Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide Part 1 – First Time Setup

Synology DS1019+ NAS Step by Step Guide 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+ vs DS918+ NAS – Which Should you Buy?

Synology DS1019+ versus the DS918+ NAS Comparison This week Synology broke a relative silence in their releases of 2019 and released two flagship series NAS drives for home and business users, the DS1019+ and the DS1019+. Although both have their own particular audience in mind, I think it is safe to say that the Synology […]

Synology DS2419+ NAS Review

The Synology DS2419+ NAS is Here! We have seen our fair share of network attached storage at NASCompares and now just one month into 2019, we are finally starting to see some of the new diskstation NAS that we featured at the Synology Solution Exhibition and Synology 2019. Today Synology have released two different NAS […]

Synology DS1019+ NAS Review

Does the Synology DS1019+ NAS live up to the Hype? As soon as we have heard about the brand new DS1019+ NAS from Synology, I think it is safe to say that we are excited. Synology has an impressive history of great desktop NAS devices for home and business needs and therefore a brand new […]

Can you Populate a Synology 4-Bay NAS with 1 or 2 Disks?

Populating a 4-Bay NAS with a single Hard drive Hi, I’m thinking about getting 4 bay DS418. I also want to get 4tb and higher disks but because of the price, I was wondering if I can just start with only 2 disks and add more disks later? Which brand nas disk do you recommend? […]

Memory for your NAS – Crucial RAM for your Synology and QNAP Guide

Choosing the Right Memory for your Synology and QNAP NAS A network attached storage device, or NAS, is very similar to a regular desktop computer in so many ways. The Architecture of the NAS device in terms of hardware has not changed a great deal between the two, with both still featuring a motherboard, CPU, […]

Synology or QNAP NAS Drive vs Dropbox Cloud

NAS Drive Vs Dropbox for your Cloud Storage For many of us that have been using third-party cloud providers such as Dropbox 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 Dropbox gives you access via your web browser, via […]

Review – Reolink C2 Pro NAS IP Camera

Is the New Reolink C2 Pro NAS Compatible IP Camera worth keeping an eye on? One of the most popular reasons for many users to finally take the plunge and buy a NAS drive in 2019 is surveillance. Whether you are in an office that requires monitoring of your assets for insurance and security, or […]

Synology or QNAP NAS Drive vs Amazon Drive

NAS Drive Vs AmazonDrive for your Cloud Storage For many of us that have been using third-party cloud providers such as Amazon 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 Amazon Drive gives you access via your web […]

How to Back up your Mac to QNAP NAS with Time Machine

A Guide to Using Apple Time Machine and your NAS Apple Time Machine is a backup software application included with macOS operating system from Apple. The software is designed to work with their range of AirPort Time Capsule devices, the Wi-Fi router with built-in hard disk (which apple are pulling out of), as well as other internal and external disk drives connected […]

The QNAP TVS-472XT Thunderbolt 3 NAS Unboxing

QNAP TVS-472XT Thunderbolt NAS  – Quantity Versus Quality The QNAP TVS-472XT 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 […]

How to Use your Playstation 4 and Plex

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How to Access your Media Server NAS on your PS4 with Plex and DLNA Back when the PS4 first launched, Sony didn’t include any way to easily watch videos or listen to music from your other devices. It took well over a year for the problem to get solved properly, but there are now multiple […]

QNAP TVS-872XT Native Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TVS-872XT NAS Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TVS-872XT 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 QNAP TVS-872XT NAS is the […]

QNAP TS-963X 10GBASE-T NAS for Virtualization, Surveillance and more

Why is the new QNAP TS-963X NAS such a Game Changer? The TS-963X is an affordable NAS for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with AMD Embedded G-Series GX-420MC quad-core 2.0 GHz processor, 9 drive bays and a built-in 5-speed 10GBASE-T port for up to 10Gb connectivity. Four 2.5-inch drive bays can be used to install […]

QNAP TS-251B NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TS-251B NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TS-251B 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 QNAP TS-251B NAS is […]

Synology DS119j vs DS218j vs DS418j – Best Budget NAS?

Which Cheap Synology NAS should you Buy? DS119j, DS218j or DS418j For those who are looking at buying their very first NAS drive, or are just looking for a simple network backup to support their existing NAS server, it can be a bit confusing. Synology has made efforts to separate their range of NAS server drives […]

QNAP Reveal their New QuMagie NAS Photo Management Application at CES 2019

QNAP QuMagie App for NAS – AI Supported Facial Recognition, Smart Subject Identification and Improved Geography Tagging QuMagie is the next-generation of Photo Station, to store and auto-organize your photos on your QNAP NAS. Featuring a streamlined user interface, a built-in timeline scroll, integrated AI-based photo organization, customizable folder covers and a powerful search tool, QuMagie […]

Brand New QNAP Guardian QGD-1600P at CES 2019

QNAP Guardian QGD-1600P – 2Bay NAS with Integrated 10Gbe 16-port Managed PoE Switch With CES2019 Starting in Las Vega, we are already seeing another of the biggest NAS brands sharing information on their latest releases for 2019. On brand I always keen a keep eye on during this period is QNAP NAS. Over the years […]

Synology MR2200ac Mesh Router – UPDATE

MR2200ac Synology Mesh Router Units Coming For those of you who were impressed with the reviews and videos on the Synology MR2200ac Mesh router in late 2018 and decided to buy the device, you no doubt encountered the same issue as everyone else, namely that there HAS BEEN NO STOCK anywhere! This has been frustrating […]

Top 3 Most POWERFUL NAS to Buy in 2019

Most Powerful NAS to Buy in 2019 Network attached storage is not a new concept and in fact, NAS systems have existed in one form or another for the better part of a decade. Once you remove all the fancy talk about reliable/stable DDNS internet access and a multitude of RAID storage options, stripping it […]