NAS Guide 2018 – UPDATED

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 NAS Software Guide – Part 6 – Chat, Drive, Moments, DS Get, DS Cloud, DS Photo and more

The Synology Mobile Apps for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile Explained As Internet access grows popular on mobile devices, Synology provides you with several creative alternatives to communicate with your Synology NAS using iOS/Android, Windows Phone, or other mobile devices. Manage DSM Settings with DSM mobile. The Synology Mobile Applications for Android, iOS and Windows […]

Synology NAS Software Guide – Part 5 – Time Machine, Rsync, Shared Folder Sync and Cloud Backup

Best Ways to Backup over the Network on your Synology NAS Synology offers comprehensive backup solutions for your computer and Synology NAS, allowing you to back up data on your computer to Synology NAS. If you are a user belonging to the administrator’s group, you can also back up the Synology NAS data with local […]

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 […]

Synology NAS Software Guide – Part 3 – Port Forwarding, DDNS and VPNs

How to Accessing your Synology NAS Anywhere You can connect to your Synology NAS over the Internet, allowing its services to be accessible from anywhere and anytime. This part of the NASCompares Synology guide explains the basics regarding using the Synology EZ-Internet wizard, advanced port forwarding functions, and DDNS hostname registration to connect your Synology […]

Synology NAS Software Guide – Part 2 – Storage, Volumes, RAID and Pools

Perfect Setup for your Storage Space, Volumes and RAID Before taking advantage of the various features of your Synology NAS, you need to set up at least one storage space. This chapter explains how Storage Manager can help you manage different types of RAID and non-RAID storage spaces such as storage pools and volumes, as […]

Synology NAS Software Guide – Part 1 – Applications, Surveillance and Multimedia

Things you can do with a Synology NAS and DSM 6.2 Congratulations on your purchase of Synology NAS. Synology NAS is a multi-functional Network-Attached Storage server, serving as a file-sharing center within your Intranet. Moreover, it is specially designed for a variety of purposes, allowing you to perform the following tasks with the web-based Synology […]

Upgrade to 10GBe in 2018

Is now the time for you to Upgrade to 10Gbe? Holding on to your networking and data center gear for as long as possible is a good way to protect your bottom line, but at what point does avoiding an upgrade actually, begin to harm your business?  “There simply comes a point when it costs […]

10GBASE-T or SFP+, Which is the Best 10Gbe for your Setup

Should you Choose 10GBASE-T Copper Over SFP+ for 10G Ethernet With the increase in server consolidation through virtualization at the business and data center level, the resulting demand for data has exceeded the traditional 1Gbs network standard capability. Improved 10G Ethernet, which can simplify network infrastructure by consolidating multiple gigabit ports into a single 10GbE […]

Plex Synology NAS Guide 2018

What is the Best Synology NAS for a Plex Media Server? Plex has fast become the most popular media server software for home users in 2018. With a slick user interface, smart organization, relevant media images and descriptions sourced from many online sources applied automatically and clever show recommendations and watched records, it is easy […]

Plex Netgear NAS Guide 2018

What is the Best Netgear NAS for a Plex Media Server? Plex has fast become the most popular media server software for home users in 2018. With a slick user interface, smart organization, relevant media images and descriptions sourced from many online sources applied automatically and clever show recommendations and watched records, it is easy […]

Plex QNAP NAS Guide 2018

What is the Best QNAP NAS for a Plex Media Server? Plex has fast become the most popular media server software for home users in 2018. With a slick user interface, smart organization, relevant media images and descriptions sourced from many online sources applied automatically and clever show recommendations and watched records, it is easy […]

Plex Asustor NAS Guide 2018

What is the Best Asustor NAS for a Plex Media Server? Plex has fast become the most popular media server software for home users in 2018. With a slick user interface, smart organization, relevant media images and descriptions sourced from many online sources applied automatically and clever show recommendations and watched records, it is easy […]

Asustor or QNAP NAS in 2018

QNAP or Asustor NAS – Which should you buy? When buying your first in NAS server device, it can be awfully confusing choosing the right brand for you. Key factors that people consider are hardware, software, cost, reliability, support and reputation. Many NAS users who are buying their second NAS have all too often made […]

Asustor NAS 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 […]

Best 4-Bay NAS 0f 2018

The Best 4-Bay NAS of 2018 With the growth of popularity in Network Attached storage (NAS) many users who are even the tiniest bit familiar with data storage will want to ensure that their NAS server is providing a good balance of storage space and power. A Good, solid NAS is an investment and most […]

Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 Guide

Who are Sonnet Technologies and why should you care? After my recent posts about the BVE Expo, one brand that especially stood out (despite it being almost completely unconnected with NAS) was the largely Mac favoured brand, Sonnet. Normally I would not stray so far outside of network storage territory, but this is going to […]

Best QNAP 2-Bay NAS of 2018

Best 2-Bay QNAP NAS in 2018 The Best Backup NAS The Best Download Multimedia, DAS/NAS File Server The Budget Media Server NAS The HD Transcoding an Virtualization NAS The Compact, Low Power Quiet NAS Media Server The 4K Transcoding Media and Virtualization NAS Server The Portable Presentation &  Team Collaboration Share NAS The Business HD Video […]

Best QNAP 4-Bay NAS of 2018

Best 4-Bay QNAP NAS in 2018 There is no escaping it, every day we use, create, need and store data. The growth and evolution of Network Attached Storage have been a fast and more and more people in 2016 are finding the need for a NAS Server in their lives. 4-Bay NAS devices are no […]