly not be their […]

The Powerful Synology DS3018xs 6-Bay Diskstation NAS Server – Specs And Details

The Powerful Synology DS3018xs 6-Bay Diskstation NAS Server BANNER

Specifications and Hardware Revealed on the Synology DS3018xs First and foremost it is the first 2018 series NAS, The Synology DS3018xs NAS server. Quite a bold release for the closing stages of 2017, given the numerous 2 and 4 Bay Synology NAS re;eases that have been announced. However the specs are really something to admire and you […]

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 […]

What is the best NAS for my Sonos Wireless Sound System?

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What is the Sonos Wireless Music System? What has it got to do with NAS? Originally formed back in early 2002, Sonos is a now worldwide recognised brand that pioneers in developing sophisticated hifi sound and distribution systems that make music available throughout the home, sending to multi-room wireless speaker systems. The products have changed in shape […]

15 Fun Things You Can Do With Your Plex NAS- Why you Need a NAS in your Life

15 Fun Things You Can Do With Your NAS Besides Plex - Why you Need a NAS in your Life

Top 15 Fun S#!t you can do with your Synology or QNAP NAS other than Plex  Owning your own piece of cloud storage in cloud or NAS form is now becoming more and more common. With so much of our lives becoming digital and so much data being created every single day by every one […]

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. […]

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 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 Synology FS2017 Flash NAS for intensive 90K 4K Random Write IOPS, 10GBe, 25GBe, 40GBe and more

Synology FS2017 Flash NAS for intensive 90K 4K Random Write IOPS, 10GBe, 25GBe, 40GBe and more

A new more powerful, yet compact Rackmount NAS for 2017 in the Synology FS2017 Flashstation NAS Designed for I/O-intensive and latency sensitive environments, Synology FlashStation FS2017 provides reliable, high performance all-flash storage solution with comprehensive business applications for enterprise users. Synology FlashStation FS2017 simplifies data management and optimizes virtualization environments, providing lightning-fast storage.Synology FS2017 is backed […]

The Synology RS4017xs+ 16-Bay Rackmount NAS – Unboxed and Explained

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

Is the Synology RS4017xs+ the most POWERFUL NAS they have ever released?  Designed to meet tomorrow’s intensive storage requirements, Synology RackStation RS4017xs+ provides reliable, high-performance network attached storage for enterprises seeking rock-solid stability along with business collaboration applications and virtualization acceleration. With up to 40 drive scalability, RS4017xs+ simplifies data management with minimal time investment […]