Plex Media Server and NAS – Frequently Asked Questions about Data Storage

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Recommended IP Cameras for Synology and QNAP NAS for 2017

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

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

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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 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 […]

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 Future of NAS, with Synology, QNAP and Thecus – Our Wishlist

The SPANTV and NASCOMPARES 2017 Wishlist

What new NAS releases are up and coming in the next year? With Q3 of the year just starting, it is an exciting time for NAS. The autumn/Winter release schedule is always one of huge anticipation in the entire consumer and business electronics community. Most technology and its inevitable release can be broken down into […]

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

What NAS for my Plex Media Server

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 […]

The Synology DS916+ versus The QNAP TS-453A – The 4-Bay NAS Brand Comparison

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From Plex, VMware and 4K to Apps and NAS support – which NAS should you choose?  The DS916+ (8GB) unlike the TS-453A-8G 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, […]

The Synology DS216J versus The QNAP TS-231 – Budget NAS Face off, New vs Old

The Synology DS216J vs The QNAP TS-231 - Old vs New in the Budget NAS faceoff

The Battle of the Budget NAS from Synology and QNAP  When it comes to buying Network Attached Storage, some people just want a tiny NAS that works! For a long time now the big NAS Brands, Synology and QNAP have been releasing that the current market thinks of as the biggest NAS, the Best NAS […]

Synology VS QNAP–Which is the best NAS for you?

Should I buy a Synology or QNAP NAS in 2016

Should I buy a Synology or QNAP NAS? Possibly the most common question I am asked when it comes to NAS. Like the ancient battles of Windows Vs Mac, Nintendo Vs Sega and Coke Vs Pepsi, both brands have their die hard fan base that will happily argue long in to the night! But unlike […]

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 […]

What are Synology and QNAP Camera Licences and why should I buy them?

What are Synology and QNAP Camera Licences and why should I buy them

What is a NAS Camera Licence and what do they do? Many users buy a NAS solution to fulfil a surveillance need in their home or business. Both Synology and QNAP arrive with comprehensive Surveillance solutions – both called Surveillance station (though different software), that provide excellent NVR support.They feature: Real Time network video monitoring Multiple […]

The Synology DS216+ Vs the QNAP TS-251+ – Which one deserves your Data?

A battle as old as Windows v Mac Two NAS vendors that have been in the business almost from the beginning. Synology and QNAP NAS devices from early on became NAS comparisons of choice by me and many technology users worldwide a number of years back. Early on the distinction between them was a great […]