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

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 […]

Great things from Areca at CeBit 2017 with the ARC-8050T3 and ARC-8042

The Areca family just got bigger CeBit 2017, with the ARC-8042 and ARC-8050T3 RAID Box Known to the long term professionals in data storage, Areca have been a feature of the data storage community for a number of years. They have really pushed the envelope in terms of connectivity and speed of your data. At CeBit […]

What we want from QNAP NAS at CeBit 2017- From TS-453B to the TS-1685

Which New releases do we want from QNAP 2017 in NAS at CeBit 2017? We continue our wish-lists and predictions for CeBit this 2017 with a look at QNAP NAS. Unlike Synology NAS, they have been pretty upfront about their releases for this year and already unveiled a number of them at CES 2017 and even a […]

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

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 […]

Unboxing and Walkthrough of the AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe Expansion Chassis Thunderbolt 3 T3PB-T3DIS-AKTU

Why you need the AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe Box with Thunderbolt 3  The Thunderbolt 3 PCIe expansion box provides an additional PCIe slot for Thunderbolt 3 computers (e.g. laptop computers) where installing an internal expansion card is not an option and for systems where there is not enough space for more PCIe cards. The Thunderbolt 3 […]

The LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Overview and Preview

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

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-1282T3 Thunderbolt 3 NAS 12-Bay with TB3, TB2, 10GBe, 4K HDMI, SSD, m.2 SSD

Thunderbolt NAS just got even bigger with the Thunderbolt3 QNAP NAS TVS-1282T3  Possibly one of the most anticipated announcements from QNAP at CES 2017 was the massive leap they have made into Thunderbolt 3 enabled NAS! They are upgrading a few of their existing units with this highly demanded connection (40GB/s and recently introduced to […]

Unboxing the Netsor NA460C USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C External Case Walkthrough

Netstor release their USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C case for Windows and Mac  A long standing brand in the arena of digital Storage solutions, Netstor Technology have been around since 2002 when they were one of the first companies in the world to release a truly hot swappable external 2-Bay enclosure for 3.5″ HDD […]

The Best Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals at SPAN.COM

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

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 […]

Mac Compatibility and the Akitio Thunderbolt 3 Range

On October 27, Apple announced a new line of MacBook Pro laptops, all featuring the latest Thunderbolt™ 3 interface. In this article, we would like to answer the question everybody is asking. Are the current Thunderbolt 3 products from Akitio compatible with the new MacBook Pro (late 2016)? Preliminary testing of our Thunderbolt™ 3 products […]

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

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 […]

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

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

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 AKiTiO Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Expansion Chassis – Thunder3 Walkthrough and Talkthrough

Is the AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe Box the External PCIe Card Box you have been waiting for?  Akitio are a company that really drives the technology market mad. Little known outside of their own country, the consumer that will shop a little harder outside the big brands and a few sporadic areas of the Mac and […]