What is the best IP Camera for my QNAP NAS Server?

IP Camera for my QNAP NAS Server

Choosing the best IP Camera for a QNAP NAS Network attached storage is not a new thing. Over recent years many big brands have made NAS Server devices for both home and business and as the technology has become more and more reliable, so has the software become more and more easy to use. With […]

An Update on the Synology DS918+, DS718+, DS3018xs and DS418J – What we know and what is still TBC

An update on the Synology DS918+, DS718+, DS3018xs and DS418J – What we know and what is still TBC

An update on the Synology DS918+, DS718+, DS3018xs and DS418J – What we know and what is still TBC I think it is safe to say that Synology have really taken their sweet time this year releasing their latest NAS for 2017 and 2018. We got so used to new units being almost all revealed […]

What is a VPN and why should I get one for my NAS?

what-is-a-vpn and why do I need one for my NAS

What is a VPN and why should I get one for my Synology or QNAP NAS? The internet is not the place it once was! Thanks to the likes of the Net Neutrality bill and Internet service providers (ISPs) now having free access to your searches and online behaviour (worth a fortune in it’s marketing […]

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 […]

What is the Recommended IP Camera for my Synology NAS Server and Surveillance Station?

IP Camera for my Synology NAS Server

Help choosing the best IP Camera for a Synology NAS NAS Devices from the big companies like Synology and QNAP are now remarkably mainstream. Being used in homes and businesses across the world for everything from backing up network devices and playing media over DLNA, all the way through to Plex Media Servers and Virtual Machines. […]

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 DS1817+ 2017 8-Bay NAS Unboxing and Walkthrough

Synology DS1817+NAS vs Synology DS1815+ NAS - Old vs New, Which 8-Bay Synology deserves your data2

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

Synology 12-Bay RX1217 RackStation NAS Expansion Walkthrough and Talkthrough 1

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. […]

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 […]

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 Newly Released Synology DS1517+ NAS versus Older 2015 QNAP TS-453A NAS – Synology v QNAP Faceoff

Synology DS1817+NAS versus QNAP TS-453A NAS - Old vs New, Synology V QNAP

Comparing the Synology DS1517+ NAS and the QNAP TS-453A NAS What can both  NAS server’s do? 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 NAS devices can do. So, whether you decide upon the Synology DS1517+ that was […]

The New 2017 Synology DS1517+ NAS versus the old Synology DS1515+ 2014 NAS

Synology DS1517+NAS versus Synology DS1515+ NAS - Old vs New, Which Synology deserves your data

Comparing the Synology DS1517+ and the DS1515+ NAS  What can both  NAS server’s do? 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 NAS devices can do. So, whether you decide upon the Synology DS1517+ released recently, or the Synology […]

The Brand new Synology DS1517+ NAS versus Synology DS916+ NAS – Which Synology Wins?

Synology DS1517+NAS vs Synology DS916+ NAS - Choosing the Right Synology for your NAS needs

Comparing the Synology NAS, DS1517+ for 2017 and the DS916+ NAS from last year What can both  NAS server’s do? 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 NAS devices can do. So, whether you decide upon the newer […]

The Brand New Synology DS1817+ NAS versus The Old Synology DS1815+ NAS – Who Wins?

Synology DS1817+NAS vs Synology DS1815+ NAS - Old vs New, Which 8-Bay Synology deserves your data

Comparing the 2017 Synology DS1817+ and the 2014 Synology DS1815+ NAS What can both  NAS server’s do? 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 NAS devices can do. So, whether you decide upon the 2017 released Synology DS1817+ […]

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

FAQ about NAS, DAS and Data Storage (2)

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 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 […]