The Seagate Firecuda SSHD 2TB ST2000LX001 ST1000LX015 ST500LX025

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Looking for the combined advantage of SSD speed and HDD storage for your Laptop, MacBook or PS4 Pro Play faster, work smarter. FireCuda™ drives meld the latest SSD technology with a standard hard drive for a compact blend of capacity and speeds up to 5× faster than typical hard drives. Ferocious Performance! Hate waiting on […]

Thunderbolt 1, 2 and 3 – Frequently Asked Questions about Data Storage

FAQ about NAS, DAS and Data Storage (2)

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 […]

What is the difference between the WD Colours – Blue, Red, Black, Green, Purple and Gold

WD Colours Hard Drives

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 […]

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 […]

How to Upgrade your PS4 Pro by Installing a Seagate Firecuda 2TB SSHD

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Upgrade your Playstation Pro with a Seagate Firecuda 2TB Hybrid Drive  The newly released Playstation 4 Pro has landed and it is making many of us reach for our wallets in an effort to enjoy the greatness of 4K PS4 Gaming, however for those of an expansive frame of mind, the innovation and upgrades to […]

The QNAP TVS-882ST2 2.5” SSD and HDD Thunderbolt 2 NAS with USB 3.1, TB2, 10GBe and more

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Latest Update to the QNAP TVS-882ST2 2.5″ 8-Bay Thunderbolt2 NAS Designed for small offices with limited space, the TVS-882ST2 is designed to be lightweight and yet powerful; the Intel 6th generation Core i5 quad-core processor and AES-NI hardware encryption engine provide Thunderbolt 2 / NAS / iSCSI SAN 3-in-1 application with support for Thunderbolt 2 […]

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 Countdown to Black Friday begins at SPAN.COM – Daily Deals

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Bargains, Sales and Discounts at SPAN.COM this Black Friday Black Friday and all it’s bargains have begun at SPAN.COM and they know many of you cannot wait to get your hands on the best deals. So in the run up to Black Friday they are revealing their Deal of the Day every 24 hours from […]

New Release – The Pegasus3 Symply Edition Featuring Thunderbolt 3 for Mac with the R8, R6 and R4

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Pegasus3 Release the Thunderbolt3 R8, R6 and R4 Symply Edition 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, it delivers incredible speed and performance for HD […]

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 […]

Who are SPAN.COM and Why are they the best for NAS?

Who are SPAN.COM and why are they the best for NAS DAS and can help with your Data Storage Solution

Who are SPAN.COM?  Originally started in 1994, SPAN was created with one goal in mind – to become the premium provider of data storage solutions to business and home users alike. Over 20 years later, SPAN is now a thriving company with a team of dedicated employees and a driving commitment to achieving that original […]

The Sonnet Fusion QR 4-Bay DS400-QR Unboxing & Walkthrough SPAN.COM FUS-DE4QR-0TB

The Sonnet Fusion QR 4-Bay DS400-QR Unboxing & Walkthrough SPAN.COM FUS-DE4QR-0TB

Reliable, Simple & Flexible Apple Storage from Sonnet for eSATA and FW800  Looking for an affordable desktop multi-drive storage system? Sonnet’s Fusion QR should be on your short list. This versatile 4-drive RAID 5 SATA storage system delivers reliable operation, simple configuration, and flexible connection options in a small, budget-friendly package. Available without drives, and […]

The Drobo 5Dt Turbo 5-Bay Thunderbolt2 and USB 3.0 Enclosure Walkthrough and Talkthrough

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Is the Drobo 5Dt Turbo DRDR5A31-T  the answer to your Thunderbolt 2 problems?  The 5-Bay RAID Drobo 5Dt Turbo DRDR5A31-T is a DAS (direct attached storage) enclosure featuring the ever constant USB 3.0 connection, as well as the far more sought after and ever growing in popularity Thunderbolt 2 connection. There are a few reasons that this […]

The 5 Things you should know about Long-term Data Archiving and Cold Storage

The 5 Things you should know about Long-term Data Archiving and Cold Storage

Important things to consider when investing in a good long term storage solution  Data is important and the only thing more important than that is YOUR data! Whether you are a home or business it is almost certain that your data is valuable and therefore a long term storage array to archive and protect this […]

The QNAP TVS-X82T range has been released. Part 1 – The TVS-68T-i3-8G Unboxing Video

The QNAP TVS-682T-i3-8G 4-Bay Thunderbolt 2 NAS with 10GBe, 4K HDMI, SSD Cache Unboxing Video

The QNAP TVS-682T NAS has been released and is available to buy NOW  Good news for NAS users who want the latest Thunderbolt and NAS solution. The Desktop NAS 10GbE and TB2 TVS-682T-i3-8G 4-Bay (Technically 6 Bay with 4x 3.5″ HDD and 2x 2.5″ SSD slots) has been released. You can buy the unit itself for £1376 ex.VAT […]

Should you buy a Desktop or Rackmount NAS or DAS?

Upgrading from Desktop to Rackmount NAS, DAS and SAN for your Business

Choosing a Desktop or Rackmount NAS for your home or Business?  Let’s face it – data is EVERYWHERE! It is inescapable, it is necessary and most important of all, it needs to be kept somewhere safe. With data breaches and online hacks becoming a near monthly occurrence, it is all to understandable why a person […]

The Surveillance NAS Faceoff – Seagate Surveillance Hard Drives Vs WD Purple Surveillance Drive – Which one is the safest purchase?

Surveillance and NAS Drives It has long been a use of modern Network Attached Storage, or NAS, as a means of achieving first class home and business Network Video Recording (NVR). Indeed the big NAS brands Synology and QNAP have gone to great lengths to proclaim their NAS server units ability to function beautifully as […]

What is the difference between the WD Colours? Understanding the WD HDD Rainbow

WD Colours Hard Drives

Why are some Hard Drives better than others for NAS, PCs, Surveillance and DataCenters?  Hard Drive media has been around a long time – I mean a REALLY long time. Once it was deemed only for Desktop Computers but those days seem almost alien to us now that there are both Hard Drives and SSD‘s […]

How to use a PCI-e Card with your MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt

Expand your Mac Book with a PCIe card via Thunderbolt

Think outside the Box with PCIe Expansions  Stepping away from the subject of Storage and Backups, another decision you may have to make will be whether to invest your budget into a high-end Desktop setup or a more fluid, portable operation. Traditionally the problem has always been that portable operations via a Macbook, Laptop or […]