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

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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 […]

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 […]

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

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

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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 […]

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

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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 Perfect NAS for your Plex Media Server in 2017

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Setting up your first Plex Media Server NAS Have you ever heard of Plex? Of course you have! So, you have made the big decision and want to put all your media (Films, music and photos alike) in a network enabled device so you can access them from any TV, computer or phone, either at […]

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 […]

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

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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

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Best NAS of 2016 – The Top 10 Network Attached Storage Devices this year

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What are the Top 10 NAS devices of 2016? We at NASCompares are keen on NAS. That cannot be much of a surprise. We have seen it all this fruitful year of 2016. Thunderbolt 3 on Mac, USB 3.1 Gen 2 becoming mainstream, 4K becoming more and more popular, the insanely fast Samsung 960 SSD […]

QNAP TVS-473, TVS-673 and TVS-873 are available – Finally!

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 A New Big Release from the Giants of NAS with the TVS-473, TVS-673 and TVS-873 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 […]

The Samsung 960 M.2 SSD Pro and EVO are released in 2TB, 1TB, 500GB and more

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 An SSD that changes everything, But is the Samsung SSD 960 PRO is it as promised? Experience unprecedented performance for heavy workloads and engineering applications with the high-capacity, highly reliable Samsung 960 PRO SSD. Designed for high-end PCs and workstations, the 960 PRO boasts a cutting-edge 48-layer Samsung V-NAND-based architecture that delivers next-generation performance in a […]

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 […]