Synology DS1817t, QNAP TS-453BT3 Thunderbolt NAS and 10Gbe Explained

Synology DS1817t Thunderbolt NAS – Fake, but what is the alternative? Dear Robbie So, I assume the following article is an April fools joke? its a bit confusing because it been posted on March 31st… Brand New Thunderbolt Synology DS1817t Coming June I’ve watched your videos and am now strongly inclined to go for the […]

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 […]

QNAP TVS-951X NAS Review

Is the New QNAP TVS-951X Multimedia and Business NAS worth your time? The recently released TVS-951X is a new generation of 10Gbe NAS from the guys at QNAP. Although this is not their first, second or third step into the world of 10Gbe, I will say that this is definitely one of the best combinations […]

NAS for Students – A Guide to Buying it Right the First Time

NAS Drive for University and College To ensure that your documents, dissertation and degree worthy content is safe from loss, these days having your own private cloud storage is both attractive and hugely necessary. When confronted with issues such as fire, theft, viruses or file loss, having a constant backup of all your data is […]

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 […]

QNAP TS-1635AX 10Gbe NAS Review

Is the QNAP TS-1635AX Monster NAS the answer to your data storage needs? The TS-1635AX is powered by a Marvell® ARMADA® 8040 ARMv8 Cortex-A72 64-bit quad-core 1.6 GHz processor that provides tremendous computing power and is capable of running a range of applications to help businesses grow as their data increases. The TS-1635AX features twelve […]

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 […]

Best NAS Hard Drives of 2018

What is the Best NAS hard drive of 2018 When choosing your first NAS device, as important as it seems to get the right network attached storage device, even more important is making sure you get the right hard drive or SSD Media to store your files on. Technically any hard drive (HDD) these days […]

QNAP TS-332X 3-Bay NAS – 10Gbe+SSD+HDD

QNAP Reveal the TS-332X, their latest 3-Bay NAS I remember a simpler time when Network attached storage was predictable! You had 2 bays, 4 bays, 8 bays and rackmounts. However the last 12 months has seem some really unusual NAS come to the market and the latest release to be uncovered by QNAP promises to continue […]

Should you buy a NEW Synology or OLD Synology NAS Drive in 2018

A Guide to Buying the Right Synology NAS Now If you are considering buying a new Synology NAS in 2018, chances are that you are looking to buy the newest models. This is completely understandable, a network attached storage device is a solid, long-term investment for you or your business and the last thing you […]

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 […]

Kodi v18 on QNAP NAS – Installation Guide

Kodi v18 for QNAP NAS For a number of years now, Kodi has become a rather controversial application. At one point it seemed to be the single most popular application for those wanting a single multimedia access tool for photos, videos, music and streaming online. However, it was that last one that caused the biggest […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brand New QNAP TS-1635AX for 2018 – A VM enabled ARM NAS

A VM enabled ARM NAS? Surely not. Is the TS-1635AX changing the rules? There has been an insane number of QNAP announcements of late. I have always maintained that QNAP is the network attached storage brand that truly innovates within the NAS industry. Today they have uncovered another fine example of changing what has considered […]

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 FS1018 Flashstation NAS Review

Is the Synology FS1018 Flashstation 12-Bay NAS up to the task? What the Synology FS1018 Flashstation can do (PROS): Medium to High Virtualisation SSD Optimized Business Use SMB Storage PCIe Slot for more ports, 10Gbe and SSD Caching 10GBe Support (optional card) DLNA Support Apple Time Machine Support Surveillance including multiple camera licences iTunes Server email […]

Asustor NAS Guide for 2018

Why Choose Asustor NAS in 2018? Of all the NAS brands that we discuss here on NASCompares, one of the ones that everyone has heard of, yet barely anyone can name many of their range. This is not always a bad thing, few users outside of the (rather snobby) apple community can name both the […]