How to Back up your Mac to QNAP NAS with Time Machine

A Guide to Using Apple Time Machine and your NAS Apple Time Machine is a backup software application included with macOS operating system from Apple. The software is designed to work with their range of AirPort Time Capsule devices, the Wi-Fi router with built-in hard disk (which apple are pulling out of), as well as other internal and external disk drives connected […]

The QNAP TVS-472XT Thunderbolt 3 NAS Unboxing

QNAP TVS-472XT Thunderbolt NAS  – Quantity Versus Quality The QNAP TVS-472XT newest generation Thunderbolt 3 NAS with us at NASCompares and although we have seen alot of inventive network attached storage from these guys, pretty much as soon as we heard about the TVS-x72T series, we knew it was something special. Thunderbolt-enabled NAS drives are […]

How to Use your Playstation 4 and Plex

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How to Access your Media Server NAS on your PS4 with Plex and DLNA Back when the PS4 first launched, Sony didn’t include any way to easily watch videos or listen to music from your other devices. It took well over a year for the problem to get solved properly, but there are now multiple […]

QNAP TVS-872XT Native Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TVS-872XT NAS Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TVS-872XT 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-872XT NAS is the […]

QNAP TS-963X 10GBASE-T NAS for Virtualization, Surveillance and more

Why is the new QNAP TS-963X NAS such a Game Changer? The TS-963X is an affordable NAS for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with AMD Embedded G-Series GX-420MC quad-core 2.0 GHz processor, 9 drive bays and a built-in 5-speed 10GBASE-T port for up to 10Gb connectivity. Four 2.5-inch drive bays can be used to install […]

QNAP TS-251B NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

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

Synology DS119j vs DS218j vs DS418j – Best Budget NAS?

Which Cheap Synology NAS should you Buy? DS119j, DS218j or DS418j For those who are looking at buying their very first NAS drive, or are just looking for a simple network backup to support their existing NAS server, it can be a bit confusing. Synology has made efforts to separate their range of NAS server drives […]

QNAP Reveal their New QuMagie NAS Photo Management Application at CES 2019

QNAP QuMagie App for NAS – AI Supported Facial Recognition, Smart Subject Identification and Improved Geography Tagging QuMagie is the next-generation of Photo Station, to store and auto-organize your photos on your QNAP NAS. Featuring a streamlined user interface, a built-in timeline scroll, integrated AI-based photo organization, customizable folder covers and a powerful search tool, QuMagie […]

Brand New QNAP Guardian QGD-1600P at CES 2019

QNAP Guardian QGD-1600P – 2Bay NAS with Integrated 10Gbe 16-port Managed PoE Switch With CES2019 Starting in Las Vega, we are already seeing another of the biggest NAS brands sharing information on their latest releases for 2019. On brand I always keen a keep eye on during this period is QNAP NAS. Over the years […]

Synology MR2200ac Mesh Router – UPDATE

MR2200ac Synology Mesh Router Units Coming For those of you who were impressed with the reviews and videos on the Synology MR2200ac Mesh router in late 2018 and decided to buy the device, you no doubt encountered the same issue as everyone else, namely that there HAS BEEN NO STOCK anywhere! This has been frustrating […]

Top 3 Most POWERFUL NAS to Buy in 2019

Most Powerful NAS to Buy in 2019 Network attached storage is not a new concept and in fact, NAS systems have existed in one form or another for the better part of a decade. Once you remove all the fancy talk about reliable/stable DDNS internet access and a multitude of RAID storage options, stripping it […]

Seagate Ironwolf NAS SSD

Seagate Ironwolf 110 SSD for NAS – Gimmick or Genius? When I first heard that Seagate was a developing a range of solid-state drives (SSD) to be used in NAS servers, I have to admit I was a little dubious. Although hard drive technology has advanced in some incredible tailored ways to best suit the […]

QNAP TVS-872XT NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TVS-872XT NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TVS-872XT 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-872XT NAS is […]

Unboxing the QNAP TBS-453DX NASBook – 10Gbe, HDMI 2.0a, 4 SSD Bays and more

Is the QNAP TBS-453DX NAS Wierd or Wonderful? Of all the devices that QNAP previewed last year, there was one that I distinctly remember being very confused by. Alongside a plethora of powerful 10Gbe and Thunderbolt 3 solutions, nestled in between them all was a rather understated SSD optimised NAS. This follow up to an older […]

Best Outdoor IP Camera for Synology and QNAP NAS

What is the Best IP Camera for Outside use with your Synology and QNAP NAS One of the most popular reasons that people buy their first network attached storage (NAS) is the ease and versatility of setting up a cheap and fully featured Network Video Recorder (NVR). Almost all modern NAS feature surveillance support to […]

Best NAS for Video Editing and Post Production in 2018

Best NAS for Video Editing 4K and 1080p Digital media has reached a point in 2018 where file size is truly staggering. 1080p and 4K Media arriving at hundreds or indeed thousands of gigabytes over time are just the start of it. With 5k monitors becoming increasingly available, plus dynamic range and depth of video […]