Asustor NAS – How to Create, Manage and Deploy a Windows 10 Virtual Machine

How to Setup a Virtual Machine on your Asustor NAS Drive Regardless of wherever you are in the world right now, the virtues of conducting your business operations remotely, as well as ensuring the security and dependency of your assets (physical or digital) have never been more relevant. Perhaps you are considering shifting a % […]

How to Install Kodi v19 Matrix on your QNAP NAS

Install KODI v.19 Matrix on your QNAP NAS Buying a NAS Drive for use as a Kodi Media Centre is pretty common these days and something that alot of people have done in the past to huge success. With access to your own privately owned multimedia, the ability to share that media with friends and […]

Synology NAS Memory Upgrade Guide – 2020 Edition

Everything you need to know about Upgrading Synology NAS Memory Generally speaking, Synology NAS has a long-standing reputation for being underpowered when compared to brands like QNAP and Asustor, at least out of the box, choosing to focus on their award-winning DSM software. This is changing a bit in 2019/2020 with the newer Synology drives […]

Synology DS120j vs DS119j NAS Drive

The New DS120j or the Old DS119j? Which Budget NAS deserves your data? With Network Attached Storage (NAS) being so popular these days, it is completely understandable that in order for everyone to buy one, some more affordable NAS solutions need to be developed. As much as you want a NAS that can do EVERYTHING, it […]

The Difference Between Managed and Unmanaged Switches

Choosing Between Smart and Dumb Switches in 2020 First things first, before we go ahead and explain the differences between Managed and Unmanaged Switches, let’s talk about what a Switch is. A Switch, in networking terms, is a piece of networking hardware that connects multiple devices together on one Local Area Network (LAN), by using […]

TerraMaster TD2 Thunderbolt 3 2-Bay Hardware Review

Is the TerraMaster TD2 Affordable Thunderbolt 3 RAID DAS Worth Your Data? Terramaster is a NAS and DAS brand that will often feature here on NASCompares once or twice a month. This is mainly because although they are not at the very, very top of the industry, they always seemingly produce some of the most […]

QNAP TS-131K, TS-231K and TS-431K NAS Drive Specifications Revealed

QNAP TS-131K, 231K, 431K NAS for Budget Performance NAS More updates on the new budget NAS from QNAP and good news for those of you looking for a high performance, low-cost file server (with a few extras thrown in) with full specifications and software details on the new 1, 2 and 4-Bay NAS in the […]

Free Remote Desktop and Access Advice for Small Businesses – FREE HELP!

Need Help with Setting up your Remote Business Access during Covid-19 – Message me! Due to the rapidly changing events that are surrounding the stop of coronavirus, many countries around the world are instituting soft/hard forced closures in their respective towns and cities, in efforts to prevent the spread of this virus and minimize it’s […]

QNAP NAS – How to Create, Manage and Deploy a Windows 10 Virtual Machine

How to Setup a Virtual Machine on your QNAP NAS Drive Regardless of wherever you are in the world right now, the virtues of conducting your business operations remotely, as well as ensuring the security and dependency of your assets (physical or digital) have never been more relevant. Perhaps you are considering shifting a % […]

Work from Home – Convert your PC into a Virtual Machine for NAS, VMware, Hyper-V and Virtual Box Remote Access

How to Turn your Physical Computer into a Virtual Machine for Remote Access over the Internet Remote working and ‘online desktop’ access is something that has grown massively relevant in 2020 and only promises to get even bigger. The technology and logic behind the creation of a virtual machine (VM) is not new and in […]

Synology NAS – How to Create and Deploy a Windows 10 Virtual Machine

How to Setup a Virtual Machine on your Synology NAS Drive Regardless of wherever you are in the world right now, the virtues of conducting your business operations remotely, as well as ensuring the security and dependency of your assets (physical or digital) have never been more relevant. Perhaps you are considering shifting a % […]

Synology 2020/2021 – Everything We Know So Far

All the Synology NAS info for 2020-2021 We Know Of all the companies in the industry of network-attached storage, few are as secretive as Synology. Whether you are an in the industry of network appliances and storage, the in-house IT guy, or a professional consumer (prosumer) who is just in the market for a new […]

Seagate 510 NVMe SSD for NAS Revealed

Seagate Ironwolf 510 NVMe SSD for NAS – Game Changer or Gimmick? Early last year, 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. The announcement of a brand new Ironwolf NVMe m.2 based […]

Plex QNAP NAS Performance List – 2020 Edition

What is the Best QNAP NAS for a Plex Media Server? Plex has fast become the most popular media server software for home users in 2020. With a slick user interface, smart organization, relevant media images and descriptions sourced from many online sources applied automatically and clever show recommendations and watched records, it is easy […]

Synology SSDs for NAS Revealed – SNV-3400-400G, SAT480G, SAT960G and SAT1920G

Synology Branded SSDs in SATA and NVMe Coming in 2020 Good news for all NAS users that like to keep their hardware as uniform as possible, with the newly leaked information that Synology plan on releasing their own branded solid-state drives at some point in 2020. Although this information is still pretty early in the […]

Seagate FireCuda Thunderbolt 3 Dock Hardware Review

Review of the Seagate Firecuda Dock for Gamers When it comes to brands trying to market their products to appeal to buyers and get their hard-earned pounds/dollars/euros, few tech communities are more coveted than the ‘Gamer’ market. PC gamers and Console gamers alike have enormous buying power and naturally, any technology company that keeps an […]

Recommended Switches to Buy in 2020

The Best Network Switches for your NAS in 2020 A network switch is a smart means to manage, control, configure and connect all of your network devices. Many people often get routers and switches confused and this is perfectly understandable. At first, second and third glance they seem near enough identical. A both that lives […]

WD Gold NVMe U.2 SSD Range Revealed – WDS960G1D0D WDS192T1D0D WDS384T1D0D & WDS768T1D0D

New U.2 PCIe Gen 3.1×4 NVMe SSD in the WD Gold Series WD is still one of the biggest names in enterprise Storage and their recently re-adopted WD Gold label has gained a new addition. This new top tier class Solid State Drive will utilize the PCIe based U.2 form factor and enable small and […]

How to Install Plex on a QNAP NAS with HD Station in 2020

Enjoying your Plex Media Server over HDMI with QNAP NAS Buying a NAS Drive for use as a Plex Media server is pretty common these days and something that alot of people have done in the past to huge success. With access to your own privately owned multimedia, the ability to share that media with […]

Plex Synology NAS Performance List – 2020 Edition

Choosing the Right Synology NAS for a Plex Media Server When it comes to choosing the right Synology NAS for your Plex Media Server, below I have broken down the entire currently available NAS you can buy. I have broken them down into the following areas: Model ID – This is the Name of the […]