DS218play NAS versus DS418play NAS – Which 4K NAS?

Choosing the Right 4K Transcoding NAS – DS218play Vs DS418play? A network attached storage device, or NAS, is the perfect device for your multimedia storage and playback needs in 2018. With the ability to store and stream hundreds of different kinds of Media formats, you would be hard pushed to find a better solution to […]

Brand New QNAP TS-251B 2-Bay NAS for 2018, Intel CPU, HDMI, PCIe and more

Brand New Cost-Effective QNAP TS-251B NAS for 2018 With Computex and CeBit 2018 coming our way in a little over a week, we are still finding out more information on new releases. Today we want to talk about a brand new QNAP NAS that arrives with familiar hardware, but with a very cost effective aim. […]

Synology DS918+ Versus a Custom FreeNAS Build

Synology DS918+ Versus a Custom FreeNAS Build Synology NAS or FreeNAS? Which should you Buy? There’s no denying it NAS are expensive devices. It’s never really been a secret that when you buy a Synology or QNAP NAS, half of what you’re paying for isn’t the hardware, but the software included. It is no different […]

Computex 2018 and Cebit 2018 – Synology, QNAP, Asustor and more

What to Expect from Synology, QNAP,  Asustor and more at Computex and CeBit 2018 It is fast approaching that time of year when the NAS industry (and indeed the whole technology industry as a whole) start getting excited about two of the biggest IT release events of the year. Over the last few years, Computex in […]

Synology 2019 NAS Range – Everything we know so far

New Synology NAS Information Updated Oct 2018 – As we enter the last quarter of the year, we have a much, much better picture of what Synology NAS has in store for 2019. Alongside the units that were revealed at events earlier in the year, we now have new and rather specialized equipment coming our way […]

Exciting New Synology RS1219+ Cost Effective 8-Bay NAS

Brand New Powerful 8-Bay RS1219+ NAS from Synology It has really gone Synology crazy here lately. The 5th new release that has been unveiled by Synology has been announced and it is another new chassis size (lots of new IP from the big S). As already mentioned in the previous articles, two big events in network attached […]

Powerful Synology RS1619RPxs Compact HDD and NVMe Enabled Rackmount NAS

Brand New Powerful 4-Bay RS1619RPxs NAS from Synology ANOTHER new Synology uncovered! It really is bloody RAINING Synology NAS! This latest NAS server that will be formally revealed in Taiwan in a week or two is the latest NAS to join the elite XS series of devices. This new Synology RS1619RPxs Rackstation NAS has several […]

Brand New Synology DS619slim 6-Bay NAS for 2.5″ SSD Media for 2018

Brand Compact 6-Bay DS619slim NAS from Synology Even more new Synology NAS servers have been announced in the countdown to their Taiwan event. With the cream of the tech industry flocking to Taiwan and Hannover, Gin they in the coming weeks for CeBit 2018 and Computex ’18, Synology are hosting their own private events nearby and […]

New Synology DS2419+ 12-Bay Diskstation NAS for Home and Business

Brand New Plus Series 12-Bay DS2419+ NAS from Synology As we fast approach the middle of the year, we wait with baited breath about the new releases that will be revealed at Computex 2018 in Taiwan and CeBit 2018. Many of the hottest pieces of technology in 2018 will be uncovered by brands. One NAS […]

Synology DS1019+, A Brand New 5-Bay Powerful NAS

Brand New Plus Series 5-Bay DS1019+ NAS from Synology With two of the biggest events in technology coming in just a few weeks, many NAS buyers are waiting for CeBit 2018 and Computex 2018 to see what awesome new tech they will be getting their hands on later in the year. Lucky for you, we at […]

XCubeNAS QSAN Thunderbolt and 40Gbe Supported NAS – XN5004T and XN8008T

ANOTHER Brand enters the Thunderbolt 3 NAS Market – QSAN XCube XN5004T and XN8008T Thunderbolt NAS used to be such a rare thing. I remember as little as 2 years ago when the idea of a NAS that supported Thunderbolt as a means of direct attached access for two users, whilst still maintaining network/internet connectivity to […]

Is Now the Time to Upgrade to 10Gbe?

Is now the time for you to Upgrade to 10Gbe? Holding on to your networking and data center gear for as long as possible is a good way to protect your bottom line, but at what point does avoiding an upgrade actually, begin to harm your business?  “There simply comes a point when it costs […]

The QNAP TS-551 3/5 Bay NAS – New QNAP Announced!

Brand New QNAP NAS – Is the TS-551 3-Bay worthy of your data? I have been in the business of NAS for several years now and in all those years I have never seen such aggressive release schedules as I have seen from QNAP recently. In an impressive revamp and re-ordering of their ranges, we have […]

The Difference Between Windows Server and a Windows Storage Server 2016 on NAS

What is Windows Storage Server 2016 and why is it better than Windows Server? Windows Storage Server 2016 is a storage software component which utilizes the Windows Server 2016 Operating system and is specifically optimized for use with a Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices. At a glance, it is a near identical release of the […]

The Synology DS1618+ NAS Review – Does it deserve your data?

The Synology DS1618+ NAS is here – What do we think? We have seen our fair share of network attached storage at NASCompares and as we rapidly approach the halfway point of 2018, we are starting to see a lot more interesting tech peek out from behind the secretive cloak that brands like to hide […]

Buffalo Vs QNAP 10Gbe Faceoff – SFP+ or 10GBASE-T?

10Gbe NAS for Business – QNAP versus Buffalo Here on NASCompares, I discuss a lot of NAS server devices. I have seen a number of trends come and go, however, one has been around longer than most and that is 10Gigabit ethernet (10Gbe). 10GBe as a network connection is not new, it has been around […]

QNAP TS-251+ NAS Transcode 4K and 1080p Performance Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TS-251+ NAS Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TS-251+ 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-251+ NAS is the host […]

WSS 2016 NAS Available NOW from Buffalo

Buffalo and their Windows Storage Server 2016 Range for 2018 When it comes to the right software environment for your business, few NAS brands and their software have the market coverage of Windows Server. It is an especially fluid and easy to deploy platform that has grown from a relatively simple file system tool to […]