QNAP TS-877 NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TS-877 NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TS-877 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-877 NAS is […]

Unboxing the Synology RS3618xs Rackstation NAS 12-Bay

Is the Synology RS3618xs Rackstation NAS the Best Business NAS yet? Over the past two years Synology have really changed the way people perceive their network attached storage devices. Even here at NASCompares, we believed that Synology was fast becoming the NAS provider for the home. However with a growing range of Enterprise and office […]

ARM vs X86 CPUs – How important is CPU Power and Efficiency when buying your first NAS

How important is CPU Power and Efficiency when buying your first NAS?  With hundreds of kinds of NAS available in the market to buy, it is easy to get confused as to which unit is best suited to the network solution you need. Often we can look at factors such as the brand name (Synology, […]

Asustor AS4002T and AS4004T 10Gbe NAS

The Asustor AS4002T and AS4004T 10Gbe NAS  Although we often focus on higher-end NAS units at NASCompares (favouring a solid x86 Intel over a Realtek any day), the lower-end is seeing some dramatic shifts, thanks to numerous 64-bit architecture ARM CPU arriving in the market. At Computex 2018 we saw two NAS units from Asustor […]

Synology DS3018xs NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the Synology DS3018xs NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the Synology DS3018xs 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 Synology DS3018xs NAS is […]

Synology Versus Drobo – DS918+ or 5N2 – Best NAS for Mac Users

Should you buy the 4-Bay Synology DS918+ or the 5-Bay Drobo 5N2? Buying your first NAS for home or business can be a little bit intimidating. You know you need a reliable backup solution for all your photos, movies and music (the stuff you bought and the memories you have created that are priceless) but […]

QNAP AfoBot on Show at CeBit 2018 – Your Questions Answered

QNAP and IEI AfoBot spotted at CeBit 2018 When it comes to QNAP NAS devices, I like to think I know them all! I have been covering network attached storage from many brands for several years now and am rarely surprised y anything brands like QNAP, Synology, Asustor and more reveal at tech events like […]

Synology M2D18 NVMe SSD Cache Upgrade Card on Show at SEE – Your Questions Answered

Synology M2D18 NVMe SSD Card spotted at the Synology Solution Exhibition For the majority of this week, I have been showing you guys the fantastic bits of hardware that are going to be emerging from Synology at the end of Q3 2018. However, a couple of devices, although still not released, were ones we have […]

QNAP and IEI Mustang 200 Card on Show at CeBit 2018 – Your Questions Answered

QNAP & IEI Mustang-200 NAS spotted at CeBit 2018 Around a year ago, we at NASCompares told you about a very, very bizarre item that had been announced from QNAP and IEI. Not only was it another first from the innovators of NAS, but also it was pretty much a first in the world. The […]

Synology MR2200ac Mesh Router – Your Questions Answered

Synology MR2200ac Mesh Router spotted at last! Ever since Synology made their first real moves into the router market several years ago, they have speedily developed a following of users who want the same level of features and functionality found in their popular NAS range, but in the most integral part of your home/office network […]

QNAP TS-251B NAS on Show at CeBit 2018 – Your Questions Answered

QNAP TS-251B NAS spotted at CeBit 2018 QNAP and IEI at CeBit was a real tour de force this year. With a number of their big hardware, software and team on hand to answer visitors questions, it was very easy to see why they have always been a popular brand here. Over the course of the […]

Brand New DS119J 1-Bay NAS Revealed for later in 2018

Brand New DS119J 1-Bay NAS announced for later in 2018 Of all the many things that were shown at the Synology Solution Exhibition in Hannover, Germany, one little sneaky mention that was made was another release for later in the year (we can only assume Q3 as always). As we expected from the previous release […]

Synology RS1619xs+ NAS at the Synology Solution Exhibition Germany – Your Questions Answered

Synology RS1619xs+ NAS – Behold the beast! We continue our look at the NAS at the Synology Solution Exhibition here in Germany by looking at the most powerful unit from the range up close. The Synology RS1619xs+ is the smallest, yet most powerful rackmount in the Synology XS elite series. Since we first mentioned it […]

DS619slim NAS at the Synology Solution Exhibition Germany – Your Questions Answered

Synology DS619slim NAS – Up close and personal Continuing our look at all things NAS that will be released in late Q3 of this year, I have spent the day at the Synology Solution Exhibition to meet the new line up. One of the big two devices I wanted to see included this small but […]

DS1019+ NAS at the Synology Solution Exhibition Germany – Your Questions Answered

Synology DS1019+ NAS – Let’s get Physical! Our CeBit 2018 Coverage continues and today I got to get a great deal more hands-on with the Synology 5-Bay that all indicators from last week’s coverage of Computex 2018, was your favourite unit that was unveiled. At the Synology Solution Exhibition event in Hannover I was able to […]

CeBit 2018 Day 1 – What will you see there this Week?

Who and What was at CeBit 2018 on Day 1? With Day 1 of CeBit rapidly drawing to a close, it is worth taking a moment to tell those who are attending this event from the public days tomorrow, exactly what the data brands have in store for you for the rest of the week. […]

Countdown to CeBit 2018

NAS news in 24hours! For those that are not aware, CeBit 2018 in Germany kicks off tomorrow and things are very much buzzing here in the jolly city of Hannover. After arriving here I have had a chance to talk to a number of the brands informally regarding what’s new and exciting in the world […]

Buffalo & Aquantia to Deliver 10GbE for New TeraStation WS5020 WSS 2016 NAS

Buffalo Windows Server 2016 NAS and 10Gbe – What’s not to like? Though this is not the first time we have covered the Buffalo Windows Storage Server 2016 NAS range, we thought it worth mentioning the recent press release from them regarding their 10Gbe inclusion and the chip that helps do the job. Aquantia, a […]

WD My Cloud Pro PR4100 NAS for Plex in 2018

WD My Cloud Pro PR4100 NAS in 2018 – Is this Plex NAS worth your time? When it comes to NAS servers, I think it is safe to say that this blog has covered them all. In recent years we have seen in recent years we have seen truly breathtaking Network Attached Storage from the […]

Synology Solution Exhibition 2018 Round Up

Everything we saw at the Synology Solution Exhibition In Taipei With the week drawing to a close, I thought it would be a good idea to summarize everything new that we all learnt at the Synology Solution Exhibition in Taipei, parallel to Computex. As already discussed, Synology has been unusually talkative about their new range […]