Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide Part 2 – Users, Groups and Downloads

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide to Users and File Handing With the release of the already hugely popular DS1019+ NAS Drive from Synology, it is worth highlighting that is one of the most proficient and powerful network storage devices for home and small business users of 2019. Despite this popularity, for many users, the Synology DS1019+ […]

Synology DS1019+ NAS Guide Part 1 – First Time Setup

Synology DS1019+ NAS Step by Step Guide With the release of the already hugely popular DS1019+ NAS Drive from Synology, it is worth highlighting that is one of the most proficient and powerful network storage devices for home and small business users of 2019. Despite this popularity, for many users, the Synology DS1019+ diskstation is […]

Synology DS2419+ NAS Review

The Synology DS2419+ NAS is Here! We have seen our fair share of network attached storage at NASCompares and now just one month into 2019, we are finally starting to see some of the new diskstation NAS that we featured at the Synology Solution Exhibition and Synology 2019. Today Synology have released two different NAS […]

Synology DS1019+ NAS Review

Does the Synology DS1019+ NAS live up to the Hype? As soon as we have heard about the brand new DS1019+ NAS from Synology, I think it is safe to say that we are excited. Synology has an impressive history of great desktop NAS devices for home and business needs and therefore a brand new […]

Can you Populate a Synology 4-Bay NAS with 1 or 2 Disks?

Populating a 4-Bay NAS with a single Hard drive Hi, I’m thinking about getting 4 bay DS418. I also want to get 4tb and higher disks but because of the price, I was wondering if I can just start with only 2 disks and add more disks later? Which brand nas disk do you recommend? […]

Synology or QNAP NAS Drive vs Dropbox Cloud

NAS Drive Vs Dropbox for your Cloud Storage For many of us that have been using third-party cloud providers such as Dropbox for the synchronisation, backup and anywhere-access of data, the idea of switching to a network attached storage device can be intimidated. The fact that Dropbox gives you access via your web browser, via […]

QNAP TR-004 NAS Expansion Review

Expand your QNAP NAS without the Performance dip, with the TR-004 When QNAP first announced that they were going to release an update to their range of NAS expansion devices, I have to admit that I wasn’t hugely excited. Expansion chassis are something that, although necessary, aren’t exactly thrilling devices. In essence, they are designed […]

Review – Reolink C2 Pro NAS IP Camera

Is the New Reolink C2 Pro NAS Compatible IP Camera worth keeping an eye on? One of the most popular reasons for many users to finally take the plunge and buy a NAS drive in 2019 is surveillance. Whether you are in an office that requires monitoring of your assets for insurance and security, or […]

Synology or QNAP NAS Drive vs Amazon Drive

NAS Drive Vs AmazonDrive for your Cloud Storage For many of us that have been using third-party cloud providers such as Amazon Drive for the synchronisation, backup and anywhere-access of data, the idea of switching to a network attached storage device can be intimidated. The fact that Amazon Drive gives you access via your web […]

The QNAP TVS-472XT Thunderbolt 3 NAS Unboxing

QNAP TVS-472XT Thunderbolt NAS  – Quantity Versus Quality The QNAP TVS-472XT newest generation Thunderbolt 3 NAS with us at NASCompares and although we have seen alot of inventive network attached storage from these guys, pretty much as soon as we heard about the TVS-x72T series, we knew it was something special. Thunderbolt-enabled NAS drives are […]

Retro Arcade on your QNAP NAS with RetroArch

Play Arcade and Retro Games your QNAP NAS One of the most interesting and entertaining ways in which you can take advantage of the HDMI port on your QNAP NAS, is to turn your NAS drive into an arcade gaming emulation device. It is no secret that there is a big community of freeware and […]

Best Plex NAS of 2019

Best Plex Media Server NAS to Buy in 2019 If you are looking to upgrade your multimedia setup in 2019, chances are that you have already heard of the great multimedia application, Plex Media Server (PMS), that allows you to access all your movies and boxsets anywhere in the world, on almost any device! Plex […]

Synology DS119j vs DS218j vs DS418j – Best Budget NAS?

Which Cheap Synology NAS should you Buy? DS119j, DS218j or DS418j For those who are looking at buying their very first NAS drive, or are just looking for a simple network backup to support their existing NAS server, it can be a bit confusing. Synology has made efforts to separate their range of NAS server drives […]

NAS Transcoding – Important!

NAS and Video Transcoding – Why Should you care? There are many reasons to buy a NAS drive in 2019, but for most home users, enjoying their multimedia (especially video collections) is paramount. It is a relatively simple requirement on the face of it, videos on a NAS are just another kind of file and […]

Seagate Ironwolf NAS SSD

Seagate Ironwolf 110 SSD for NAS – Gimmick or Genius? When I first heard that Seagate was a developing a range of solid-state drives (SSD) to be used in NAS servers, I have to admit I was a little dubious. Although hard drive technology has advanced in some incredible tailored ways to best suit the […]

Best Cheap Synology NAS – DS119j vs DS218j vs DS418j

Which Cheap Synology NAS should you Buy? DS119j, DS218j or DS418j For those who are looking at buying their very first NAS drive, or are just looking for a simple network backup to support their existing NAS server, it can be a bit confusing. Synology has made efforts to separate their range of NAS server drives […]

Unboxing the QNAP TBS-453DX NASBook – 10Gbe, HDMI 2.0a, 4 SSD Bays and more

Is the QNAP TBS-453DX NAS Wierd or Wonderful? Of all the devices that QNAP previewed last year, there was one that I distinctly remember being very confused by. Alongside a plethora of powerful 10Gbe and Thunderbolt 3 solutions, nestled in between them all was a rather understated SSD optimised NAS. This follow up to an older […]

QNAP TBS-453DX NASBook Review

Is the QNAP TBS-453DX NAS Wierd or Wonderful? Of all the devices that QNAP previewed last year, there was one that I distinctly remember being very confused by. Alongside a plethora of powerful 10Gbe and Thunderbolt 3 solutions, nestled in between them all was a rather understated SSD optimised NAS. This follow up to an older […]

Best NAS for Video Editing and Post Production in 2018

Best NAS for Video Editing 4K and 1080p Digital media has reached a point in 2018 where file size is truly staggering. 1080p and 4K Media arriving at hundreds or indeed thousands of gigabytes over time are just the start of it. With 5k monitors becoming increasingly available, plus dynamic range and depth of video […]

Synology 10Gbe SFP+ v 10GBASE-T Upgrade – E10G18-T1 or E10G15-F1

SFP+ v 10GBASE-T – Should you Choose the Synology E10G18-T1 or E10G15-F1 NIC If you have been using a Synology NAS in 2018,  then chances are you’ll have been impressed by the user-friendly interface of DSM, it’s great first party applications and it’s overall versatility as both a home and business network device. Synology is still […]