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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 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 […]

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 […]

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 Synology DS916+ versus The Synology DS415+ NAS – The Synology Old v New Comparison

Is the Newer Synology DS916+ better than the Older DS415+  The DS415+ same as the DS916+ (2GB) 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 who are new […]

The Synology DS416PLAY versus The Synology DS415PLAY – PLAY Series NAS Comparison

PLAY vs PLAY – Comparing the Synology Media NAS. Which deserves your data General Performance of the Synology PLAY NAS Series  The DS416play same as the DS415play 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 […]

The Synology DS216J verus the WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS – Brand vs Brand NAS Comparison

Synology vs Western Digital NAS – Which NAS deserves your Data?  The DS216J unlike the WDBVBZ0040JCH-EESN 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 who are new to […]

The Synology DS916+ versus The Synology DS716+II – Two Bay NAS compared with the 4-Bay NAS

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 might think) you will […]

The Synology DS416PLAY versus The Synology DS415PLAY – PLAY Series NAS Comparison

Which Synology PLAY NAS deserves your data?  Those who are even slightly versed in the world of NAS will be aware of the Synology PLAY series. Much like the popular HDD manufacturer, WD, Synology has taken the simple approach to marketing their products and classifying them in ranges to help consumers and NAS buyers alike […]

The Synology DS216J versus The DS216se – The Busdget Synology NAS faceoff

Are Synology Budget NAS devices worth the money  When it comes to buying your first NAS, it is easy overwhelmed and confused by the sheer number of units available, their different strengths and weaknesses laid out in hardware and software can be intimidating to even hose well versed in the world of IT. So what […]

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

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 Synology DS216+ Versus The Thecus N2810 4K NAS Faceoff Brand VS Brand

Synology Vs Thecus – NAS Brand versus NAS Brand I think it is a farly safe bet that when it comes to buying your first NAS that recommendations from all sides (friends, colleagues and that old favourite Google) pointed you in the direction of these two front runners, Synology NAS and QNAP NAS to supply […]