Most Data Secure NAS Drives of 2019

Top 3 Safest and Most Secure NAS of the Year Data is precious. This is pretty much an understood fact and whether it is your personal photos, your movie collection, your audio collection, business data or backups, the majority of data is important in some way. One of the biggest reasons that companies make the […]

Top 3 Most Data Secure NAS Drives

Top 3 Safest and Most Secure NAS of the Year Data is precious. This is pretty much an understood fact and whether it is your personal photos, your movie collection, your audio collection, business data or backups, the majority of data is important in some way. One of the biggest reasons that companies make the […]

What is RAID? Understanding the Different RAID Levels for your NAS

What is RAID and why do I need it on my NAS Drive?  RAID is not a new thing. Originally created as means of combining multiple smaller hard drives and combining them into 1 large storage volume (so your PC would only see one hard drive like your C:/ drive, instead of several smaller hard […]

Synology Hybrid RAID Explained – Why it is AWESOME

What is the difference between SHR and RAID? Synology Hybrid RAID or SHR, has been around for quite a while now, and though it has not made the big impact that Synology NAS’ Btrfs file system has, it is still an increasingly popular choice for many when it comes to protecting their hardware and their […]

TerraMaster F5-422 10Gbe NAS Hardware Review

Reviewing the TerraMaster F5-422 5-Bay NAS with 10Gbe Of all the brands that I discuss here on the blog, one that always seems to surprise me is TerraMaster. On the surface, they are a fairly standard NAS brand that, though lacking the wide commercial notoriety of a brand like Synology, still produce a remarkably impressive […]

Using SSD Trim on a 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 […]

NAS Hard Drives vs Regular Hard Drives – Comparison

Do you NEED NAS Hard Drives, Really?  Hard drives are not exactly new technology. They have existed in one form or another for over 20 years in the consumer market, all the time getting bigger in capacity and smaller in physical design. That should not come as a surprise to any of you. Such is […]

Upgrade from Seagate Cloud to Synology or QNAP 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 […]

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 […]