The Seagate Firecuda SSHD 2TB ST2000LX001 ST1000LX015 ST500LX025

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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

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

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 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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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 […]

The Synology Flashstation FS3017 24-Bay NAS Walkthrough and Talkthrough.wmv

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The most Powerful Synology Ever Built, the Synology FS3017 24-Bay NAS The Synology FlashStation FS3017  is an All-flash NAS solution for the most demanding environments SAS/SATA to 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10,000 Mbit/s) 64GB RAM DDR4 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 – Six Core 2.4 GHz 5yr Warranty In addition to explosive data storage growth, enterprises are […]

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

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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Good News – The Samsung 960 SSD Evo 250GB is available

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SSD 960 EVO A smart choice in NVMe SSDs  If you’re looking for the next great advance in PC performance, the Samsung 960 EVO is a smart choice. An NVMe™ interface provides enhanced bandwidth, and a new controller and Samsung’s intelligent TurboWrite technology deliver next-generation performance. Included are an advanced maintenance software solution and a 3-year […]

Unboxing the Netsor NA460C USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C External Case Walkthrough

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Netstor release their USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C case for Windows and Mac  A long standing brand in the arena of digital Storage solutions, Netstor Technology have been around since 2002 when they were one of the first companies in the world to release a truly hot swappable external 2-Bay enclosure for 3.5″ HDD […]

How to Upgrade your PS4 Pro by Installing a Seagate Firecuda 2TB SSHD

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Upgrade your Playstation Pro with a Seagate Firecuda 2TB Hybrid Drive  The newly released Playstation 4 Pro has landed and it is making many of us reach for our wallets in an effort to enjoy the greatness of 4K PS4 Gaming, however for those of an expansive frame of mind, the innovation and upgrades to […]

The QNAP TVS-882ST2 2.5” SSD and HDD Thunderbolt 2 NAS with USB 3.1, TB2, 10GBe and more

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Latest Update to the QNAP TVS-882ST2 2.5″ 8-Bay Thunderbolt2 NAS Designed for small offices with limited space, the TVS-882ST2 is designed to be lightweight and yet powerful; the Intel 6th generation Core i5 quad-core processor and AES-NI hardware encryption engine provide Thunderbolt 2 / NAS / iSCSI SAN 3-in-1 application with support for Thunderbolt 2 […]

The Best Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals at SPAN.COM

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The best Deals of Black Friday 2016 at SPAN.COM Who doesn’t love a bargain? With Black Friday almost upon us, it’s easy to get tempted into making a purchase that is almost too good to be true! But are these deals as good as they seem? As well as being a perfect opportunity to make […]

New Release – The Pegasus3 Symply Edition Featuring Thunderbolt 3 for Mac with the R8, R6 and R4

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Pegasus3 Release the Thunderbolt3 R8, R6 and R4 Symply Edition 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, it delivers incredible speed and performance for HD […]

Good News! The New Apple MacBook Pro Supports Thunderbolt 3

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Good news – Thunderbolt 3 for Mac – 40GB/s for all Thunderbolt 3 has been around for a number of months now and has been causing quite a stir. Connected via the USB Type C port type, it has been a fast luxury that is being enjoyed by Window users almost exclusively – till now! […]

Western Digital FINALLY release their WD Blue SSD and WD Green SSD in 2.5″ and M.2

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Western Digital release the WD Blue and WD Green SSD – Are they worth your data?  WD Blue™ SSD PC SSD (Solid State Drive) With superior performance and leading-edge reliability, the WD Blue SSD offers digital storage that is optimized for multi-tasking and ready to keep up with your high performance computing needs. Available in […]