Synology DS920+ NAS – Should You Buy It?

Synology DS920+ NAS – Five Reasons Why You Should/Shouldn’t Buy It Of all the Synology NAS Drives that the company has ever produced, the 4-Bay series of expandable solutions in their ever-evolving diskstation range is generally considered to be their most popular item. Kinda their Reebok Classic, their Peanut M&M, it is a staple part […]

Synology DS920+ NAS – Taking it to Pieces

Synology DS920+ NAS Hardware Tear Down For those of you that are interested in the newest generation of Synology NAS, you are probably wondering about what exactly goes on under the bonnet. We talk about the CPU and Memory plenty, but what about on the inside? Where does the Synology DSM software get extracted from? […]

QNAP TS-253D NAS Hardware Review

The QNAP TS-253D 2-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review Can I let you guys into a secret? Ok, here goes – I bloody LOVE 2-Bay NAS’. I know most users think that a 4-Bay is a minimum when it comes to a server (RAID support, good connections, better average CPUs, better price vs storage value) and […]

Synology DS920+ NAS Plex 4K, 1080p and 720p Tests (H.264 & HEVC)

Transcoding 4K Media on the DS920+ NAS Plex Media Server Transcoding on a NAS such as the DS920+ device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the DS920+ NAS is the host […]

QNAP TS-453D NAS Hardware Review

The QNAP TS-453D 4-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review If you have been in the market to buy a new server device for your home or small business, then chances are that you are already well aware that NAS have evolved (much like most other technology) into quite alot more than the simple ‘hard drive I […]

Synology DS420+ NAS Drive Hardware Review

The Synology DS420+ 2-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review The first time you heard about network-attached storage may well have been in the last few years. Network-attached storage, or NAS, has really established itself over the last few years as an extremely viable alternative to cloud services like Google docs and Dropbox in many home and […]

Synology DS720+ NAS Drive Hardware Review

The Synology DS720+ 2-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review Buying a new NAS drive can be pretty tough to nail down. Even if you have already gotten over the hurdle of justifying the buying a network storage device, then you find out that there are LOADS of different kinds out there. If you have been in […]

Synology DS220+ NAS – Taking it to Pieces

Synology DS220+ NAS Hardware Tear Down For those of you that are interested in the newest generation of Synology NAS, you are probably wondering about what exactly goes on under the bonnet. We talk about the CPU and Memory plenty, but what about on the inside? Where does the Synology DSM software get extracted from? […]

BEST Indoor IP Cameras for Synology and QNAP NAS 2020

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 TS-653D NAS Hardware Review

The QNAP TS-653D 6-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review Buying your first NAS drive can be a rather intimidating first step for many users. The advantages and bonuses’ to this kind of hardware are pretty well documented, especially when compared with pubic cloud storage and file streaming services(such as Google Drive, Onedrive and Dropbox). This has […]

Synology DS220+ NAS Hardware Review

The Synology DS220+ 2-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review If you have been considering purchasing a Synology NAS for home or business in 2020, then chances are that you fall into one of two categories. The first category is is is made up of those who are aware of what a NAS can do, as well as […]

Synology DS920+ NAS Drive Hardware Review

The Synology DS920+ 4-Bay NAS Drive Hardware Review When the new Synology Diskstation series was revealed a few weeks ago, I think it was safe to say that it got peoples attention! The previous 18+ series of NAS had been around since September 2017 and many users were starting to get worried about choosing the […]

Synology DS120j vs DS119j NAS Drive

The New DS120j or the Old DS119j? 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 DS220j NAS Drive Review

Is the New Budget DS220j NAS from Synology Worth Your Data? For those of you that have been waiting for news on a new Synology 2-Bay network-attached storage (NAS) device, it has certainly been quite a wait. With the 2017/2018 series of devices now over two years old, despite the constant improvements in DSM, it […]

Synology DS420j NAS Review

Is the New Budget DS420j NAS from Synology Worth Your Data? Finding a home for all of your most important data in 2020 is no small task. Sure, you can slot a fair bit on your PC/Mac hard drive, but eventually, space starts to become non-existent. May users take this opportunity to invest in a […]

QNAP TS-251D NAS Hardware Review

New 2-Bay NAS for a New Decade – Does the TS-251D Deserve Your Data? If you have found this NAS review, then chances are that you already know a little about the QNAP TS-251D. In fact, I will go a little further. There is a good chance that you (yes, you reading this) are one […]

Asustor AS6510T LockerStor 10 NAS Review

Does the Asustor LockerStor 10-Bay NAS Drive Deserve your Data? For those that have been searching for the right network attached storage device in 2020, you will almost certainly have done plenty of research. Whether it is looking at the hardware, the software or the brand/manufacturer in question, there will always be something that will […]

Best Outdoor IP Camera for Synology and QNAP NAS 2020

What is the Best IP Camera for Outside use with your Synology and QNAP NAS One of the most popular reasons that people buy their first network-attached storage (NAS) is the ease and versatility of setting up a cheap and fully featured Network Video Recorder (NVR). Almost all modern NAS feature surveillance support to a […]

Synology FS6400 FlashStation NAS Hardware Review

The Synology FS6400 FlashStation, Innovation or Overkill? When Synology first released their first entry into the flashstation NAS range (now almost 2 years ago, I have to admit I was a bit dubious. I did genuinely believe that SSD and NAS go together very well, however, more and more we are finding that NAS devices […]

QNAP QGD-1600P NAS Switch Hardware Review

Is the QNAP Guardian QGD-1600P NAS and PoE Switch worth your data? Throughout 2019 I have looked at ALOT of NAS devices, some small, some absolutely huge. However, a NAS drive on its own is not enough for most users who want to use their data in a more entrepreneurial or enterprise way. For those […]