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 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 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 Synology DS716+II vs WD My Cloud Pro PR2100 – The Synology V WD Plex NAS Comparison

Does the Synology DS716+ or the WD My Cloud PR2100 NAS deserve your data? Both these two Quad-Core Intel NAS devices from the giants of Western Digital and Synology are really peeking your interest for you next Plex NAS or ideal NAS server. However which one deserves your data? Both the Synology DS716+II NAS Server […]

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 […]

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 Synology DS916+ vs The Synology DS716+II – The Synology Plus Series NAS Comparison

DS716+II or DS916+ ? Choosing the right Synology NAS to buy  Deciding which NAS to buy can be quite a daunting task. Whether it is your first NAS, an upgrade to an existing Network Attached Storage setup or even as a gift for a family member (an occurrence that is strangely more common than you […]

The QNAP TS-251A NAS versus the Synology DS216+II NAS – Brand vs Brand Faceoff

Can the new combined DAS and NAS QNAP TS-251A compare with the popular Synology DS216+II? Today at NASCompares we will be looking at two NAS devices that have really caught your attention in these closing stages of 2016. The two big NAS brands, Synology and QNAP have locked horns many times. How could they not, […]

The Synology RS217 versus The Synology RS214 Rackstation NAS – How do they Compare

The latest Synology 2017 Series arrives with the RS217 NAS Rackstation – But how does it compare with the RS214  Synology RackStation RS217 is a compact and cost effective 2-bay rackmount NAS with outstanding performance, providing a smart entry into rack-level storage for small, growing businesses to effectively manage, share and sync data. Synology® RackStation […]

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

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!

 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 QNAP TVS-1282T versus The QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt 2 NAS Faceoff – Which is the best

Time for the biggest NAS comparison yet. Thunderbolt 2 NAS 2015 vs Thunderbolt 2 NAS 2016  With regard to general performance, The TVS-871T-i7-16G and likewise the TVS-1282T-i7-32G is made by QNAP NAS. By choosing QNAP people expect to see advanced configurations opportunities as well as innovative and more diverse business applications and in this both of […]

The Synology DS216J versus The QNAP TS-228 – Budget NAS Face off,

The Battle of the Budget NAS from Synology and QNAP  Another Budget NAS faceoff – This time New Synology vs New QNAP. Regarding general Performance, the DS216J unlike the TS-228 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 […]

The QNAP TS-451+ vs The QNAP TS-453A – The QNAP Quad-Core NAS faceoff

Which QNAP 4-Bay deserves your Plex, 4K and NAS data? Which NAS should you Buy? Second only to the QNAP TS-453A, the QNAP TS-451+ is one of the best 4-bay NAS units from QNAP in the market this 2016. The design is the result of years of chassis design in previous unit and is very […]

The QNAP TS-453A versus The QNAP TVS-463 – 4 Bay Power NAS Faceoff

  Which QNAP 4-bay NAS deserves your money? Network Attached Storage has been around a fair while now and I think it is fair to say that it is popular! But how to these popular NAS devices compare? Both are 4-Bay NAS from QNAP, but with a different target audience. The QNAP TS-453A is aimed […]

What is the best 4-Bay Synology NAS of 2016 and 2017?

Choosing the best Synology 4-Bay NAS to buy – Important factors  Whether you are buying your first NAS server, or you are upgrading your pre existing Network Attached Storage device, there are a great many advantages to investing in a solid 4 or 5 Bay NAS solution. Not withstanding the obvious advantages that being able […]

The WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS vs The QNAP TS-231 NAS – Compare Brand against Brand in a NAS Faceoff

Which Budget NAS should you buy for your cost-effective Server? The WDBVBZ0000NCH-EESN unlike the TS-231, is made by Western Digital. There always other brands out there like Western Digital which are often innovative. You might not get the same user experience comparing with other better known brands. But sometimes you might not need it. Unlike […]

What is the best NAS for a Plex Media Server in 2017?

Which is the best NAS for Plex Media Server?  Have you ever heard of Plex? Of course you have, why else would you have come here! So, you have made the big decision and want to put all your media (Pictures, music and video alike) in a network enabled device so you can access anywhere […]

What is the best QNAP 4-bay NAS of 2016 so far?

What is the best 4 Bay NAS from QNAP? There is no escaping it, every day we use, create, need and store data. The growth and evolution of Network Attached Storage has been a fast and more and more people in 2016 are finding the need for a NAS Server in their lives. 4-Bay NAS […]