Synology DS920+ NAS – Should You Buy It?

Synology DS920+ NAS – Five Reasons Why You Should/Shouldn’t Buy It Of all the Synology NAS Drives that the company has ever produced, the 4-Bay series of expandable solutions in their ever-evolving diskstation range is generally considered to be their most popular item. Kinda their Reebok Classic, their Peanut M&M, it is a staple part […]

Synology DS720+ vs QNAP TS-253Be NAS Drive Comparison

Comparing the QNAP TS-253Be vs the Synology DS720+ NAS Drive When it comes to NAS devices in 2020, two of the biggest brands that you can invest in with your data are Synology and QNAP. In a short few years, these two network-attached storage brands have largely dominated the field in both the home and business sectors and unsurprisingly […]

Synology DS920+ NAS – Taking it to Pieces

Synology DS920+ NAS Hardware Tear Down For those of you that are interested in the newest generation of Synology NAS, you are probably wondering about what exactly goes on under the bonnet. We talk about the CPU and Memory plenty, but what about on the inside? Where does the Synology DSM software get extracted from? […]

Synology E10M20-T1 Hardware Review

Review of the Synology NVMe SSD Cache and 10Gbe Combo E10M20 Upgrade Card Technology moves FAST! If I am fast learning something as I spend another year in the network industry, I have long since learnt that was one though ‘impossible’ will all of a sudden be a doddle! In the network storage industry, Synology […]

Best QNAP 2-Bay NAS – 2020

Choosing the Best QNAP 2-Bay NAS Drive you Need If you have been looking for the right NAS to store all those valuable gigabytes of data and have even a pinch of computer knowledge, then chances are that you have been looking at QNAP NAS. Even now as you read this sentence, you have created […]

Synology DS920+ NAS 20GB Installation Guide

How to Upgrade the RAM in your Synology DS920+ to 20GB Memory Back in May 2020, when the Synology DS920+ was first revealed, many users were surprised at the maximum memory limit that the manufacturers stated ion the specifications – 8GB of DDR4 to be precise (as well as only 1 memory stick being accessible […]

Best 1-Bay NAS Drive – Synology and QNAP NAS

Choosing the Best 1-Bay NAS Drive from Synology & QNAP Choosing the best NAS drive for your needs can often be a difficult or imposing job. Network Attached Storage has evolved a lot over the years to a point now where they are less like basic storage devices and more like fully functioning computers, with […]

QNAP TS-253D NAS Hardware Review

The QNAP TS-253D 2-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review Can I let you guys into a secret? Ok, here goes – I bloody LOVE 2-Bay NAS’. I know most users think that a 4-Bay is a minimum when it comes to a server (RAID support, good connections, better average CPUs, better price vs storage value) and […]

Synology DS920+ NAS Plex 4K, 1080p and 720p Tests (H.264 & HEVC)

Transcoding 4K Media on the DS920+ NAS Plex Media Server Transcoding on a NAS such as the DS920+ 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 DS920+ NAS is the host […]

QNAP TS-453D NAS Hardware Review

The QNAP TS-453D 4-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review If you have been in the market to buy a new server device for your home or small business, then chances are that you are already well aware that NAS have evolved (much like most other technology) into quite alot more than the simple ‘hard drive I […]

Synology DS420+ NAS Drive Hardware Review

The Synology DS420+ 2-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review The first time you heard about network-attached storage may well have been in the last few years. Network-attached storage, or NAS, has really established itself over the last few years as an extremely viable alternative to cloud services like Google docs and Dropbox in many home and […]

Synology DS720+ NAS Drive Hardware Review

The Synology DS720+ 2-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review Buying a new NAS drive can be pretty tough to nail down. Even if you have already gotten over the hurdle of justifying the buying a network storage device, then you find out that there are LOADS of different kinds out there. If you have been in […]

Synology DS220+ NAS – Taking it to Pieces

Synology DS220+ NAS Hardware Tear Down For those of you that are interested in the newest generation of Synology NAS, you are probably wondering about what exactly goes on under the bonnet. We talk about the CPU and Memory plenty, but what about on the inside? Where does the Synology DSM software get extracted from? […]

QNAP x53D 16GB and 32GB Crucial Memory Upgrade Guide

How to Upgrade the RAM in your QNAP TS-x53D NAS to 16GB or 32GB Back in early 2020 when the QNAP TS-x53D NAS was first announced, many users were surprised at the maximum memory limit that the manufacturers stated on the specifications. With the Intel J4000 series chip that QNAP TS-x53D NAS arrives with, it […]

BEST Indoor IP Cameras for Synology and QNAP NAS 2020

Guide to NAS Compatible IP Cameras for indoor use One of the most common questions I am asked here at NASCompares is “What is the best IP Camera for my NAS?”. The appeal of using the awesome surveillance and NVR abilities of a Synology and QNAP NAS is one of those features that was the […]

Synology E10M20-T1 (FINALLY) Released – 10Gbe & NVMe Combo Card

Synology E10M20 10G and NVMe SSD Cache Card is Available Well, we had to wait a while didn’t we, but finally, we can confirm that the brand new official Synology 10Gbe and m.2 NVMe SSD upgrade card is released. I say ‘released’, the Synology E10M20-T1 has been officially launched, which generally means that stock at […]

QNAP TL-D800S Multi-Line JBOD NAS Expansion Hardware Review

New NAS Expansion for a New Decade – But Is the QNAP TL-D800S Worth Your Data? Expanding a NAS DRIVE is something that most business users that come to depend on their storage system will have to consider at some point. Whether it is because you are saving one today and/or bought small because your […]

QNAP TS-653D NAS Hardware Review

The QNAP TS-653D 6-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review Buying your first NAS drive can be a rather intimidating first step for many users. The advantages and bonuses’ to this kind of hardware are pretty well documented, especially when compared with pubic cloud storage and file streaming services(such as Google Drive, Onedrive and Dropbox). This has […]

Synology DS220+ NAS Plex 4K, 1080p and 720p Tests (H.264 & HEVC)

Transcoding 4K Media on the DS220+ NAS Plex Media Server Transcoding on a NAS such as the DS220+ 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 DS220+ NAS is the host device […]

Synology DS220+ NAS Hardware Review

The Synology DS220+ 2-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review If you have been considering purchasing a Synology NAS for home or business in 2020, then chances are that you fall into one of two categories. The first category is is is made up of those who are aware of what a NAS can do, as well as […]