The Top NAS for Video Transcoding 2017

Recommended NAS for Transcoding via Plex and DLNA With the rise in popularity of Network Attached Storage (NAS) it is becoming all too common to consider a Synology NAS, QNAP NAS or WD My Cloud server as the perfect storage of all of your multimedia. From the compact nature of it’s design to the sheer […]

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 […]

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 QNAP TS-451+ vs The QNAP TS-453A – The QNAP Quad-Core NAS faceoff

Which QNAP 4-Bay deserves your Plex, 4K and NAS data? Which NAS should you Buy? Second only to the QNAP TS-453A, the QNAP TS-451+ is one of the best 4-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 […]

The QNAP TS-453A versus The QNAP TVS-463 – 4 Bay Power NAS Faceoff

  Which QNAP 4-bay NAS deserves your money? Network Attached Storage has been around a fair while now and I think it is fair to say that it is popular! But how to these popular NAS devices compare? Both are 4-Bay NAS from QNAP, but with a different target audience. The QNAP TS-453A is aimed […]

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 […]

The Synology DS416PLAY versus The Synology DS415PLAY – PLAY Series NAS Comparison

Which Synology PLAY NAS deserves your data?  Those who are even slightly versed in the world of NAS will be aware of the Synology PLAY series. Much like the popular HDD manufacturer, WD, Synology has taken the simple approach to marketing their products and classifying them in ranges to help consumers and NAS buyers alike […]

NAS News – Synology have released the DS416PLAY Multimedia NAS

New Synology NAS released for 4K and triple HD Transcoding  It has been a busy year for the guys at Synology NAS. 2016 has seen the release of several 2-Bay NAS units, an upgrade to the DS216+ and DS716+ in the DS716+II and DS216+II. Alongside that we have seen a few 4-bay NAS released, with […]