Synology NAS Software Guide – Part 3 – Port Forwarding, DDNS and VPNs

How to Accessing your Synology NAS Anywhere You can connect to your Synology NAS over the Internet, allowing its services to be accessible from anywhere and anytime. This part of the NASCompares Synology guide explains the basics regarding using the Synology EZ-Internet wizard, advanced port forwarding functions, and DDNS hostname registration to connect your Synology […]

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 […]

Synology Versus Drobo – DS918+ or 5N2 – Best NAS for Mac Users

Should you buy the 4-Bay Synology DS918+ or the 5-Bay Drobo 5N2? Buying your first NAS for home or business can be a little bit intimidating. You know you need a reliable backup solution for all your photos, movies and music (the stuff you bought and the memories you have created that are priceless) but […]

QNAP AfoBot on Show at CeBit 2018 – Your Questions Answered

QNAP and IEI AfoBot spotted at CeBit 2018 When it comes to QNAP NAS devices, I like to think I know them all! I have been covering network attached storage from many brands for several years now and am rarely surprised y anything brands like QNAP, Synology, Asustor and more reveal at tech events like […]

Synology M2D18 NVMe SSD Cache Upgrade Card on Show at SEE – Your Questions Answered

Synology M2D18 NVMe SSD Card spotted at the Synology Solution Exhibition For the majority of this week, I have been showing you guys the fantastic bits of hardware that are going to be emerging from Synology at the end of Q3 2018. However, a couple of devices, although still not released, were ones we have […]

QNAP and IEI Mustang 200 Card on Show at CeBit 2018 – Your Questions Answered

QNAP & IEI Mustang-200 NAS spotted at CeBit 2018 Around a year ago, we at NASCompares told you about a very, very bizarre item that had been announced from QNAP and IEI. Not only was it another first from the innovators of NAS, but also it was pretty much a first in the world. The […]

Synology MR2200ac Mesh Router – Your Questions Answered

Synology MR2200ac Mesh Router spotted at last! Ever since Synology made their first real moves into the router market several years ago, they have speedily developed a following of users who want the same level of features and functionality found in their popular NAS range, but in the most integral part of your home/office network […]

QNAP TS-251B NAS on Show at CeBit 2018 – Your Questions Answered

QNAP TS-251B NAS spotted at CeBit 2018 QNAP and IEI at CeBit was a real tour de force this year. With a number of their big hardware, software and team on hand to answer visitors questions, it was very easy to see why they have always been a popular brand here. Over the course of the […]

Brand New DS119J 1-Bay NAS Revealed for later in 2018

Brand New DS119J 1-Bay NAS announced for later in 2018 Of all the many things that were shown at the Synology Solution Exhibition in Hannover, Germany, one little sneaky mention that was made was another release for later in the year (we can only assume Q3 as always). As we expected from the previous release […]

Synology RS1619xs+ NAS at the Synology Solution Exhibition Germany – Your Questions Answered

Synology RS1619xs+ NAS – Behold the beast! We continue our look at the NAS at the Synology Solution Exhibition here in Germany by looking at the most powerful unit from the range up close. The Synology RS1619xs+ is the smallest, yet most powerful rackmount in the Synology XS elite series. Since we first mentioned it […]

DS619slim NAS at the Synology Solution Exhibition Germany – Your Questions Answered

Synology DS619slim NAS – Up close and personal Continuing our look at all things NAS that will be released in late Q3 of this year, I have spent the day at the Synology Solution Exhibition to meet the new line up. One of the big two devices I wanted to see included this small but […]

DS1019+ NAS at the Synology Solution Exhibition Germany – Your Questions Answered

Synology DS1019+ NAS – Let’s get Physical! Our CeBit 2018 Coverage continues and today I got to get a great deal more hands-on with the Synology 5-Bay that all indicators from last week’s coverage of Computex 2018, was your favourite unit that was unveiled. At the Synology Solution Exhibition event in Hannover I was able to […]

Synology DS1019+ vs DS918+ NAS Comparison

How does the newly announced Synology DS1019+ NAS compare with the DS918+ NAS? If you were one of the many people watching the Synology Solution Exhibition in Taipei this week, then you would have no doubt noticed a brand new flagship 5-Bay Network Attached Storage (NAS) server was announced, the rather interesting DS1019+ NAS. Mere […]

Hardware Update on the Synology RS1619xs+ RackStation NAS at SSE

Update on the RS1619xs+ NAS for the Synology 2019 series The RS1619xs+ is the latest reveal at the Synology Solution Exhibition in Taipei is the latest NAS to join the elite XS series of devices. This new Synology RS1619xs+ Rackstation NAS, as discussed in our previous article a couple of weeks back) has several rather […]

Specifications Update on the Synology DS619Slim – VERY Surprising Indeed

Hardware Update on the Synology DS619slim NAS for Synology 2019 As previously discussed, Synology NAS is a brand that has always been a brand that is rather secretive about their releases, as they like to give their older technology a fair run and not spook the NAS market too much with releases way, way in […]

Say Hello to the Synology DS2419+ – New Specifications Update

Synology show us the DS2419+ NAS for 2018/19 Release Another new Synology NAS for their growing 2019 range, the DS2419+ is the latest unit to be shown at their private Synology exhibition event in Taipei, close to Computex 2018 event in Taiwan. Generally, Synology has been a brand that was eerily quiet when it comes […]

New Synology DS1019+ 5-Bay NAS Finally Unveiled at Taipai

Exciting Update on the DS1019+ NAS for the Synology 2019 series With so much happening right now at Computex 2018, as well as so many new pieces of tech being announced by the big brands, it is easy to miss some of the more interesting NAS devices that would normally get a lot more attention […]