Brand New Thunderbolt Synology DS1817t Coming June

Synology Announce a Thunderbolt DS1817t NAS for 2018 We at NASCompares are pleased to share that Synology has unveiled the new DS1817t Thunderbolt NAS. Not too much can be confirmed at this time but Synology have assured us at their live presentation found here that the new Mac and Windows-enabled Thunderbolt NAS will be released […]

Synchronize between Synology and Qnap – backup/restore/synchronize

How to Synchronise your Synology and QNAP NAS There may be a number of different reasons how you could end up having two such different NAS systems like QNAP and Synology. You might have been using one and now decided to change because the previous older NAS server did not fulfill your expectations, or perhaps […]

QNAP Reveal the Oddly Familiar TS-212P3 2-Bay NAS

QNAP Uncover the TS-212P3 2-Bay NAS for 2018 – Same Old? Earlier today QNAP revealed a supposedly new NAS that was the return of a familiar chassis and also remarkably familiar internal hardware. This could easily be a regional release of the TS-228A by another name or maybe something more, but we thought it was worth […]

IT’S REAL – The QNAP QSW-1208-8C and QSW-804-4C 10GbE Switch

Good News – The QNAP QSW-1208-8C and QSW-804-4C 10GbE Switch are REAL and coming SOON Excellent news for those who are searching for a cost effective and unmanaged 10Gbe switch in 2018 – the QNAP QSW-1208-8C and the smaller QSW-804-4C are confirmed and heading our way for an April ’18 release. We first uncovered information and […]

OFFICIALLY the Lowest Priced FULL 10Gbe 8-Port Switch EVER – Buffalo BS-MP2008 at £400+

Low Price 10Gbe 8-Port Switch Buffalo BS-MP2008 – Some heroes don’t wear capes! 2018 is going to be MASSIVE for 10Gbe. I know I keep saying it, but it is true. With file sizes becoming bigger on a daily basis and everything for virtual machines and large-scale snapshot backs becoming increasingly more mainstream, the need for […]

New DS1618+ NAS from Synology

Brand new 6-Bay for 2018 Information regarding a brand new Synology NAS for 2018 has been uncovered (excellent work by iDomiX here) and it looks like we are finally going to see a REAL player to join the DS1817+ and DS1517+ NAS. I think it is fair to say that when the Synology flagship 5-Bay […]

QNAP TVS-473e NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TVS-473e NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TVS-473 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 TVS-473 NAS is […]

Should you Buy the Synology DS118 or the Synology DS116 NAS?

Synology DS118 versus the DS116 – Which NAS should you buy? Synology has become pretty much the go-to name in network attached storage over the years for home users who just want a solution that can be setup easily, filled up with data and then largely ignored. They are not the only NAS brand out […]

Brand New 9-Bay TS-932X SFP+ 10Gbe NAS from QNAP Announced

New QNAP 9-Bay TS-932X NAS featuring dual SFP+ 10Gbe ports, dedicated SSD Bays and HDD Bays for 2018 With QNAP currently holding the position of ‘NAS innovators’, it will come as no surprising that their growing range of 10Gbe NAS devices have spawned another brand new 9-Bay NAS for 2018. It looks like QNAP NAS is […]

Brand New Cards in the QNAP QM2 Range – QM2-4P-384A, QM2-4P-342, QM2-2P-384, QM2-2P-344 and more

The QNAP QM2 Upgrade Card Range just got ALOT Bigger for 2018 For those that didn’t know, QNAP have been releasing their popular series of PCIe improved performance cards for almost six months now to great success. Featuring the ability to improve internal operations with SSD caching, as well as adding a 10 gigabit ethernet […]

Brand New 9-Bay TS-963X RJ45+10Gbe NAS from QNAP Announced

New QNAP 9-Bay TS-963X NAS featuring RJ45 10Gbe, dedicated SSD Bays and HDD Bays for 2018 A new 9-Bay NAS has been revealed for 2018 for QNAP and it is very much what you would expect from the innovators of NAS industry. This new compact desktop NAS device features 5 Hard Drives bays and 4 dedicated […]

What is NAS? An Idiot’s Guide to Network Attached Storage

What is NAS? I know it seems like a bloody obvious question to many of you, but all too often people find themselves in a position that they are required to buy one, without really know what a NAS actually is. There is no shame in not knowing about NAS (Network Attached Storage) till now […]

New QNAP NAS – TS-473, TS-673 and TS-873 4K AMD NAS for 2018

Brand New QNAP NAS for 2018 – The QNAP TS-x73 Series Premium high-performance, a quad-core AMD RX-421ND NAS, PCIe slot expansions, M.2 SSD caching, 10GbE network and graphics card support, high computing power and 4K audio and video support – the TS-873 a new NAS for 2018 that promises to make waves. It is equipped […]

The QNAP TS-1677X NAS – The Biggest and Most POWERFUL Ryzen NAS Yet!

QNAP and AMD Ryzen take a MASSIVE step forward with the TS-1677X Until about 6 months ago, the most powerful desktop NAS I had seen here at NASCompares was the QNAP TS-1685 and to be perfectly honest, we were cool with that. With new NAS servers released each year, I was right to think that […]

Recommended Devices for Streaming your NAS Multimedia in the Home for 2018

The Best DLNA Streaming Devices for your Multimedia in 2018 Buying a NAS to consolidate your multimedia collection is becoming increasingly popular and with each passing month, we are seeing more and more devices being released that make watching everything from box sets to blockbuster movies increasingly easy in your home, on the commute or […]

Asustor NAS Guide for 2018

Why Choose Asustor NAS in 2018? Of all the NAS brands that we discuss here on NASCompares, one of the ones that everyone has heard of, yet barely anyone can name many of their range. This is not always a bad thing, few users outside of the (rather snobby) apple community can name both the […]

NAS Frequently Asked Questions – SOLVED

Frequently Asked Questions about NAS Network Attached Storage, or NAS, has been around for quite a few years now and has grown in popularity year on year. The appeal of cloud platforms such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3 and iCloud has dwindled and decreased as overall costs after even a couple of years are […]

Sonnet at BVE 2018 – A Guide to Sonnet Solutions

Who are Sonnet Technologies and why should you care? After my recent posts about the BVE Expo, one brand that especially stood out (despite it being almost completely unconnected with NAS) was the largely Mac favoured brand, Sonnet at stand G30. Normally I would not stray so far outside of network storage territory, but this […]