Synology RS2818RP+ NAS

Is the Synology RS2818RP+ RackStation NAS what your Business needs? Synology and their Rackmount NAS range have really been a roller coaster these last two years. The rackstation series from Synology a few years back was good, but in the eyes of industry did not compete with QNAP NAS. The main reason for this was first, the […]

Asustor AS4002T and AS4004T 10Gbe NAS

The Asustor AS4002T and AS4004T 10Gbe NAS  Although we often focus on higher-end NAS units at NASCompares (favouring a solid x86 Intel over a Realtek any day), the lower-end is seeing some dramatic shifts, thanks to numerous 64-bit architecture ARM CPU arriving in the market. At Computex 2018 we saw two NAS units from Asustor […]

Synology DSM on a Custom Built NAS – Xpenology Guide

Synology Software on a Custom Built NAS The appeal of building your own Network attached storage device (NAS) rather than buy a pre-built unit from a top-tier brand like Synology can be very tempting. The hardware using in the majority of Synology NAS devices is pretty low when compared to PC’s and with pre-built NAS […]

QNAP QWA-AC2600

What are the Advantages of the QWA-AC2600 wireless network card? Turn your Ubuntu/Linux PC or QNAP NAS into a high-performance and secure wireless access point/base station. The QWA-AC2600 is a 2.4/5 GHz Dual Band Dual Concurrent (DBDC), 4 x 4 Multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO), low-profile PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 x1 wireless adapter with two Qualcomm QCA9984 […]

Synology DS918+ Versus a Custom FreeNAS Build

Synology DS918+ Versus a Custom FreeNAS Build Synology NAS or FreeNAS? Which should you Buy? There’s no denying it NAS are expensive devices. It’s never really been a secret that when you buy a Synology or QNAP NAS, half of what you’re paying for isn’t the hardware, but the software included. It is no different […]

QNAP TS-932X NAS

Why is the QNAP TS-932X Desktop NAS a Good 10Gbe Entry Point The business-class TS-932X is a budget-friendly NAS designed to accommodate five 3.5-inch hard drives and four 2.5-inch SSDs. It is also the first ARM-based NAS that supports Qtier™ technology for efficient auto-tiered storage. As a 9-bay NAS, the compact TS-932X takes up less […]

TS-963X QNAP NAS

QNAP TS-963X NAS Review At around £600+ (without your local TAX), the TS-963X from QNAP is a real work of effort and design. QNAP has been in the world of 10Gbe NAS for several years now and this coupled with the inclusion of their tiered storage system makes this device VERY attractive at this price […]

QNAP TS-253B Vs TS-253Be Vs TS-453B Vs TS-453Be NAS

QNAP TS-x53B or TS-x53Be – What is the Difference? QNAP has been in the business of NAS for a truly heroic number of years. Between them and their big rival Synology, the network attached server market is pretty well dominated. As the years has passed and the models have been released, certain themes and brand preferences […]

QNAP TS-453Be NAS

QNAP TS-453Be or TS-453B – Is this New NAS Still worth your data? Last year when QNAP revealed the 4-Bay fully featured TS-453B NAS series, it was met with mostly positive feedback. The device featured excellent internal hardware, impressive and innovative external hardware and the QNAP QTS 4.3.3 software was leaps ahead of what it […]

QNAP TS-328 NAS

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 […]

QNAP TVS-1582TU NAS

The Ultimate Best Thunderbolt 3 NAS – The QNAP TVS-1582TU Rackmount NAS What the QNAP TVS-1582TU Rackmount can do (PROS): High Virtualisation Use Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports which can allow four devices access at once SSD Optimized Business Use SMB Storage Optimized for Post Production and Broadcasting 10GBe Ports 4 LAN Thunderbolt-to-10Gbe Adapter included DLNA Support […]

Synology RS3618xs NAS

Is the Synology RS3618xs Rackstation NAS the Best Business NAS yet? What the Synology RS3618xs Diskstation can do (PROS): High Virtualisation Use 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 server […]

PR4100 WD My Cloud Pro Plex NAS

WD My Cloud Pro PR4100 NAS in 2018 – Is this Plex NAS worth your time? What the WD My Cloud Pro can do (PROS): BEST Value and Performance NAS for PLEX and Transcoding DLNA Support Supports 4K Playback and Transcoding One-Touch USB Copy Apple Time Machine Support Milestone Surveillance including multiple camera licences iTunes Server […]

Synology FS1018 Flashstation NAS

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 […]

Synology DS218 review

  Synology DS218        Top Speed: 112 MB/s  IOPS: 9238.15 Noise: 19.3 dB(A) Power: 14.99W / 5.78W PROS CONS Excellent choice of Apps. Copy button Video transcoding Hot-Swap trays  Low-power Mode Low Noise DLNA Compliant Facial/Subject recognition DDR4 new gen RAM Only one Ethernet port Dual drive RAID is not cost effective 4K Transcoding only H265 No […]

TS-128A QNAP NAS

Is the new QNAP 1-Bay TS-128 NAS worth your money? What the TS-128A can do (PROS): 4K Transcoding DLNA Support Apple Time Machine Support Surveillance including multiple camera licences iTunes Server Download server (FTP, HTTP, BT,NZB) CMS and CRM systems Office applications Media Center support and more What the TS-128A cannot do (CONS): Cannot Support […]

QNAP TS-453BU NAS

Is the QNAP TS-453BU SMB Rackmount the NAS a big enough upgrade?   What the QNAP TS-453BU can do (PROS): Lite/Medium file server application use Tiny in size and footprint Supporting 4K Transcoding Can be used as a Plex Media Server eith transcoding Lots of App support via QTS Multiple LAN for virtual switch and […]

QNAP TS-431XeU NAS

QNAP and the TS-431XeU NAS – Worth your data?   What the QNAP TS-431XeU can do (PROS): Lite/Medium file server application use Tiny in size and footprint Lots of App support via QTS Multiple LAN for virtual switch and multiple network access DLNA Support 10Gbe SFP+ Connectivity Download server (FTP, HTTP, BT,NZB) Media Center support […]