The Top 5 2-Bay NAS of 2017

The Best 2-Bay NAS of 2017 We have seen some incredible advances in the world of network attached storage (NAS) over the last 12 months in both home and business, but there is still no denying that compact 2-Bay NAS server devices from brands like Synology, QNAP and WD are still by far the most […]

The Top 5 6-Bay and 8-Bay NAS of the Year

The Top 5 6-Bay and 8-Bay NAS of 2017 Some NAS buyers really like to take their storage seriously. If you are looking for real future proofing in terms of network and internet accessible storage for your desktop, then a 6-Bay or 8-Bay network storage device is very much the sweet spot for capacity Vs […]

Christmas and Boxing Day Sale on the Top NAS brands 2017

Christmas and Boxing Day Sale Deals on Synology, QNAP, WD and more With Christmas and Boxing Day less than a week away, many NAS buyers are already starting to get itchy trigger fingers. Never fear. Below I have arranged the best NAS deals for Boxing Day 2017 and January Sales 2018 from each of the […]

Synology RX418 RackStation NAS Expansion – Specs and Details

New RX418 Rackmount NAS 4 bay Expansion Synology RX418 delivers an effortless solution for volume expansion and data backup for Synology 1U RackStation1 by adding 4 additional SATA drive bays on-the-fly. With its short-depth chassis design, RX418 ensures easy installation and deployment in 2-post racks and wall mount racks. Synology RX418 is backed with Synology’s […]

Synology RackStation RS818+ and RS818RP+ NAS – Specs and Details

New RS818+ and RS818RP+ Rackmount NAS for 2018 Synology RackStation RS818+/RS818RP+ is a 1U 4-bay rackmount NAS designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Powered by a quad-core processor with AES-NI hardware encryption engine, RS818+/ RS818RP+ provides both high performance and scalable storage, ideal for centralizing data backups, protecting critical assets, and sharing files across different platforms. […]

DS218+ NAS Transcode 4K and 1080p Performance Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the DS218+ NAS Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the DS218+ 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 DS218+ NAS is the host device and the […]

Transcoding 4K Media on the DS918+ NAS Server

How to Install Synology DSM 6.2 Beta, What is Synology Moment and Synology Drive?

A Guide to the Synology DSM 6.2 Beta, Synology Moments and Synology Drive In DSM 6.2 Beta, Synology aims to provide better IT management flexibility and usability in every aspect. The new Advanced LUN, iSCSI Manager, and Storage Manager take management efficiency to a whole new level. Security update with no service downtime in SHA […]

Synology FINALLY Release the FS1018 NAS FlashStation – Specs and Details

Synology want to dominate the Flash Market with the FS1018 12 Bay NAS Synology FlashStation FS1018 is a high-performance, desktop form factor NAS specifically designed for 2.5” SATA SSDs. FS1018 is ideal for running business applications, including data backup, virtualization, mail services, and services that require low-latency. Synology FS1018 is backed by Synology’s 5-year limited […]

Synology DS218 NAS Available for 2018 – Specs and Details

Synology release a new Standard NAS 2-Bay for a little over £200 ex.VAT Synology DiskStation DS218 is a high-performance, low cost and versatile 2-bay NAS designed for small offices and home users to effectively manage, protect, and share data. Its 64-bit quad-core processor delivers highspeed data transmission and 10-bit 4K H.265 video transcoding to empower […]

Cheapest 10gb 1 Port PCI Express network cards (NIC) RJ45 inc. Low profile

What is a 10Gbe network card? Cheapest 10gb 1 Port PCI Express network cards (NIC) RJ45 inc. Low profile. 10GBase-T (10G) networking technology delivers a speed of up to 10Gbps -10X faster than standard gigabit Ethernet. It enables ultra-fast 10Gbps network access for desktop PCs, so you can easily handle the most data-intensive tasks in […]

Brand New QNAP TS-128A and TS-228A Announced

The New QNAP TS-128A and TS-228A NAS for 2018 A new and exciting NAS has been announced from the guys at QNAP. The new 1 bay and 2 Bay NAS servers announced on their recent Livestream, the QNAP TS-128A and TS-228A are an update to their cost-effective range of devices. Featuring a brand new CPU […]

Should you buy the DS218play or the DS216play Synology NAS in 2017/2018

Choosing which Synology NAS to buy – DS218play or DS216play? A recent poll on NASCompares was made to ask NAS users, new and old, what was the intended reason they purchased a network attached storage device. With over 1000 opinions provided, over 74% purchased there NAS because they primarily wanted to use the NAS as […]

Plex on DS118, DS218play, DS418 and DS418j – Realtek RTD1296 issue

Cannot find the Plex App on your Synology NAS? Here is why It has reached our attention (thanks to J Westwood, UK) that Plex is currently not supported on the Synology DS118, DS218play, DS418 and DS418j NAS. This is down to these NAS Server devices using the new Realtek RTD1296 and RTD1293 CPU in their design.  […]

Unboxing the QNAP TS-877 Ryzen 7 NAS – The Most POWERFUL NAS We Have Ever Seen

The QNAP TS-877-1700-16G Ryzen 7 NAS – Could this be the Most POWERFUL Desktop NAS we have ever seen? Originally covered much earlier in the year, the QNAP TS-x77 series has really been a NAS that puts the POW into powerful. It was originally uncovered along with the TS-453BT3 and has really taken its sweet […]

A Beginners Guide to Choosing the Right PCIe Card – What is PCIe and ePCIe?

What exactly is PCIe and why is it so important?  It is fair to say that computers have now existed in the home for more than 40 years and over that time, almost every single part of the technology has evolved, been replaced or superseded. Even the concept of the home computer being a regular […]