Synology RS819 Rackstation NAS Review

Synology RS819 RackStation – True Value NAS? Synology has released one of the last in their 2019 wave of popular NAS drive devices (Rackstation NAS) and the latest to join the series is the modestly sized, modestly priced and modesty powered RS819 4-Bay NAS. Often overlooked due to their lack of Intel options, the value […]

Cheap Ways to Upgrade your NAS Drive

NAS Drive Upgrades – Cheaper than Buying New So you bought your NAS a few years ago and it is starting to look a little full. Perhaps it’s not quite as fast as it used to be due to its constant use or maybe newer and faster network trends are beginning to make your Network […]

Netstor NA622TB3 4x NVMe Thunderbolt 3 SSD Enclosure

New 4-Bay NVMe SSD Thunderbolt 3 Enclosure from Netstor Netstor NA622TB3 storage is created to support up to four M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs. With the present-day largest single M.2 NVMe SSD of 2TB in the market, the maximum storage reaches up to 8TB capacity totally by way of four M.2 NVMe SSDs installed inside. High […]

Best NAS for 6K RAW Video Editing

Best NAS for Massive RAW Video Files Good afternoon, I have been a keen reader of your page, and watcher of your youtube videos so please excuse me if I should know the answer to some of these queries! I am looking at getting a QNAP or Synology NAS and connect via 10Gbe to our […]

Synology DS218+ NAS Vs QNAP TS-251B NAS Comparison

Synology DS218+ vs QNAP TS-251B NAS Buying your first NAS is always going to be tough. If you are new to this kind of technology, it can be pretty confusing and it isn’t helped when some NAS drives arrive at very similar price points and seem near identical at a casual glance. Two very popular […]

Unboxing the New QNAP TR-004 Hardware RAID Expansion for NAS

Expand your QNAP NAS without the Performance dip, with the TR-004 When QNAP first announced that they were going to release an update to their range of NAS expansion devices, I have to admit that I wasn’t hugely excited. Expansion chassis are something that, although necessary, aren’t exactly thrilling devices. In essence, they are designed […]

How to Back up your Mac to Synology 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 […]

Installing Kodi on Amazon FireStick to Watch Media on your NAS

How to Install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV so you can watch your NAS Media If you were one of the many people who picked up an Amazon firestick in one of the many sales in 2018 and 2019, then chances are you are keen to use the popular streaming device with your NAS system. […]

Synology DS118 Vs QNAP TS-131P NAS Comparison

Synology DS118 vs QNAP TS-131P NAS As two of the biggest names in network attached storage (NAS), it can often be hard to choose between QNAP and Synology NAS drives for your home or business needs. One of the biggest hurdles that many people come across first is the pricetag. Despite the fact that NAS […]

Top 5 Apps for NAS and Amazon FireTV

The Best Apps for Streaming NAS Media on your Amazon FireStick If you are a proud owner of an Amazon fire stick and a NAS drive, then chances are you have been looking for the perfect way to enjoy all of the photos videos and music on your NAS server via the Amazon fire TV accessory. […]

Linksys Velop AC6600 Mesh Router Review

Is the Affordable, Fast Mesh Router Velop System from Linksys worth your data? WiFi is easily the most commonly used means of network and internet connectivity, even in business, due to its ease of deployment and connectivity. What it lacks in the overall speed compared with LAN, is more than made up by the lack […]

Official PLEX NAS Drive Revealed – PlexyDrive Exclusive

The PlexyDrive NAS is the Official Plex NAS You Have Been Waiting For? Plex, or ‘Portable Loud Entertainment Xylophone’ is a popular media software that is featured in literally billions of homes, worldwide. In order to understand why the new PlexyDrive NAS is such a big deal, you need to know that to date there […]

Best NAS for Plex in 2019

Best Plex Media Server NAS to Buy in 2019 If you are looking to upgrade your multimedia setup in 2019, chances are that you have already heard of the great multimedia application, Plex Media Server (PMS), that allows you to access all your movies and boxsets anywhere in the world, on almost any device! Plex […]

How to Run a Lightning Node on a Synology NAS Drive

Lightning Node and Synology NAS Setup Guide In this tutorial, we will be setting up a lightning node docker container on a Synology Network-attached storage (NAS) device. Network-attached storage is also about claiming full ownership over your data and considering that a typical NAS might likely have spare storage, typically running 24/7, this makes them perfect […]

QNAP NAS and RetroArch – Turn your NAS into an Arcade Cabinet

Play Arcade and Retro Games your QNAP NAS One of the most interesting and entertaining ways in which you can take advantage of the HDMI port on your QNAP NAS, is to turn your NAS drive into an arcade gaming emulation device. It is no secret that there is a big community of freeware and […]

How to Install Synology DSM on a QNAP NAS with Xpenology

Synology DSM 6.2 on QNAP NAS – How to do it and Should You Bother? It has long been established that, in terms of home and business NAS in 2019, Synology and QNAP NAS have been the top two brands you need to buy. However, although both are stable, flexible, well developed and user-friendly brands […]

Synology RS819 4-Bay RackStation NAS for Business in 2019

New RS819 RackStation Value Business Rackmount Synology NAS Server Synology has many different long-running ranges of device’ in it’s NAS drives. Depending on the product family, the release of these devices can range from almost annually, to every 4 or 5 years (I am looking at you DS119j). Alongside their reputation for having a fantastically […]

Seagate Ironwolf NAS SSD vs Samsung EVO and Pro

Choosing the Right SSD for your NAS – Seagate Ironwolf 110 or Samsung 860 SSD Comparison The advantages of solid state drives (SSD) in something that has grown in popularity over the years and it is a trend that has only become stronger in 2019.  Regardless of whether you chose Synology NAS or QNAP NAS […]

How to Run a Bitcoin Node on your Synology NAS

Bitcoin Node and Synology NAS Setup Guide In a sense, Bitcoin is about claiming back full ownership: your keys, your money. Network-attached storage is also about claiming full ownership over your data. Considering that a typical NAS might likely have spare storage, and typically runs 24/7, this makes them perfect candidates on which to run […]

Seagate Ironwolf 110 NAS SSD Review

Seagate Ironwolf NAS SSD – Worth Your Cache? Not so long ago, we at NASCompares found out about a new range of solid state drives (SSD) from the guys at Seagate. This in itself wasn’t big news, new SSD are announced by the big storage brands almost monthly, but what made us all sit up […]