QNAP TS-128A 1-Bay NAS – What is in the Box?

Is the new QNAP 1-Bay TS-128A NAS worth your data? With the popularity of RAID, it is understandable to think that a 1-Bay NAS is a bit risky. However with the popularity of both free and budget cloud services being available, as well as USB 3.0 external hard drives dropping in price, there are several […]

Synology DS119j NAS – Specifications and DataSheets

Synology DS119j 1-Bay NAS – Specs and Details Synology DiskStation DS119j is a budget-friendly, versatile and easy-to-use 1-bay NAS with the capability to host, share and protect data for personal users. DS119j offers a variety of packages in its DSM Package Center, allowing beginners to explore the infinite possibilities of Synology NAS. Synology DS119j is […]

TerraMaster TOS 3.1 NAS Software Review

Terramaster and the TOS 3.1 NAS Software Review When buying your first NAS it is easy to spend too much time looking at hardware. Until recently, network attached storage (NAS) was an item that only the more techie and IT knowledgeable would invest in. Now, of course, NAS and Cloud storage is very accessible indeed […]

TerraMaster F4-220 NAS Review

Can the Cost Effective TerraMaster F4-220 NAS compete with Synology and QNAP? When I was first asked to review the Terramaster F4-220 I’ll be honest I was a little bit underwhelmed. The thing with NAS technology is that it has come forward so much these last five years and after reviewing big-boy NAS from brands […]

Brand New DS119J 1-Bay NAS Revealed for later in 2018

Brand New DS119J 1-Bay NAS announced for later in 2018 Of all the many things that were shown at the Synology Solution Exhibition in Hannover, Germany, one little sneaky mention that was made was another release for later in the year (we can only assume Q3 as always). As we expected from the previous release […]

QNAP Reveal the Oddly Familiar TS-212P3 2-Bay NAS

QNAP Uncover the TS-212P3 2-Bay NAS for 2018 – Same Old? Earlier today QNAP revealed a supposedly new NAS that was the return of a familiar chassis and also remarkably familiar internal hardware. This could easily be a regional release of the TS-228A by another name or maybe something more, but we thought it was worth […]

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 […]

Synology DS218J NAS Review

The latest Budget NAS has been released by Synology – Say hello to the DS218j What the Synology DS218J can do (PROS): Home and Student Storage DLNA Support Plex Media Server Support Apple Time Machine Support Surveillance including multiple camera licences iTunes Server Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) Support Download server (FTP, HTTP, BT,NZB) CMS and […]

Unboxing the new QNAP TS-228A Cost Effective NAS for 2018

Is the New Cost-Effective QNAP TS-228A worth your time? When it comes to buying your first NAS server ,most of the time what you want is the best value for money. If you have never owned a NAS before, it is understandable that you are reluctant to invest hundreds of pounds in a device that […]

QNAP TS-231P2 NAS Review

Is the newly updated TS-231P2 from QNAP worth your time and money? What the TS-231P2 can do (PROS): File Server Use SMB Storage DLNA Support Apple TIme Machine Support Surveillance including multiple camera licences iTunes Server Snapshot Support and BTRFS Support email server Download server (FTP, HTTP, BT,NZB) CMS and CRM systems Office applications Media […]

QNAP TS-228A NAS Review

Is the New Cost-Effective QNAP TS-228A worth your time? What the TS-228A can do: 4K Playback DLNA Support Apple TIme Machine Support Surveillance including 4 camera licences and supporting 16 cameras at once iTunes Server Snapshot Support (previously the memory requirement was 4GB, but now reduced to 1GB) email server Download server (FTP, HTTP, BT,NZB) […]

Brand New QNAP TS-128A and TS-228A Announced

The New QNAP TS-128A and TS-228A NAS for 2018 A new and exciting NAS has been announced from the guys at QNAP. The new 1 bay and 2 Bay NAS servers announced on their recent Livestream, the QNAP TS-128A and TS-228A are an update to their cost-effective range of devices. Featuring a brand new CPU […]

Cyber Monday & Black Friday 2017 is LIVE – Recommend NAS Deals

Cyber Monday & Black Friday Deals on Synology, QNAP, WD and more With Black Friday now on and Cyber Monday in-coming, many NAS buyers are already starting to get itchy trigger fingers. Never fear. Below are the best NAS deals for Black Friday 2017 from each of the big brands on network attached storage. Of […]

Cyber Monday and Black Friday Deals on the Top NAS brands

Cyber Monday and Black Friday Deals on Synology, QNAP, WD and more With Black Friday less than a week away, many NAS buyers are already starting to get itchy trigger fingers. Never fear. Below I have arranged the best NAS deals for Cyber Monday and Black Friday 2017 from each of the big brands on network […]

Should you buy the DS218J or DS216J Synology NAS

Which Budget NAS deserves your data? The DS218J or the DS216J? With Network Attached Storage (NAS) being so popular these days, it is completely understandable that in order for everyone to buy one, some more affordable NAS solutions need to be developed. As much as you want a NAS that can do EVERYTHING, it can […]

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 […]

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 QNAP TS-231P2 Cost Effective NAS for Home and Business

Is the newly updated TS-231P2 from QNAP worth your time and money? Finding the right NAS that is both low-priced and high-powered is tough. There is no avoiding that these days if you want powerful yet reliable hardware, at a low price, it is very slim pickings. Over the years the guys at QNAP have […]

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 […]

The Brand New Synology DS218j 2-Bay NAS for 2017 and 2018

Another New Synology Diskstation, the Cost effective DS218j 2-Bay NAS Already lightly covered at the Synology 2018 London event back in late september, the budget friendly Synology DS218j NAS. This 2-Bay NAS device, much like it’s predecessor (the DS216J) is this 2-Bay device is aimed at those who want a NAS to perform basic/standard level […]