Synology 10Gbe-to-Thunderbolt 3 Editing Guide

How to Use Synology NAS for your Perfect Editing Suite Now that almost all photo video editing is done with digital cameras of varying degrees of quality, safe and reliable data storage has never been more important. Back when photos were only a handful of megabytes in size, it was easy to just back up […]

Synology M2D18 Performance Benchmark Tests

Performance Test of the Synology M2D18 NVMe Cache Card If you have purchased a NAS for business or Enterprise use, then chances are that one of the most important factors in the speed of data throughout your business. We are always looking for ways to improve our hardware and in as it is all too […]

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide Part 5 – USB, CLOUD and RTRR Backups

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide to Safe Backups With the release of the already hugely popular DS1019+ NAS Drive from Synology, it is worth highlighting that is one of the most proficient and powerful network storage devices for home and small business users of 2019. Despite this popularity, for many users, the Synology DS1019+ diskstation is […]

Synology DS1019+ NAS – Guide Part 4 – VMs, CCTV and CRM Systems

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide to Surveillance, VMs and Downloads With the release of the already hugely popular DS1019+ NAS Drive from Synology, it is worth highlighting that is one of the most proficient and powerful network storage devices for home and small business users of 2019. Despite this popularity, for many users, the Synology DS1019+ […]

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide Part 3 – Photos, Videos, DLNA and Plex

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide to the Best Media Setup With the release of the already hugely popular DS1019+ NAS Drive from Synology, it is worth highlighting that is one of the most proficient and powerful network storage devices for home and small business users of 2019. Despite this popularity, for many users, the Synology DS1019+ […]

Synology DS1019+ NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the DS1019+ NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the DS1019+ device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the DS1019+ NAS is the host device […]

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide Part 2 – Users, Groups and Downloads

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide to Users and File Handing With the release of the already hugely popular DS1019+ NAS Drive from Synology, it is worth highlighting that is one of the most proficient and powerful network storage devices for home and small business users of 2019. Despite this popularity, for many users, the Synology DS1019+ […]

Synology DS1019+ NAS 16GB NAS Installation Guide

How to Upgrade the RAM in your Synology DS1019+ to 16GB Memory Back in 2017 when the Synology DS1019+ was first released, many users were surprised at the maximum memory limit that the manufacturers stated ion the specifications. With the Intel J series chip that Synology DS1019+ arrives with, it did seem odd that the […]

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide Part 1 – First Time Setup

Synology DS1019+ NAS Step by Step Guide With the release of the already hugely popular DS1019+ NAS Drive from Synology, it is worth highlighting that is one of the most proficient and powerful network storage devices for home and small business users of 2019. Despite this popularity, for many users, the Synology DS1019+ diskstation is […]

Synology DS1019+ vs DS918+ NAS – Which Should you Buy?

Synology DS1019+ versus the DS918+ NAS Comparison This week Synology broke a relative silence in their releases of 2019 and released two flagship series NAS drives for home and business users, the DS1019+ and the DS1019+. Although both have their own particular audience in mind, I think it is safe to say that the Synology […]

Synology DS2419+ NAS Review

The Synology DS2419+ NAS is Here! We have seen our fair share of network attached storage at NASCompares and now just one month into 2019, we are finally starting to see some of the new diskstation NAS that we featured at the Synology Solution Exhibition and Synology 2019. Today Synology have released two different NAS […]

Synology DS1019+ NAS Review

Does the Synology DS1019+ NAS live up to the Hype? As soon as we have heard about the brand new DS1019+ NAS from Synology, I think it is safe to say that we are excited. Synology has an impressive history of great desktop NAS devices for home and business needs and therefore a brand new […]

Can you Populate a Synology 4-Bay NAS with 1 or 2 Disks?

Populating a 4-Bay NAS with a single Hard drive Hi, I’m thinking about getting 4 bay DS418. I also want to get 4tb and higher disks but because of the price, I was wondering if I can just start with only 2 disks and add more disks later? Which brand nas disk do you recommend? […]

Memory for your NAS – Crucial RAM for your Synology and QNAP Guide

Choosing the Right Memory for your Synology and QNAP NAS A network attached storage device, or NAS, is very similar to a regular desktop computer in so many ways. The Architecture of the NAS device in terms of hardware has not changed a great deal between the two, with both still featuring a motherboard, CPU, […]

Synology or QNAP NAS Drive vs Dropbox Cloud

NAS Drive Vs Dropbox for your Cloud Storage For many of us that have been using third-party cloud providers such as Dropbox for the synchronisation, backup and anywhere-access of data, the idea of switching to a network attached storage device can be intimidated. The fact that Dropbox gives you access via your web browser, via […]

Review – Reolink C2 Pro NAS IP Camera

Is the New Reolink C2 Pro NAS Compatible IP Camera worth keeping an eye on? One of the most popular reasons for many users to finally take the plunge and buy a NAS drive in 2019 is surveillance. Whether you are in an office that requires monitoring of your assets for insurance and security, or […]

Synology or QNAP NAS Drive vs Amazon Drive

NAS Drive Vs AmazonDrive for your Cloud Storage For many of us that have been using third-party cloud providers such as Amazon Drive for the synchronisation, backup and anywhere-access of data, the idea of switching to a network attached storage device can be intimidated. The fact that Amazon Drive gives you access via your web […]

How to Back up your Mac to QNAP NAS with Time Machine

A Guide to Using Apple Time Machine and your NAS Apple Time Machine is a backup software application included with macOS operating system from Apple. The software is designed to work with their range of AirPort Time Capsule devices, the Wi-Fi router with built-in hard disk (which apple are pulling out of), as well as other internal and external disk drives connected […]

The QNAP TVS-472XT Thunderbolt 3 NAS Unboxing

QNAP TVS-472XT Thunderbolt NAS  – Quantity Versus Quality The QNAP TVS-472XT newest generation Thunderbolt 3 NAS with us at NASCompares and although we have seen alot of inventive network attached storage from these guys, pretty much as soon as we heard about the TVS-x72T series, we knew it was something special. Thunderbolt-enabled NAS drives are […]

How to Use your Playstation 4 and Plex

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How to Access your Media Server NAS on your PS4 with Plex and DLNA Back when the PS4 first launched, Sony didn’t include any way to easily watch videos or listen to music from your other devices. It took well over a year for the problem to get solved properly, but there are now multiple […]