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 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 […]

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 […]

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 – […]

CeBit 2017 – Synology NAS Diskstation in 2017, will we ever see a DS217 or DS1817+?

What new releases do we want from Synology 2017  in NAS at CeBit 2017? Today we begin our 4 part breakdown on our countdown to CeBit2017. One of the biggest the events of the year is almost upon us, CeBit in Germany, and a number of you are waiting with baited breath as to what new […]

A History of Synology 2-Bay NAS – DS207, DS209, DS210, DS211, DS212, DS213, DS214, DS215, DS216 and DS217

2004 to 2017- A Guide to the popular 2-Bay Synology NAS Server Range and how it has Evolved   Before we get to grips with the Synology 2-Bay NAS series over the years, it is important to take a look a little further back at the first 1 Bay NAS units they ever produced. back in […]

Synology finally Release the RT2600ac Router – Check out our Unboxing and Walkthrough

Synology finally release the RT2600AC Router for Home and SOHO Users Blazing-fast Wi-Fi with up to 2.53Gbps combined wireless bandwidth to supercharge your network. RT2600ac is a powerful wireless router for homes and small offices seeking to work and play smarter, featuring comprehensive VPN solutions, enhanced security, and flexible media and file sharing capabilities. Supporting MU-MIMO […]

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 Top 20 Recommended Apple Mac Compatible Thunderbolt 3 devices for 2017

Daisy-Chaining Thunderbolt 2 and Thunderbolt 3 Devices with your Mac in 2017  Thunderbolt technology is not a new thing! Heavily utilized by the Mac and Apple community, Thunderbolt 1, 2 and the recently released Thunderbolt 3 for MacBook Pro are fast becoming the connection of choice for the most popular of Photo and Video editing […]

The Recommended IP Cameras for Synology and QNAP NAS for 2017

Choosing the right IP Camera for your QNAP OR Synology NAS  Buying a NAS server to house, share and protect you most important data is fast becoming the system of choice for home and business users alike. The days of a draw filled with 4 or 5 USB keys or indeterminate size and quality are […]

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 Synology Flashstation FS3017 24-Bay NAS Walkthrough and Talkthrough.wmv

The most Powerful Synology Ever Built, the Synology FS3017 24-Bay NAS The Synology FlashStation FS3017  is an All-flash NAS solution for the most demanding environments SAS/SATA to 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10,000 Mbit/s) 64GB RAM DDR4 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 – Six Core 2.4 GHz 5yr Warranty In addition to explosive data storage growth, enterprises are […]

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 Synology DS3617xs 12-Bay Desktop Enterprise Desktop NAS Walkthrough and Talkthrough

Synology NAS throw down the gauntlet for 2017 with it’s most powerful Desktop NAS Ever  No strangers to to network Attached Storage, one of the most popular NAS brands in the world, Synology, have unveiled their most ambitious enterprise desktop NAS ever- The 12-Bay DS3617xs DiskStation NAS. This is a real change of scene for their range and […]