Unboxing the QNAP TS-251B Media and Business NAS

Is the QNAP TS-251B NAS the Best Value NAS yet? As one of the biggest brands in NAS, it will not come as a huge surprise QNAP have big plans for 2018/2019. Back in June 2018, we learnt about many of the new NAS servers for Q3 and of all of them, the one that […]

Synology Chat – Better than Skype?

Synology Chat, An Alternative to Skype Synology Chat reduces the time users spend on composing emails and optimizes companies’ internal communications. Chat is a messaging service that runs on Synology NAS and transforms the way you collaborate with colleagues. Change the way your chat and collaborate with your files, without the need/security concerns of public clouds […]

Synology Calendar – Better than Google Calendar?

Synology Calendar, the Alternative to Google Calendar Calendar, running on Synology NAS, can ensure sensitive corporate information remains safely stored on company premises and allow users to share calendars and schedule meetings easily, letting you stay on track throughout the day. Calendar helps you scan through all the tasks that need to be done for […]

Synology DS3617xs NAS Transcode 4K and 1080p Performance Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the Synology DS3617xs NAS Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the Synology DS3617xs 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 DS3617xs NAS is the host […]

QNAP TVS-882 i5 NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TVS-882 NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TVS-882 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-882 NAS is […]

Should you buy a NEW Synology or OLD Synology NAS Model in 2018

A Guide to Buying the Right Synology NAS Now If you are considering buying a new Synology NAS in 2018, chances are that you are looking to buy the newest models. This is completely understandable, a network attached storage device is a solid, long-term investment for you or your business and the last thing you […]

Best 10Gbe NIC for NAS – E10G18-T1 Versus QXG-10G1T

Synology Vs QNAP – E10G18-T1 Versus QXG-10G1T With 10-gigabit ethernet becoming so popular this year, it is not a huge surprise that many users who own Synology or QNAP NAS drive with an available PCIe slot are considering upgrading to 10Gbe. The benefits are many and the costs have come crashing down, so both QNAP and Synology […]

Synology E10G18-T1 10Gbe Perfomance Test

Testing the Synology E10G18-T1 10GBe NIC Upgrade Ever since the start of 2018, 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10Gbe) has been growing in popularity for both home and business users alike. As already discussed here on NASCompares, 10Gbe is not a new thing and in fact has been around for almost a decade. Though the appeal of […]

The QNAP TS-251B NAS – Specification and Data Sheets Available

Soon to be Released QNAP TS-251B NAS – The Details are HERE The TS-251B combines secure data storage and multimedia entertainment into one device. Featuring a PCIe slot, the TS-251B is QNAP’s first home/SOHO NAS that allows you to flexibly extend its functionality and potential applications. You can install a QNAP QM2 card to provide […]

Unboxing the QNAP TS-453BU Rackmount NAS for 2018

Is the QNAP TS-453BU SMB Rackmount the NAS that you have been waiting for? Intel® Celeron® quad-core rackmount NAS with PCIe slot for diverse storage applications. QNAP themselves highlight that this rack cabinet NAS features: PCIe slot supports installing a QNAP QM2 dual-port M.2 SSD/10GbE card, a compatible wireless adapter, or a USB 3.1 10Gbps […]

QNAP TS-877 NAS Transcode 4K and 1080p Performance Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TS-877 NAS Server? U4Transcoding 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 the host […]

Unboxing the Synology M2D18 NVMe SSD PCIe Card

Synology M2D18 Adapter Card for NVMe and SATA SSD Cache One of the most important factors for many users that purchase a new Synology NAS, besides stability, is speed. We all want our files to move as fast as possible, whether we are sending them or receiving them. Over the years there have been many […]

Buffalo WSS 2016 10Gbe TeraStation Guide Part 3 – Buffalo Apps and Services

Extra Buffalo Tools and Applications included with WSS 2016 The popularity of Windows storage server and plain old Windows Server 2016 comes from the fact that this server platform utilizes a number of features and functionality all too familiar to Windows desktop users. Those that are tasked to use a Windows Server and it’s user […]

Unboxing the Synology E10G18-T1 10Gbe Card – Available NOW

The Synology E10G18-T1 10Gbe NIC for NAS There is no denying it, 10Gbe is massive right now. If you own a Synology NAS server device and are lucky enough to feature a PCIe expansion slot, then chances are that you have been considering upgrading your network speed to 10-gigabit ethernet via a reliable network interface […]

Is the Synology RS1219+ Rackmount NAS your Ideal Compact Rack?

Is the Synology RS1219+ the Solid Storage Solution you need? When it comes to business storage, one company that has really turned things around in the last two years is Synology NAS. With their award-winning software platform and an impressive range of NAS hardware, it is strange to think that not so long ago they […]

WD Red Pro vs HGST UltraStar DC

Should you use HGST UltraStar DC or WD Red Pro Drives in your NAS? When choosing the right NAS server, one of the most important decisions you will make is the kind of hard drive media that you want to install. Different NAS server devices from Synology to QNAP will have different CPU and Memory […]

Unboxing the QNAP TES-1885U Rackmount NAS featuring Dual OS, ZFS and more

What makes the QNAP ZFS TES-1885U Rackmount NAS worth your budget? Powered by an Intel® Xeon® D processor, the powerful enterprise-class TES-1885U is open for two operating systems – either the FreeBSD-based QES or Linux-based QTS. While QES supports ZFS for the utmost reliability and allows near-limitless snapshots, block-level data deduplication and real-time data compression, […]

NAS Server And Video Surveillance – What Do I Need?

Need Help with a Surveillance NAS, IP Cameras and an Alarm Dear Sir,   1) I want to buy one NAS system to store and back-up of myvideos/photos 2) I would like to install video surveillance system for my house. 3) I would like to put an alarm system in the house. How to combine […]

Unboxing the Nighthawk X10 INSANE Router Gaming Router for 2018

Can the NightHawk X10  Router replace a NAS in 2018 When I first found out I was getting my hands on the Nighthawk x10 for an unboxing and review, I have to admit – I was excited! There has been a number of mixed reactions to the X10 AD7200 Gaming Switch and  if you wanted to […]

WD Gold is End of Life – Alternative HGST UltraStar DC Drive List HERE

WD Gold to be Replaced by HGST DC UltraStar HDD Western Digital, one of the biggest names in hard drives, has announced a big shake-up in the range of Enterprise and data centre class media. Keen followers of network-attached storage and data storage media will be aware of the popular WD Gold series of hard […]