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 […]

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 […]

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 WD My Cloud Pro PR2100 Power Plex NAS Unboxing and Walkthrough

WD Release their Plex Specialized NAS with the WD My Cloud Pro PR2100 NAS The core of team collaboration, with space to keep virtually everything, the My Cloud Pro Series offers your creative team the network storage to edit, save and share production files from anywhere with an internet connection. Compatible with both Mac and […]

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 […]

HGST Unveil their New SATA and SAS 12TB Enterprise Hard Drives

Is the 12TB Ultrastar He12 from HGST the Biggest Data Center Drive Yet?  As the need for data storage continues to explode, enterprise and cloud architects and data centre managers are challenged to deliver the highest quality of service at the lowest possible total cost of ownership (TCO). The costs of designing, deploying, operating, and supporting […]

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

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 Countdown to Black Friday begins at SPAN.COM – Daily Deals

Bargains, Sales and Discounts at SPAN.COM this Black Friday Black Friday and all it’s bargains have begun at SPAN.COM and they know many of you cannot wait to get your hands on the best deals. So in the run up to Black Friday they are revealing their Deal of the Day every 24 hours from […]

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

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 […]

Who are SPAN.COM and Why are they the best for NAS?

Who are SPAN.COM?  Originally started in 1994, SPAN was created with one goal in mind – to become the premium provider of data storage solutions to business and home users alike. Over 20 years later, SPAN is now a thriving company with a team of dedicated employees and a driving commitment to achieving that original […]

Seagate Release a 5TB Mobile Drive for their BarraCuda Compute Range – ST5000LM000

The biggest, Smallest HDD in the world from Seagate  Seagate knows a few things about Hard Drives. As you would expect from a company incorporated in 1978 and very much present at the beginning of the big computer boom of the 1980’s, they have pioneered and been involved in almost every innovation of modern hard […]

Keep it in the clouds – Choosing Network Attached Storage. Small, Medium and Large Solutions

Keep it in the clouds – Choosing Network Attached Storage  As reliable and steadfast as local Backup can be, it is not the only way. Realistically you should always have two backups in place (this does not include any on your Mac or PC). But you should always think outside the box and this is where […]

The Sonnet Fusion QR 4-Bay DS400-QR Unboxing & Walkthrough SPAN.COM FUS-DE4QR-0TB

Reliable, Simple & Flexible Apple Storage from Sonnet for eSATA and FW800  Looking for an affordable desktop multi-drive storage system? Sonnet’s Fusion QR should be on your short list. This versatile 4-drive RAID 5 SATA storage system delivers reliable operation, simple configuration, and flexible connection options in a small, budget-friendly package. Available without drives, and […]

The Startech Thunderbolt to eSATA and USB 3.0 Adapter Unboxing & Walkthrough – TB2USB3ES

Add an eSATA port and a USB 3.0 hub port to your Thunderbolt equipped MacBook or Ultrabook What are the key feature Thunderbolt to eSATA plus USB 3.0 Adapter? Hassle-free setup – Plug-and-play installation on supported operating systems using native drivers eSATA port supports SATA III / II / I connections USB 3.0 port supports UASP […]

What is SHR? And what is the difference between Synology Hybrid RAID and Ordinary RAID?

What is the difference between SHR and RAID? Synology Hybrid RAID or SHR, has been around for quite a while now, and though it has not make the big impact that Synology NAS’ Btrfs file system has, it is still an increasing popular choice for many when it comes to protecting their hardware and their […]

The 5 Things you should know about Long-term Data Archiving and Cold Storage

Important things to consider when investing in a good long term storage solution  Data is important and the only thing more important than that is YOUR data! Whether you are a home or business it is almost certain that your data is valuable and therefore a long term storage array to archive and protect this […]

The Synology DS116 NAS has been released and comes as quite a surprise

Why would someone buy a 1-Bay Synology NAS? Those who are interested in keeping their NAS solution in budget and things like RAID are less important will really see the benefits of the Synology DS116. With hardware that is almost double that of a cost effective 2-Bay NAS servers like the Synology DS216J and the […]

A guide to choosing Between 2-Bay and 4-Bay Desktop Storage and Getting the most from your data

A guide to choosing Between 2-Bay and 4-Bay Desktop Storage  Getting the most  from your storage is important and for most users, second only to price, is the power, ability and storage space of their Data Storage solution. Good RAID storage enclosures come in many forms but the most popular for home and small business owners […]

Should you buy a Desktop or Rackmount NAS or DAS?

Choosing a Desktop or Rackmount NAS for your home or Business?  Let’s face it – data is EVERYWHERE! It is inescapable, it is necessary and most important of all, it needs to be kept somewhere safe. With data breaches and online hacks becoming a near monthly occurrence, it is all to understandable why a person […]