Installing Kodi on Amazon FireStick to Watch Media on your NAS

How to Install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV so you can watch your NAS Media If you were one of the many people who picked up an Amazon firestick in one of the many sales in 2018 and 2019, then chances are you are keen to use the popular streaming device with your NAS system. […]

Synology DS118 Vs QNAP TS-131P NAS Comparison

Synology DS118 vs QNAP TS-131P NAS As two of the biggest names in network attached storage (NAS), it can often be hard to choose between QNAP and Synology NAS drives for your home or business needs. One of the biggest hurdles that many people come across first is the pricetag. Despite the fact that NAS […]

Top 5 Apps for NAS and Amazon FireTV

The Best Apps for Streaming NAS Media on your Amazon FireStick If you are a proud owner of an Amazon fire stick and a NAS drive, then chances are you have been looking for the perfect way to enjoy all of the photos videos and music on your NAS server via the Amazon fire TV accessory. […]

Linksys Velop AC6600 Mesh Router Review

Is the Affordable, Fast Mesh Router Velop System from Linksys worth your data? WiFi is easily the most commonly used means of network and internet connectivity, even in business, due to its ease of deployment and connectivity. What it lacks in the overall speed compared with LAN, is more than made up by the lack […]

Official PLEX NAS Drive Revealed – PlexyDrive Exclusive

The PlexyDrive NAS is the Official Plex NAS You Have Been Waiting For? Plex, or ‘Portable Loud Entertainment Xylophone’ is a popular media software that is featured in literally billions of homes, worldwide. In order to understand why the new PlexyDrive NAS is such a big deal, you need to know that to date there […]

Best NAS for Plex in 2019

Best Plex Media Server NAS to Buy in 2019 If you are looking to upgrade your multimedia setup in 2019, chances are that you have already heard of the great multimedia application, Plex Media Server (PMS), that allows you to access all your movies and boxsets anywhere in the world, on almost any device! Plex […]

How to Run a Lightning Node on a Synology NAS Drive

Lightning Node and Synology NAS Setup Guide In this tutorial, we will be setting up a lightning node docker container on a Synology Network-attached storage (NAS) device. Network-attached storage is also about claiming full ownership over your data and considering that a typical NAS might likely have spare storage, typically running 24/7, this makes them perfect […]

QNAP NAS and RetroArch – Turn your NAS into an Arcade Cabinet

Play Arcade and Retro Games your QNAP NAS One of the most interesting and entertaining ways in which you can take advantage of the HDMI port on your QNAP NAS, is to turn your NAS drive into an arcade gaming emulation device. It is no secret that there is a big community of freeware and […]

How to Install Synology DSM on a QNAP NAS with Xpenology

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 […]