NAS Hard Drives to Buy in 2018/19

What is the Best NAS hard drive of 2018 When choosing your first NAS device, as important as it seems to get the right network attached storage device, even more important is making sure you get the right hard drive or SSD Media to store your files on. Technically any hard drive (HDD) these days […]

Top 5 Quiet NAS of 2018

What is the Best Low Noise NAS of 2018 The popularity of network attached storage in the last few years has truly been game-changing in its speed. NAS has become one of those things that no-one needed and now most people cannot imagine living without. We create so much data, in both our personal and […]

QNAP HS-453DX Silent NAS Review

Does the QNAP HS-453DX Silent NAS live up to the Hype? 2018 has been an incredible year for network attached storage. We have seen some truly groundbreaking pieces of technology come from QNAP throughout the year and none more so than the newest silent NAS that was originally uncovered way back in the spring. Finally, […]

Drobo 8D Thunderbolt 3 DAS Specifications, Price and Release

Drobo 8D BeyondRAID enabled 8-Bay Thunderbolt 3 Enclosure Transform your storage workflow. Meet the bigger, better, bolder Drobo 8D. Capable of supporting 16 volumes of up to 128TB, with a total storage pool of 256TB, 8D is designed to meet the need for data-intensive workflows. With lightning speed ThunderboltTM 3, the Drobo 8D is the […]

The BEST Indoor IP Cameras for Synology and QNAP NAS

Guide to NAS Compatible IP Cameras for indoor use One of the most common questions i am asked here at NASCompares is “What is the best IP Camera for my NAS?”. The appeal of using the awesome surveillance and NVR abilities of a Synology and QNAP NAS is one of those features that was the […]

QNAP TVS-472XT vs TS-453BT3 Thunderbolt NAS Comparison

The Best 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 NAS – TVS-472XT vs TS-453BT3 When choosing the best Network Attached Storage (NAS) device for your home or business needs, the last thing you want to do is buy something that is not going to do everything that you want it to do. Too often we buy hardware for a purpose […]

Unboxing the QNAP TS-351 NAS

Budget, Power and Ability – Is the QNAP TS-351 NAS What you need? When it comes to innovation and changing the way we think about accessing our data, I think it is fair to say that QNAP NAS is by far the most innovative brand out there. In recent years we have seen genuinely groundbreaking technology […]

Brand New QNAP TBS-453DX NASBook Revealed

New 10Gbe NAS – The QNAP TBS-453DX For a long time on NASCompares, we have praised QNAP for being the true innovators of the network attached storage NAS industry. Everything from New CPUs and 10Gbe Innovation, to Thunderbolt 3 and combining Media types, you name it QNAP were almost certainly the first ones to do […]

Difference between the TS-253B / TS-453B and the TS-253Be / TS-453Be

QNAP TS-x53B or TS-x53Be – What is the Difference? QNAP has been in the business of NAS for a truly heroic number of years. Between them and their big rival Synology, the network attached server market is pretty well dominated. As the years has passed and the models have been released, certain themes and brand preferences […]

Synology DS218play NAS PLEX Media Server Test

Transcoding HD Media on the Synology DS218play NAS Plex Media Server? As you may have heard, Plex is now available on Realtek and other ARMv8 based NAS devices. This is a big deal, as till recently if you owned a Synology DS218play or other cost-effective NAS, you were feeling a little left out. Luckily now […]

New Mac Mini 2018 features Thunderbolt 3 and 10Gbe Option

Could this be the Best Mac Mini for Content Creators Yet? Good news for Mac users, as well as all content creators, worldwide today with the official unveiling of the new Mac mini for 2018/19. For those unfamiliar with the product family line of Apple’s flagship desktop systems, the Mac mini has always been designed […]

Synology RS1619xs+ 4-Bay RackStation NAS – Specifications and DataSheet Revealed

Hardware and Software Specs on the Synology RS1619xs+ NAS Now Available Synology RackStation RS1619xs+ is a high-performance 1U rackmount NAS with comprehensive storage, data backup, and collaboration applications, suitable for small- to medium-sized businesses. RS1619xs+ simplifies data management, optimizes virtualization environments, and rapidly expands storage capacity with minimal time investment in setup and maintenance. Synology […]

Hands on with the AfoBot from QNAP and IEI – What it Can and Cannot do

What is the AfoBot and what can it do? Home AI isn’t a new thing and in fact, the most popular examples such as Amazon Echo and Google home are incredibly popular and can be found in most homes today. However ever since I first found out about the AfoBot AI assistant, my attitude towards […]

Synology DS1819+ NAS Specs and Datasheet Revealed

Official Information on the Synology DS1819+ 8-Bay NAS Synology DS1819+ is an 8-bay NAS designed for small and medium-sized businesses, providing outstanding performance with great expandability. With various built-in applications and comprehensive data protection technologies, DS1819+ fulfills different business needs while safeguarding users’ valuable digital assets. DS1819+ is backed up by Synology’s 3-year limited warranty. DS1819+ […]

PlayStation Classic – ALL 20 Games Revealed

All Games for the Playstation Classic Mini Console Revealed It has been almost 6 weeks since we first revealed the potential Christmas #1 gaming device, the Playstation classic, here on NASCompares. As previously discussed, we generally avoid anything not related to data storage, but given the overwhelming response we got to our last article, we […]

Bliss – The New Synology Music Organizer

Bliss – A New NAS music organizer for Synology and QNAP Bliss is one of the several apps and services which have been written for storing music on NAS devices. It is an automated organizer for large music collections. It assesses and fixes problems in your music collection, and works alongside your music players. Bliss […]

Unboxing the Synology RS2818RP+ RackStation NAS

Is the Synology RS2818RP+ RackStation NAS what your Business needs? Synology and their Rackmount NAS range have really been a roller coaster these last two years. The rackstation series from Synology a few years back was good, but in the eyes of industry did not compete with QNAP NAS. The main reason for this was first, the […]

Best Mesh Router in 2018

Guide to the Best Mesh Router for you in 2018 Wireless coverage is IMPORTANT! No doubt over the course of the year you have seen the word ‘mesh’ being thrown around over and over again. For many of us, this kind of technology has existed for a while in large hotels, conference centres and pretty […]

The Synology MR2200ac Mesh Router Unboxing and Mesh Explained

Is the Newest MR2200ac Router from Synology worth it? As 2018 draws to a close, we were starting to wonder where all the hardware from Synology revealed back in June had got to! One particular Synology device that has been in the pipeline for well over a year, is the newly released MR2200ac mesh router. […]

Synology DS418j NAS PLEX Test 720P and 1080p H.264 + H.265

Transcoding HD Media on the Synology DS418j NAS Plex Media Server? As you may have heard, Plex is now available on Realtek and other ARMv8 based NAS devices. This is a big deal, as till recently if you owned a Synology DS418j or other cost-effective NAS, you were feeling a little left out. Luckily now […]