QNAP TS-453B NAS 16GB Memory – An installation Guide

How to Upgrade the RAM in your QNAP TS-453B NAS to 16GB Back in 2017 when the QNAP TS-453B NAS 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 QNAP TS-453B NAS arrives with, it did seem odd […]

Alpha Release of Plex Media Server for QNAP TS-128A, TS-228A, TS-328, TS-1635AX, TS-x32X and more

FINALLY – Plex for QNAP TS-128A, TS-228A, TS-328, TS-1635AX and TS-x32X NAS Good news for anyone who wants to purchase, or has already purchased the QNAP, TS-128A, TS-228A, TS-328, TS-1635AX and TS-x32X NAS in the hopes of using it as a Plex Media Server. Up until recently, Plex was not available on these platforms, as […]

QNAP TS-453B NAS Transcode 4K and 1080p Performance Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TS-453B NAS Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TS-453B 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 QNAP TS-453B NAS is the host […]

Alpha Release of Plex Media Server for DS118, DS218, DS218play, DS418 and DS418j NAS

FINALLY – Plex for Synology DS118, DS218, DS218play, DS418 and DS418j NAS Good news for anyone who wants to purchase, or has already purchased the Synology, DS118, DS218, DS218play, DS418 and DS418j NAS in the hopes of using it as a Plex Media Server. Up until recently, Plex was not available on these platforms, as […]

Synology E10G18-T1 and E10G18-T2 10Gbe PCIe Base-T Upgrade cards

Synology NAS and the New 10GBe PCIe Upgrade Cards E10G18-T1 and E10G18-T2 Good news for any Synology NAS owner with a PCIe slot and a need to upgrade to 10GBe. Today we want to discuss the new E10G18-T1 and E10G18-T2 upgrade cards from Synology that will allow you to add one or two 10 Gigabit Ethernet […]

Synology RS1219+ Rackstation NAS – Specs and Data Sheet

Compact, Yet Powerful – Say Hello to the RS1219+ Rackmount NAS Synology RackStation RS1219+ is a 2U 8-bay rackmount NAS powered by a quad-core processor with AESNI hardware encryption engine. With the ability to supercharge your storage with the optional M.2 SSD adapter card for dual SSD cache drives, RS1219+ is ideal to serve as […]

The Buffalo TeraStation 5810DN NAS – Is this the Best Value 10Gbe RJ45 NAS we have ever seen?

Lowest Priced 10Gbe we have seen, but does the Buffalo TeraStation 5810DN NAS do the job? With file sizes growing constantly, the need for a faster network connection in your home or office has never seemed more important. We at NASCompares have spent a lot of 2018 telling you about the versatility of 10Gbe, the ease […]

Unboxing the QNAP TVS-1582TU Rackmount NAS for Premium Thunderbolt 3 and 10GbE Post Production and Video Broadcasting

The Ultimate Best Thunderbolt 3 NAS – The QNAP TVS-1582TU Rackmount NAS It is not easy to say that there is one single powerful network attached storage device, the truly TOP NAS right now. This is largely because this technology it is fairly well established and that new units are released almost monthly by all of […]

DS218play NAS Transcode 4K and 1080p Performance Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the DS218play NAS Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the DS218play 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 DS218play NAS is the host device and the […]

QNAP TS-332X 3-Bay NAS – 10Gbe+SSD+HDD

QNAP Reveal the TS-332X, their latest 3-Bay NAS I remember a simpler time when Network attached storage was predictable! You had 2 bays, 4 bays, 8 bays and rackmounts. However the last 12 months has seem some really unusual NAS come to the market and the latest release to be uncovered by QNAP promises to continue […]

Synology DS718+ NAS Supports upto 10GB Memory – An installation Guide

How to Upgrade the RAM in your Synology DS718+ to 10GB Memory Back in 2017 when the Synology DS718+ 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 DS718+ arrives with, it did seem odd that the […]

QNAP TS-877 NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TS-877 NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TS-877 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 QNAP TS-877 NAS is […]

Unboxing the Synology RS3618xs Rackstation NAS 12-Bay

Is the Synology RS3618xs Rackstation NAS the Best Business NAS yet? Over the past two years Synology have really changed the way people perceive their network attached storage devices. Even here at NASCompares, we believed that Synology was fast becoming the NAS provider for the home. However with a growing range of Enterprise and office […]

ARM vs X86 CPUs – How important is CPU Power and Efficiency when buying your first NAS

How important is CPU Power and Efficiency when buying your first NAS?  With hundreds of kinds of NAS available in the market to buy, it is easy to get confused as to which unit is best suited to the network solution you need. Often we can look at factors such as the brand name (Synology, […]

Asustor AS4002T and AS4004T 10Gbe NAS

The Asustor AS4002T and AS4004T 10Gbe NAS  Although we often focus on higher-end NAS units at NASCompares (favouring a solid x86 Intel over a Realtek any day), the lower-end is seeing some dramatic shifts, thanks to numerous 64-bit architecture ARM CPU arriving in the market. At Computex 2018 we saw two NAS units from Asustor […]

Synology DS3018xs NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the Synology DS3018xs NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the Synology DS3018xs 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 Synology DS3018xs NAS is […]

Synology Versus Drobo – DS918+ or 5N2 – Best NAS for Mac Users

Should you buy the 4-Bay Synology DS918+ or the 5-Bay Drobo 5N2? Buying your first NAS for home or business can be a little bit intimidating. You know you need a reliable backup solution for all your photos, movies and music (the stuff you bought and the memories you have created that are priceless) but […]

QNAP AfoBot on Show at CeBit 2018 – Your Questions Answered

QNAP and IEI AfoBot spotted at CeBit 2018 When it comes to QNAP NAS devices, I like to think I know them all! I have been covering network attached storage from many brands for several years now and am rarely surprised y anything brands like QNAP, Synology, Asustor and more reveal at tech events like […]

Synology M2D18 NVMe SSD Cache Upgrade Card on Show at SEE – Your Questions Answered

Synology M2D18 NVMe SSD Card spotted at the Synology Solution Exhibition For the majority of this week, I have been showing you guys the fantastic bits of hardware that are going to be emerging from Synology at the end of Q3 2018. However, a couple of devices, although still not released, were ones we have […]

QNAP and IEI Mustang 200 Card on Show at CeBit 2018 – Your Questions Answered

QNAP & IEI Mustang-200 NAS spotted at CeBit 2018 Around a year ago, we at NASCompares told you about a very, very bizarre item that had been announced from QNAP and IEI. Not only was it another first from the innovators of NAS, but also it was pretty much a first in the world. The […]