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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Mac Compatibility and the Akitio Thunderbolt 3 Range

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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

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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

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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). […]

The AKiTiO Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Expansion Chassis – Thunder3 Walkthrough and Talkthrough

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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 […]

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 […]

Seagate Release a 5TB Mobile Drive for their BarraCuda Compute Range – ST5000LM000

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The biggest, Smallest HDD in the world from Seagate  Seagate knows a few things about Hard Drives. As you would expect from a company incorporated in 1978 and very much present at the beginning of the big computer boom of the 1980’s, they have pioneered and been involved in almost every innovation of modern hard […]

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 […]