The Seagate Firecuda SSHD 2TB ST2000LX001 ST1000LX015 ST500LX025

Looking for the combined advantage of SSD speed and HDD storage for your Laptop, MacBook or PS4 Pro Play faster, work smarter. FireCuda™ drives meld the latest SSD technology with a standard hard drive for a compact blend of capacity and speeds up to 5× faster than typical hard drives. Ferocious Performance! Hate waiting on […]

Thunderbolt 1, 2 and 3 – Frequently Asked Questions about Data Storage

Helping you solve your Problems with Thunderbolt for Mac and Windows Here at SPAN.COM, SPANTV and NASCompares, we get all manner of questions from users trying to make the most of their data storage environment. We truly believe there is no such thing as a small or silly question and encourage users to get in touch […]

The QNAP TVS-673 Gold NAS AMD 6-Bay Unboxing Video – Is this the best Plex NAS I have seen yet

Is the QNAP TVS-673 NAS the most impressive NAS of the year?  QNAP® Systems, Inc. have partnered with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), and announced the release of the high-performance TVS-x73 NAS series. With an AMD Embedded R-Series quad-core APU, up to 64GB RAM, AES-NI hardware encryption engine, two M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots, SSD […]

The G-Tech Series Explained, Featuring the G-Drive, G-RAID, G-Speed Shuttle and Studio and more

 Need a guide to the G-Technology range with G-Drive, G-Speed and G-RAID? look no further G Tech devices today arrive with a 3 Year Warranty and all drives are dedicated 7200rpm Drives and all arrive with a very competent RoC (Raid on Chip). G-Technology’s roots run deep within the creative professional community, and we work […]

The NetStor 24-Bay Thunderbolt2 NA381TB2 4U Rack Server for Mac Mini Walkthrough & Talkthrough

Transform your Mac Mini into a Powerhouse 3x PCIe and Thunderbolt 2 storage server  The NetStor 24-Bay Thunderbolt2 NA381TB2, 19″Rack-4U 24Bay for Mac Mini; PCIe slots for RAID Controller £1880 ex.VAT and HDD Media that arrives with 2yr manufacturers Warranty. The 4U 24 bay Thunderbolt™2 Storage and PCIe Expansion. Transforms a Mac mini into enterprise solution with […]

What is the difference between the WD Colours – Blue, Red, Black, Green, Purple and Gold

Understanding the difference between WD Blue, Red, Black, Green, Purple and Gold Hard Drives Western Digital have been in the hard drive and SSD market since the 1970s and I think it is safe to say that are one of the biggest and best storage media providers in the world. A lot of this success and market […]

Great things from Areca at CeBit 2017 with the ARC-8050T3 and ARC-8042

The Areca family just got bigger CeBit 2017, with the ARC-8042 and ARC-8050T3 RAID Box Known to the long term professionals in data storage, Areca have been a feature of the data storage community for a number of years. They have really pushed the envelope in terms of connectivity and speed of your data. At CeBit […]

The Promise Pegasus3 12TB Mac OS Edition R4 4-Bay RAID Unboxing and Walkthrough

Thunderbolt 3 RAID Storage for Mac and Apple Users for 2017 in the Pegasus R4 40GB/s DAS Good news for those who just purchased their MacBook Pro and want to upgrade to the very latest Thunderbolt 3 Storage accessories, Promise have released the Pegasus3 Symply Edition Series. Featuring Thunderbolt™ 3 technology over a USB-C connection, […]

The QNAP TVS-473 Gold NAS 4-Bay Unboxing Video – Is this the best NAS I have seen yet?

We unbox possibly one of my favourite QNAP NAS devices of the last 12 months  QNAP® Systems, Inc. have partnered with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), and announced the release of the high-performance TVS-x73 NAS series. With an AMD Embedded R-Series quad-core APU, up to 64GB RAM, AES-NI hardware encryption engine, two M.2 SATA 6Gb/s […]

How to upgrade the RAM on your QNAP NAS and which one to buy

Choosing the right Memory for your QNAP NAS – A RAM Buyers guide  Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices have been around for a number for a number of years now and a number of people have been basing their home, work and enterprise business needs around them. However like any piece of technology you will […]

The QNAP TVS-873 Gold NAS AMD 8-Bay Unboxing Video – Is this the best Plex NAS I have seen yet

