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? […]

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 […]

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 […]

QNAP or Asustor – Best 4K HDMI NAS?

Choosing the Best NAS for HDMI 2.0  – Asustor vs QNAP? Hi, I have watching many of your youtube videos and feel like a have learned alot about nas’s and the possibilites I can use them for, so thank you for that. I currently want to buy my first “grown up” nas, and I’m a […]

QNAP versus Asustor NAS

QNAP or Asustor NAS – Which should you buy? When buying your first in NAS server device, it can be awfully confusing choosing the right brand for you. Key factors that people consider are hardware, software, cost, reliability, support and reputation. Many NAS users who are buying their second NAS have all too often made […]

Kodi v18 for 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 […]

NAS Buyers Guide – Synology, QNAP, Asustor, Thecus, Drobo and Netgear

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 […]

Choosing the Right Cloud Service to Backup your NAS

Why Should you Backup your NAS to a Cloud Provider Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Cloud synchronization integrate the advantages of off-site public cloud and safety and access of private cloud. This enables you to effortlessly connect your NAS to public cloud services, such as Amazon Drive, BackBlaze B2, Dropbox, Google Cloud Storage, Microsoft Azure, […]

Synology or QNAP NAS Drive vs Google Drive Cloud

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

Synology or QNAP NAS Drive vs One Drive Cloud

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

ElephantDrive vs NAS Drive

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

OneDrive vs NAS Drive

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

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 […]

Google Drive vs NAS Drive

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

NAS Drive vs Dropbox

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 […]

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 […]