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 […]

A Review of the Zyxel NAS Range featuring the Zyxel NAS326, NAS520 and NAS542

Is the Zyxel NAS Range worth your time and your money?  Get expanded cloud storage for all your networked devices with Zyxel’s personal cloud storage series. These cloud-enabled products allow you to freely access your data wherever you go with your favorite mobile devices. Grow and expand your home multimedia library with its excellent media-streaming […]

A Guide to helping you Choose the Right Synology NAS – DS216J from DS716+II. Cheap vs Power

Synology 2-bay NAS for 2017 – Should you buy a Budget NAS or a Premium NAS? With the Synology 2016 NAS series well under way and the 2017 NAS Series around the corner , it can get very confusing for most consumers that are ready to make the jump to Network Attached Storage. Be it as […]

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 Synology DS1817+ and DS1517+ NAS – Available to Buy

Great News! The Synology DS1817+ and DS1517+ NAS are available to Buy We are pleased to let you know that SPAN.COM now has the brand new Synology 8-Bay and 5-bay Network Attached Storage Enclosure for 2017 now available. It has been a long wait since the 2015 release of the popular DS1815+ and DS1515+ and we are […]

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 Apollo Personal Cloud Storage Versus The Apple Time Capsule – The Apple Time Machine NAS Faceoff

Choosing the best Network Solution for Apple Time Machine Backups and more, New versus Old There is no escaping it, the digital age is well and truly here. According to a study in 2015 by the popular promo code website, vouchercloud, we create 2.5 Quintillion bytes (so 2,500,000,000,000,000,000 bytes or 2,500,000 Terabytes) – not just […]

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 […]

UPDATE 2 – The Synology DS1817+ and DS1517+ NAS – Specs, DX517 and more

More information becoming available on the Synology DS1817+ and DS1517+ NAS  Just when you are getting comfortable and want to watch the Rugby (dear oh dear – Half time and Ireland do seem to be taking us to the cleaners a bit) then a little bit more information is spreading on the New and Exciting […]

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 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 […]

The Synology DS1817+ and DS1517+ NAS – An Update on release

Synology are set to release the Synology DS1817+ and DS1517+ NAS  Great news for those who have been waiting literally years now for the release of an update to the 2014 released DS1815+ and DS1515+. At a recent ‘ITPartners Expo’ in France, synology were present and had on display the latest releases for 2017 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Perfect NAS for your Plex Media Server in 2017

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 […]