Choosing the Right NAS – Frequently Asked Questions about Data Storage

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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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

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

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

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

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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

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  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 […]

NAS News – QNAP Release New Cost Effective NAS, The TS-131P, TS-231P and TS-431P NAS

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Good news for those looking for cost effective budget NAS this 2016/17  Often over looked in the NAS community, the low end and budget friendly NAS devices are always held with a certain degree of contempt by many hard-care IT and network professionals. More geared with things like Plex Media Servers, Virtual Machines and NAS […]

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

What is the Best 4 bay Qnap NAS server of 2016 and 2017

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 […]

The Best NAS of the Year so far – Choose the Right NAS for you

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QNAP NAS vs Synology NAS – Apples and Oranges?  If you, like me, follow the world of NAS then you have more than likely heard about the hot new releases in NAS that have been in the works from Synology, QNAP, WD MyCloud and more. It is no secret that the top dogs in the […]

The QNAP TS253A Versus The QNAP TS-251+ – Which one deserves your data?

The QNAP TS-251+ versus The QNAP TS-253A - The QNAP NAS HDMI 2016 Faceoff featuring the TS-253A-4G and TS-251+-2G

The QNAP NAS Comparison of Power vs Ability Hardly a race of the tortoise against the hare, these two NAS servers released by QNAP NAS in the closing stages of 2015 both make their target audience abundantly clear. Though both in a similar price bracket and with barely £30 pounds between them, it can become […]