Unboxing the QNAP TVS-882BRT3 NAS, Featuring 7th Gen i7 CPU, 32GB of DD4 Memory, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports and a Blu-Ray Optical Burner

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The world’s first Thunderbolt 3 NAS to include an additional BluRay drive for Media and Backups The TVS-882BRT3 uses 7th Generation Intel® 14nm multi-core processors and features Thunderbolt™ 3 (40 Gbps) connectivity, including a unique Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E) 10 GbE converter, and is ideal for online video editing and high-speed file sharing. The TVS-882BRT3 comes with an […]

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

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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 […]

Choosing the Right NAS brand for you – Synology, QNAP, Drobo, Thecus, Netgear and Asustor

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A guide to helping you pick the right NAS manufacturer for your needs  Network Attached Storage (NAS) servers are fast becoming an essential piece of kit on the home. Everyone wants to have their own special piece of cloud storage, be it 3rd party cloud providers like Google Drive, Amazon S3 or DropBox, or their […]

The QNAP TS-453Bmini Quiet 4–Bay NAS for HDD and SSD Unboxing and Walkthrough

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The QNAP TS-453Bmini NAS , BIG NAS power in a compact case with for 2017 DESIGN A very quiet and compact NAS Server from QNAP, the QNAP TS-453BMini is the NAS for those who are either working close to the PLEX NAS in a living room or office, or just need a server that lives […]

QNAP Announce a NEW Thunderbolt 3 NAS – The Optical Media Optimised QNAP TVS-882BRT3 Thunderbolt 3 8-Bay NAS for Mac and Windows

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A new and exciting NAS for 2017 with the QNAP TVS-882BRT3 Thunderbolt3 NAS Internet sharing Blu-ray burning application Thunderbolt ™ 3 NAS, a machine backup, burn, play and share. TVS-882BRT3 uses the latest Intel® 7-generation 14nm process multi-core processor to provide Thunderbolt ™ 3 40 Gbps high-speed transmission and Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E) 10GbE conversion for high-performance video […]

The QNAP TS-453Bmini Quiet 4-Bay NAS for HDD and SSD Unboxing and Walkthrough

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BIG NAS power in a compact case with the QNAP TS-453Bmini NAS for 2017  The guys at QNAP NAS have certainly know how to appease the NAS community. Over the last few years they have been the first to release some quite remarkable NAS server improvements and yet they still have the odd trick up […]

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

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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 […]

The QNAP TS-453Bmini NAS Versus TS-453A NAS – New NAS vs Old NAS, Big v Small

The QNAP TS-453Bmini NAS Versus TS-453A NAS - New NAS vs Old NAS, Big v Small

Should you buy the Popular QNAP TS-453A NAS or the Quiet and Compact TS-453BMini NAS?  A very quiet and compact NAS Server from QNAP, the QNAP TS-453BMini is the NAS for those who are either working close to the PLEX NAS in a living room or office, or just need a server that lives in […]

The QNAP HS-251+ versus the QNAP TS-251+ Quiet Home NAS Comparison

The QNAP HS-251+ Silent NAS versus the QNAP TS-251+ Silent Quiet NAS Comparison

Is the Silent NAS worth the extra money compared to the TS-251+?   VALUE A good solid NAS that lives up to everything it promises. Low Power consumption and one of the quietest NAS units I have ever used – and this along with high end performance and features. FEATURES Has all the features you […]

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 […]

Which NAS to buy for Plex – The Full Compatibility List for Synology, QNAP, Asustor, Netgear, WD and more

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 QNAP TVS-882ST3 2.5″ SSD and HDD Thunderbolt 3 NAS

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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-882BR 8-Bay with i5, i7, DDR4 and 5.25 Bay for Optical Drives and more

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Have QNAP NAS made their strangest NAS yet in the 5.25″ enabled QNAP TVS-882BR NAS? As previously mentioned here at NASComapres, QNAP made quite a splash at CES 2015 with their announcement of some really innovative and exciting NAS Server devices for 2017. However the one that really made me stop and think was the […]

The Countdown to Black Friday begins at SPAN.COM – Daily Deals

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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 QNAP TS-453Bmini Micro Power NAS for HDD and SSD Walkthrough and Talkthrough

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BIG NAS power in a compact case with the QNAP TS-453Bmini  The guys at QNAP NAS have certainly know how to appease the NAS community. Over the last few years they have been the first to release some quite remarkable NAS server improvements and yet they still have the odd trick up their sleeve. The […]

The QNAP TS-253A-4G Unboxing – What’s in the Box!

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Does the Latest QNAP TS-253A change the landscape of NAS this 2016?  Whether you are new to NAS or a long standing veteran of Network Attached Storage like myself, you will have heard of QNAP NAS. They are easily one of the top two NAS manufacturers available to both home and business users (the other […]

The QNAP 251+ Versus The Thecus N2810 NAS Faceoff Brand VS Brand

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The QNAP TS-251+ Vs The Thecus N2810  NAS – Brand VS Brand  DESIGN – Second only to the QNAP TS-253A, the QNAP TS-251+ is one of the best 2-bay NAS units from QNAP in the market this 2016. The design is the result of years of chassis design in previous unit and is very easy […]