New Mac Mini 2018 features Thunderbolt 3 and 10Gbe Option

Could this be the Best Mac Mini for Content Creators Yet? Good news for Mac users, as well as all content creators, worldwide today with the official unveiling of the new Mac mini for 2018/19. For those unfamiliar with the product family line of Apple’s flagship desktop systems, the Mac mini has always been designed […]

Synology RS1619xs+ 4-Bay RackStation NAS – Specifications and DataSheet Revealed

Hardware and Software Specs on the Synology RS1619xs+ NAS Now Available Synology RackStation RS1619xs+ is a high-performance 1U rackmount NAS with comprehensive storage, data backup, and collaboration applications, suitable for small- to medium-sized businesses. RS1619xs+ simplifies data management, optimizes virtualization environments, and rapidly expands storage capacity with minimal time investment in setup and maintenance. Synology […]

Hands on with the AfoBot from QNAP and IEI – What it Can and Cannot do

What is the AfoBot and what can it do? Home AI isn’t a new thing and in fact, the most popular examples such as Amazon Echo and Google home are incredibly popular and can be found in most homes today. However ever since I first found out about the AfoBot AI assistant, my attitude towards […]

Synology DS1819+ NAS Specs and Datasheet Revealed

Official Information on the Synology DS1819+ 8-Bay NAS Synology DS1819+ is an 8-bay NAS designed for small and medium-sized businesses, providing outstanding performance with great expandability. With various built-in applications and comprehensive data protection technologies, DS1819+ fulfills different business needs while safeguarding users’ valuable digital assets. DS1819+ is backed up by Synology’s 3-year limited warranty. DS1819+ […]

PlayStation Classic – ALL 20 Games Revealed

All Games for the Playstation Classic Mini Console Revealed It has been almost 6 weeks since we first revealed the potential Christmas #1 gaming device, the Playstation classic, here on NASCompares. As previously discussed, we generally avoid anything not related to data storage, but given the overwhelming response we got to our last article, we […]

Bliss – The New Synology Music Organizer

Bliss – A New NAS music organizer for Synology and QNAP Bliss is one of the several apps and services which have been written for storing music on NAS devices. It is an automated organizer for large music collections. It assesses and fixes problems in your music collection, and works alongside your music players. Bliss […]

Unboxing the Synology RS2818RP+ RackStation NAS

Is the Synology RS2818RP+ RackStation NAS what your Business needs? Synology and their Rackmount NAS range have really been a roller coaster these last two years. The rackstation series from Synology a few years back was good, but in the eyes of industry did not compete with QNAP NAS. The main reason for this was first, the […]

Best Mesh Router in 2018

Guide to the Best Mesh Router for you in 2018 Wireless coverage is IMPORTANT! No doubt over the course of the year you have seen the word ‘mesh’ being thrown around over and over again. For many of us, this kind of technology has existed for a while in large hotels, conference centres and pretty […]

The Synology MR2200ac Mesh Router Unboxing and Mesh Explained

Is the Newest MR2200ac Router from Synology worth it? As 2018 draws to a close, we were starting to wonder where all the hardware from Synology revealed back in June had got to! One particular Synology device that has been in the pipeline for well over a year, is the newly released MR2200ac mesh router. […]

Synology DS418j NAS PLEX Test 720P and 1080p H.264 + H.265

Transcoding HD Media on the Synology DS418j NAS Plex Media Server? As you may have heard, Plex is now available on Realtek and other ARMv8 based NAS devices. This is a big deal, as till recently if you owned a Synology DS418j or other cost-effective NAS, you were feeling a little left out. Luckily now […]

New Synology RS819 Rackstation NAS Announced for 2019

Brand New Synology RS819 Rackmount NAS for 2019 During Synology 2019 in Japan, we learnt about a brand new rackmount server, the Synology RS819 RackStation NAS. This new 12-inch mounting depth NAS is designed for tight spaces and those on a tighter budget. Short-depth chassis are popular when one is deploying in compact areas and are […]

NAS Buyers Guide – Synology, QNAP, Asustor, Thecus, Drobo and Netgear

A Guide to Choosing the Right NAS Choosing the right NAS for your needs is not always as easy as you would like. Often when purchasing your first NAS server, most of the decisions you make will be based on your understanding of home computers PCs and laptops. However, though a NAS server very similar […]

Synology NAS and Everything you can do – Part 6

The Synology Mobile Apps for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile Explained As Internet access grows popular on mobile devices, Synology provides you with several creative alternatives to communicate with your Synology NAS using iOS/Android, Windows Phone, or other mobile devices. Manage DSM Settings with DSM mobile. The Synology Mobile Applications for Android, iOS and Windows […]

Choosing the Right Cloud Service to Backup your NAS

Why Should you Backup your NAS to a Cloud Provider Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Cloud synchronization integrate the advantages of off-site public cloud and safety and access of private cloud. This enables you to effortlessly connect your NAS to public cloud services, such as Amazon Drive, BackBlaze B2, Dropbox, Google Cloud Storage, Microsoft Azure, […]

Synology NAS and Everything you can do – Part 5

Best Ways to Backup over the Network on your Synology NAS Synology offers comprehensive backup solutions for your computer and Synology NAS, allowing you to back up data on your computer to Synology NAS. If you are a user belonging to the administrator’s group, you can also back up the Synology NAS data with local […]

QNAP HS-453DX – Even MORE Information Released

Brand New Information on the QNAP HS-453DX SilentNAS A fanless, HDD + M.2 SSD hybrid 10GbE Silent NAS that supports HDMI 2.0 4K playback, blending your aesthetics, entertainment and lifestyle. The HS-453DX is equipped with Intel® Celeron® J4105 quad-core processor and supports HDMI 2.0 (4K @60Hz) output. It can output high-quality images to 4K large […]

Synology NAS and Everything you can do – Part 4

All the ways to Access the files on your Synology NAS When you have set up users or groups with proper access privileges to the shared folders, they can share their files with your Synology NAS from anywhere. This chapter explains the ways to access the Synology NAS shared folders within the local network or […]

QNAP Thunderbolt 3 to 10GbE Network Converter QNA-T310G1T and QNA-T310G1S

Edit on your 10GBe NAS over Thunderbolt 3 with the QNA-T310G1T and QNA-T310G1S The new QNAP QNA Thunderbolt 3-to 10Gbe Network Converter allows easy access to 10Gbe high-speed Ethernet for Mac or Windows computers with Thunderbolt3 type-C connection, making portable devices without a 1Gbe port easy connection to a 1/2.5/5/10GBe network. With the convenient and portable QNA-T310G1T […]

Synology NAS and Everything you can do – Part 3

How to Accessing your Synology NAS Anywhere You can connect to your Synology NAS over the Internet, allowing its services to be accessible from anywhere and anytime. This part of the NASCompares Synology guide explains the basics regarding using the Synology EZ-Internet wizard, advanced port forwarding functions, and DDNS hostname registration to connect your Synology […]

BTRFS now Available on the Synology DS218 and DS418

BTRFS Update for the Synology DS418 and DS218 NAS Great news for those that have purchased, or are considering purchasing the cost-effective Synology DS218 2-Bay or DS418 4-Bay NAS, you are now able to use the Synology BTRFS file system. Previously these budget-friendly NAS devices featured the Realtek RTD1296 1.4GHz Quad Core CPU and 2GB […]