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

SAN v NAS v DAS THUMB

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 […]

What is the best NAS for my Sonos Wireless Sound System?

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What is the Sonos Wireless Music System? What has it got to do with NAS? Originally formed back in early 2002, Sonos is a now worldwide recognised brand that pioneers in developing sophisticated hifi sound and distribution systems that make music available throughout the home, sending to multi-room wireless speaker systems. The products have changed in shape […]

15 Fun Things You Can Do With Your Plex NAS- Why you Need a NAS in your Life

15 Fun Things You Can Do With Your NAS Besides Plex - Why you Need a NAS in your Life

Top 15 Fun S#!t you can do with your Synology or QNAP NAS other than Plex  Owning your own piece of cloud storage in cloud or NAS form is now becoming more and more common. With so much of our lives becoming digital and so much data being created every single day by every one […]

The Synology RS4017xs+ 16-Bay RackStation NAS Unboxing and Walkthrough

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The most POWERFUL NAS Synology have ever released The Synology RS4017xs+ provides rock-solid storage solution with ultra-high performance at over 690,000 sequential read IOPS and 4,900 MB/s sequential read throughput1. DDR4 ECC UDIMM and 10GbE connectivity guarantees data accuracy and performance for mission-critical environment Robust scalability and reliability Storage capacity of RS4017xs+ can be further […]

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 12-Bay RX1217 RackStation NAS Expansion Walkthrough and Talkthrough

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Running out of space on your Synology NAS Rackstation? The RX1217 is the answer  Synology gives you the flexibility to start with a smaller storage capacity and expand as your business starts to grow. RX1217 and RX1217RP are 12-bay storage expansion units designed to provide seamless capacity expansion for select Synology RackStations. Volume expansion & […]

The Synology 6-Bay DiskStation NAS DS3018xs Walkthrough and Talkthrough

Synology DS3018xs NAS 6-Bay

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 […]

Full Specs of the Synology DS1817 8-Bay 10GBe RJ45 NAS are finally released

Full Specs of the Synology DS1817 8-Bay

The Business Class File Server 8-Bay 10GBe NAS from Synology  is finally approaching release – Here are the details Synology DiskStation DS1817 is the first value series model featuring two built-in 10GBASE-T ports and upgradable RAM module, and is powered by quad-core processor with hardware encryption engine and expandable scalability of up to 18 drives. […]

More information now available on the Synology DS1817 8-bay 10GBe NAS for Business

The Synology Diskstation DS1817 8-bay for Business 10GBe NAS at Computex 2017

Another Synology update for 2017 and 2018 with updated information on the Synology DS1817 NAS Almost two months ago, we at NASCompares told you guys about the (new released) Synology DS1817+ and DS1517+ NAS that were the first real steps towards the new generation of Synology desktop NAS units for 2017. Alongside these two NAS (that […]

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 […]

The Synology RS4017xs+ 16-Bay Rackmount NAS – Unboxed and Explained

The Synology RS4017xs+ 16-Bay RackStation NAS Unboxing and Walkthrough

Is the Synology RS4017xs+ the most POWERFUL NAS they have ever released?  Designed to meet tomorrow’s intensive storage requirements, Synology RackStation RS4017xs+ provides reliable, high-performance network attached storage for enterprises seeking rock-solid stability along with business collaboration applications and virtualization acceleration. With up to 40 drive scalability, RS4017xs+ simplifies data management with minimal time investment […]

A Guide to helping you Choose the Right Synology NAS – DS216J from DS716+II. Cheap vs Power

A Guide to helping you Choose the Right Synology NAS - DS216J from DS716+II. Cheap vs Power

Synology 2-bay NAS for 2017 – Should you buy a Budget NAS or a Premium NAS? With the Synology 2016 NAS series well under way and the 2017 NAS Series around the corner , it can get very confusing for most consumers that are ready to make the jump to Network Attached Storage. Be it as […]

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 – […]