QNAP TVS-472XT vs TS-453BT3 Thunderbolt NAS Comparison

The Best 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 NAS – TVS-472XT vs TS-453BT3 When choosing the best Network Attached Storage (NAS) device for your home or business needs, the last thing you want to do is buy something that is not going to do everything that you want it to do. Too often we buy hardware for a purpose […]

Unboxing the QNAP TS-351 NAS

Budget, Power and Ability – Is the QNAP TS-351 NAS What you need? When it comes to innovation and changing the way we think about accessing our data, I think it is fair to say that QNAP NAS is by far the most innovative brand out there. In recent years we have seen genuinely groundbreaking technology […]

Crucial Memory for NAS Guide – Synology & QNAP

Choosing the Right Memory for your Synology and QNAP NAS A network attached storage device, or NAS, is very similar to a regular desktop computer in so many ways. The Architecture of the NAS device in terms of hardware has not changed a great deal between the two, with both still featuring a motherboard, CPU, […]

Brand New QNAP TBS-453DX NASBook Revealed

New 10Gbe NAS – The QNAP TBS-453DX For a long time on NASCompares, we have praised QNAP for being the true innovators of the network attached storage NAS industry. Everything from New CPUs and 10Gbe Innovation, to Thunderbolt 3 and combining Media types, you name it QNAP were almost certainly the first ones to do […]

QNAP TS-351 NAS Review

Budget, Power and Ability – Is the QNAP TS-351 NAS What you need? When it comes to innovation and changing the way we think about accessing our data, I think it is fair to say that QNAP NAS is by far the most innovative brand out there. In recent years we have seen genuinely groundbreaking technology […]

Difference between the TS-253B / TS-453B and the TS-253Be / TS-453Be

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 […]

Synology DS218play NAS PLEX Media Server Test

Transcoding HD Media on the Synology DS218play NAS Plex Media Server? As you may have heard, Plex is now available on Realtek and other ARMv8 based NAS devices. This is a big deal, as till recently if you owned a Synology DS218play or other cost-effective NAS, you were feeling a little left out. Luckily now […]

Hands on with the AfoBot from QNAP and IEI – What it Can and Cannot do

What is the AfoBot and what can it do? Home AI isn’t a new thing and in fact, the most popular examples such as Amazon Echo and Google home are incredibly popular and can be found in most homes today. However ever since I first found out about the AfoBot AI assistant, my attitude towards […]

TVS-472XT vs TS-453BT3 Thunderbolt 3 NAS

The Best 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 NAS – TVS-472XT vs TS-453BT3 When choosing the best Network Attached Storage (NAS) device for your home or business needs, the last thing you want to do is buy something that is not going to do everything that you want it to do. Too often we buy hardware for a purpose […]

Bliss – The New Synology Music Organizer

Bliss – A New NAS music organizer for Synology and QNAP Bliss is one of the several apps and services which have been written for storing music on NAS devices. It is an automated organizer for large music collections. It assesses and fixes problems in your music collection, and works alongside your music players. Bliss […]

The Synology MR2200ac Mesh Router Unboxing and Mesh Explained

Is the Newest MR2200ac Router from Synology worth it? As 2018 draws to a close, we were starting to wonder where all the hardware from Synology revealed back in June had got to! One particular Synology device that has been in the pipeline for well over a year, is the newly released MR2200ac mesh router. […]

Synology MR2200ac Mesh Router Review

Is the Newest MR2200ac Router from Synology worth it? As 2018 draws to a close, we were starting to wonder where all the hardware from Synology revealed back in June had got to! One particular Synology device that has been in the pipeline for well over a year, is the newly released MR2200ac mesh router. […]

Synology DS418j NAS PLEX Test 720P and 1080p H.264 + H.265

Transcoding HD Media on the Synology DS418j NAS Plex Media Server? As you may have heard, Plex is now available on Realtek and other ARMv8 based NAS devices. This is a big deal, as till recently if you owned a Synology DS418j or other cost-effective NAS, you were feeling a little left out. Luckily now […]

NAS Buyers Guide – Synology, QNAP, Asustor, Thecus, Drobo and Netgear

A Guide to Choosing the Right NAS Choosing the right NAS for your needs is not always as easy as you would like. Often when purchasing your first NAS server, most of the decisions you make will be based on your understanding of home computers PCs and laptops. However, though a NAS server very similar […]

Choosing the Right Cloud Service to Backup your NAS

Why Should you Backup your NAS to a Cloud Provider Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Cloud synchronization integrate the advantages of off-site public cloud and safety and access of private cloud. This enables you to effortlessly connect your NAS to public cloud services, such as Amazon Drive, BackBlaze B2, Dropbox, Google Cloud Storage, Microsoft Azure, […]

QNAP HS-453DX – Even MORE Information Released

Brand New Information on the QNAP HS-453DX SilentNAS A fanless, HDD + M.2 SSD hybrid 10GbE Silent NAS that supports HDMI 2.0 4K playback, blending your aesthetics, entertainment and lifestyle. The HS-453DX is equipped with Intel® Celeron® J4105 quad-core processor and supports HDMI 2.0 (4K @60Hz) output. It can output high-quality images to 4K large […]

Synology MR2200ac Mesh Router – Datasheet and Specs Released

New Synology MR2200ac Mesh Router Almost Released The MR2200ac provides a secure and stable network connection, intelligent Mesh Wi-Fi capabilities and professional parental monitoring, along with a number of award-winning Synology Router Managers (SRMs), and additional MR2200ac extended network coverage. The new Mesh Router MR2200ac from Synology NAS brings you comprehensive Wi-Fi coverage in your […]

Synology or QNAP NAS Drive vs Google Drive Cloud

NAS Drive Vs Google Drive for your Cloud Storage For many of us that have been using third-party cloud providers such as Google Drive for the synchronisation, backup and anywhere-access of data, the idea of switching to a network attached storage device can be intimidated. The fact that Google Drive gives you access via your […]

Update on the QNAP HS-453DX Silent 10Gbe HDMI 2.0 NAS

The QNAP HS-453DX Silent NAS – Big Update on Potentially the Best NAS Of 2018 This year has been a big year for network attached storage. Although NAS has already made its way into the home and business market, in 2018  we have seen some genuinely innovative pieces of hardware be developed that can result […]

WD PR4100 NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the WD My Cloud Pro PR4100 NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the WD My Cloud Pro PR4100 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 […]