Synology 2021 – Focus on DSM 7

Synology NAS – What They Have In Store for 2021 Synology made the shift to digital for the annual reveal of their plans for the year to come and it became abundantly clear from the outset that they had users attention – given the fact the page link overloaded for many almost immediately! Synology has […]

Best Plex Media Server NAS of the Year

Choosing the Best Plex NAS Drive of 2020 One of the most popular reasons that home users will buy a network-attached storage NAS system for their home is to use it as a Plex media server. Although many people utilise third-party streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video to watch multimedia, these paid subscription […]

Best Surveillance NAS Drive of the Year

Choosing the Best Surveillance NAS Drive of 2020 When you consider investing in a NAS drive in your home or business environment, you always want to maximize your investment in this new kind of technology. Systems are designed to do many different things at once and each top tier NAS brand includes a complete software […]

Best 10Gbe NAS of the Year

Choosing the Best 10Gbe NAS Drive of 2020 The popularity and affordability of 10Gbe in 2020 cannot be understated. Over the last few years we have seen this considerably faster network architecture rise in affordability thanks to a number of key manufacturers and technological genius’ making it much lower in price for network hardware brands […]

Synology DS1821+ vs DS1819+ NAS Comparison

Synology DS1821+ vs DS1819+ NAS Drive – Which Should You Buy The news that Synology has a new 8-Bay solution for the end of 2020 was met by a mostly positive response when it was first revealed in mid-November, as the 8-Bay tier of the companies portfolio has always been a popular one. At 8-Bays […]

The Synology 2021 Live Event – 07-12-20

The Synology NAS 2021 Launch Event – December 7th 2020 There are few annual events on the data storage calendar that have the swish and slick appeal of the annual Synology NAS launch event, comparable to an Apple product launch (though of course at appropriate scale) the yearly event of Synology talking to their audience […]

Best Cheap/Budget NAS Drive of the Year

Choosing the Best Cheap NAS Drive of 2020 2020 has been a big, big year for network-attached storage NAS hardware releases. We have seen a vast improvement from all of the current NAS brands in their respective ranges of hardware available to the average NAS buyer. Also, though it is always easy to assume that […]

Black Friday 2020 – NAS Upgrades & Network Accessories

NAS Upgrades and Network Accessory Deals this Black Friday Black Friday 2020 has arrived and with it, a range of discounts and deals from many retailers has begun. However, Black Friday feels a little different this year, what with a lot of stores starting their sales even earlier than normal and the strange choice for […]

Black Friday 2020 – QNAP NAS Deals

Bargains and Deals on QNAP NAS Drives this Black Friday 2020 Yes, it’s back again. Black Friday has come around again and many of us will take the opportunity to take the plunge and investing in some new IT hardware. A QNAP NAS was once a rather niche item, however, in 2020 the ability to […]

Black Friday 2020 – Synology NAS Deals

Bargains and Deals on Synology NAS Drives this Black Friday 2020 Yes, it’s back again. Black Friday has come around again and many of us will take the opportunity to take the plunge and investing in some new IT hardware. A Synology NAS was once a rather niche item, however, in 2020 the ability to […]

QNAP TS-451D2 NAS Plex 4K, 1080p and 720p Tests (H.264 & HEVC)

Transcoding 4K Media on the TS-451D2 NAS Plex Media Server Smooth playback of high-end media on a NAS is always something that you cannot really cheap-out on. if you are investing in a new NAS system and are looking for a solution that will last for a good few years alongside your TV/Sound system, then […]

PS5 SSD Expansion Test – NVMe SSD Installation Test

PS5 SSD Expansion Test – What Happens When You Install An NVMe SSD The PlayStation 5 has now been officially launched in the majority of the world and, although the reception has been mostly positive, there is one feature about the device that has drawn early criticism, namely the storage. Despite the fact that the […]

QNAP TVS-h1288X NAS Hardware Review

QNAP TVS-h1288X NAS Review – Ground Breaking or Hardware Overkill? Businesses these days have tough choices to make when it comes to where they should store their data and despite the seemingly impressive specifications on the TVS-h1288X, knowing whether it is suitable for your needs is no small decision. For many, it is ‘hot’ data […]

QNAP QSW-M1208-8C Managed 10Gbe Switch Hardware Review

QNAP QSW-M1208-8C 10Gbe Managed Switch Hardware Review The time and money that QNAP has been spending on fleshing out their range of switches is really quite impressive. Whilst not taking the foot off the gas on their range of NAS hardware, they have been really expanding into this area with numerous network solutions (managed, unmanaged […]

QNAP TS-h973AX NAS Hardware Review

QNAP TS-h973AX NAS Review – ZFS? 10G? U.2 NVMe? Too Good to be True? Network-attached storage for both home and business provide fewer surprises every year. Whether it is the power of the hardware or the capability of the software, the innovations that continue to roll out of the big brands in NAS make less […]

QNAP QHora-301W AX & 10Gbe Router Review

QNAP QHora-301W Hardware Review – ALOT to live up to! Earlier this year when I first learnt about the release of the QNAP QHora-301W router, I think it would be fair to say that I was impressed. Wi-Fi 6 protocol has already been around commercially for more than a year and I have already reviewed […]

Synology DS1821+ NAS Revealed – Ryzen Powered 8-Bay for 2020/2021

The New Synology DS1821+ NAS Drive for 2020 Good News! The DS1821+ NAS has now been revealed and I am pleased to say that all our guesses about the hardware seem to be true! This information arrives shortly after our reviews of the Synology DS1621xs+ and DS1621+ NAS (released in mid-October 2020), and today want […]

QNAP TS-873AU NAS Hardware Review

Review of the New QNAP TS-873AU Ryzen Powered NAS Drive – Worth your Data? QNAP has been producing rackmount solutions quite early on in their portfolio, arguable earlier than the majority of NAS brand companies (so not counting the SAN or non-software featured SAS boxes that came before of course). Because of this, the brand […]

TerraMaster D5 Thunderbolt 3 5-Bay Hardware Review

Is the TerraMaster D5 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 QSW-1105-5T 2.5GbE Switch Hardware Review

Reviewing the Affordable QNAP QSW-1105-5T 2.5Gbe Switch QNAP has really been making aggressive moves into the word of network switches in the last two years. We have seen multiple 10Gbe switches for copper and fibre connectivity arrive on the market from them (managed and unmanaged) that have made the cost of upgrading the hub of […]