Plex QNAP NAS Performance List 2018

What is the Best QNAP NAS for a Plex Media Server? Plex has fast become the most popular media server software for home users in 2018. With a slick user interface, smart organization, relevant media images and descriptions sourced from many online sources applied automatically and clever show recommendations and watched records, it is easy […]

QNAP TVS-471 NAS Transcode 4K and 1080p Performance Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TVS-471 NAS Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TVS-471 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-471 NAS is the host […]

Plex Asustor NAS Performance List 2018

What is the Best Asustor NAS for a Plex Media Server? Plex has fast become the most popular media server software for home users in 2018. With a slick user interface, smart organization, relevant media images and descriptions sourced from many online sources applied automatically and clever show recommendations and watched records, it is easy […]

Brand New QNAP TVS-951X NAS – Affordable HDMI, 10Gbe and an Intel CPU

The QNAP TVS-951X 5/9-Bay NAS featuring 10GBASE-T for the Home QNAP NAS have really been busy in Q2 of 2018. We have seen a considerably number of new NAS server devices be revealed by them and none have split opinion in the way the 9-Bay (5 Hard Drive and 4 SSD) based NAS range has. […]

What is the Difference Between Windows Storage server 2016 and 2012?

 Why is Windows Storage Server 2016 and NAS such a big deal? Windows Storage Server 2016 is an operating system, like many windows based platforms, is installed on a file server, based ideally on a group of Windows users. Especially in an environment where Active Directory is installed, it has a high utility for servers and […]

Play Music from your QNAP NAS to Amazon Echo Alexa Speaker

Playing music from your QNAP NAS to your Amazon Echo Speaker The Amazon Echo has been around for almost 3 years now and many of you out there want to be able to play the music that lives on your QNAP NAS server, simply by asking Alexa to play it for you. The Amazon Alexa […]

New Synology DS1618+ 6-Bay NAS for £650+, Specs and Details Released

The Synology DS1618+ NAS – Everything you need to know Last month we uncovered a new Synology 6-Bay, the DS1618+ diskstation, and it is the second 6-Bay NAS to feature in the 2018 range of devices (indeed, only the DS1618+ and DS3018xs 6-bays have ever released in this size). Sitting neatly in their product line […]

Unboxing the QNAP TS-453Be 4-Bay NAS for 2018

QNAP TS-453Be or TS-453B – Is this New NAS Still worth your data? Last year when QNAP revealed the 4-Bay fully featured TS-453B NAS series, it was met with mostly positive feedback. The device featured excellent internal hardware, impressive and innovative external hardware and the QNAP QTS 4.3.3 software was leaps ahead of what it […]

Promise Atlas S8+ Thunderbolt 3 NAS for Mac and Windows

Brand New Thunderbolt NAS for 2018 – The Promise Atlas S8+ 8-Bay for Mac Since the release of the QNAP Thunderbolt NAS series 2 years ago, we have seen a growing trend of network attached storage devices being used in photo and video editing post-production. Of course, QNAP really has dominated the market in this field, […]

QNAP TS-453B Vs TS-453BT3 – What are the REAL differences?

Thunderbolt or Not – Should you buy the QNAP TS-453B or TS-453BT3 NAS? 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 […]

Plex Synology NAS Performance List 2018

What is the Best Synology NAS for a Plex Media Server? Plex has fast become the most popular media server software for home users in 2018. With a slick user interface, smart organization, relevant media images and descriptions sourced from many online sources applied automatically and clever show recommendations and watched records, it is easy […]

Brand New QNAP TS-1635AX for 2018 – A VM enabled ARM NAS

A VM enabled ARM NAS? Surely not. Is the TS-1635AX changing the rules? There has been an insane number of QNAP announcements of late. I have always maintained that QNAP is the network attached storage brand that truly innovates within the NAS industry. Today they have uncovered another fine example of changing what has considered […]

Unboxing the QSW-1208-8C QNAP 10Gbe Switch – IT’S FINALLY HERE

What is the QNAP QSW-1208-8C and why should you care? Let’s be honest here – I have spoken about this 10GBe switch ALOT. When it was first uncovered almost a year ago now, it caused a great deal of excitement. This is understandable given that 10GBe (in both SFP+ fiver and 10GBASE-T copper) is now becoming exceedingly […]

The DS918+ NAS Supports upto 16GB Memory – An installation Guide

How to Upgrade the RAM in your Synology DS918+ to 16GB Memory Back in 2017 when the Synology DS918+ 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 DS918+ arrives with, it did seem odd that the […]

Unboxing the QNAP TS-328 3-Bay NAS for 2018

Affordable RAID 5 NAS Storage, but is the QNAP TS-328 NAS worthy of your data? The TS-328 NAS from QNAP is easily one of the most bizarre NAS devices I’ve seen of 2018 so far. The idea of a 3-bay Network Attached Storage device has been around for a great deal of time and in […]

Best NAS for Photographers and Post Production

Why use a NAS for your Photography and Video Editing NAS has fast become the go-to storage medium for both home and working professionals in 2018. Photo and video editors the world over are turning to network attached storage to bolster and improve their workflow. Gone are the days when a photo and video editors […]

Synology with a Smart ups – connect, manage, shut down?

How to connect Synology to a smart ups?   UPS An UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) is a backup power device that allows the Synology NAS to continue operating for a short time if power failure occurs. This function at Control Panel > Hardware & Power > UPS helps prevent data loss by giving the Synology NAS enough time to save data […]

A 2018 Update on IP Cameras NAS Compatibility

IP Camera Compatibility and NAS in 2018 The subject of IP Cameras and NAS is a really tricky one to stay on top of. Despite my best efforts, the near weekly firmware updates that are rolled out by both Synology and QNAP on their own operating platforms, the individual Surveillance software and the cameras themselves, […]

2018 Predictions for NAS, Thunderbolt, Hard Drives, SSD, PCIe and more

What will happen in NAS, Thunderbolt, Storage and more in 2018? A new Synology NAS? A new Thunderbolt QNAP NAS? Thunderbolt 4 or USB 3.2? I see ALOT of new technology on NASCompares every month and though it is safe to say that some of it is completely out of the blue, a lot of it […]