Is the QNAP TVS-873 NAS Biggest and Best NAS of the year?    QNAP® Systems, Inc. have partnered with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), and announced the release of the high-performance TVS-x73 NAS series. With an AMD Embedded R-Series quad-core APU, up to 64GB RAM, AES-NI hardware encryption engine, two M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots, SSD […]

The Top 20 Recommended Apple Mac Compatible Thunderbolt 3 devices for 2017

Daisy-Chaining Thunderbolt 2 and Thunderbolt 3 Devices with your Mac in 2017  Thunderbolt technology is not a new thing! Heavily utilized by the Mac and Apple community, Thunderbolt 1, 2 and the recently released Thunderbolt 3 for MacBook Pro are fast becoming the connection of choice for the most popular of Photo and Video editing […]

Choosing the right Terramaster NAS or DAS for your Home or Business needs in 2017

Who are TerraMaster and why should you buy a NAS server of DAS enclosure from them?  TerraMaster has focused on the development of storage technology for 16 years. With the core competitiveness of excellent hardware design and strong software developing ability, TerraMaster aims at providing the market with more excellent, reliable and most valuable products. compatible […]

Unboxing and Walkthrough of the AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe Expansion Chassis Thunderbolt 3 T3PB-T3DIS-AKTU

Why you need the AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe Box with Thunderbolt 3  The Thunderbolt 3 PCIe expansion box provides an additional PCIe slot for Thunderbolt 3 computers (e.g. laptop computers) where installing an internal expansion card is not an option and for systems where there is not enough space for more PCIe cards. The Thunderbolt 3 […]

The ioSafe FIRE and WATER test – Will the ioSAFE Solo G3 External Drive survive the burn test

TRUE disaster proof recovery, from Fire to Water for your Business Ultra-performance storage that is optimized for intensive tasks, encryption and instant disaster recovery. With its fire/water protection, superior performance, scalability, resilience, and comprehensive features, the ioSafe Solo G3 arrives Fireproof & Waterproof. This USB 3.0 External Drive + 1 Year Data Recovery Service (DRSPro).  The […]

The LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Overview and Preview

Thunderbolt 3 enabled Data Storage for your Mac or Windows System The perfect complement to SSD-based laptops and all-in-one computers, the new d2 Thunderbolt™ 3 massively expands your capacity up to 10TB for professional bandwidth-intensive creative applications. With Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 speeds through the U SB-C port, the new LaCie d2 performs perfectly […]

The QNAP TVS-882ST3 2.5″ SSD and HDD Thunderbolt 3 NAS

Thunderbolt 3 NAS has arrived from the guys at QNAP with the TVS-882ST3  CES 2017 has come around and QNAP NAS did not disappoint! Many, many new QNAP NAS server devices were announced and uncovered, alongside a number of already mentioned units in the pipeline. Today I want to talk to you about the latest […]

The QNAP TS-1685 16-Bay POWER NAS Walkthrough and Preview

QNAP NAS just unveiled their Biggest and most Powerful NAS yet in the TS-1685 16 Bay Xeon NAS  Easily the single unit that caused the biggest reaction for me at CES 2017 was the behemoth NAS from the guys at QNAP – The QNAP TS-1685 16-Bay Xeon D NAS. Now there are a number of […]

The QNAP TVS-882BR 8-Bay with i5, i7, DDR4 and 5.25 Bay for Optical Drives and more

Have QNAP NAS made their strangest NAS yet in the 5.25″ enabled QNAP TVS-882BR NAS? As previously mentioned here at NASComapres, QNAP made quite a splash at CES 2015 with their announcement of some really innovative and exciting NAS Server devices for 2017. However the one that really made me stop and think was the […]

The QNAP TVS-1282T3 Thunderbolt 3 NAS 12-Bay with TB3, TB2, 10GBe, 4K HDMI, SSD, m.2 SSD

Thunderbolt NAS just got even bigger with the Thunderbolt3 QNAP NAS TVS-1282T3  Possibly one of the most anticipated announcements from QNAP at CES 2017 was the massive leap they have made into Thunderbolt 3 enabled NAS! They are upgrading a few of their existing units with this highly demanded connection (40GB/s and recently introduced to […]