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 […]

QNAP TS-832X 8-Bay 10Gbe NAS Review

Is the Affordable TS-832X the best QNAP 10Gbe NAS Yet? QNAP has really been hitting 10Gbe hard this year. We have seen a complete overhaul of there home and business hardware to facilitate this speedy connection. Alongside this growth of 10gbe NAS from all the popular brands, we have also seen numerous fantastically well-equipped range […]

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 […]

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 […]

Unboxing the QNAP TVS-1582TU Rackmount NAS for Premium Thunderbolt 3 and 10GbE Post Production and Video Broadcasting

The Ultimate Best Thunderbolt 3 NAS – The QNAP TVS-1582TU Rackmount NAS It is not easy to say that there is one single powerful network attached storage device, the truly TOP NAS right now. This is largely because this technology it is fairly well established and that new units are released almost monthly by all of […]

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 […]

Synology NAS Software Guide – Part 4 – Access by LAN, FTP, Drive, WebDAV and E-mail

All the ways to Access the files on your Synology NAS When you have set up users or groups with proper access privileges to the shared folders, they can share their files with your Synology NAS from anywhere. This chapter explains the ways to access the Synology NAS shared folders within the local network or […]

WD My Cloud Pro PR4100 NAS for Plex in 2018

WD My Cloud Pro PR4100 NAS in 2018 – Is this Plex NAS worth your time? When it comes to NAS servers, I think it is safe to say that this blog has covered them all. In recent years we have seen in recent years we have seen truly breathtaking Network Attached Storage from the […]

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 […]

XCubeNAS QSAN Thunderbolt and 40Gbe Supported NAS – XN5004T and XN8008T

ANOTHER Brand enters the Thunderbolt 3 NAS Market – QSAN XCube XN5004T and XN8008T Thunderbolt NAS used to be such a rare thing. I remember as little as 2 years ago when the idea of a NAS that supported Thunderbolt as a means of direct attached access for two users, whilst still maintaining network/internet connectivity to […]

Why Subscribe to SPAN, SPANtv and NASCompares – NAS News, Updates and More

Latest News, Reviews and NAS Comparisons – Subscribe to Know Before Everyone Else This is a Special Message to those that Subscribe to SPAN.COM Thank you for taking the time to read this message. Here are just a few reasons why we think you should subscribe to SPAN.COM, SPANtv and NASCompares Information on New Releases […]

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 […]

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 […]

Promise Atlas S8+ Thunderbolt 3 NAS for Mac and Windows

Brand New Thunderbolt NAS for 2018 – The Promise Atlas S8+ 8-Bay for Mac Since the release of the QNAP Thunderbolt NAS series 2 years ago, we have seen a growing trend of network attached storage devices being used in photo and video editing post-production. Of course, QNAP really has dominated the market in this field, […]

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 […]

2018 Predictions for NAS, Thunderbolt, Hard Drives, SSD, PCIe and more

What will happen in NAS, Thunderbolt, Storage and more in 2018? A new Synology NAS? A new Thunderbolt QNAP NAS? Thunderbolt 4 or USB 3.2? I see ALOT of new technology on NASCompares every month and though it is safe to say that some of it is completely out of the blue, a lot of it […]

New DS1618+ NAS from Synology

Brand new 6-Bay for 2018 Information regarding a brand new Synology NAS for 2018 has been uncovered (excellent work by iDomiX here) and it looks like we are finally going to see a REAL player to join the DS1817+ and DS1517+ NAS. I think it is fair to say that when the Synology flagship 5-Bay […]