Official PLEX NAS Drive Revealed – PlexyDrive Exclusive

The PlexyDrive NAS is the Official Plex NAS You Have Been Waiting For? Plex, or ‘Portable Loud Entertainment Xylophone’ is a popular media software that is featured in literally billions of homes, worldwide. In order to understand why the new PlexyDrive NAS is such a big deal, you need to know that to date there […]

Best NAS for Plex in 2019

Best Plex Media Server NAS to Buy in 2019 If you are looking to upgrade your multimedia setup in 2019, chances are that you have already heard of the great multimedia application, Plex Media Server (PMS), that allows you to access all your movies and boxsets anywhere in the world, on almost any device! Plex […]

Best Plex NAS of 2019

Best Plex Media Server NAS to Buy in 2019 If you are looking to upgrade your multimedia setup in 2019, chances are that you have already heard of the great multimedia application, Plex Media Server (PMS), that allows you to access all your movies and boxsets anywhere in the world, on almost any device! Plex […]

NAS Transcoding – Important!

NAS and Video Transcoding – Why Should you care? There are many reasons to buy a NAS drive in 2019, but for most home users, enjoying their multimedia (especially video collections) is paramount. It is a relatively simple requirement on the face of it, videos on a NAS are just another kind of file and […]

PLEX NAS for Bluray and DVD Rip Collection

Ple Best Plex NAS for my DVD and Blu-ray Rips The Question: I’ve been converting my extensive Blu-ray/DVD libray into digital format and experimenting with Plex, which has worked great. Based on the amount of my library digitalized so far, I expect to have between 20-30TB of MKV video, music, photos, etc. I’ve been exploring […]

Unboxing the QNAP TS-863XU Rackmount 8-Bay 10Gbe NAS

Why is the QNAP TS-863XU Rackmount a big deal? The cost-efficient 10GbE-ready TS-863XU is powered by a high-performance AMD G-Series quad-core processor. Featuring native 10GbE connectivity that delivers high performance with persistent throughput, along with storage scalability, the TS-863XU is perfect for businesses that demand higher bandwidth for data centers and virtualization. Built-in single-port 10GbE […]

Synology DS1618+ vs DS918+ NAS Comparison

DS1618+ vs DS918+ NAS – Which Synology Should you buy? If you are thinking about buying a Synology NAS in 2018 and want to leverage your available storage against a robust RAID solution, then chances are you have heard about the Synology DS918+ 4-Bay NAS and the DS1618+ 6-Bay NAS. Arriving with impressive internal and […]

QNAP TS-863XU 8-Bay 10Gbe NAS Review

Why is the QNAP TS-863XU Rackmount a big deal? The cost-efficient 10GbE-ready TS-863XU is powered by a high-performance AMD G-Series quad-core processor. Featuring native 10GbE connectivity that delivers high performance with persistent throughput, along with storage scalability, the TS-863XU is perfect for businesses that demand higher bandwidth for data centers and virtualization. Built-in single-port 10GbE […]

WD My Cloud Pro PR4100 NAS for Plex in 2018

WD My Cloud Pro PR4100 NAS in 2018 – Is this Plex NAS worth your time? When it comes to NAS servers, I think it is safe to say that this blog has covered them all. In recent years we have seen in recent years we have seen truly breathtaking Network Attached Storage from the […]

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Latest News, Reviews and NAS Comparisons – Subscribe to Know Before Everyone Else This is a Special Message to those that Subscribe to SPAN.COM Thank you for taking the time to read this message. Here are just a few reasons why we think you should subscribe to SPAN.COM, SPANtv and NASCompares Information on New Releases […]

Plex Synology NAS Performance List 2018

What is the Best Synology NAS for a Plex Media Server? Plex has fast become the most popular media server software for home users in 2018. With a slick user interface, smart organization, relevant media images and descriptions sourced from many online sources applied automatically and clever show recommendations and watched records, it is easy […]

Top 3 Rackmount NAS of the Year

TOP 3 Rackmount NAS of the Year Rackmount NAS devices are by far the most enterprise way in which you can make your data both network and internet accessible. It isn’t just the cost that most people are put off by when buying a rackmount NAS server, the sheer hardware involved and included with most […]

The Top 5 4-Bay NAS of the Year

The Best 4-Bay NAS of 2017 With the growth of popularity in Network Attached storage (NAS) many users who are even the tiniest bit familiar with data storage will want to ensure that their NAS server is providing a good balance of storage space and power. A Good, solid NAS is an investment and most […]

The Top 5 2-Bay NAS of 2017

The Best 2-Bay NAS of 2017 We have seen some incredible advances in the world of network attached storage (NAS) over the last 12 months in both home and business, but there is still no denying that compact 2-Bay NAS server devices from brands like Synology, QNAP and WD are still by far the most […]

The Top 5 6-Bay and 8-Bay NAS of the Year

The Top 5 6-Bay and 8-Bay NAS of 2017 Some NAS buyers really like to take their storage seriously. If you are looking for real future proofing in terms of network and internet accessible storage for your desktop, then a 6-Bay or 8-Bay network storage device is very much the sweet spot for capacity Vs […]

The Top NAS for Video Transcoding 2017

Recommended NAS for Transcoding via Plex and DLNA With the rise in popularity of Network Attached Storage (NAS) it is becoming all too common to consider a Synology NAS, QNAP NAS or WD My Cloud server as the perfect storage of all of your multimedia. From the compact nature of it’s design to the sheer […]

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 […]

Understanding the difference between PLAY, PLUS, XS and J series NAS – A Synology NAS Buyers guide

Help Choosing the Right Synology NAS for you  So many NAS servers to choose from. They all look remarkably similar and moreover, all seem to do basically the same thing – but some better than others. Yet for many people who are setting out to buy their first NAS from Synology, it can easily be […]

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 […]

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 […]