Plex Media Server and NAS – Frequently Asked Questions about Data Storage

Helping you solve your Problems with a NAS Plex Media Server 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 […]

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 […]

What is the difference between the WD Colours – Blue, Red, Black, Green, Purple and Gold

Understanding the difference between WD Blue, Red, Black, Green, Purple and Gold Hard Drives Western Digital have been in the hard drive and SSD market since the 1970s and I think it is safe to say that are one of the biggest and best storage media providers in the world. A lot of this success and market […]

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 […]

The Recommended IP Cameras for Synology and QNAP NAS for 2017

Choosing the right IP Camera for your QNAP OR Synology NAS  Buying a NAS server to house, share and protect you most important data is fast becoming the system of choice for home and business users alike. The days of a draw filled with 4 or 5 USB keys or indeterminate size and quality are […]

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 WD My Cloud Pro PR2100 Power Plex NAS Unboxing and Walkthrough

WD Release their Plex Specialized NAS with the WD My Cloud Pro PR2100 NAS The core of team collaboration, with space to keep virtually everything, the My Cloud Pro Series offers your creative team the network storage to edit, save and share production files from anywhere with an internet connection. Compatible with both Mac and […]

Which Hard Drive do I need for Surveillance?

Hard drives dedicated to Surveillance and CCTV – Make sure you storage your Digital Surveillance and CCTV on the right drives  The Desktop drives vs. surveillance-class storage. You wouldn’t use a bicycle to transport cargo across the country because it’s not the right tool for the job. You also shouldn’t use a desktop hard drive in your surveillance […]

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 […]

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 […]

Who are SPAN.COM and Why are they the best for NAS?

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 […]

WD My Cloud NAS OS Review, Walkthrough, Tutorial and Guide using the EX2 Ultra

Considering buying a WD EX2 My Cloud? Why not learn more about the software with our guide My Cloud OS 3 gives you anytime access to your stored content at home. New features, improved functionality and simple interface design deliver easy file sharing, access management and a streamlined photo gallery view on any iOS, Android, PC […]

The WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS vs The QNAP TS-231 NAS – Compare Brand against Brand in a NAS Faceoff

Which Budget NAS should you buy for your cost-effective Server? The WDBVBZ0000NCH-EESN unlike the TS-231, is made by Western Digital. There always other brands out there like Western Digital which are often innovative. You might not get the same user experience comparing with other better known brands. But sometimes you might not need it. Unlike […]

What is the best NAS for a Plex Media Server in 2017?

Which is the best NAS for Plex Media Server?  Have you ever heard of Plex? Of course you have, why else would you have come here! So, you have made the big decision and want to put all your media (Pictures, music and video alike) in a network enabled device so you can access anywhere […]

Should you buy standard or Pro Drives for your NAS – is it worth the money?

Should you Buy WD Red Pro Drives or Ordinary WD Red NAS drives?  Arguably the most popular NAS Hard drive in the market today, with Seagate and HGST NAS drives fighting for second place, many users new and old to Network Attached Storage are finding themselves in the enviable position of choosing between Western Digital […]

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 […]

Western Digital Announce the WD Red Pro 8TB WD8001FFWX for Business NAS users

8TB NAS Drives for for Big Business NAS Needs  Great news for those looking for the biggest and the best Network Attached Storage drives. The latest edition to the WD Red NAS range has been released. Joining the enterprise level WD Red Pro series, this WD8001FFWX 8TB NAS Drive continues the formula of their popular […]

Should you Buy WD Red Pro Drives or Ordinary WD Red NAS drives?

What is the difference between WD Red and WD Red Pro? Arguably the most popular NAS Hard drive in the market today, with Seagate and HGST NAS drives fighting for second place, many users new and old to Network Attached Storage are finding themselves in the enviable position of choosing between Western Digital Red NAS […]