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 […]

How to install Kodi and Netflix on your QNAP NAS in 2017

How to install Kodi and Netflix on your QNAP NAS

Installing Kodi on my QNAP NAS in 2017  For many of us choosing our first NAS involved a number of important factors and features of the unit and the NAS brand. Currently one of the most popular uses is, of course, centralizing your media collection. Over the last two or three years the most popular […]

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 ioSafe FIRE and WATER test – Will the ioSAFE Solo G3 External Drive survive the burn test

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TRUE disaster proof recovery, from Fire to Water for your Business Ultra-performance storage that is optimized for intensive tasks, encryption and instant disaster recovery. With its fire/water protection, superior performance, scalability, resilience, and comprehensive features, the ioSafe Solo G3 arrives Fireproof & Waterproof. This USB 3.0 External Drive + 1 Year Data Recovery Service (DRSPro).  The […]

The Synology DS3617xs vs The Synology DS3615xs – Enterprise Synology NAS Comparison

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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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Expand your Mac Book with a PCIe card via Thunderbolt

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 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 […]

The QNAP TVS-1282-i7-32G 12-Bay (8+4 Bay) NAS Unboxing and Walkthrough. The most Powerful NAS yet

The QNAP TVS-1282-i7-32G 12-Bay (8+4 Bay) NAS Unboxing and Walkthrough.  Is there the most Powerful NAS yet

Is this the most powerful Desktop NAS from QNAP Yet? Say hello to the most powerful Desktop NAS available to date, the QNAP TVS-1282  High-performance NAS: tiered storage, application-based partitioning and network traffic distribution. The TVS-1282 features advanced hardware by adopting 6th Generation Intel® 14nm multi-core processors and was designed around the concept of tiered storage, […]

What is the best QNAP 4-bay NAS of 2016 so far?

What is the Best 4 bay Qnap NAS server of 2016 and 2017

What is the best 4 Bay NAS from QNAP? There is no escaping it, every day we use, create, need and store data. The growth and evolution of Network Attached Storage has been a fast and more and more people in 2016 are finding the need for a NAS Server in their lives. 4-Bay NAS […]

The Seagate 10TB Guardian Series HDDs Explained – Ironwolf, Skyhawk, FireCuda and BarraCuda Drives

The New Seagate 10TB Guardian Series HDDs Explained - Ironwolf, Skyhawk, FireCuda and BarraCuda Drives

Seagate and their new 10TB Hard Drive series get released  As some of you may already be away, Seagate Technology announced the Guardian Series of 10TB hard disk drives. However now I am pleased to add that they are available to buy from SPAN.COM now. They feature the Barracuda Desktop Series (yes, I know…same name […]

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 […]

What is SHR? And what is the difference between Synology Hybrid RAID and Ordinary RAID?

Choosing between SHR and RAID on my Synology NAS with Hard Drive Media which is best

What is the difference between SHR and RAID? Synology Hybrid RAID or SHR, has been around for quite a while now, and though it has not make the big impact that Synology NAS’ Btrfs file system has, it is still an increasing popular choice for many when it comes to protecting their hardware and their […]

The 5 Things you should know about Long-term Data Archiving and Cold Storage

The 5 Things you should know about Long-term Data Archiving and Cold Storage

Important things to consider when investing in a good long term storage solution  Data is important and the only thing more important than that is YOUR data! Whether you are a home or business it is almost certain that your data is valuable and therefore a long term storage array to archive and protect this […]

What is the difference between the WD Colours? Understanding the WD HDD Rainbow

WD Colours Hard Drives

Why are some Hard Drives better than others for NAS, PCs, Surveillance and DataCenters?  Hard Drive media has been around a long time – I mean a REALLY long time. Once it was deemed only for Desktop Computers but those days seem almost alien to us now that there are both Hard Drives and SSD‘s […]

How to use a PCI-e Card with your MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt

Expand your Mac Book with a PCIe card via Thunderbolt

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 Synology DS216+ Unboxing – What’s in the Box!

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Does the latest 2-Bay NAS from Synology deserve your data this 2016? Released at the start of 2016, this Synology NAS arrived with something of a whiff of disappointment after the power house Synology DS716+ (still, to this day, one of the top 5 NAS devices I have every used). With a price difference of […]