The BEST Indoor IP Cameras for Synology and QNAP NAS

Guide to NAS Compatible IP Cameras for indoor use One of the most common questions i am asked here at NASCompares is “What is the best IP Camera for my NAS?”. The appeal of using the awesome surveillance and NVR abilities of a Synology and QNAP NAS is one of those features that was the […]

QNAP TVS-472XT vs TS-453BT3 Thunderbolt NAS Comparison

The Best 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 NAS – TVS-472XT vs TS-453BT3 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 hardware for a purpose […]

Synology DS218play NAS PLEX Media Server Test

Transcoding HD Media on the Synology DS218play NAS Plex Media Server? As you may have heard, Plex is now available on Realtek and other ARMv8 based NAS devices. This is a big deal, as till recently if you owned a Synology DS218play or other cost-effective NAS, you were feeling a little left out. Luckily now […]

TVS-472XT vs TS-453BT3 Thunderbolt 3 NAS

The Best 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 NAS – TVS-472XT vs TS-453BT3 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 hardware for a purpose […]

Synology DS418j NAS PLEX Test 720P and 1080p H.264 + H.265

Transcoding HD Media on the Synology DS418j NAS Plex Media Server? As you may have heard, Plex is now available on Realtek and other ARMv8 based NAS devices. This is a big deal, as till recently if you owned a Synology DS418j or other cost-effective NAS, you were feeling a little left out. Luckily now […]

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 […]

Synology DS119j vs Synology DS118 – Which Should you Buy?

The New DS119j or the Old DS118? Which Budget NAS deserves your data? 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 […]

Synology DS119j vs Synology DS115j – Is New Better?

The New DS119j or the Old DS115j? Which Budget NAS deserves your data? 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 […]

Synology DS119j vs DS115j NAS

The New DS119j or the Old DS115j? Which Budget NAS deserves your data? 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 […]

Synology DS119j NAS Review

Is the New Budget Synology DS119j NAS enough for you? With the release of the new DS119j NAS, when it comes to buying your first network attached storage device there are several reasons why the Synology range appeals to many. With a diverse range of hardware and storage options across a wide series of uses, […]

QNAP TS-332X NAS Review

The QNAP TS-332X 3-Bay NAS, was it worth the wait? Though the new TS-332X is a new device, network-enabled storage is not exactly a new concept and infact network attached storage or NAS devices have been commercially available for well over a decade now. However what we perceive to be normal in any technological industry […]

QNAP Wireless Adapter QWA-AC2600 for NAS

What are the Advantages of the QWA-AC2600 wireless network card? Turn your Ubuntu/Linux PC or QNAP NAS into a high-performance and secure wireless access point/base station. The QWA-AC2600 is a 2.4/5 GHz Dual Band Dual Concurrent (DBDC), 4 x 4 Multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO), low-profile PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 x1 wireless adapter with two Qualcomm QCA9984 […]

Synology DS1618+ vs DS918+ NAS Comparison

DS1618+ vs DS918+ NAS – Which Synology Should you buy? If you are thinking about buying a Synology NAS in 2018 and want to leverage your available storage against a robust RAID solution, then chances are you have heard about the Synology DS918+ 4-Bay NAS and the DS1618+ 6-Bay NAS. Arriving with impressive internal and […]

QNAP QTS 4 3 5 BETA Review

QNAP QTS 4.3.5 Beta Test and Highlights As one of the biggest brands in network attached storage, QNAP is remarkably proud of their QTS NAS operation system and user interface. When you buy a QNAP NAS server, it arrives with the QTS application included and from here you have complete control of your storage, your […]

Synology DS218+ versus QNAP TS-251B NAS Comparion

Choosing the Right 4K Affordable NAS – DS218+ Vs TS-251B? Back in September 2017, Synology (currently regarded as one the top NAS brands) decided to release almost their entire desktop diskstation NAS series at once. Understandable this caused a great deal of confusion for many NAS buyers as suddenly they were no longer choosing between […]

Synology Chat – Better than Skype?

Synology Chat, An Alternative to Skype Synology Chat reduces the time users spend on composing emails and optimizes companies’ internal communications. Chat is a messaging service that runs on Synology NAS and transforms the way you collaborate with colleagues. Change the way your chat and collaborate with your files, without the need/security concerns of public clouds […]

Unboxing the QNAP TS-453BU Rackmount NAS for 2018

Is the QNAP TS-453BU SMB Rackmount the NAS that you have been waiting for? Intel® Celeron® quad-core rackmount NAS with PCIe slot for diverse storage applications. QNAP themselves highlight that this rack cabinet NAS features: PCIe slot supports installing a QNAP QM2 dual-port M.2 SSD/10GbE card, a compatible wireless adapter, or a USB 3.1 10Gbps […]

Top 5 LARGE Desktop NAS of 2018

Hardware Power Vs Capacity – Choosing the Right NAS Choosing the right storage solution for you, whether it is for home or business, is a big step. Many buyers want to ensure that when they buy their first NAS, that they will not have to do it again for at least 5 years. It is […]

Synology RS2418+ RackStation NAS Review

Is the Synology RS2418+ the Solid Storage Solution you need? When it comes to business storage, one company that has really turned things around in the last two years is Synology NAS. With their award-winning software platform and an impressive range of NAS hardware, it is strange to think that not so long ago they […]

WD Red Pro vs HGST UltraStar DC

Should you use HGST UltraStar DC or WD Red Pro Drives in your NAS? When choosing the right NAS server, one of the most important decisions you will make is the kind of hard drive media that you want to install. Different NAS server devices from Synology to QNAP will have different CPU and Memory […]