QNAP TS-453B NAS 16GB Memory – An installation Guide

How to Upgrade the RAM in your QNAP TS-453B NAS to 16GB Back in 2017 when the QNAP TS-453B NAS was first released, many users were surprised at the maximum memory limit that the manufacturers stated ion the specifications. With the Intel J series chip that QNAP TS-453B NAS arrives with, it did seem odd […]

Alpha Release of Plex Media Server for QNAP TS-128A, TS-228A, TS-328, TS-1635AX, TS-x32X and more

FINALLY – Plex for QNAP TS-128A, TS-228A, TS-328, TS-1635AX and TS-x32X NAS Good news for anyone who wants to purchase, or has already purchased the QNAP, TS-128A, TS-228A, TS-328, TS-1635AX and TS-x32X NAS in the hopes of using it as a Plex Media Server. Up until recently, Plex was not available on these platforms, as […]

Alpha Release of Plex Media Server for DS118, DS218, DS218play, DS418 and DS418j NAS

FINALLY – Plex for Synology DS118, DS218, DS218play, DS418 and DS418j NAS Good news for anyone who wants to purchase, or has already purchased the Synology, DS118, DS218, DS218play, DS418 and DS418j NAS in the hopes of using it as a Plex Media Server. Up until recently, Plex was not available on these platforms, as […]

DS218play NAS versus DS418play NAS – Which 4K NAS?

Choosing the Right 4K Transcoding NAS – DS218play Vs DS418play? A network attached storage device, or NAS, is the perfect device for your multimedia storage and playback needs in 2018. With the ability to store and stream hundreds of different kinds of Media formats, you would be hard pushed to find a better solution to […]

QNAP TS-453B Vs TS-453BT3 – What are the REAL differences?

Thunderbolt or Not – Should you buy the QNAP TS-453B or TS-453BT3 NAS? When choosing the best Network Attached Storage (NAS) device for your home or business needs, the last thing you want to do is buy something that is not going to do everything that you want it to do. Too often we buy […]

Should you Buy the Synology DS118 or the Synology DS116 NAS?

Synology DS118 versus the DS116 – Which NAS should you buy? Synology has become pretty much the go-to name in network attached storage over the years for home users who just want a solution that can be setup easily, filled up with data and then largely ignored. They are not the only NAS brand out […]

The DS718+ NAS versus DS716+II – Synology Flagship NAS Comparison

Which is the best 2-Bay Synology NAS? The DS718+ or the DS716+II?  Synology have been pretty much leading the pack when it comes to home NAS for a number of years. Though in recent years we have seen a lot of back and forth between them and QNAP NAS, it is safe to say that […]

Synology DS918+ versus DS1517+ NAS

DS918+ 4-Bay NAS vs DS1517+ 5-Bay NAS – Which Synology should you Buy? Synology DS918+ and DS1517+ are both equally powerful NAS models. DS918+ is made with multimedia capabilities whereas DS1517+ comes with a focus on basic NAS functions.  Gen2 x8 slot (x4 link) lets you add 10GbE or cache card to massively increase IOPS of […]

Plex on DS118, DS218play, DS418 and DS418j – Realtek RTD1296 issue

Cannot find the Plex App on your Synology NAS? Here is why It has reached our attention (thanks to J Westwood, UK) that Plex is currently not supported on the Synology DS118, DS218play, DS418 and DS418j NAS. This is down to these NAS Server devices using the new Realtek RTD1296 and RTD1293 CPU in their design.  […]

Unboxing the QNAP TS-877 Ryzen 7 NAS – The Most POWERFUL NAS We Have Ever Seen

The QNAP TS-877-1700-16G Ryzen 7 NAS – Could this be the Most POWERFUL Desktop NAS we have ever seen? Originally covered much earlier in the year, the QNAP TS-x77 series has really been a NAS that puts the POW into powerful. It was originally uncovered along with the TS-453BT3 and has really taken its sweet […]

