QNAP TS-251B NAS PLEX Media Server Transcoding 4K and 1080p Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the QNAP TS-251B NAS Plex Media Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the QNAP TS-251B 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 TS-251B NAS is […]

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 […]

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 […]

NAS Transcoding – 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 […]

Seagate Ironwolf NAS SSD

Seagate Ironwolf 110 SSD for NAS – Gimmick or Genius? When I first heard that Seagate was a developing a range of solid-state drives (SSD) to be used in NAS servers, I have to admit I was a little dubious. Although hard drive technology has advanced in some incredible tailored ways to best suit the […]

Best NAS for Home media for 1000 Euro?

New NAS 8-bay for 4K, Kodi Media and more I want to buy a new NAS for my movie collection. To be prepared for the next year I want to buy a 8-bay and put 8x10TB HDDs in and set up a RAID5. (HDDs will be WD Red 10TB or Seagate Ironwolf 10TB) But I’m […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is the Synology RS2418+ Rackmount NAS your Ideal Business Cloud Platform

Is the Synology RS2418+ the Solid Storage Solution you need? When it comes to business storage, one company that has really turned things around in the last two years is Synology NAS. With their award-winning software platform and an impressive range of NAS hardware, it is strange to think that not so long ago they […]

Top 3 NAS for Music Lovers in 2018

Best NAS for Audio in 2018 It is becoming increasingly popular for audiophiles and music lovers around the world to store their archive of MP3, MP4, WMV and other, more complex media types on a network attached storage drive. Features and support of things such as DLNA and smartphone compatibility mean that storing your media […]

Custom NAS build with QNAP QTS and Synology DSM Question

Question about Building my own NAS Drive I’ve owned Synology DS 216+II and am using it for Plex, Web server, mail server, VPN server, File sync, and backup,a dn MOST IMPORTANTLY I use Oracle Database with pretty demanding sent of queries. The biggest hurdle was to figure out porting, which by now, I master. Honestly, […]

QNAP TS-1635AX NAS PLEX Media Server Transcode 720P, 1080p and 4K H.264 + H.265 Test

Transcoding HD Media on the QNAP TS-1635AX NAS Plex Media Server? As you may have heard, Plex is now available on Marvell and other ARMv8 based NAS devices. This is a big deal, as till recently if you owned a QNAP TS-1635AX or other cost-effective NAS, you were feeling a little left out. Luckily now […]

Best Multimedia NAS of 2018

Best NAS for Multimedia to Buy in 2018 One of the most popular uses for a NAS drive in 2018 continues to be for multimedia. Whether it is 4K and 1080p movies, smooth playback of albums and playlists, or easy cataloguing and viewing of last photo albums, a NAS drive is a great way of […]

Unboxing the Synology RS1619xs+ RackStation NAS

Is the Synology RS1619xs+ RackStation your Perfect Business NAS? When it comes to network attached storage (NAS), Synology is still one of the biggest names out there and therefore you would hope that the perfect NAS for you would arrive with a Synology badge attached. However, until recently, most Synology NAS has forced you to […]

Synology RS1619xs+ RackStation NAS Review

Is the Synology RS1619xs RackStation your Perfect Business NAS? When it comes to network attached storage (NAS), Synology is still one of the biggest names out there and therefore you would hope that the perfect NAS for you would arrive with a Synology badge attached. However, until recently, most Synology NAS has forced you to […]

Unboxing the Synology DS1819+ New 8-Bay NAS

The Synology DS1819+ NAS is Here! We have seen our fair share of network attached storage at NASCompares and as we rapidly approach the end of 2018, we are finally starting to see some of the new diskstation NAS that we featured at the Synology Solution Exhibition and Synology 2019. A few months ago we […]

Synology DS1819+ NAS Review

The Synology DS1819+ NAS is Here! We have seen our fair share of network attached storage at NASCompares and as we rapidly approach the end of 2018, we are finally starting to see some of the new diskstation NAS that we featured at the Synology Solution Exhibition and Synology 2019. A few months ago we […]

What is the Recommended IP Camera for my Synology NAS Server and Surveillance Station?

Help choosing the best IP Camera for a Synology NAS NAS Devices from the big companies like Synology and QNAP are now remarkably mainstream. Being used in homes and businesses across the world for everything from backing up network devices and playing media over DLNA, all the way through to Plex Media Servers and Virtual Machines. […]

Best NAS for Music Lovers to Buy of 2018

Best NAS for Music in 2018 It is becoming increasingly popular for audiophiles and music lovers around the world to store their archive of MP3, MP4, WMV and other, more complex media types on a network attached storage drive. Features and support of things such as DLNA and smartphone compatibility mean that storing your media […]