The Drobo 5Dt Turbo versus The Drobo 5D Thunderbolt Comparison – Which One Deserves your Data

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Drobo Old compared against Drobo New – TB1 vs TB2  As I am sue many of you are aware, Drobo are an award winning manufacturer and brand in the field of storage arrays for businesses, professionals and consumers. Earlier last month their finally released their first Thunderbolt 2 Storage device, the Drobo 5D Turbo (5Dt). […]

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

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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 […]

The G-Tech Series Explained, Featuring the G-Drive, G-RAID, G-Speed Shuttle and Studio and more

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 Need a guide to the G-Technology range with G-Drive, G-Speed and G-RAID? look no further G Tech devices today arrive with a 3 Year Warranty and all drives are dedicated 7200rpm Drives and all arrive with a very competent RoC (Raid on Chip). G-Technology’s roots run deep within the creative professional community, and we work […]

The NetStor 24-Bay Thunderbolt2 NA381TB2 4U Rack Server for Mac Mini Walkthrough & Talkthrough

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Transform your Mac Mini into a Powerhouse 3x PCIe and Thunderbolt 2 storage server  The NetStor 24-Bay Thunderbolt2 NA381TB2, 19″Rack-4U 24Bay for Mac Mini; PCIe slots for RAID Controller £1880 ex.VAT and HDD Media that arrives with 2yr manufacturers Warranty. The 4U 24 bay Thunderbolt™2 Storage and PCIe Expansion. Transforms a Mac mini into enterprise solution with […]

The Promise Pegasus3 12TB Mac OS Edition R4 4-Bay RAID Unboxing and Walkthrough

The Promise Pegasus3 12TB mac OS Edition R4 4-Bay Tower F40P3R400000001 Unboxing and Walkthrough

Thunderbolt 3 RAID Storage for Mac and Apple Users for 2017 in the Pegasus R4 40GB/s DAS 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, […]

The Top 20 Recommended Apple Mac Compatible Thunderbolt 3 devices for 2017

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 LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Overview and Preview

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Thunderbolt 3 enabled Data Storage for your Mac or Windows System The perfect complement to SSD-based laptops and all-in-one computers, the new d2 Thunderbolt™ 3 massively expands your capacity up to 10TB for professional bandwidth-intensive creative applications. With Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 speeds through the U SB-C port, the new LaCie d2 performs perfectly […]

The QNAP TVS-882ST3 2.5″ SSD and HDD Thunderbolt 3 NAS

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Thunderbolt 3 NAS has arrived from the guys at QNAP with the TVS-882ST3  CES 2017 has come around and QNAP NAS did not disappoint! Many, many new QNAP NAS server devices were announced and uncovered, alongside a number of already mentioned units in the pipeline. Today I want to talk to you about the latest […]

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 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 TVS-1282T-i7-32G 12-Bay (8+4 Bay) Thunderbolt 2 NAS Unboxing and Walkthrough

The QNAP TVS-1282T-i7-32G 12-Bay (8+4 Bay) Thunderbolt 2, 10GBe, NAS and DAS Unboxing

Is the QNAP VS-1282T the most powerful Thunderbolt 2 NAS from QNAP Yet?  TVS-1282T – http://www.span.com/product/Qnap-Desktop-NAS-10GbE+TB2-TVS-1282T-i7-32G-12-Bay-8x-3-5-4x-2-5-RAID-0-1-5-6-32GB-RAM-Core-i7-+-10GbE-+-Thunderbolt-2~57578 High-performance NAS: tiered storage, application-based partitioning and network traffic distribution featuring Thunderbolt 2 connectivity The TVS-1282 features advanced hardware by adopting 6th Generation Intel® 14nm multi-core processors and was designed around the concept of tiered storage, application-based partitioning and network […]

REAL Thunderbolt 3 PCIe for your Graphics Cards with the Akitio Node eGPU Box

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A Cost Effective eGPU External PCIe box for your Graphics Card over Thunderbolt 3  The Akitio Node Thunderbolt™ 3 eGXF box is a low cost expansion chassis. This is not Akitio’s first entry into the external PCIe market and not their first Thunderbolt 3 unit either. But what makes this new TB3 release so significant […]

Good News! The New Apple MacBook Pro Supports Thunderbolt 3

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Good news – Thunderbolt 3 for Mac – 40GB/s for all Thunderbolt 3 has been around for a number of months now and has been causing quite a stir. Connected via the USB Type C port type, it has been a fast luxury that is being enjoyed by Window users almost exclusively – till now! […]

The Drobo 5Dt Turbo versus The Drobo 5D Thunderbolt Comparison – Which One Deserves your Data

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Drobo Old compared against Drobo New – TB1 vs TB2  As I am sue many of you are aware, Drobo are an award winning manufacturer and brand in the field of storage arrays for businesses, professionals and consumers. Earlier last month their finally released their first Thunderbolt 2 Storage device, the Drobo 5D Turbo (5Dt). […]

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 […]

Keep it in the clouds – Choosing Network Attached Storage. Small, Medium and Large Solutions

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Keep it in the clouds – Choosing Network Attached Storage  As reliable and steadfast as local Backup can be, it is not the only way. Realistically you should always have two backups in place (this does not include any on your Mac or PC). But you should always think outside the box and this is where […]

How to expand you Mac or Windows PC with an External PCIe Expansion Box

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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 […]

The Startech Thunderbolt to eSATA and USB 3.0 Adapter Unboxing & Walkthrough – TB2USB3ES

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Add an eSATA port and a USB 3.0 hub port to your Thunderbolt equipped MacBook or Ultrabook What are the key feature Thunderbolt to eSATA plus USB 3.0 Adapter? Hassle-free setup – Plug-and-play installation on supported operating systems using native drivers eSATA port supports SATA III / II / I connections USB 3.0 port supports UASP […]

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 […]