Plex Synology NAS Performance List 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 […]

2018 Predictions for NAS, Thunderbolt, Hard Drives, SSD, PCIe and more

What will happen in NAS, Thunderbolt, Storage and more in 2018? A new Synology NAS? A new Thunderbolt QNAP NAS? Thunderbolt 4 or USB 3.2? I see ALOT of new technology on NASCompares every month and though it is safe to say that some of it is completely out of the blue, a lot of it […]

QNAP TVS-473e NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TVS-473e NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TVS-473 device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the QNAP TVS-473 NAS is […]

New QNAP NAS – TS-473, TS-673 and TS-873 4K AMD NAS for 2018

Brand New QNAP NAS for 2018 – The QNAP TS-x73 Series Premium high-performance, a quad-core AMD RX-421ND NAS, PCIe slot expansions, M.2 SSD caching, 10GbE network and graphics card support, high computing power and 4K audio and video support – the TS-873 a new NAS for 2018 that promises to make waves. It is equipped […]

Asustor NAS Guide for 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 […]

NAS Frequently Asked Questions – SOLVED

Frequently Asked Questions about NAS Network Attached Storage, or NAS, has been around for quite a few years now and has grown in popularity year on year. The appeal of cloud platforms such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3 and iCloud has dwindled and decreased as overall costs after even a couple of years are […]

Best NAS for KODI in 2018 – Asustor, Thecus and QNAP

What is the best NAS for Kodi 2018 If you are buying a NAS in 2018 for KODI, there is good news and bad news. Kodi on a network attached storage device used to be so so simple. As little as two years ago having both Plex and Kodi on your NAS was very common […]

The DS718+ NAS versus DS716+II – Synology Flagship NAS Comparison

Which is the best 2-Bay Synology NAS? The DS718+ or the DS716+II?  Synology have been pretty much leading the pack when it comes to home NAS for a number of years. Though in recent years we have seen a lot of back and forth between them and QNAP NAS, it is safe to say that […]

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 […]

Synology DS918+ versus DS1517+ NAS

DS918+ 4-Bay NAS vs DS1517+ 5-Bay NAS – Which Synology should you Buy? Synology DS918+ and DS1517+ are both equally powerful NAS models. DS918+ is made with multimedia capabilities whereas DS1517+ comes with a focus on basic NAS functions.  Gen2 x8 slot (x4 link) lets you add 10GbE or cache card to massively increase IOPS of […]

Transcoding 4K Media on the DS918+ NAS Server

How to Install Synology DSM 6.2 Beta, What is Synology Moment and Synology Drive?

A Guide to the Synology DSM 6.2 Beta, Synology Moments and Synology Drive In DSM 6.2 Beta, Synology aims to provide better IT management flexibility and usability in every aspect. The new Advanced LUN, iSCSI Manager, and Storage Manager take management efficiency to a whole new level. Security update with no service downtime in SHA […]

OFFICIALLY the Best NAS for A Plex Media Server of 2017

What is the best NAS for a Plex Media Server of 2017 Many users who have large collections of media (photos, music, photos and more) will want to invest is a solid backbone to centralize their files in a single location. The most common reasons for this are to prevent file duplication, to backup sensibly […]

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 DS718+ NAS versus DS918+ Synology Flagship 2-Bay vs 4-Bay NAS Comparison

Should you buy the 2-Bay DS718+ or the 4-Bay DS918+?  Synology have really been dominating the NAS market these last couple of months with the release of almost their entire New Diskstation range of devices ranging from plucky like 2-Bay devices all the way through to some hugely powerful 30-Bay expandable NAS servers. Of course […]

Unboxing the Synology DS3617xs NAS – Still the Most Powerful Desktop NAS they have ever Released

STILL the most powerful Diskstation, the Synology DS3617xs 12-Bay Desktop NAS No strangers to to network Attached Storage, one of the most popular NAS brands in the world, Synology unveiled their most ambitious enterprise desktop NAS ever back at the start of the year- The 12-Bay DS3617xs DiskStation NAS. It was a real change of scene […]

Unboxing the Synology DS3018xs Powerhouse 6-Bay NAS for Home and Business

What is so good about the Synology DS3018xs 6-Bay NAS? When Synology first announced the DS3018xs NAS back at Cebit in March, it would be safe to say that it left a mark. Up until this point we had seen the majority of hardware from Synology arriving in two different categories. Vastly enterprise based Rackmount […]

The DS918+ NAS versus DS916+ Synology Flagship 4-Bay NAS Comparison

Choosing between the Synology DS918+ and DS916+ NAS for your Data  Synology NAS is probably one of the biggest names in the industry. Providing hardware for home and business users alike, they have been known for their user-friendly software design, sleek modern chassis and accessibility to anyone with even the smallest amount of IT Experience. […]

Unboxing the Synology DS718+ NAS 2-Bay Server – Smack my bits up!

Finally we unbox the Synology DS718+ NAS 2-Bay for 2017 and 2018 With so many Synology NAS Diskstation devices being released this month, we are fortunate enough to unbox the Synology DS718+ and find out how much has changed compared with the Synology DS716+II. When the Synology DS718+ was uncovered back in mid 2017, it […]