New Synology RS819 Rackstation NAS Announced for 2019

Brand New Synology RS819 Rackmount NAS for 2019 During Synology 2019 in Japan, we learnt about a brand new rackmount server, the Synology RS819 RackStation NAS. This new 12-inch mounting depth NAS is designed for tight spaces and those on a tighter budget. Short-depth chassis are popular when one is deploying in compact areas and are […]

Synology DS1819+ NAS for Business Storage

Brand New Synology DS1819+ Desktop NAS for 2019 With so much high-end rackmount and Surveillance optimized hardware being discussed at Synology, it is great to hear that there is a brand new Diskstation 8-Bay DS1819+ NAS coming. Although this is not the first 8-Bay Synology Diskstation, all indications point to it being a spiritual successor […]

QNAP TS-351 NAS – Brand New HDMI NAS for 2018/19

New QNAP TS-351 Multimedia NAS for late 2018 One of the most popular uses for network storage in recent years has been multimedia of all types. Whether you are looking at the new QNAP TS-351 or any other NAS, there is a good chance that you want to use your new NAS as a means […]

Unboxing the Synology FS1018 12-Bay FlashStation NAS

Is the small yet powerful Synology FS1018 Flashstation 12-Bay NAS up to the task? When Synology first announced the flashstation NAS, I have to admit I was a bit dubious. I do genuinely believe that SSD and NAS go together very well,, however, more and more we are finding that NAS devices are unable to […]

QNAP TS-551 NAS for 2018 – More Information Released

The New QNAP TS-551 NAS for Business and Pleasure The TS-551 NAS arrives with three 3.5-inch hard drive media storage and two 2.5-inch SSD media dedicated ports. This means you are able to utilize the popular RAID 5 configuration for your bulk storage to get the most capacity from your drives while enjoying SSD cache […]

Unboxing the QNAP TS-453BU Rackmount NAS for 2018

Is the QNAP TS-453BU SMB Rackmount the NAS that you have been waiting for? Intel® Celeron® quad-core rackmount NAS with PCIe slot for diverse storage applications. QNAP themselves highlight that this rack cabinet NAS features: PCIe slot supports installing a QNAP QM2 dual-port M.2 SSD/10GbE card, a compatible wireless adapter, or a USB 3.1 10Gbps […]

Unboxing the QNAP TES-1885U Rackmount NAS featuring Dual OS, ZFS and more

What makes the QNAP ZFS TES-1885U Rackmount NAS worth your budget? Powered by an Intel® Xeon® D processor, the powerful enterprise-class TES-1885U is open for two operating systems – either the FreeBSD-based QES or Linux-based QTS. While QES supports ZFS for the utmost reliability and allows near-limitless snapshots, block-level data deduplication and real-time data compression, […]

QNAP TS-551 3-Bay NAS – More information Released

Brand New 3-Bay Intel, HDMI and SSD Cache Enabled NAS for 2018 The TS-551 supports three 3.5-inch hard drive storage spaces and two 2.5-inch SSD dedicated ports for higher security RAID 5 protection while enjoying SSD cache without taking up the data storage space of a 3.5-inch hard drive. The 3.5-inch hard drive tray features a […]

QNAP TS-1635AX 10Gbe NAS Review

Is the QNAP TS-1635AX Monster NAS the answer to your data storage needs? The TS-1635AX is powered by a Marvell® ARMADA® 8040 ARMv8 Cortex-A72 64-bit quad-core 1.6 GHz processor that provides tremendous computing power and is capable of running a range of applications to help businesses grow as their data increases. The TS-1635AX features twelve […]

The QNAP TS-551 3/5 Bay NAS – New QNAP Announced!

Brand New QNAP NAS – Is the TS-551 3-Bay worthy of your data? I have been in the business of NAS for several years now and in all those years I have never seen such aggressive release schedules as I have seen from QNAP recently. In an impressive revamp and re-ordering of their ranges, we have […]

The Synology DS1618+ NAS Review – Does it deserve your data?

The Synology DS1618+ NAS is here – What do we think? We have seen our fair share of network attached storage at NASCompares and as we rapidly approach the halfway point of 2018, we are starting to see a lot more interesting tech peek out from behind the secretive cloak that brands like to hide […]

New Synology DS1618+ 6-Bay NAS for £650+, Specs and Details Released

The Synology DS1618+ NAS – Everything you need to know Last month we uncovered a new Synology 6-Bay, the DS1618+ diskstation, and it is the second 6-Bay NAS to feature in the 2018 range of devices (indeed, only the DS1618+ and DS3018xs 6-bays have ever released in this size). Sitting neatly in their product line […]

Unboxing the QNAP TS-453Be 4-Bay NAS for 2018

QNAP TS-453Be or TS-453B – Is this New NAS Still worth your data? Last year when QNAP revealed the 4-Bay fully featured TS-453B NAS series, it was met with mostly positive feedback. The device featured excellent internal hardware, impressive and innovative external hardware and the QNAP QTS 4.3.3 software was leaps ahead of what it […]

Brand New QNAP TS-1635AX for 2018 – A VM enabled ARM NAS

A VM enabled ARM NAS? Surely not. Is the TS-1635AX changing the rules? There has been an insane number of QNAP announcements of late. I have always maintained that QNAP is the network attached storage brand that truly innovates within the NAS industry. Today they have uncovered another fine example of changing what has considered […]

New DS1618+ NAS from Synology

Brand new 6-Bay for 2018 Information regarding a brand new Synology NAS for 2018 has been uncovered (excellent work by iDomiX here) and it looks like we are finally going to see a REAL player to join the DS1817+ and DS1517+ NAS. I think it is fair to say that when the Synology flagship 5-Bay […]

NAS Frequently Asked Questions – SOLVED

Frequently Asked Questions about NAS Network Attached Storage, or NAS, has been around for quite a few years now and has grown in popularity year on year. The appeal of cloud platforms such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3 and iCloud has dwindled and decreased as overall costs after even a couple of years are […]

QNAP TVS-473e NAS Review

Should you buy the QNAP TVS-473e NAS this 2018 for the Home or Business? What the QNAP TVS-473e can do (PROS): Medium to High Virtualisation Business Use SMB Storage PCIe Slots Can connect to TB2 with the Apple TB2-Dedicated SSD Bays 10GBe Support (optional card) DLNA Support M.2 SSD Drive Support for Caching Includes remote control Apple Time […]

QNAP TS-877 NAS Review

The QNAP TS-877-1700-16G Ryzen 7 NAS – Could this be the Most POWERFUL Desktop NAS we have ever seen? What the TS-877 can do (PROS): Medium to High Virtualisation Business Use SMB Storage PCIe Slots Can connect to TB2 with the Apple TB2-Dedicated SSD Bays 10GBe Support (optional card) DLNA Support M.2 SSD Drive Support for […]

Synology DS3018xs Review

What is so good about the Synology DS3018xs 6-Bay NAS?   What the DS3018+ can do (PROS): Medium Virtualisation 4x RJ45 LAN Business Use SMB Storage PCIe Slot 10GBe (if card is installed) DLNA Support Apple TIme Machine Support Surveillance including multiple camera licences iTunes Server Snapshot Support and BTRFS Support email server Download server […]

Synology DS718+ NAS Review

Finally we unbox the Synology DS718+ NAS 2-Bay for 2017 and 2018 What the DS718+ can do (PROS): Lite/Medium Virtualisation Business Use SMB Storage DLNA Support Apple TIme Machine Support Surveillance including multiple camera licences iTunes Server Snapshot Support and BTRFS Support email server Download server (FTP, HTTP, BT,NZB) CMS and CRM systems Office applications […]