How to Install Synology DSM on a QNAP NAS

Synology DSM 6.2 on QNAP NAS – How to do it and Should You Bother? It has long been established that, in terms of home and business NAS in 2019, Synology and QNAP NAS have been the top two brands you need to buy. However, although both are stable, flexible, well developed and user-friendly brands […]

Synology RS819 4-Bay RackStation NAS for Business in 2019

New RS819 RackStation Value Business Rackmount Synology NAS Server Synology has many different long-running ranges of device’ in it’s NAS drives. Depending on the product family, the release of these devices can range from almost annually, to every 4 or 5 years (I am looking at you DS119j). Alongside their reputation for having a fantastically […]

Seagate Ironwolf NAS SSD vs Samsung EVO and Pro

Choosing the Right SSD for your NAS – Seagate Ironwolf 110 or Samsung 860 SSD Comparison The advantages of solid state drives (SSD) in something that has grown in popularity over the years and it is a trend that has only become stronger in 2019.  Regardless of whether you chose Synology NAS or QNAP NAS […]

How to Run a Bitcoin Node on your Synology NAS

Bitcoin Node and Synology NAS Setup Guide In a sense, Bitcoin is about claiming back full ownership: your keys, your money. Network-attached storage is also about claiming full ownership over your data. Considering that a typical NAS might likely have spare storage, and typically runs 24/7, this makes them perfect candidates on which to run […]

Seagate Ironwolf 110 NAS SSD Review

Seagate Ironwolf NAS SSD – Worth Your Cache? Not so long ago, we at NASCompares found out about a new range of solid state drives (SSD) from the guys at Seagate. This in itself wasn’t big news, new SSD are announced by the big storage brands almost monthly, but what made us all sit up […]

USB 4 and USB 3.2 – Everything You Need to Know

Good News Everyone, USB is Changing… AGAIN For those who want the speeds of TB3, but the ease, access and comparative affordability of USB, I have good news – USB4 has been announced, along with USB 3.2 being updated. This is very good news for those that desire faster and more fluid peripherals, but it […]

Best 10Gbe Upgrade Card of 2019 for NAS

What is the Best 10Gbe NIC Upgrade of the Year? With so much buzz surrounding 10-gigabit Ethernet networking (10Gbe), it is often overlooked that you upgrading to 10x regular network speeds is actually surprisingly easy and cost-effective. In fact, if you own, or are considering a Network-attached storage (NAS server that features an available PCIe […]

D-Link and TerraMaster OR Synology and QNAP NAS?

Best NAS Drive for Power Vs Price I’ve been watching several of your videos on You Tube and I find them very informative. I am in the process of selecting a NAS for home use and I has a few questions I was hoping you could help me with. First of all, my background. I […]

The QNAP QNA-UC5G1T USB 3.0 to 5Gbe Adapter for NAS and PC

An Easy Plug-n-play way to connect to your QNAP NAS at 5Gb/s with the QNA-UC5G1T Good news for anyone who wants to upgrade their connectivity to the speed on their NAS, but does not have connections like 10Gbe or a PCIe slot at their disposal, with the announcement of a brand new kind of ethernet adapter […]

Drobo 8D Thunderbolt 3 RAID Box Review

Is the New Drobo 8D Thunderbolt 3 RAID Enclosure Too Little, Too Late? Of all the brands that we talk about here on NASCompares, one that has always been popular with content creators over the last decade is Drobo. They are a brand that has been involved in numerous data storage devices, ranging from direct […]

Synology or QNAP NAS Drive vs ElephantDrive Cloud

NAS Drive Vs ElephantDrive for your Cloud Storage For many of us that have been using third-party cloud providers such as Elephant Drive for the synchronisation, backup and anywhere-access of data, the idea of switching to a network attached storage device can be intimidated. The fact that Elephant Drive gives you access via your web […]

Recommended NAS for Plex and Business Backups

What is the Best NAS for Office Backups and Plex Media Server? Hello, I have a small home office. I currently have a couple desktops and laptops on my network along with a Windows Home server that is now obsolete. It works, but I know it is no longer supported and am concerned about when […]

The QNAP TVS-672XT Thunderbolt 3 NAS Unboxing

QNAP TVS-672XT Thunderbolt NAS  – Quantity Versus Quality The QNAP TVS-672XT 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 […]

TerraMaster TOS 3.1 NAS Applications – Plex, DropBox, DLNA, iTunes and more

Terramaster and the TOS 3.1 NAS Software Review When buying your first NAS it is easy to spend too much time looking at hardware. Until recently, network attached storage (NAS) was an item that only the more techie and IT knowledgeable would invest in. Now, of course, NAS and Cloud storage is very accessible indeed […]

QNAP TS-2888X NAS Hardware Review

The QNAP TS-2888X – A BIG Job requires a BIG NAS I talk about alot of NAS here on NASCompares, but when I found out I was going to get my hands on the rather unique TS-2888X, I can honestly say I was looking forward to it…ALOT. Like any technology, what was once groundbreaking, fast […]

Unboxing the QNAP TS-1635AX 12-Bay 10Gbe NAS

Is the QNAP TS-1635AX Monster NAS the answer to your data storage needs? The TS-1635AX is powered by a Marvell® ARMADA® 8040 ARMv8 Cortex-A72 64-bit quad-core 1.6 GHz processor that provides tremendous computing power and is capable of running a range of applications to help businesses grow as their data increases. The TS-1635AX features twelve […]

Synology 10Gbe-to-Thunderbolt 3 Editing Guide

How to Use Synology NAS for your Perfect Editing Suite Now that almost all photo video editing is done with digital cameras of varying degrees of quality, safe and reliable data storage has never been more important. Back when photos were only a handful of megabytes in size, it was easy to just back up […]

Synology M2D18 Performance Benchmark Tests

Performance Test of the Synology M2D18 NVMe Cache Card If you have purchased a NAS for business or Enterprise use, then chances are that one of the most important factors in the speed of data throughout your business. We are always looking for ways to improve our hardware and in as it is all too […]

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide Part 5 – USB, CLOUD and RTRR Backups

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide to Safe Backups With the release of the already hugely popular DS1019+ NAS Drive from Synology, it is worth highlighting that is one of the most proficient and powerful network storage devices for home and small business users of 2019. Despite this popularity, for many users, the Synology DS1019+ diskstation is […]

Synology DS1019+ NAS – Guide Part 4 – VMs, CCTV and CRM Systems

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide to Surveillance, VMs and Downloads With the release of the already hugely popular DS1019+ NAS Drive from Synology, it is worth highlighting that is one of the most proficient and powerful network storage devices for home and small business users of 2019. Despite this popularity, for many users, the Synology DS1019+ […]