Should you buy the DS218play or the DS216play Synology NAS in 2017/2018

Choosing which Synology NAS to buy – DS218play or DS216play? A recent poll on NASCompares was made to ask NAS users, new and old, what was the intended reason they purchased a network attached storage device. With over 1000 opinions provided, over 74% purchased there NAS because they primarily wanted to use the NAS as […]

Should you buy the DS218J or DS216J Synology NAS

Which Budget NAS deserves your data? The DS218J or the DS216J? With Network Attached Storage (NAS) being so popular these days, it is completely understandable that in order for everyone to buy one, some more affordable NAS solutions need to be developed. As much as you want a NAS that can do EVERYTHING, it can […]

Private NAS vs The Cloud – Which one should you choose for your Data

NAS vs the Cloud – Should you choose between them or go for both? We, as a species, produce so much data! There is no sugar-coating it, we are producing as many megabytes and gigabytes as we are popping out babies. All those bits and bytes have to go somewhere. How much data do you think […]

Setting Up Your Synology Surveillance NVR1218 NAS In Just 20 Minutes – A Hardware Installation Guide

How to setup your Synology Network Video Recorder NVR1218 Surveillance NAS Well done on purchasing a Synology Network Video Recorder (NVR1218). NVR combines the network-attached storage (NAS) with PC-less configuration, operation, and local display of the network video recording package – Surveillance Station. Before setting up your new NVR, please check the package contents to […]

The Synology NVR1218 2-Bay Network Surveillance NAS Server – Specs And Details Revealed

Supreme surveillance with the 2-Bay Synology NVR1218 Network Surveillance NAS Server for 2017/18  Synology Network Video Recorder NVR1218 is an all-in-one and energy efficient private surveillance solution with HDMI output for PC-less management and live monitoring. NVR1218 supports up to 12 channels of 720p/30FPS camera streams. Point of Sale (POS) system support combines business transaction […]

What is the difference between NAS, DAS and SAN? Which one do I need?

What is the difference between NAS, DAS and SAN? Which one is for who? Data storage is a pretty day-to-day thing now. Almost every form of data exchange you make on a daily basis can be broken down into three groups: DAS – Direct attached storage NAS – Network Attached Storage SAN – Storage Area […]

The Seagate Firecuda SSHD 2TB ST2000LX001 ST1000LX015 ST500LX025

Looking for the combined advantage of SSD speed and HDD storage for your Laptop, MacBook or PS4 Pro Play faster, work smarter. FireCuda™ drives meld the latest SSD technology with a standard hard drive for a compact blend of capacity and speeds up to 5× faster than typical hard drives. Ferocious Performance! Hate waiting on […]

The Synology NVR1218 Surveillance NAS for 2017 at Computex

Synology continue to uncover new releases at Taipei with the new Surveillance NVR1218 NAS Back in the early days of SPANTV and long before NASCompares, I was invited to a Synology event in where new and exciting for the coming year were being revealed. Several new additions to existing ranges were present but probably the most […]

How to Upgrade your PS4 Pro by Installing a Seagate Firecuda 2TB SSHD

Upgrade your Playstation Pro with a Seagate Firecuda 2TB Hybrid Drive  The newly released Playstation 4 Pro has landed and it is making many of us reach for our wallets in an effort to enjoy the greatness of 4K PS4 Gaming, however for those of an expansive frame of mind, the innovation and upgrades to […]

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 […]

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

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 […]