Unboxing the Synology DS3617xs NAS – Still the Most Powerful Desktop NAS they have ever Released

STILL the most powerful Diskstation, the Synology DS3617xs 12-Bay Desktop NAS No strangers to to network Attached Storage, one of the most popular NAS brands in the world, Synology unveiled their most ambitious enterprise desktop NAS ever back at the start of the year- The 12-Bay DS3617xs DiskStation NAS. It was a real change of scene […]

The WD My Cloud Pro PR2100 Power Plex NAS Unboxing and Walkthrough

WD Release their Plex Specialised NAS with the WD My Cloud Pro PR2100 NAS With space to keep virtually everything, the My Cloud Pro Series offers your creative team the network storage to edit, save and share production files from anywhere with an internet connection. Compatible with both Mac and PC, you’re able to protect […]

The Qnap TS-863U-RP Rackmount 2U NAS 8-Bay featuring Quad Core AMD, 10GbE, Redundant PSU Unboxing

Improve your Business Server Network with the QNAP TS-863U with extra PSU  The QNAP TS-863U-RP is equipped with an energy-efficient 64-bit AMD quad-core 2.0GHz processor with 4GB DDR3L-1600 RAM (upgradable to 16GB), SATA 6Gb/s, one SFP+ 10GbE and four Gigabit LAN ports for lightning-fast multi-tasking performance with SSD cache support. The TS-863U-RP is a powerful […]

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

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 […]

Qnap TS-EC1680U-E3-4GE-R2 16-Bay Rackmount NAS R2 Unboxing, Walkthrough and Talkthrough

Let’s take a look a this business powerhouse NAS form QNAP TS-EC1680U-E3-4GE-R2 16-Bay Rackmount NAS £2400+ ex.VAT and HDD Media. 4GB RAM, Intel® Xeon® E3 Quad-core, 3yr Warranty. This 16-bay high performance unified storage with built-in 10GbE features 3,500+ MB/s throughput and 390,000+ IOPS, Built-in 10GbE, highly-efficient storage solution for HD video editing and sharing, Two […]

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

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

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 Seagate Firecuda SSHD 2TB ST2000LX001 ST1000LX015 ST500LX025

Looking for the combined advantage of SSD speed and HDD storage for your Laptop, MacBook or PS4 Pro Play faster, work smarter. FireCuda™ drives meld the latest SSD technology with a standard hard drive for a compact blend of capacity and speeds up to 5× faster than typical hard drives. Ferocious Performance! Hate waiting on […]

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

 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 […]

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 […]

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

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 NetStor 24-Bay Thunderbolt2 NA381TB2 4U Rack Server for Mac Mini Walkthrough & Talkthrough

Transform your Mac Mini into a Powerhouse 3x PCIe and Thunderbolt 2 storage server  The NetStor 24-Bay Thunderbolt2 NA381TB2, 19″Rack-4U 24Bay for Mac Mini; PCIe slots for RAID Controller £1880 ex.VAT and HDD Media that arrives with 2yr manufacturers Warranty. The 4U 24 bay Thunderbolt™2 Storage and PCIe Expansion. Transforms a Mac mini into enterprise solution with […]

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

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

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 […]

The QNAP TS-451A versus the QNAP TS-453A – NAS+DAS vs NAS+Dual OS Faceoff

USB Direct Attached ability vs Linux based Dual OS – the QNAP NAS comparison with TS-453A or TS-451A Interested in buying a QNAP TS-453A NAS or the QNAP TS-451A NAS but cannot decide? What is more important to you, that wonderfully new Directed Attached Storage ability via USB 3.0? Or the fantastically innovative Linux Dual OS […]

The Synology DS716+II vs WD My Cloud Pro PR2100 – The Synology V WD Plex NAS Comparison

Does the Synology DS716+ or the WD My Cloud PR2100 NAS deserve your data? Both these two Quad-Core Intel NAS devices from the giants of Western Digital and Synology are really peeking your interest for you next Plex NAS or ideal NAS server. However which one deserves your data? Both the Synology DS716+II NAS Server […]

The WD My Cloud Pro PR2100 Power Plex NAS Unboxing and Walkthrough

WD Release their Plex Specialized NAS with the WD My Cloud Pro PR2100 NAS The core of team collaboration, with space to keep virtually everything, the My Cloud Pro Series offers your creative team the network storage to edit, save and share production files from anywhere with an internet connection. Compatible with both Mac and […]

The Synology Flashstation FS3017 24-Bay NAS Walkthrough and Talkthrough.wmv

The most Powerful Synology Ever Built, the Synology FS3017 24-Bay NAS The Synology FlashStation FS3017  is an All-flash NAS solution for the most demanding environments SAS/SATA to 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10,000 Mbit/s) 64GB RAM DDR4 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 – Six Core 2.4 GHz 5yr Warranty In addition to explosive data storage growth, enterprises are […]

Unboxing and Walkthrough of the AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe Expansion Chassis Thunderbolt 3 T3PB-T3DIS-AKTU

Why you need the AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe Box with Thunderbolt 3  The Thunderbolt 3 PCIe expansion box provides an additional PCIe slot for Thunderbolt 3 computers (e.g. laptop computers) where installing an internal expansion card is not an option and for systems where there is not enough space for more PCIe cards. The Thunderbolt 3 […]

The Synology DS3617xs vs The Synology DS3615xs – Enterprise Synology NAS Comparison

Why buy the Synology DS3617xs or the DS3615xs for your Business Class NAS server?   The DS3617xs same as the DS3615xs is made by Synology. People often choose Synology because of user friendly interface as well as being suited for Mac and Windows based environments. It is relatively easy to set up and use, and those […]