Using SSD Trim on a Synology NAS

SSD Trim and Synology NAS In the last couple of years, solid state drives have increasingly gained popularity. It is also probable that you have read or at least heard someone else talking about how fast an SSD (Solid State Drive) is compared to traditional hard drives. If you are already using one or you […]

Synology DS119j NAS Vs QNAP TS-128A NAS Comparison

Synology DS119j vs QNAP TS-128A Budget NAS Comparison When it comes to buying your first NAS Drive, you would be forgiven for wanting to save a few quid. Alongside big and expensive NAS that promises insanely high performance, hidden there in the background are a number of much more, admittedly lower powered, budget-friendly NAS servers […]

Why Transcoding and NAS are SO Important

NAS and Video Transcoding – Why Should you care? There are many reasons to buy a NAS drive in 2019, but for most home users, enjoying their multimedia (especially video collections) is paramount. It is a relatively simple requirement on the face of it, videos on a NAS are just another kind of file and […]

New Synology DS220+, DVA3219, FS6400 and UC3200 NAS Revealed

New Synology DS220+, DVA3219, FS6400 and UC3200 NAS Revealed Good news for those that are looking to buy a brand new NAS solution later in 2019, with the announcement of the popular Synology Solution Exhibition in Tapei, we have been treated to a glimpse at a few of the new software and hardware solutions that […]

Upgrade from Seagate Cloud to Synology or QNAP NAS

Upgrading from Seagate NAS to Synology or QNAP I’m looking for replacement of my old (6+ years) Seagate Home network drive. Some of the features that I’m looking in the new NAS: Storage redundancy RAID 1 (don’t need more than 2 disks) Backup both Mac/PC Photos backup for phones (to replace google or Amazon) Sharable […]

Synology DS218j NAS Vs QNAP TS-228A NAS Comparison

Synology DS218j vs QNAP TS-228A NAS Budget NAS is actually quite big business. Although there are many expensive or overpowered NAS drives out there, there is still a big demand for low end and modestly powered network. Whether this is because of emptier wallets or because of the 24×7 nature of NAS, big brands like […]

Synology RS819 Rackstation NAS Review

Synology RS819 RackStation – True Value NAS? Synology has released one of the last in their 2019 wave of popular NAS drive devices (Rackstation NAS) and the latest to join the series is the modestly sized, modestly priced and modesty powered RS819 4-Bay NAS. Often overlooked due to their lack of Intel options, the value […]

Cheap Ways to Upgrade your NAS Drive

NAS Drive Upgrades – Cheaper than Buying New So you bought your NAS a few years ago and it is starting to look a little full. Perhaps it’s not quite as fast as it used to be due to its constant use or maybe newer and faster network trends are beginning to make your Network […]

Best NAS for 6K RAW Video Editing

Best NAS for Massive RAW Video Files Good afternoon, I have been a keen reader of your page, and watcher of your youtube videos so please excuse me if I should know the answer to some of these queries! I am looking at getting a QNAP or Synology NAS and connect via 10Gbe to our […]

Synology DS218+ NAS Vs QNAP TS-251B NAS Comparison

Synology DS218+ vs QNAP TS-251B NAS Buying your first NAS is always going to be tough. If you are new to this kind of technology, it can be pretty confusing and it isn’t helped when some NAS drives arrive at very similar price points and seem near identical at a casual glance. Two very popular […]

How to Back up your Mac to Synology NAS with Time Machine

A Guide to Using Apple Time Machine and your NAS Apple Time Machine is a backup software application included with macOS operating system from Apple. The software is designed to work with their range of AirPort Time Capsule devices, the Wi-Fi router with built-in hard disk (which apple are pulling out of), as well as other internal and external disk drives connected […]

Synology DS118 Vs QNAP TS-131P NAS Comparison

Synology DS118 vs QNAP TS-131P NAS As two of the biggest names in network attached storage (NAS), it can often be hard to choose between QNAP and Synology NAS drives for your home or business needs. One of the biggest hurdles that many people come across first is the pricetag. Despite the fact that NAS […]

Best NAS for Plex in 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 Install Synology DSM 6.2 on a QNAP NAS Drive

Synology DSM 6.2 on QNAP NAS – How to do it and Should You Bother? It has long been established that, in terms of home and business NAS in 2019, Synology and QNAP NAS have been the top two brands you need to buy. However, although both are stable, flexible, well developed and user-friendly brands […]

How to Install Synology DSM on a QNAP NAS with Xpenology

Synology DSM 6.2 on QNAP NAS – How to do it and Should You Bother? It has long been established that, in terms of home and business NAS in 2019, Synology and QNAP NAS have been the top two brands you need to buy. However, although both are stable, flexible, well developed and user-friendly brands […]

Synology RS819 4-Bay RackStation NAS for Business in 2019

New RS819 RackStation Value Business Rackmount Synology NAS Server Synology has many different long-running ranges of device’ in it’s NAS drives. Depending on the product family, the release of these devices can range from almost annually, to every 4 or 5 years (I am looking at you DS119j). Alongside their reputation for having a fantastically […]

Seagate Ironwolf 110 NAS SSD Review

Seagate Ironwolf NAS SSD – Worth Your Cache? Not so long ago, we at NASCompares found out about a new range of solid state drives (SSD) from the guys at Seagate. This in itself wasn’t big news, new SSD are announced by the big storage brands almost monthly, but what made us all sit up […]

Best 10Gbe Upgrade Card of 2019 for NAS

What is the Best 10Gbe NIC Upgrade of the Year? With so much buzz surrounding 10-gigabit Ethernet networking (10Gbe), it is often overlooked that you upgrading to 10x regular network speeds is actually surprisingly easy and cost-effective. In fact, if you own, or are considering a Network-attached storage (NAS server that features an available PCIe […]

D-Link and TerraMaster OR Synology and QNAP NAS?

Best NAS Drive for Power Vs Price I’ve been watching several of your videos on You Tube and I find them very informative. I am in the process of selecting a NAS for home use and I has a few questions I was hoping you could help me with. First of all, my background. I […]

Synology or QNAP NAS Drive vs ElephantDrive Cloud

NAS Drive Vs ElephantDrive for your Cloud Storage For many of us that have been using third-party cloud providers such as Elephant 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 Elephant Drive gives you access via your web […]