How to install Plex on Synology DSM7

How to install Plex on Synology DSM7   First of all, you need to log into your Admin Panel.  You can type in find.synology.com in your web browser or install Synology Assistant app on your computer.           You can install Plex from Package Center Or do it manually  Click Manual Install and […]

Synology DSM 7.2 – New Features in Full

The Features and Improvements of Synology DSM 7.2 Revealed Synology has confirmed that DSM 7.2, the newest sizable update to their NAS operating system, will be arriving at the start of 2023 (Jan-March) for most Diskstation/Rackstation owners. When Synology first revealed that they were already in the final stages of rolling out the latest update […]

Synology RS1623xs+ Rackstation is Coming – Rumour Mill

The Synology RS1623xs+ NAS – A New and Long Demanded NAS in the Works! ANOTHER new Synology uncovered! It really is bloody RAINING Synology NAS lately and the freshly uncovered RS1623xs+ is another business class solution that is the follow-up to an often hugely overlooked great rackmount server! This latest NAS  that will likely be […]

Terramaster T9-423 NAS Plex Testing – 4K

How Well Does the Terramaster T9-423 NAS Perform as a Plex Media Server? Of all the brands that I discuss here on NASCompares, very few have evolved with the speed that Terramaster has. Although coming up on a decade in the commercial network attached storage industry, they have managed to carve an impressively sized portion […]

QNAP TS-453E NAS Plex Media Server Tests – 4K and 1080p

How Well Does the QNAP TS-453E NAS Perform as a Plex Media Server? The QNAP TS-453E NAS Drive serves as an interesting desktop release in the brand’s portfolio. Arriving with a hardware architecture that is similar to the slightly more expensive TS-464, but with the hardware inside geared less towards expandability and more towards day […]

QNAP TS-410E Plex Media Server NAS 4K & 1080p Tests

How Well Does the QNAP TS-410E NAS Perform as a Plex Media Server? Today’s article is about how well the new QNAP TS-410E 4 Bay Silent NAS performs as a Plex Media Server when confronted with a range of 1080p and 4K multimedia. The appeal of accessing all the movies, boxsets, music and home movies […]

what is the difference between Video Station and Synology Media Server?

One thing I can’t seem to find an answer to anywhere, including in your videos is, what is the difference between Video Station and Synology Media Server? I have an admin account that I upload movies and TV shows into the shared Movies and TV Shows folders and access them via Video Station on the […]

How to Secure your Synology with open ports to Plex (port forwarding)

How to Secure your Synology with open ports to Plex (port forwarding) On my router I will have Upnp disabled and only one port forwarded, that being the one for Plex. I plan to run only Plex Server and whatever backup software you recommend (to back up my PCs to the NAS incrementally) and perhaps […]

RAID 0 vs RAID 5 vs RAID 6 – WD Red Pro 22TB and QNAP NAS 10GbE Tests

QNAP TS-464 NAS 10GbE RAID 0/5/6 Testing with the WD Red Pro 22TB HDDs When you buy a new NAS and drives, one of the most important long-term decisions that you will make is choosing your RAID level. A RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is the process of combining multiple media drives together into […]

WD Red Pro 22TB and Synology NAS 10GbE & 5GbE Speed Tests – RAID 0 vs RAID 5

Synology DS1522+ NAS 10GbE RAID Testing with the WD Red Pro 22TB HDDs Technology is moving FAST! Yet one of the most overlooked fast-moving areas of technology in the market is data storage! In the last decade we have seen data storage averages used by consumers and businesses hugely multiply in volume and frequency, with […]