Unboxing the Synology M2D18 NVMe SSD PCIe Card

Synology M2D18 Adapter Card for NVMe and SATA SSD Cache One of the most important factors for many users that purchase a new Synology NAS, besides stability, is speed. We all want our files to move as fast as possible, whether we are sending them or receiving them. Over the years there have been many […]

NAS Guide 2018 – UPDATED

A Guide to Choosing the Right NAS Choosing the right NAS for your needs is not always as easy as you would like. Often when purchasing your first NAS server, most of the decisions you make will be based on your understanding of home computers PCs and laptops. However, though a NAS server very similar […]

Asustor AS4002T and AS4004T 10Gbe NAS

The Asustor AS4002T and AS4004T 10Gbe NAS  Although we often focus on higher-end NAS units at NASCompares (favouring a solid x86 Intel over a Realtek any day), the lower-end is seeing some dramatic shifts, thanks to numerous 64-bit architecture ARM CPU arriving in the market. At Computex 2018 we saw two NAS units from Asustor […]

Kodi v18 on QNAP NAS – Installation Guide

Kodi v18 for QNAP NAS For a number of years now, Kodi has become a rather controversial application. At one point it seemed to be the single most popular application for those wanting a single multimedia access tool for photos, videos, music and streaming online. However, it was that last one that caused the biggest […]

QNAP AfoBot on Show at CeBit 2018 – Your Questions Answered

QNAP and IEI AfoBot spotted at CeBit 2018 When it comes to QNAP NAS devices, I like to think I know them all! I have been covering network attached storage from many brands for several years now and am rarely surprised y anything brands like QNAP, Synology, Asustor and more reveal at tech events like […]

Synology M2D18 NVMe SSD Cache Upgrade Card on Show at SEE – Your Questions Answered

Synology M2D18 NVMe SSD Card spotted at the Synology Solution Exhibition For the majority of this week, I have been showing you guys the fantastic bits of hardware that are going to be emerging from Synology at the end of Q3 2018. However, a couple of devices, although still not released, were ones we have […]

QNAP and IEI Mustang 200 Card on Show at CeBit 2018 – Your Questions Answered

QNAP & IEI Mustang-200 NAS spotted at CeBit 2018 Around a year ago, we at NASCompares told you about a very, very bizarre item that had been announced from QNAP and IEI. Not only was it another first from the innovators of NAS, but also it was pretty much a first in the world. The […]

Synology MR2200ac Mesh Router – Your Questions Answered

Synology MR2200ac Mesh Router spotted at last! Ever since Synology made their first real moves into the router market several years ago, they have speedily developed a following of users who want the same level of features and functionality found in their popular NAS range, but in the most integral part of your home/office network […]

QNAP TS-251B NAS on Show at CeBit 2018 – Your Questions Answered

QNAP TS-251B NAS spotted at CeBit 2018 QNAP and IEI at CeBit was a real tour de force this year. With a number of their big hardware, software and team on hand to answer visitors questions, it was very easy to see why they have always been a popular brand here. Over the course of the […]

Synology RS1619xs+ NAS at the Synology Solution Exhibition Germany – Your Questions Answered

Synology RS1619xs+ NAS – Behold the beast! We continue our look at the NAS at the Synology Solution Exhibition here in Germany by looking at the most powerful unit from the range up close. The Synology RS1619xs+ is the smallest, yet most powerful rackmount in the Synology XS elite series. Since we first mentioned it […]

DS619slim NAS at the Synology Solution Exhibition Germany – Your Questions Answered

Synology DS619slim NAS – Up close and personal Continuing our look at all things NAS that will be released in late Q3 of this year, I have spent the day at the Synology Solution Exhibition to meet the new line up. One of the big two devices I wanted to see included this small but […]

DS1019+ NAS at the Synology Solution Exhibition Germany – Your Questions Answered

Synology DS1019+ NAS – Let’s get Physical! Our CeBit 2018 Coverage continues and today I got to get a great deal more hands-on with the Synology 5-Bay that all indicators from last week’s coverage of Computex 2018, was your favourite unit that was unveiled. At the Synology Solution Exhibition event in Hannover I was able to […]

CeBit 2018 Day 1 – What will you see there this Week?

Who and What was at CeBit 2018 on Day 1? With Day 1 of CeBit rapidly drawing to a close, it is worth taking a moment to tell those who are attending this event from the public days tomorrow, exactly what the data brands have in store for you for the rest of the week. […]

Countdown to CeBit 2018

NAS news in 24hours! For those that are not aware, CeBit 2018 in Germany kicks off tomorrow and things are very much buzzing here in the jolly city of Hannover. After arriving here I have had a chance to talk to a number of the brands informally regarding what’s new and exciting in the world […]

Computex 2018 and Cebit 2018 – Synology, QNAP, Asustor and more

What to Expect from Synology, QNAP,  Asustor and more at Computex and CeBit 2018 It is fast approaching that time of year when the NAS industry (and indeed the whole technology industry as a whole) start getting excited about two of the biggest IT release events of the year. Over the last few years, Computex in […]

Asustor NAS Guide for 2018

Why Choose Asustor NAS in 2018? Of all the NAS brands that we discuss here on NASCompares, one of the ones that everyone has heard of, yet barely anyone can name many of their range. This is not always a bad thing, few users outside of the (rather snobby) apple community can name both the […]

NAS Frequently Asked Questions – SOLVED

Frequently Asked Questions about NAS Network Attached Storage, or NAS, has been around for quite a few years now and has grown in popularity year on year. The appeal of cloud platforms such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3 and iCloud has dwindled and decreased as overall costs after even a couple of years are […]

Best NAS for KODI in 2018 – Asustor, Thecus and QNAP

What is the best NAS for Kodi 2018 If you are buying a NAS in 2018 for KODI, there is good news and bad news. Kodi on a network attached storage device used to be so so simple. As little as two years ago having both Plex and Kodi on your NAS was very common […]

NAS Featuring HDMI 2.0 in 2018

A Guide to NAS that Include a 4K HDMI 2.0 Port With so many NAS servers now arriving with HDMI ports, all promising to playback 4K, it is easy to forget that HDMI arrives in several versions and if you want true 4K HDMI output, you need to ensure you buy a NAS server that […]

Private NAS vs The Cloud – Which one should you choose for your Data

NAS vs the Cloud – Should you choose between them or go for both? We, as a species, produce so much data! There is no sugar-coating it, we are producing as many megabytes and gigabytes as we are popping out babies. All those bits and bytes have to go somewhere. How much data do you think […]