OFFICIALLY the Best NAS for A Plex Media Server of 2017

What is the best NAS for a Plex Media Server of 2017 Many users who have large collections of media (photos, music, photos and more) will want to invest is a solid backbone to centralize their files in a single location. The most common reasons for this are to prevent file duplication, to backup sensibly […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

How to install Kodi and Netflix on your QNAP NAS in 2017

Installing Kodi on my QNAP NAS in 2017  For many of us choosing our first NAS involved a number of important factors and features of the unit and the NAS brand. Currently one of the most popular uses is, of course, centralizing your media collection. Over the last two or three years the most popular […]

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

WD My Cloud NAS OS Review, Walkthrough, Tutorial and Guide using the EX2 Ultra

Considering buying a WD EX2 My Cloud? Why not learn more about the software with our guide My Cloud OS 3 gives you anytime access to your stored content at home. New features, improved functionality and simple interface design deliver easy file sharing, access management and a streamlined photo gallery view on any iOS, Android, PC […]

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

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 WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS vs The QNAP TS-231 NAS – Compare Brand against Brand in a NAS Faceoff

Which Budget NAS should you buy for your cost-effective Server? The WDBVBZ0000NCH-EESN unlike the TS-231, is made by Western Digital. There always other brands out there like Western Digital which are often innovative. You might not get the same user experience comparing with other better known brands. But sometimes you might not need it. Unlike […]

The Synology DS216J verus the WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS – Brand vs Brand NAS Comparison

Synology vs Western Digital NAS – Which NAS deserves your Data?  The DS216J unlike the WDBVBZ0040JCH-EESN 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 who are new to […]

Western Digital Announce the WD Red Pro 8TB WD8001FFWX for Business NAS users

8TB NAS Drives for for Big Business NAS Needs  Great news for those looking for the biggest and the best Network Attached Storage drives. The latest edition to the WD Red NAS range has been released. Joining the enterprise level WD Red Pro series, this WD8001FFWX 8TB NAS Drive continues the formula of their popular […]

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! […]