Choosing the Right NAS for Media – Plex versus Kodi and XBMC

VS Plex vs Kodi and XBMC – Choosing the right Media Server for you  It probably won’t come as a massive surprise to most of you that the age of sold optical multimedia is drawing to a close and that Digital media has been crowned King as far as the general public is concerned when viewing, […]

The Synology DS216+ versus The Synology DS215+ – Old vs New but which one deserves your Data?

Comparing the Synology DS215+ vs The Synology DS216+ – Is newer necessarily better?   New NAS versus Old NAS?  Synology NAS have been around a long time and I think I think it is fair to say that they are one of the market leaders when it comes to Network Attached Storage (sharing the top […]

NAS News – Synology release the DS716+II NAS – An Update to the Synology DS716+

New NAS news  News has just arrived here at NASCompares.com that one of the best NAS units of the year, the Synology DS716+ network attached storage device is getting anew revision. Say hello to the Synology DS716+II NAS server.  But is the 716+II a big leap or just a tiny stumble? What is the difference […]

A Guide to Synology BTRFS NAS of 2016 – Genuine advance in Network Attached Storage or just a gimmick?

How Synology NAS and Btrfs plan on protecting your company’s data When dealing with large-scale data storage, businesses require a solution that revents data corruption, while providing flexible backup tools. The next-generation Btrfs file system brings hese tools to Synology NAS servers, allowing businesses and organizations to reduce maintenance overhead and efficiently store their data. […]

What is the difference between the WD Colours? Understanding the WD HDD Rainbow

Why are some HDD and SSD better than others for NAS, PCs, Surveillance and DataCenters?  Hard Drive media has been around a long time – I mean a REALLY long time. Once it was deemed only for Desktop Computers but those days seem almost alien to us now that there are both Hard Drives and […]

How to use a PCI-e Card with your MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt

Think outside the Box with PCIe Expansions  Stepping away from the subject of Storage and Backups, another decision you may have to make will be whether to invest your budget into a high-end Desktop setup or a more fluid, portable operation. Traditionally the problem has always been that portable operations via a Macbook, Laptop or […]

The Synology DS216+ Vs the QNAP TS-251+ – Which one deserves your Data?

A battle as old as Windows v Mac Two NAS vendors that have been in the business almost from the beginning. Synology and QNAP NAS devices from early on became NAS comparisons of choice by me and many technology users worldwide a number of years back. Early on the distinction between them was a great […]

Top NAS Brands of 2016 – Knowing your Netgear NAS from your Synology Solution

So much NAS, so little time…  So you have decided to make the jump to Network Attached Storage! Good for you! It’s about time. However with so many manufacturers out there and everyone and his brother producing NAS devices, it is easy to get lost… Can’t see the wood for the trees, etc. Never fear! […]

Understanding USB 3.1 Gen 2 and USB Type C – Why is it so confusing?

What is USB and how did it arrive?  We see them in almost every technological device we see these days from our PCs, Laptops and phones all the way through to our TV’s, our cars and modern wall sockets. Universal Series Bus, or USB, was first commercially introduced in 1998 as a means of unifying […]

The Synology DS216+ Vs The Synology DS716+ – Saving money or Making compromises?

What is in a number?   The Synology DS716+ when it was first released really took the Synology NAS market by storm a little over 3 months ago. When I first got my hands on the device for an unboxing (first mentioned at Synology 2016 in London) the first thing that hit me was that it […]

The Synology DS216+ Unboxing – What’s in the Box!

Does the latest 2-Bay NAS from Synology deserve your data this 2016? Released at the start of 2016, this Synology NAS arrived with something of a whiff of disappointment after the power house Synology DS716+ (still, to this day, one of the top 5 NAS devices I have every used). With a price difference of […]