Brand New 9-Bay TS-932X SFP+ 10Gbe NAS from QNAP Announced

New QNAP 9-Bay TS-932X NAS featuring dual SFP+ 10Gbe ports, dedicated SSD Bays and HDD Bays for 2018 With QNAP currently holding the position of ‘NAS innovators’, it will come as no surprising that their growing range of 10Gbe NAS devices have spawned another brand new 9-Bay NAS for 2018. It looks like QNAP NAS is […]

Brand New Cards in the QNAP QM2 Range – QM2-4P-384A, QM2-4P-342, QM2-2P-384, QM2-2P-344 and more

The QNAP QM2 Upgrade Card Range just got ALOT Bigger for 2018 For those that didn’t know, QNAP have been releasing their popular series of PCIe improved performance cards for almost six months now to great success. Featuring the ability to improve internal operations with SSD caching, as well as adding a 10 gigabit ethernet […]

Brand New 9-Bay TS-963X RJ45+10Gbe NAS from QNAP Announced

New QNAP 9-Bay TS-963X NAS featuring RJ45 10Gbe, dedicated SSD Bays and HDD Bays for 2018 A new 9-Bay NAS has been revealed for 2018 for QNAP and it is very much what you would expect from the innovators of NAS industry. This new compact desktop NAS device features 5 Hard Drives bays and 4 dedicated […]

What is NAS? An Idiot’s Guide to Network Attached Storage

What is NAS? I know it seems like a bloody obvious question to many of you, but all to often people find themselves in a position that they are required to buy one, without really know what a NAS actually is. There is no shame in not knowing about NAS (Network Attached Storage) till now […]

New QNAP NAS – TS-473, TS-673 and TS-873 4K AMD NAS for 2018

Brand New QNAP NAS for 2018 – The QNAP TS-x73 Series Premium high-performance, a quad-core AMD RX-421ND NAS, PCIe slot expansions, M.2 SSD caching, 10GbE network and graphics card support, high computing power and 4K audio and video support – the TS-873 a new NAS for 2018 that promises to make waves. It is equipped […]

The QNAP TS-1677X NAS – The Biggest and Most POWERFUL Ryzen NAS Yet!

QNAP and AMD Ryzen take a MASSIVE step forward with the TS-1677X Until about 6 months ago, the most powerful desktop NAS I had seen here at NASCompares was the QNAP TS-1685 and to be perfectly honest, we were cool with that. With new NAS servers released each year, I was right to think that […]

Recommended Devices for Streaming your NAS Multimedia in the Home for 2018

The Best DLNA Streaming Devices for your Multimedia in 2018 Buying a NAS to consolidate your multimedia collection is becoming increasingly popular and with each passing month, we are seeing more and more devices being released that make watching everything from box sets to blockbuster movies increasingly easy in your home, on the commute or […]

Asustor NAS Guide for 2018

Why Choose Asustor NAS in 2018? Of all the NAS brands that we discuss here on NASCompares, one of the ones that everyone has heard of, yet barely anyone can name many of their range. This is not always a bad thing, few users outside of the (rather snobby) apple community can name both the […]

NAS Frequently Asked Questions – SOLVED

Frequently Asked Questions about NAS Network Attached Storage, or NAS, has been around for quite a few years now and has grown in popularity year on year. The appeal of cloud platforms such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3 and iCloud has dwindled and decreased as overall costs after even a couple of years are […]

Sonnet at BVE 2018 – A Guide to Sonnet Solutions

Who are Sonnet Technologies and why should you care? After my recent posts about the BVE Expo, one brand that especially stood out (despite it being almost completely unconnected with NAS) was the largely Mac favoured brand, Sonnet at stand G30. Normally I would not stray so far outside of network storage territory, but this […]

BVE 2018 Round Up – QNAP, LaCie, Sonnet, G-Tech and more

BVE 2018 at the Excel London Round Up What a day, my brain hurts. For those that visited the BVE expo today, it was quite the bombardment of hardware and software, all working together in order to improve your workflow and ultimately your productions from A-Z. With so many familiar brands at the event, it […]

BVE 2018 and QNAP Thunderbolt NAS – Your Questions Answered

QNAP at BVE – What should Photo and Video Editors know for 2018 I have just arrived back from BVE 2018 the London Excel Centre and as mentioned in my previous post here on NASCompares, it really was an eye-opener into what we are going to expect in every faucet of multimedia production and broadcasting this […]

QNAP and Thunderbolt NAS LIVE at BVE 2018 London Excel

QNAP bring Thunderbolt NAS to London-  Calling all content creators! It has not really been a secret here at NASCompares that we were left impressed by the Thunderbolt 2 and Thunderbolt 3 NAS server range from QNAP over the last 2 years. We have seen the development of the platform grow from what was a […]

Best NAS for KODI in 2018 – Asustor, Thecus and QNAP

What is the best NAS for Kodi 2018 If you are buying a NAS in 2018 for KODI, there is good news and bad news. Kodi on a network attached storage device used to be so so simple. As little as two years ago having both Plex and Kodi on your NAS was very common […]

Top 3 Rackmount NAS of the Year

TOP 3 Rackmount NAS of the Year Rackmount NAS devices are by far the most enterprise way in which you can make your data both network and internet accessible. It isn’t just the cost that most people are put off by when buying a rackmount NAS server, the sheer hardware involved and included with most […]

QNAP TS-253A NAS Transcode 4K and 1080p Performance Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TS-253A NAS Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TS-253A 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-253A NAS is the host […]

Details and Specs Released on the QNAP TS-253Be and TS-453Be Fully Featured NAS

The New QNAP TS-253Be and TS-453Be NAS – better value fully featured NAS QNAP have made some real changes recently regarding their popular B Series of NAS. Many of us complained about the x53B series – mainly that despite it’s rather innovative hardware options, the price tag was just too high. So now with the […]

Details and Specs Released on the QNAP TS-328 3-Bay NAS

All the information on the QNAP TS-328 3-Bay NAS for 2018 Good news for those waiting for cost effective RAID storage, as QNAP have finally released more information on their unusual 3-Bay RAID 5 enabled NAS, the TS-328 for Spring 2017 release. With a new and improved chassis, excellent home and business Realtek Quad Core […]

QNAP TVS-471 NAS Transcode 4K and 1080p Performance Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TVS-471 NAS Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TVS-471 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-471 NAS is the host […]

NAS Featuring HDMI 2.0 in 2018

A Guide to NAS that Include a 4K HDMI 2.0 Port With so many NAS servers now arriving with HDMI ports, all promising to playback 4K, it is easy to forget that HDMI arrives in several versions and if you want true 4K HDMI output, you need to ensure you buy a NAS server that […]