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 […]

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

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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 […]

Choosing the Right NAS brand for you – Synology, QNAP, Drobo, Thecus, Netgear and Asustor

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A guide to helping you pick the right NAS manufacturer for your needs  Network Attached Storage (NAS) servers are fast becoming an essential piece of kit on the home. Everyone wants to have their own special piece of cloud storage, be it 3rd party cloud providers like Google Drive, Amazon S3 or DropBox, or their […]

Thecus Release the Flash Rackmount NAS Lightning PRO SC180 and LightningPRO SE300

Thecus Lightning PRO Flash NAS Rackmount

Thecus Technology Corp launched their new line of All-Flash Array Storage. Thecus’ LightningPRO It will deliver top-tier productivity, being optimized to handle business-critical applications for large enterprises. With mainstream 10GbE connectivity, over 700K IOPS and data protection features, businesses can now be equipped with these highly proficient performance storage devices. “Thecus has taken a bold […]

Plex Media Server and NAS – Frequently Asked Questions about Data Storage

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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 […]

Choosing the Right NAS – Frequently Asked Questions about Data Storage

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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 […]

What is to be unveiled by Thecus NAS at CeBit 2017- Featuring the Thecus N2820, N2350 and N4910U Rackmount

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Thecus NAS at CeBit 2017, here is what we know  Next up in our ongoing look at the big brands that are showcasing their wares at CeBit 2017, I want to talk about Thecus NAS. Thecus is a company that is all too often overlooked due to their not being the dominant force they once […]

Which NAS to buy for Plex – The Full Compatibility List for Synology, QNAP, Asustor, Netgear, WD and more

Which NAS to buy for Plex – The Full Compatibility List for Synology, QNAP, Asustor, Netgear, WD and more

What is the best NAS for a 1080p Plex Media Server? Choosing the right Network Attached Storage device for your perfect Plex Media Server can be a rather intimidating and daunting process. Over the years the NAS Server market has exploded with numerous devices becoming available to home, small business and enterprise users and with […]

The Countdown to Black Friday begins at SPAN.COM – Daily Deals

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Bargains, Sales and Discounts at SPAN.COM this Black Friday Black Friday and all it’s bargains have begun at SPAN.COM and they know many of you cannot wait to get your hands on the best deals. So in the run up to Black Friday they are revealing their Deal of the Day every 24 hours from […]

The Best NAS of 2016 – The Top 10 Network Attached Storage Devices this year

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What are the Top 10 NAS devices of 2016? We at NASCompares are keen on NAS. That cannot be much of a surprise. We have seen it all this fruitful year of 2016. Thunderbolt 3 on Mac, USB 3.1 Gen 2 becoming mainstream, 4K becoming more and more popular, the insanely fast Samsung 960 SSD […]

Keep it in the clouds – Choosing Network Attached Storage. Small, Medium and Large Solutions

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Keep it in the clouds – Choosing Network Attached Storage  As reliable and steadfast as local Backup can be, it is not the only way. Realistically you should always have two backups in place (this does not include any on your Mac or PC). But you should always think outside the box and this is where […]

The Synology DS216+ Versus The Thecus N2810 4K NAS Faceoff Brand VS Brand

The Synology DS216+ Versus The Thecus N2810 4K NAS Faceoff - Compare Brand VS Brand

Synology Vs Thecus – NAS Brand versus NAS Brand I think it is a farly safe bet that when it comes to buying your first NAS that recommendations from all sides (friends, colleagues and that old favourite Google) pointed you in the direction of these two front runners, Synology NAS and QNAP NAS to supply […]

Top NAS Brands of 2016 – Knowing your Netgear NAS from your Synology Solution

So much NAS, so little time…  So you have decided to make the jump to Network Attached Storage! Good for you! It’s about time. However with so many manufacturers out there and everyone and his brother producing NAS devices, it is easy to get lost… Can’t see the wood for the trees, etc. Never fear! […]

The QNAP 251+ Versus The Thecus N2810 NAS Faceoff Brand VS Brand

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The QNAP TS-251+ Vs The Thecus N2810  NAS – Brand VS Brand  DESIGN – Second only to the QNAP TS-253A, the QNAP TS-251+ is one of the best 2-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 easy […]