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 […]

Synology FINALLY Release the FS1018 NAS FlashStation – Specs and Details

Synology want to dominate the Flash Market with the FS1018 12 Bay NAS Synology FlashStation FS1018 is a high-performance, desktop form factor NAS specifically designed for 2.5” SATA SSDs. FS1018 is ideal for running business applications, including data backup, virtualization, mail services, and services that require low-latency. Synology FS1018 is backed by Synology’s 5-year limited […]

Unboxing the Synology DS3617xs NAS – Still the Most Powerful Desktop NAS they have ever Released

STILL the most powerful Diskstation, the Synology DS3617xs 12-Bay Desktop NAS No strangers to to network Attached Storage, one of the most popular NAS brands in the world, Synology unveiled their most ambitious enterprise desktop NAS ever back at the start of the year- The 12-Bay DS3617xs DiskStation NAS. It was a real change of scene […]

The Qnap TS-863U-RP Rackmount 2U NAS 8-Bay featuring Quad Core AMD, 10GbE, Redundant PSU Unboxing

Improve your Business Server Network with the QNAP TS-863U with extra PSU  The QNAP TS-863U-RP is equipped with an energy-efficient 64-bit AMD quad-core 2.0GHz processor with 4GB DDR3L-1600 RAM (upgradable to 16GB), SATA 6Gb/s, one SFP+ 10GbE and four Gigabit LAN ports for lightning-fast multi-tasking performance with SSD cache support. The TS-863U-RP is a powerful […]

What is a Virtual Machine? How do I put one on my NAS? and what are the Pros and Cons

What is a Virtual Machine and why do VMs and NAS go together so well? Computers as we know them have been around for a while. It is easy to take the versatility of a desktop PC and your modern operating system for granted. We turn on our PC or Mac and just accept as […]

Qnap TS-EC1680U-E3-4GE-R2 16-Bay Rackmount NAS R2 Unboxing, Walkthrough and Talkthrough

Let’s take a look a this business powerhouse NAS form QNAP TS-EC1680U-E3-4GE-R2 16-Bay Rackmount NAS £2400+ ex.VAT and HDD Media. 4GB RAM, Intel® Xeon® E3 Quad-core, 3yr Warranty. This 16-bay high performance unified storage with built-in 10GbE features 3,500+ MB/s throughput and 390,000+ IOPS, Built-in 10GbE, highly-efficient storage solution for HD video editing and sharing, Two […]