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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Use your Playstation 4 and Plex

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How to Access your Media Server NAS on your PS4 with Plex and DLNA Back when the PS4 first launched, Sony didn’t include any way to easily watch videos or listen to music from your other devices. It took well over a year for the problem to get solved properly, but there are now multiple […]

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 […]

Brand New QNAP Guardian QGD-1600P at CES 2019

QNAP Guardian QGD-1600P – 2Bay NAS with Integrated 10Gbe 16-port Managed PoE Switch With CES2019 Starting in Las Vega, we are already seeing another of the biggest NAS brands sharing information on their latest releases for 2019. On brand I always keen a keep eye on during this period is QNAP NAS. Over the years […]

Synology MR2200ac Mesh Router – UPDATE

MR2200ac Synology Mesh Router Units Coming For those of you who were impressed with the reviews and videos on the Synology MR2200ac Mesh router in late 2018 and decided to buy the device, you no doubt encountered the same issue as everyone else, namely that there HAS BEEN NO STOCK anywhere! This has been frustrating […]

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 […]

Best NAS for Photo Editing in 2018

Best NAS Drive for Photo Editing to Buy 2018 Now that almost all photo video editing is done with digital cameras of varying degrees of quality, safe and reliable data storage has never been more important. Back when photos were only a handful of megabytes in size, it was easy to just back up and […]

Top 5 Desktop NAS for Big Storage

Hardware Power Vs Capacity – Choosing the Right NAS Choosing the right storage solution for you, whether it is for home or business, is a big step. Many buyers want to ensure that when they buy their first NAS, that they will not have to do it again for at least 5 years. It is […]

Best 10Gbe NAS of 2018

 Best 10Gbe Enabled NAS to Buy in 2018 The importance of 10-gigabit ethernet (10Gbe) in 2018 cannot be understated. With advances in affordability and the utility of this kind of hardware, many users are now making the jump into this faster more efficient means of improving their workflow. Not so long ago, most companies/businesses that […]

QNAP TVS-951X NAS Review – HDMI, Intel CPU & 10Gbe!!!

Is the New QNAP TVS-951X Multimedia and Business NAS worth your time? The recently released TVS-951X is a new generation of 10Gbe NAS from the guys at QNAP. Although this is not their first, second or third step into the world of 10Gbe, I will say that this is definitely one of the best combinations […]