The Powerful Synology DS3018xs 6-Bay Diskstation NAS Server – Specs And Details

The Powerful Synology DS3018xs 6-Bay Diskstation NAS Server BANNER

Specifications and Hardware Revealed on the Synology DS3018xs First and foremost it is the first 2018 series NAS, The Synology DS3018xs NAS server. Quite a bold release for the closing stages of 2017, given the numerous 2 and 4 Bay Synology NAS re;eases that have been announced. However the specs are really something to admire and you […]

What is the Difference between NAS Hard-Drives and Standard Hard-Drives? Is it all a Big Con?

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Why do we need different kinds of hard drives – why not make just one kind for all?  Hard drives are not exactly new technology. They have existed in one form or another for over 20 years in the consumer market, all the time getting bigger in capacity and smaller in physical design. That should […]

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 […]

The Synology DS1817+ 2017 8-Bay NAS Unboxing and Walkthrough

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The Synology DS1817+ is available to buy – what do you get in the box? We are pleased to let you know that SPAN.COM now has the brand new Synology 8-Bay and 5-bay Network Attached Storage Enclosure for 2017 now available. It has been a long wait since the 2015 release of the popular DS1815+ and […]

The Synology 6-Bay DiskStation NAS DS3018xs Walkthrough and Talkthrough

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More New Synology NAS for 2017 – The Synology DS3018xs 6-Bay  This is a peculiar one and definitely a powerful Synology NAS to keep your eye on. First and foremost it is the first 2018 series NAS, The Synology DS3018xs NAS. Quite a bold statement for Q4 of 2016/17. However the specs are really something […]

The QNAP TS-453B NAS vs the TS-453A NAS – OId vs New in this QNAP 4-Bay Faceoff

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Comparing the 2015 QNAP TS-453A and the 2017 TS-453B NAS Before I get down to which of these units is better at what task, I think it is important to know the things that BOTH of these QNAP NAS devices can do. So, whether you decide upon the QNAP TS-453A-4G NAS or the QNAP TS-453B-4G, you […]

The Synology DS1517 File Server 5-Bay NAS – For those of a business frame of mind

The Synology DS1517 File Server 5-Bay NAS - For those of a business frame of mind

The latest Synology 5-Bay for business level file access in the DS1517 Desktop NAS Synology DiskStation DS1517 comes with a quad-core CPU, hardware encryption engine, four built-in Gigabit LAN ports, and is scalable up to 15 drives, providing a cost-effective storage solution for growing businesses. DS1517 is ideal for centralizing data backups, protecting critical assets, […]

The Synology FS2017 Flash NAS for intensive 90K 4K Random Write IOPS, 10GBe, 25GBe, 40GBe and more

Synology FS2017 Flash NAS for intensive 90K 4K Random Write IOPS, 10GBe, 25GBe, 40GBe and more

A new more powerful, yet compact Rackmount NAS for 2017 in the Synology FS2017 Flashstation NAS Designed for I/O-intensive and latency sensitive environments, Synology FlashStation FS2017 provides reliable, high performance all-flash storage solution with comprehensive business applications for enterprise users. Synology FlashStation FS2017 simplifies data management and optimizes virtualization environments, providing lightning-fast storage.Synology FS2017 is backed […]

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-253B NAS versus the TS-253A NAS – OId vs New in this QNAP 2-Bay Faceoff

The QNAP TS-253B Versus QNAP TS-253A NAS

Comparing the 2015 QNAP TS-253A and the 2017 TS-253B NAS Before I get down to which of these units is better at what task, I think it is important to know the things that BOTH of these QNAP NAS devices can do. So, whether you decide upon the QNAP TS-253A-4G NAS or the QNAP TS-253B-4G, you […]

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 […]

The Synology DS1517+ NAS is available NOW from SPAN.COM

DS1517+ SYNOLOGY 8-BAY 2017 NAS

Synology unveil the DS1517+ NAS data sheets, PDF and more for 2017 Synology DiskStation DS1517+ features a quad-core processor with AES-NI hardware encryption engine, providing outstanding performance even with encryption. Supercharge your storage with the optional M.2 SSD adapter card for dual SSD cache drives. DS1517+ is the ideal storage solution for centralizing data backups, […]

The Synology DS1817+ NAS is almost released and we have the details

DS181+ SYNOLOGY 8-BAY 2017 NAS

Synology unveil the data sheets and PDF of DS1817+ NAS for 2017 Synology DiskStation DS1817+ features a quad-core processor with AES-NI hardware encryption engine, providing outstanding performance even with encryption. Supercharge your storage with the optional M.2 SSD adapter card for dual SSD cache drives. DS1817+ is the ideal storage solution for centralizing data backups, […]

The Synology DS1817+ and DS1517+ NAS – Available to Buy

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Great News! The Synology DS1817+ and DS1517+ NAS are available to Buy We are pleased to let you know that SPAN.COM now has the brand new Synology 8-Bay and 5-bay Network Attached Storage Enclosure for 2017 now available. It has been a long wait since the 2015 release of the popular DS1815+ and DS1515+ and we are […]

The Synology DS1817+ and DS1517+ NAS – Feedback from the Internet!

The Synology DS1817+ and DS1517+ CPU Avoton NAS – An Update on release

What do NAS users think of the long awaited Synology DS1817+ and DS1517+ for 2017?  I think it is safe to say that the wait for the release of a high end desktop from Synology NAS in a follow up to the popular DS1815+ and DS1515+ released back in 2015 has been hotly anticipated. A […]

More New Synology NAS for 2017 – The Synology DS3018xs 6-Bay, FS1018 10-Bay Flash, DX517 5-Bay Expansion and more

More New Synology NAS for 2017 - The Synology DS3018xs 6-Bay, FS1018 10-Bay Flash, DX517 5-Bay Expansion and more

Exciting New NAS from Synology in the DS3018xs, FS1018, DX517, DS1517 and DS1817 Hot on the heels of the enormous news of the Synology finally releasing their DS1817+ 8-Bay NAS and the DS1517+ 5-Bay NAS, they have unveiled a number of other key up and coming NAS devices for 2017 at CeBit 2017. Details are incredibly thin at […]

UPDATE 2 – The Synology DS1817+ and DS1517+ NAS – Specs, DX517 and more

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More information becoming available on the Synology DS1817+ and DS1517+ NAS  Just when you are getting comfortable and want to watch the Rugby (dear oh dear – Half time and Ireland do seem to be taking us to the cleaners a bit) then a little bit more information is spreading on the New and Exciting […]

The Synology DS1817+ and DS1517+ NAS – An Update on release

The Synology DS1817+ NAS for 2017 April Release schedule

Synology are set to release the Synology DS1817+ and DS1517+ NAS  Great news for those who have been waiting literally years now for the release of an update to the 2014 released DS1815+ and DS1515+. At a recent ‘ITPartners Expo’ in France, synology were present and had on display the latest releases for 2017 – […]

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 […]

What is to be unveiled by Thecus NAS at CeBit 2017- Featuring the Thecus N2820, N2350 and N4910U Rackmount

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Thecus NAS at CeBit 2017, here is what we know  Next up in our ongoing look at the big brands that are showcasing their wares at CeBit 2017, I want to talk about Thecus NAS. Thecus is a company that is all too often overlooked due to their not being the dominant force they once […]