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 […]

QNAP TS-253B Vs TS-253Be Vs TS-453B Vs TS-453Be NAS

QNAP TS-x53B or TS-x53Be – What is the Difference? QNAP has been in the business of NAS for a truly heroic number of years. Between them and their big rival Synology, the network attached server market is pretty well dominated. As the years has passed and the models have been released, certain themes and brand preferences […]

How Synology camera licenses work

I am confused about licenses for surveillance cameras vs the number of cameras the devise supports. To be clear, I have a Synology DS216j and it supports 10 IP cameras and has 2 licenses. What does that mean? Does it mean I can only run 2 cameras total? Does it mean I can run 10 cameras […]

Best server options for remote DVD playback (Plex transcoding)

Hi – I would like to set up a home NAS and would be grateful for some advice. I have a number of computers in different physical locations, approx. 3TB of data (photography) and +100 DVDs. I would like to set up a central system that can backup my computers (RAID), be accessed remotely and […]

NAS for Multimedia, Plex, Chromecast, Backup, sharing, and Surveillance

I am looking to buy my first NAS. I want the NAS able to do Multimedia server, Plex Server, Chromecast compatible, Data Backup, Files sharing, and Surveillance. The Qnap TS-251A and Synology-218+ are both very similar. It is very hard for me to decide. Therefore I would need some advise. They are very similar, but […]

DS1517+ alternative for Multimedia

Looking for some advice on whether to go with Synology vs QNAP. I currently have a Drobo 4-bay with Firewire (4x2TB drive) that I am looking to upgrade to Synology or QNAP. I mainly use it for storing movies/photos/tv shows for use with Plex. For the most part, I am all macOS and iOS. I […]