Plex Media Server and NAS – Frequently Asked Questions about Data Storage

Helping you solve your Problems with a NAS Plex Media Server 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 […]

Choosing the Right NAS – Frequently Asked Questions about Data Storage

Helping you solve your Problems with Choosing the Right NAS  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 with […]

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 NEW QNAP TS-253B 2-Bay NAS for 2017 – More information

More information on the QNAP TS-253B 2-Bay Fully Featured NAS More images have emerged of the elusive QNAP TS-253B NAS from the guys at QNAPClub in Germany (full credit goes to Christian @ forum.qnapclub.de for these images below). And with it more information about the hardware. Already we can see several new details and confirmation of things […]

How to install Kodi and Netflix on your QNAP NAS in 2017

Installing Kodi on my QNAP NAS in 2017  For many of us choosing our first NAS involved a number of important factors and features of the unit and the NAS brand. Currently one of the most popular uses is, of course, centralizing your media collection. Over the last two or three years the most popular […]

The QNAP TS-253B and TS-453B NAS- Exclusive NAS Release for 2017

Something new and exciting is coming from QNAP NAS later in 2017 with the TS-253B and TS-453B Just when I thought the snow storm that was CES2017 had blown over for me and I was getting ready for CeBit 2017… the TS-x53B series chucks up on my desk. Very little is know at this stage […]

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 TS-451A versus the QNAP TS-453A – NAS+DAS vs NAS+Dual OS Faceoff

USB Direct Attached ability vs Linux based Dual OS – the QNAP NAS comparison with TS-453A or TS-451A Interested in buying a QNAP TS-453A NAS or the QNAP TS-451A NAS but cannot decide? What is more important to you, that wonderfully new Directed Attached Storage ability via USB 3.0? Or the fantastically innovative Linux Dual OS […]

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 […]

Choosing the right Asustor NAS for your Home or Business for 2017

What is the best ASUSTOR NAS for Home, SMB and Business?  Choosing your first NAS device can be hard. Network Attached Server devices are now becoming a popular choice for those with large amount of data they want to access via a network or internet connection, but with the safe guards and protection for added […]

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 Recommended IP Cameras for Synology and QNAP NAS for 2017

Choosing the right IP Camera for your QNAP OR Synology NAS  Buying a NAS server to house, share and protect you most important data is fast becoming the system of choice for home and business users alike. The days of a draw filled with 4 or 5 USB keys or indeterminate size and quality are […]

Which NAS to buy for Plex – The Full Compatibility List for Synology, QNAP, Asustor, Netgear, WD and more

What is the best NAS for a 1080p Plex Media Server? Choosing the right Network Attached Storage device for your perfect Plex Media Server can be a rather intimidating and daunting process. Over the years the NAS Server market has exploded with numerous devices becoming available to home, small business and enterprise users and with […]

The Synology DS3617xs vs The Synology DS3615xs – Enterprise Synology NAS Comparison

Why buy the Synology DS3617xs or the DS3615xs for your Business Class NAS server?   The DS3617xs same as the DS3615xs is made by Synology. People often choose Synology because of user friendly interface as well as being suited for Mac and Windows based environments. It is relatively easy to set up and use, and those […]

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 […]

Good News – The New QNAP TVS-473, TVS-673 and TVS-873 Gold Series NAS are coming to SPAN.COM

The QNAP TVS-473, TVS-673 and TVS-873 Gold Series NAS are now Available  We know a number of your have been waiting for it and we at SPAN.COM are pleased to tell you that the highly anticipated AMD R-CPU Quad-Core NAS, the TVS-x73 Series is arriving with us and we expect demand to be high! We […]