Is Now the Time to Upgrade to 10Gbe?

Is now the time for you to Upgrade to 10Gbe? Holding on to your networking and data center gear for as long as possible is a good way to protect your bottom line, but at what point does avoiding an upgrade actually, begin to harm your business?  “There simply comes a point when it costs […]

The Synology DS1618+ NAS Review – Does it deserve your data?

The Synology DS1618+ NAS is here – What do we think? We have seen our fair share of network attached storage at NASCompares and as we rapidly approach the halfway point of 2018, we are starting to see a lot more interesting tech peek out from behind the secretive cloak that brands like to hide […]

Buffalo Vs QNAP 10Gbe Faceoff – SFP+ or 10GBASE-T?

10Gbe NAS for Business – QNAP versus Buffalo Here on NASCompares, I discuss a lot of NAS server devices. I have seen a number of trends come and go, however, one has been around longer than most and that is 10Gigabit ethernet (10Gbe). 10GBe as a network connection is not new, it has been around […]

Upgrade to 10GBe in 2018

Is now the time for you to Upgrade to 10Gbe? Holding on to your networking and data center gear for as long as possible is a good way to protect your bottom line, but at what point does avoiding an upgrade actually, begin to harm your business?  “There simply comes a point when it costs […]

10GBASE-T or SFP+, Which is the Best 10Gbe for your Setup

Should you Choose 10GBASE-T Copper Over SFP+ for 10G Ethernet With the increase in server consolidation through virtualization at the business and data center level, the resulting demand for data has exceeded the traditional 1Gbs network standard capability. Improved 10G Ethernet, which can simplify network infrastructure by consolidating multiple gigabit ports into a single 10GbE […]

Brand New QNAP TVS-951X NAS – Affordable HDMI, 10Gbe and an Intel CPU

The QNAP TVS-951X 5/9-Bay NAS featuring 10GBASE-T for the Home QNAP NAS have really been busy in Q2 of 2018. We have seen a considerably number of new NAS server devices be revealed by them and none have split opinion in the way the 9-Bay (5 Hard Drive and 4 SSD) based NAS range has. […]

New Synology DS1618+ 6-Bay NAS for £650+, Specs and Details Released

The Synology DS1618+ NAS – Everything you need to know Last month we uncovered a new Synology 6-Bay, the DS1618+ diskstation, and it is the second 6-Bay NAS to feature in the 2018 range of devices (indeed, only the DS1618+ and DS3018xs 6-bays have ever released in this size). Sitting neatly in their product line […]

First NAS for Direct photo editing

I purchased a SynologyDS215j in 2015 before my business kicked off, I shoot newborns/portraits/landscapes and have recently kicked my business off( at the ripe old age of 58) I realize my career won’t be a hugely long one in terms of time so my needs and budget will reflect on my choices. I run a […]

QNAP 410+ …. time for upgrade

Everything has worked flawlessly forever but recent months movie streaming to the TV’s has been a pain. We still not 100% why but QNAP saying the 410 is too low a CPU. One the one hand we agree. On the other, not sure why it just suddenly stopped one day….nothing changed. Qnap 410 is really […]

Brand New QNAP TS-1635AX for 2018 – A VM enabled ARM NAS

A VM enabled ARM NAS? Surely not. Is the TS-1635AX changing the rules? There has been an insane number of QNAP announcements of late. I have always maintained that QNAP is the network attached storage brand that truly innovates within the NAS industry. Today they have uncovered another fine example of changing what has considered […]

NightHawk X10 Router

Can the NightHawk X10 Router replace a NAS in 2018 When I first found out I was getting my hands on the Nighthawk x10 for an unboxing and review, I have to admit – I was excited! There has been a number of mixed reactions to the X10 AD7200 Gaming Switch and  if you wanted to […]

Unboxing the QSW-1208-8C QNAP 10Gbe Switch – IT’S FINALLY HERE

What is the QNAP QSW-1208-8C and why should you care? Let’s be honest here – I have spoken about this 10GBe switch ALOT. When it was first uncovered almost a year ago now, it caused a great deal of excitement. This is understandable given that 10GBe (in both SFP+ fiver and 10GBASE-T copper) is now becoming exceedingly […]

Best NAS for Photographers and Post Production

Why use a NAS for your Photography and Video Editing NAS has fast become the go-to storage medium for both home and working professionals in 2018. Photo and video editors the world over are turning to network attached storage to bolster and improve their workflow. Gone are the days when a photo and video editors […]

Buffalo TeraStation 5810DN 10Gbe NAS

Lowest Priced 10Gbe we have seen, but does the Buffalo TeraStation 5810DN NAS do the job? With file sizes growing constantly, the need for a faster network connection in your home or office has never seemed more important. We at NASCompares have spent a lot of 2018 telling you about the versatility of 10Gbe, the ease […]

QNAP TVS-1582TU NAS

The Ultimate Best Thunderbolt 3 NAS – The QNAP TVS-1582TU Rackmount NAS What the QNAP TVS-1582TU Rackmount can do (PROS): High Virtualisation Use Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports which can allow four devices access at once SSD Optimized Business Use SMB Storage Optimized for Post Production and Broadcasting 10GBe Ports 4 LAN Thunderbolt-to-10Gbe Adapter included DLNA Support […]

IT’S REAL – The QNAP QSW-1208-8C and QSW-804-4C 10GbE Switch

Good News – The QNAP QSW-1208-8C and QSW-804-4C 10GbE Switch are REAL and coming SOON Excellent news for those who are searching for a cost effective and unmanaged 10Gbe switch in 2018 – the QNAP QSW-1208-8C and the smaller QSW-804-4C are confirmed and heading our way for an April ’18 release. We first uncovered information and […]

PCIe cards available for the PCIe slots on TVS-673

What type of PCIe cards are available for the PCI Express slots in the QNAP NAS’s. Those are obviously not full PCIe slots then there is, of course, the question of power. So what type of add-on cards are available for those slots. TVS-673 come with 2 x PCIe Gen 3 (x4), one slot is pre-installed […]

NAS for remote video streaming over 3G / 4G +3D work files

I’m a 3D modeler and recently I lost all my data in my 4TO WD green HDD. So I was looking for safety for my professional files and also some fun. (I like to play video games on the weekend and it could be great to access it through my future NAS). In your “top 5 […]

OFFICIALLY the Lowest Priced FULL 10Gbe 8-Port Switch EVER – Buffalo BS-MP2008 at £400+

Low Price 10Gbe 8-Port Switch Buffalo BS-MP2008 – Some heroes don’t wear capes! 2018 is going to be MASSIVE for 10Gbe. I know I keep saying it, but it is true. With file sizes becoming bigger on a daily basis and everything for virtual machines and large-scale snapshot backs becoming increasingly more mainstream, the need for […]

Expand or replace QNAP TS-251+

I’ve been running a QNAP TS-251+ with upgraded memory and 2 WD Red 4TB drives for about 2 years now. I purchased this as my first NAS and now I’m trying to decide what to do next. Space is getting a bit tight and I’m trying to decide whether to go with the expansion bay […]