Cheap Ways to Upgrade your NAS Drive

NAS Drive Upgrades – Cheaper than Buying New So you bought your NAS a few years ago and it is starting to look a little full. Perhaps it’s not quite as fast as it used to be due to its constant use or maybe newer and faster network trends are beginning to make your Network […]

Unboxing the New QNAP TR-004 Hardware RAID Expansion for NAS

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 […]

Upgrading to a QNAP or Synology NAS after a Seagate Home NAS

Upgrading from Seagate NAS to Synology or QNAP I’m looking for replacement of my old (6+ years) Seagate Home network drive. Some of the features that I’m looking in the new NAS: Storage redundancy RAID 1 (don’t need more than 2 disks) Backup both Mac/PC Photos backup for phones (to replace google or Amazon) Sharable […]

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 […]

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 […]

QNAP TS-551 NAS for 2018 – More Information Released

The New QNAP TS-551 NAS for Business and Pleasure The TS-551 NAS arrives with three 3.5-inch hard drive media storage and two 2.5-inch SSD media dedicated ports. This means you are able to utilize the popular RAID 5 configuration for your bulk storage to get the most capacity from your drives while enjoying SSD cache […]

QNAP TS-551 3-Bay NAS – More information Released

Brand New 3-Bay Intel, HDMI and SSD Cache Enabled NAS for 2018 The TS-551 supports three 3.5-inch hard drive storage spaces and two 2.5-inch SSD dedicated ports for higher security RAID 5 protection while enjoying SSD cache without taking up the data storage space of a 3.5-inch hard drive. The 3.5-inch hard drive tray features a […]

What is SSD Trim and How to use it on your Synology NAS?

SSD Trim and Synology NAS In the last couple of years, solid state drives have increasingly gained popularity. It is also probable that you have read or at least heard someone else talking about how fast an SSD (Solid State Drive) is compared to traditional hard drives. If you are already using one or you […]

XCubeNAS QSAN Thunderbolt and 40Gbe Supported NAS – XN5004T and XN8008T

ANOTHER Brand enters the Thunderbolt 3 NAS Market – QSAN XCube XN5004T and XN8008T Thunderbolt NAS used to be such a rare thing. I remember as little as 2 years ago when the idea of a NAS that supported Thunderbolt as a means of direct attached access for two users, whilst still maintaining network/internet connectivity to […]

The QNAP TS-551 3/5 Bay NAS – New QNAP Announced!

Brand New QNAP NAS – Is the TS-551 3-Bay worthy of your data? I have been in the business of NAS for several years now and in all those years I have never seen such aggressive release schedules as I have seen from QNAP recently. In an impressive revamp and re-ordering of their ranges, we have […]

The Synology DS1618+ NAS Review – Does it deserve your data?

The Synology DS1618+ NAS is here – What do we think? We have seen our fair share of network attached storage at NASCompares and as we rapidly approach the halfway point of 2018, we are starting to see a lot more interesting tech peek out from behind the secretive cloak that brands like to hide […]

New Synology DS1618+ 6-Bay NAS for £650+, Specs and Details Released

The Synology DS1618+ NAS – Everything you need to know Last month we uncovered a new Synology 6-Bay, the DS1618+ diskstation, and it is the second 6-Bay NAS to feature in the 2018 range of devices (indeed, only the DS1618+ and DS3018xs 6-bays have ever released in this size). Sitting neatly in their product line […]

Promise Atlas S8+ Thunderbolt 3 NAS for Mac and Windows

Brand New Thunderbolt NAS for 2018 – The Promise Atlas S8+ 8-Bay for Mac Since the release of the QNAP Thunderbolt NAS series 2 years ago, we have seen a growing trend of network attached storage devices being used in photo and video editing post-production. Of course, QNAP really has dominated the market in this field, […]

Unboxing the QNAP TS-328 3-Bay NAS for 2018

Affordable RAID 5 NAS Storage, but is the QNAP TS-328 NAS worthy of your data? The TS-328 NAS from QNAP is easily one of the most bizarre NAS devices I’ve seen of 2018 so far. The idea of a 3-bay Network Attached Storage device has been around for a great deal of time and in […]

Best NAS for Photographers and Post Production

Why use a NAS for your Photography and Video Editing NAS has fast become the go-to storage medium for both home and working professionals in 2018. Photo and video editors the world over are turning to network attached storage to bolster and improve their workflow. Gone are the days when a photo and video editors […]

New DS1618+ NAS from Synology

Brand new 6-Bay for 2018 Information regarding a brand new Synology NAS for 2018 has been uncovered (excellent work by iDomiX here) and it looks like we are finally going to see a REAL player to join the DS1817+ and DS1517+ NAS. I think it is fair to say that when the Synology flagship 5-Bay […]

The Best 1-Bay NAS of the Year from Synology and QNAP

Why Buy A 1-Bay NAS? A 1 Bay NAS is often overlooked as a sensible backup option. The main reason being that even though you’ve got network access to a whole hard drive’s worth of data, the issue lies in the subject of RAID. RAID, or redundant array of independent disks, is the ability to […]

Buy the Perfect Synology or QNAP NAS – Get it Right the First Time

Things to consider when you buy a Synology or QNAP NAS When you buy your first network attached storage device, it can be an incredibly daunting task. If you have a less technical background, or heard about NAS servers from Synology or QNAP, but are still not quite certain what a NAS is or what to […]

Unboxing the QNAP TS-231P2 Cost Effective NAS for Home and Business

Is the newly updated TS-231P2 from QNAP worth your time and money? Finding the right NAS that is both low-priced and high-powered is tough. There is no avoiding that these days if you want powerful yet reliable hardware, at a low price, it is very slim pickings. Over the years the guys at QNAP have […]

The Synology 12-Bay RX1217 RackStation NAS Expansion Walkthrough and Talkthrough

Running out of space on your Synology NAS Rackstation? The RX1217 is the answer  Synology gives you the flexibility to start with a smaller storage capacity and expand as your business starts to grow. RX1217 and RX1217RP are 12-bay storage expansion units designed to provide seamless capacity expansion for select Synology RackStations. Volume expansion & […]