The Synology DS418 NAS versus DS416 – Standard 4-Bay NAS Comparison

Is this the biggest Upgrade in Synology History? How much has changed between the DS416 and DS418 NAS? In our latest Synology comparison I wanted to look at the newly released Synology DS418 Standard class NAS and how it compares with the older DS416. At first I was all set to spend my time looking […]

Which Synology 2-Bay NAS should you buy in 2017 – A Complete Guide

Buying the Right 2-Bay Synology NAS Choosing the Right Synology NAS can be a very confusing task. The best balance for most users looking for cost vs hardware find that a two Hard Drive NAS is a great solution. A two disk Synology NAS can pretty much provide anything that large network attached storage devices can […]

Comparing the Synology DS118 and Synology DS218play and Synology DS418 NAS

Choosing between three very similar Synology NAS – DS118 vs DS218play vs DS418 Synology has been producing NAS servers for a number of years now and made a real name for themselves in both the home and business markets. With such an evolving range of network attached storage devices available, they have done a really, really good job […]

Unboxing the New Synology DS218J Cost Effective NAS

The latest Budget NAS has been released by Synology – Say hello to the DS218j Already covered here on NAScompares last week, the Synology DS218j is the latest network attached storage device (NAS) to join the J series of cost-effective NAS. Being released alongside the DS218play and DS118, this device could easily be ignored by […]

Unboxing The Synology DS218PLAY 4K Multimedia NAS for Home

The New Synology 4K 2-Bay DS218play NAS for 2017 is available – Is it worth your data? The Synology ‘play’ series has got a little bigger with the release of the new Synology DS218play NAS, hot on the heels of the release of it’s 4-Bay big brother (the DS418Play) this is the latest in a […]

Unboxing The Synology DS118 1-Bay 4K NAS – Big thing in a Small Package

Does the Synology DS118 NAS 1-Bay live up to the hype? Synology has released the 3rd wave of their popular desktop NAS range (Diskstation NAS) and the latest to join the series is tiny, yet powerful, DS118 1-Bay NAS. Often overlooked due to their lack of RAID options, this is probably the most impressive compact Network […]

The Synology DS218PLAY 4K Multimedia NAS Specs and Data Sheets NOW Available

The New Synology DS218PLAY has Hardware and Software Details have been Released Synology DiskStation DS218play is a feature-rich, two-bay tower equipped with a 64-bit quad-core processor. Featuring powerful multimedia processing capabilities, DS218play supports real-time transcoding of 4K Ultra HD source content and is perfect for multimedia streaming and file sharing for home users. Synology DS218play […]

The Synology DS218J Budget NAS Specs and Data Sheets NOW Available

Hardware and Software information now available for the Cost Effective DS218J NAS for 2017/2018 Synology DiskStation DS218j is a 2-bay NAS server which perfectly fits home and personal users to build your own personal cloud. Simple yet powerful, Synology DS218j offers effortless data sharing, multimedia streaming, and cloud synchronization. Synology DS218j is backed by Synology’s […]

Synology DS118 1-Bay 4K NAS Specifications and Details Finally Revealed

The Surprisingly Powerful 1-Bay DS118 NAS Hardware and Software Confirmed Synology DiskStation DS118 is a high-performance and compact 1-bay NAS, specifically designed for offices and home users to effectively manage, protect, and share data. Its new 64-bit quad-core processor supports 10-bit 4K H.265 video transcoding to enrich multimedia entertainment. Synology DS118 is backed by Synology’s […]

Synology DS218play 2-Bay Multimedia NAS for 2017 and 2018

A New Multimedia Synology DS218play Diskstation 2-Bay NAS for 4K, HD and more Already featured last month, the Synology PLAY series of network attached storage (NAS) devices gained a new two hard drive bay device to join the lineup. Already available in 4-Bay configuration (DS418play), this new multimedia NAS promises to not only be a […]