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Synology DS2422+ NAS – Power Consumption Tests

How Much Electricity Does A Synology DS2422+ NAS Use and How Much Does it Cost to run 24×7? Let’s talk BIG STORAGE! Have you been considering the Synology DS2422+ NAS for your business storage? Alongside having an impressive 12 bays that you can populate with HDDs upto 22TB in scale (at the time of writing), […]

QNAP TS-453E NAS – Power Consumption Tests

How Much Does it Cost to Run a NAS 24×7? QNAP TS-453E The growing cost of electricity and how much you need to factor this into your budget is quite a valid concern. Due to any one of about a hundred different global factors (local conflict, slow renewable energy uptake, monopolizing energy companies with powerful […]

Synology DS1522+ NAS Power Cost Test – How Much Will it Cost You To Run?

How Much Electricity Does A Synology DS1522+ NAS Use and How Much Does it Cost to run 24×7? In this energy-aware climate, it can be appreciated that a NAS drive (a 24×7 appliance) seemingly has its cost to the end user in terms of electricity as something of a vague number. With so many kinds […]

Terramaster T9-423 NAS Plex Testing – 4K

How Well Does the Terramaster T9-423 NAS Perform as a Plex Media Server? Of all the brands that I discuss here on NASCompares, very few have evolved with the speed that Terramaster has. Although coming up on a decade in the commercial network attached storage industry, they have managed to carve an impressively sized portion […]

QNAP TS-453E NAS Plex Media Server Tests – 4K and 1080p

How Well Does the QNAP TS-453E NAS Perform as a Plex Media Server? The QNAP TS-453E NAS Drive serves as an interesting desktop release in the brand’s portfolio. Arriving with a hardware architecture that is similar to the slightly more expensive TS-464, but with the hardware inside geared less towards expandability and more towards day […]

QNAP TS-410E Plex Media Server NAS 4K & 1080p Tests

How Well Does the QNAP TS-410E NAS Perform as a Plex Media Server? Today’s article is about how well the new QNAP TS-410E 4 Bay Silent NAS performs as a Plex Media Server when confronted with a range of 1080p and 4K multimedia. The appeal of accessing all the movies, boxsets, music and home movies […]

RAID 0 vs RAID 5 vs RAID 6 – WD Red Pro 22TB and QNAP NAS 10GbE Tests

QNAP TS-464 NAS 10GbE RAID 0/5/6 Testing with the WD Red Pro 22TB HDDs When you buy a new NAS and drives, one of the most important long-term decisions that you will make is choosing your RAID level. A RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is the process of combining multiple media drives together into […]

WD Red Pro 22TB and Synology NAS 10GbE & 5GbE Speed Tests – RAID 0 vs RAID 5

Synology DS1522+ NAS 10GbE RAID Testing with the WD Red Pro 22TB HDDs Technology is moving FAST! Yet one of the most overlooked fast-moving areas of technology in the market is data storage! In the last decade we have seen data storage averages used by consumers and businesses hugely multiply in volume and frequency, with […]

4K, 1080p, HDR, HEVC and UHD Files to Download and Test Your Plex Media Server NAS

Recommended Files to Test Your Plex Media Server NAS If you are considering buying/building your own Plex Media server (or even want to test the capabilities of your existing Plex server), then you may have discovered that it is actually a lot harder to bench-test your multimedia system than it should be. Notwithstanding the fact […]

WD Black SN850X SSD Review & Testing

Review of the WD Black SN850X PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD Before you sink your teeth into the review of the WD Black SN850X SSD, it is important to understand that this is not the same as the widely available and industry applauded SN850 SSD. On the face of it, the difference is simply the […]

What are the Quietest hard drives for NAS

What are the Quietest hard drives for NAS

What are the Quietest hard drives for NAS I work with a lot of photo and video files, therefore I need a way to store everything. I have two 5TB Toshiba X300 drives, bought around 5 years ago, which have been rarely used in an external enclosure. Recently I built a new desktop PC and […]

Synology RS422+ Plex Media Server NAS Tests

How Well Does the Synology RS422+ NAS Perform as a Plex Media Server? The rise in popularity of rackmount NAS servers being used as Plex Media Servers by home users has been surprisingly swift, largely thanks to more and more NAS brands releasing affordable (yet powerful and efficient) rack solutions. The Synology RS422+ Rackstation solution […]

Synology DS2422+ Plex Media Server NAS Tests

How Well Does the Synology DS2422+ NAS Perform as a Plex Media Server? In 2022, Synology has been slowly garnering a reputation for prioritizing business users over home/prosumer users more and although a number of their mid-range/SMB solutions have arrived with hardware pricetags that are in the budget of home users, there is no avoiding […]

QNAP TS-233 Plex Media Server NAS Tests

How Well Does the QNAP TS-233 NAS Perform as a Plex Media Server? Deciding on buying a NAS for use as your own private Plex Media Server is NOT an easy choice for many users. Although the building blocks of NAS servers are comparable to domestic PCs and Laptops, NAS systems are alot of focused/specific […]

Terramaster F4-423 Plex Media Server NAS Tests

How Well Does the Terramaster F4-423 NAS Perform as a Plex Media Server? Of all the brands that I discuss here on NASCompares, very few have evolved with the speed that Terramaster has. Although coming up on a decade in the commercial network attached storage industry, they have managed to carve an impressively sized portion […]

Synology DS3622xs+ NAS Plex Media Server Tests

How Well Does the Synology DS3622xs+ NAS Perform as a Plex Media Server? Many users who are taking their first tentative steps into purchasing their own private server for multimedia use will have heard that when it comes to NAS brands, that Synology is pretty much the top dog. The Synology NAS software DSM, which […]