A Sincere THANK YOU from NASCompares!
As 2022 draws to a close and many of us prepare to spend some long overdue time with our families and friends, myself* and Eddie the web guy wanted to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of our I.T enthused hearts for taking the time to watch, read or just simply share our content in 2022!
A HUGE reason that we were able to do as much as we could this year was thanks to those ‘go the extra mile’ users who chose to donate and support NASCompares (Unsubtle plug, I know). I need to stress, this is NOT an email intended to drum up more donations or an effort to promote our channel or services further (especially if you have already donated, as it would be rather ‘preaching to the choir’ a bit). No, this email is to sincerely thank you for supporting us by taking the time to donate and support our YouTube and Website – whether it was via donating, or simply choosing not to skip an ad on YouTube or visiting the site with your Ad-Blocker off/low. This year we have published 335 videos, produced 195 Articles & Guides, created 381 Comparisons and News Pages and helped 3,580 users in our free advice section & forum, and it simply would not have been possible without heroes like you! Your donations or Ad revenue went into purchasing new equipment for our studio for better sound, better video production quality, and better testing equipment leading to us slowly but surely revisiting all of our older-gen videos to update them to the latest setup.
Thanks to your donations and support, we were able to fully explore the following new subjects on NASCompares this year:
- TrueNAS Core and TrueNAS Scale
- UnRaid Installations and how-to guides coming in 2023
- Deeper coverage of 4K Multimedia on NAS
- Expand into the topic of NAS Security and Safety
- Coverage and Testing of Mammoth 20TB and 22TB Hard Drives
- Start our ‘Data News of the Week’ weekly news round-up (returning in 2023 after a pause during a slew of new releases this Autumn/Winter)
- Exploration of the subject of the Energy Cost of NAS and the TCO you need to know
- Extensive PCIe Gen 4 SSD Coverage and Testing
- Deeper and Meetier Software Reviews (spanning hours in length)
- Thunderbolt 4 and USB 4 Hardware and Performance Testing (Big series on this coming in Jan)
- Deeper focus into Routers, as well as exploring WiFi 6E and the 5.9Ghz Band
- Purchase of a toy seagull for when the anger builds up
- Updating our buyers guides, as well as introducing whole new brands and subjects for new ones
- Improving the quality and quantity of our content on Surveillance cameras
- A wide range of web tools developed by Eddie to assist users in finding the best Price per TB drive for their needs, the most efficient Energy Cost and Performance Scaling
Let me reiterate, we do not receive any financial subsidy from the brands we cover to facilitate the content we make (with the exception of a recent WD campaign to promote 10yrs of WD Red, which went towards a server upgrade) as this allows us to be independent of outside influence. Sadly, this does mean that the majority of hardware that is unable to be provided by the brand for hands-off-review collaboration, we have to purchase ourselves. This is why we are so fantastically grateful that you took the time to support us and further support our passion for this subject. So, thank you for being incredible and we look forward to keeping you informed, assisted and entertained (ok, that one might be pushing it) in 2023!
Of course, it would be remiss not to thank everyone who went that extra step and donated to NASCompares. You could have watched the videos, let the ad at the start do its thing, leave an ad playing on the blog whilst you read – just trust the ads to support the content. You could have done that and that’s fine and dandy. But you went the extra mile! You donated to us (whether through the advice section or just point-to-point on Paypal) and that money went directly into making content. An ENORMOUS thank you to the following people who supported us this year (whether it was just a $1 or those of you that actually spent time calculating the value of the advice/support you received and donated much more – John in Sweden!). Below is the roll call of NASCompares supporting heroes!
|Anthony E Nunez
Aaron K Canales
Julian Baird Photography
Brian Wells ‘not from Arizona’
The Preacher Plays
Gerald King (Jerry)
Oli and Steph
Remote Haus Post
ozjohnno (John McGuinness
Patrick H – aka Motudiver
Cesar A Jimenez Lithgow
Marc Mann / San Dieggo
Luke B Hosinski
Anas El Amraoui
Mike B singapore
Molly ScanlonChris Martin
NKN team & nConnect
Alessandro C. – Italy
John Canning, Vermont, USA
Eugene van der MerweSteve Ainsworth
Skip Morris Fly Tying
*one for the objective pronoun fans…
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