Synology NAS and Everything you can do – Part 6

The Synology Mobile Apps for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile Explained As Internet access grows popular on mobile devices, Synology provides you with several creative alternatives to communicate with your Synology NAS using iOS/Android, Windows Phone, or other mobile devices. Manage DSM Settings with DSM mobile. The Synology Mobile Applications for Android, iOS and Windows […]

Synology NAS and Everything you can do – Part 5

Best Ways to Backup over the Network on your Synology NAS Synology offers comprehensive backup solutions for your computer and Synology NAS, allowing you to back up data on your computer to Synology NAS. If you are a user belonging to the administrator’s group, you can also back up the Synology NAS data with local […]

Synology NAS and Everything you can do – Part 4

All the ways to Access the files on your Synology NAS When you have set up users or groups with proper access privileges to the shared folders, they can share their files with your Synology NAS from anywhere. This chapter explains the ways to access the Synology NAS shared folders within the local network or […]

Synology NAS and Everything you can do – Part 3

How to Accessing your Synology NAS Anywhere You can connect to your Synology NAS over the Internet, allowing its services to be accessible from anywhere and anytime. This part of the NASCompares Synology guide explains the basics regarding using the Synology EZ-Internet wizard, advanced port forwarding functions, and DDNS hostname registration to connect your Synology […]

Synology NAS and Everything you can do – Part 2

Perfect Setup for your Storage Space, Volumes and RAID Before taking advantage of the various features of your Synology NAS, you need to set up at least one storage space. This chapter explains how Storage Manager can help you manage different types of RAID and non-RAID storage spaces such as storage pools and volumes, as […]

Synology NAS and Everything you can do – Part 1

Things you can do with a Synology NAS and DSM 6.2 Congratulations on your purchase of Synology NAS. Synology NAS is a multi-functional Network-Attached Storage server, serving as a file-sharing center within your Intranet. Moreover, it is specially designed for a variety of purposes, allowing you to perform the following tasks with the web-based Synology […]

Synology Drive – Better than Google Drive and DropBox?

Synology Drive – The Alternative to Google Drive and Dropbox Synology Drive unifies multiple file portals on Synology NAS and greatly simplifies data management by synchronizing files across various platforms. To fulfill your need for office collaboration, Drive also provides seamless sharing features to ensure that you do not lose important files. One portal for all files – Much like G Drive and Dropbox Access files via Synology Drive […]

Synology Moments – Better than Google Photos?

Synology Moments, An Alternative to Google Photos Gather all your photos and videos in one private place and organize them in an entirely new way. Synology Moments opens a new era for photo storage, allowing random photos to be automatically sorted by an image-recognizing technique that can identify the people, subjects, and places in the photos. Retain your extraordinary moments […]

Synology Active Backup for Server

Synology and the Single Access Tool – Active Backup for Server Active Backup for Server simplifies setup and reduces management cost for organizations, allowing all backup jobs in the network to be monitored from a single entry point, without having to switch between multiple backup software and interface. Simple deployment and transparent management with the agentless […]

Synology Chat – Better than Skype?

Synology Chat, An Alternative to Skype Synology Chat reduces the time users spend on composing emails and optimizes companies’ internal communications. Chat is a messaging service that runs on Synology NAS and transforms the way you collaborate with colleagues. Change the way your chat and collaborate with your files, without the need/security concerns of public clouds […]

Synology Calendar – Better than Google Calendar?

Synology Calendar, the Alternative to Google Calendar Calendar, running on Synology NAS, can ensure sensitive corporate information remains safely stored on company premises and allow users to share calendars and schedule meetings easily, letting you stay on track throughout the day. Calendar helps you scan through all the tasks that need to be done for […]

Should you buy a NEW Synology or OLD Synology NAS Model in 2018

A Guide to Buying the Right Synology NAS Now If you are considering buying a new Synology NAS in 2018, chances are that you are looking to buy the newest models. This is completely understandable, a network attached storage device is a solid, long-term investment for you or your business and the last thing you […]

Should you buy a NEW Synology or OLD Synology NAS Drive in 2018

A Guide to Buying the Right Synology NAS Now If you are considering buying a new Synology NAS in 2018, chances are that you are looking to buy the newest models. This is completely understandable, a network attached storage device is a solid, long-term investment for you or your business and the last thing you […]

Why Subscribe to SPAN, SPANtv and NASCompares – NAS News, Updates and More

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 […]

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 DS718+ NAS versus DS716+II – Synology Flagship NAS Comparison

Which is the best 2-Bay Synology NAS? The DS718+ or the DS716+II?  Synology have been pretty much leading the pack when it comes to home NAS for a number of years. Though in recent years we have seen a lot of back and forth between them and QNAP NAS, it is safe to say that […]

Synology DS918+ versus DS1517+ NAS

DS918+ 4-Bay NAS vs DS1517+ 5-Bay NAS – Which Synology should you Buy? Synology DS918+ and DS1517+ are both equally powerful NAS models. DS918+ is made with multimedia capabilities whereas DS1517+ comes with a focus on basic NAS functions.  Gen2 x8 slot (x4 link) lets you add 10GbE or cache card to massively increase IOPS of […]

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 […]