Synology DS218PLAY 2-Bay Multimedia NAS for 2017 and 2018

New Synology DS218play 2-Bay NAS for 2017 and 2018 NASCompares

A New Multimedia Synology DS218PLAY Diskstation 2-Bay NAS for 4K, HD and more Already featured last month, the Synology PLAY series of network attached storage (NAS) devices gained a new two hard drive bay device to join the lineup. Already available in 4-Bay configuration (DS418PLAY), this new multimedia NAS promises to not only be a […]

The Brand New Synology DS218J 2-Bay NAS for 2017 and 2018

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Another New Synology Diskstation, the Cost effective DS218J 2-Bay NAS Already lightly covered at the Synology 2018 London event back in late september, the budget friendly Synology DS218J NAS. This 2-Bay NAS device, much like it’s predecessor (the DS216J) is this 2-Bay device is aimed at those who want a NAS to perform basic/standard level […]

Brand New Synology DS118 1-Bay NAS for 2017 and 2018

New Synology DS118 1-Bay NAS for 2017 and 2018 NASCompares

The Synology DS118 – A Brand New 1 Bay NAS for 2018 Synology have really been pushing NAS hard throughout September and October 2017 and today we want to highlight one of three devices that are still yet to come. The other two I have already lightly covered on this channel in the last week or […]

Unboxing the QNAP TS-453BT3 Thunderbolt 3 and 10GbE NAS – The Lowest Price Thunderbolt NAS yet

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Why is the QNAP TS-453BT3 Thunderbolt NAS so Important? Earlier in 2017, we highlighted a brand new Thunderbolt 3 NAS that QNAP was working on. It promised the features and functionality of other thunderbolt NAS, but at a fraction of the price. Fast forward to today and we finally have our hands on the QNAP […]

The DS718+ NAS versus DS918+ Synology Flagship 2-Bay vs 4-Bay NAS Comparison

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Should you buy the 2-Bay DS718+ or the 4-Bay DS918+?  Synology have really been dominating the NAS market these last couple of months with the release of almost their entire New Diskstation range of devices ranging from plucky like 2-Bay devices all the way through to some hugely powerful 30-Bay expandable NAS servers. Of course […]

What is the best way to Backup? NAS, Thunderbolt, LTO-7, 10GBe, USB or The Cloud?

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What is the best way to Backup 10 Terabytes of data every day?  Data is really, really important. That should not come as a staggering fact. If you found this article thanks to a rather perceptive google search, then clearly you think data is very important too. It is all to easy to rely on your […]

The DS218+ NAS versus DS216+II – Synology Plus Series NAS Comparison

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Choosing the best 2-Bay Synology NAS between the DS218+ and the DS216+II Choosing whether to buy a brand new released piece of hardware or saving some money and getting a year or two older is always a common decision. This has become an especially frequent decider due to companies choosing to release their products with […]

Career Opportunities at SPAN.COM and SPANTV

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Are you interested in a Career in Data Storage? We at SPAN.COM have been in the business of Data Storage for over 20 years and are always looking for individuals who can bring their own skills, experience and expertise to the team. If you are interested in joining our ever growing company, why not send us […]

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

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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 Synology DS418PLAY 4K Multimedia NAS Unboxing – 4K or Not 4K, That is the Question

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The Latest Synology PLAY arrives for 2018 – Is the DS418PLAY the Dream 4K NAS for you? The Synology PLAY series has been around for a number of years now and over that time there have been highs and lows. Many considered the peak of that range to be the 2014 release DS214PLAY, a simple […]

Unboxing the Synology DS3018xs Powerhouse 6-Bay NAS for Home and Business

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What is so good about the Synology DS3018xs 6-Bay NAS? When Synology first announced the DS3018xs NAS back at Cebit in March, it would be safe to say that it left a mark. Up until this point we had seen the majority of hardware from Synology arriving in two different categories. Vastly enterprise based Rackmount […]

NAS at IP EXPO 2017 in London – Featuring QNAP, Synology, Buffalo and more

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What is IP Expo and what has it got to do with NAS in 2017 and 2018? Originally started as a simple information technology (IT) trade show  promoting hardware and limited software for businesses to house their ever-growing stacks of date, over the years it has evolved into a twice annually held event that takes place […]

Setting Up Your Synology DS418PLAY Media NAS In Minutes – Hardware Installation Guide

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How to set up your Synology DS418PLAY NAS for the first time Well done on buying yoru multimedia NAS Synology DS418PLAY! Before setting up your new DiskStation, please check the package contents to verify that you have received the items below. Also, make sure to read the safety instructions carefully to avoid harming yourself or damaging […]

The DS918+ NAS versus DS916+ Synology Flagship 4-Bay NAS Comparison

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Choosing between the Synology DS918+ and DS916+ NAS for your Data  Synology NAS is probably one of the biggest names in the industry. Providing hardware for home and business users alike, they have been known for their user-friendly software design, sleek modern chassis and accessibility to anyone with even the smallest amount of IT Experience. […]

The Synology DS418PLAY 4-Bay 4K Multimedia NAS Server – Specs And Details Revealed

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Specifications and Hardware Revealed on the Synology DS418PLAY 4K Diskstation NAS Synology DiskStation DS418play is a 4-bay NAS designed for ultra-high definition multimedia enthusiasts. Powered by a new dual-core processor, DS418play supports real-time transcoding for up to 2 channels of H.265/H.264 4K videos at the same time. AES-NI support ensures smooth encrypted data transfer and […]

Unboxing the Synology DS718+ NAS 2-Bay Server – Smack my bits up!

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Finally we unbox the Synology DS718+ NAS 2-Bay for 2017 and 2018 With so many Synology NAS Diskstation devices being released this month, we are fortunate enough to unbox the Synology DS718+ and find out how much has changed compared with the Synology DS716+II. When the Synology DS718+ was uncovered back in mid 2017, it […]

The Synology 2018 UK Event – HUGE Hardware and Software Updates

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Synology NAS heads into 2018 with an Impressive array of Hardware and Software The big brand in Network Attached Storage once again hosted their annual conference, planning on appearing in 17 different countries, and with China and Taiwan hosted earlier in the month, it is now the turn of London, United Kingdom to host the Synology conference […]

Update on the QNAP TS-453BT3 Thunderbolt 4-Bay NAS – Specifications and Hardware Revealed

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The New and Exciting 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 NAS from QNAP is close to release Not long now till QNAP release their more home and SMB based Thunderbolt 3 NAS, the TS-453BT3-8G and many of you have been wondering what has taken so long? The QNAP TS-453BT3 was originally uncovered by NASCompares back in May and since then […]

The Synology DS418J NAS versus the Synology DS416J NAS – 4 Bay Budget Comparison

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The Synology DS418J NAS versus the Synology DS416J NAS – Choosing the right cost-effective NAS  With so many Synology NAS devices available, it is all too easy to get a little lost amongst the different units. Often newer is not necessarily better and all too often it is the case that a brand new release from […]

Unboxing the Synology DS918+ NAS Server – OMG So Pretty

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The wait is over, the Synology DS918+ 4-Bay NAS is here  Originally uncovered as far back as April 2017, the Synology DS918+ was always going to be a real game changer for the big name in network attached storage. This was far from their first 4-Bay NAS server and will almost certainly not be their […]