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

Which is better - NAS or the Cloud - Private vs Public internet storage

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

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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 and 2018

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?

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 […]

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

The Synology RS4017xs+ 16-Bay RackStation NAS front

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 NVR1218 Surveillance NAS for 2017 at Computex

The Synology NVR1218 Surveillance NAS

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 […]

WD Red 10TB in Standard Red and Red Pro – WD101KFBX and WD100EFAX

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 Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) , a global data storage technology and solutions leader, today announced the expansion of its award-winning WD Red®  and WD Red Pro NAS hard drives lineup with the introduction of 10TB capacity models optimized for use in personal, home and small to medium business NAS systems. Western Digital has shipped […]

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 […]

The QNAP TS-253B, TS-453B and TS-653B NAS for Plex, DLNA, VM, Home and Business

The QNAP TS-x53B Series featuring the TS-253B NAS, TS-453B NAS and TS-653B NAS

Finally this exciting 2-Bay, 4-Bay and 6-Bay is revealed from QNAP Unless you have only just stumbled across this blog (thank you google) then you will have heard me mention the ellusive and exciting NAS from QNAP in the works, the QNAP TS-x53B series. This new range from QNAP (that details were surprising few and […]

The NEW QNAP TS-253B 2-Bay NAS for 2017 – More information

An update to the QNAP TS-253B

More information on the QNAP TS-253B 2-Bay Fully Featured NAS More images have emerged of the elusive QNAP TS-253B NAS from the guys at QNAPClub in Germany (full credit goes to Christian @ forum.qnapclub.de for these images below). And with it more information about the hardware. Already we can see several new details and confirmation of things […]

The QNAP TS-253B and TS-453B NAS- Exclusive NAS Release for 2017

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Something new and exciting is coming from QNAP NAS later in 2017 with the TS-253B and TS-453B Just when I thought the snow storm that was CES2017 had blown over for me and I was getting ready for CeBit 2017… the TS-x53B series chucks up on my desk. Very little is know at this stage […]

Which Hard Drive do I need for Surveillance?

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Hard drives dedicated to Surveillance and CCTV – Make sure you storage your Digital Surveillance and CCTV on the right drives  The Desktop drives vs. surveillance-class storage. You wouldn’t use a bicycle to transport cargo across the country because it’s not the right tool for the job. You also shouldn’t use a desktop hard drive in your surveillance […]

Who are SPAN.COM and Why are they the best for NAS?

Who are SPAN.COM and why are they the best for NAS DAS and can help with your Data Storage Solution

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 […]

The 5 Things you should know about Long-term Data Archiving and Cold Storage

The 5 Things you should know about Long-term Data Archiving and Cold Storage

Important things to consider when investing in a good long term storage solution  Data is important and the only thing more important than that is YOUR data! Whether you are a home or business it is almost certain that your data is valuable and therefore a long term storage array to archive and protect this […]

The QNAP TVS-X82T range has been released. Part 1 – The TVS-68T-i3-8G Unboxing Video

The QNAP TVS-682T-i3-8G 4-Bay Thunderbolt 2 NAS with 10GBe, 4K HDMI, SSD Cache Unboxing Video

The QNAP TVS-682T NAS has been released and is available to buy NOW  Good news for NAS users who want the latest Thunderbolt and NAS solution. The Desktop NAS 10GbE and TB2 TVS-682T-i3-8G 4-Bay (Technically 6 Bay with 4x 3.5″ HDD and 2x 2.5″ SSD slots) has been released. You can buy the unit itself for £1376 ex.VAT […]

The need for NAS in your life

Why you should buy yourself a NAS As I type today’s NAScompares entry, I am sat on my daily commute on the train (Surbiton to London Waterloo, in case you are interested) and would like to talk about one of the most common uses for NAS… Media Access on the go. Sometimes our goods friend […]