The QNAP TS-551 3/5 Bay NAS – New QNAP Announced!

Brand New QNAP NAS – Is the TS-551 3-Bay worthy of your data? I have been in the business of NAS for several years now and in all those years I have never seen such aggressive release schedules as I have seen from QNAP recently. In an impressive revamp and re-ordering of their ranges, we have […]

Asustor NAS Guide for 2018

Why Choose Asustor NAS in 2018? Of all the NAS brands that we discuss here on NASCompares, one of the ones that everyone has heard of, yet barely anyone can name many of their range. This is not always a bad thing, few users outside of the (rather snobby) apple community can name both the […]

Best NAS for KODI in 2018 – Asustor, Thecus and QNAP

What is the best NAS for Kodi 2018 If you are buying a NAS in 2018 for KODI, there is good news and bad news. Kodi on a network attached storage device used to be so so simple. As little as two years ago having both Plex and Kodi on your NAS was very common […]

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 […]

NAS Featuring HDMI 2.0 in 2018

A Guide to NAS that Include a 4K HDMI 2.0 Port With so many NAS servers now arriving with HDMI ports, all promising to playback 4K, it is easy to forget that HDMI arrives in several versions and if you want true 4K HDMI output, you need to ensure you buy a NAS server that […]

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 […]

Buy the Perfect Synology or QNAP NAS – Get it Right the First Time

Things to consider when you buy a Synology or QNAP NAS When you buy your first network attached storage device, it can be an incredibly daunting task. If you have a less technical background, or heard about NAS servers from Synology or QNAP, but are still not quite certain what a NAS is or what to […]

Unboxing the QNAP TVS-882BRT3 NAS, Featuring 7th Gen i7 CPU, 32GB of DD4 Memory, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports and a Blu-Ray Optical Burner

The world’s first Thunderbolt 3 NAS to include an additional BluRay drive for Media and Backups The TVS-882BRT3 uses 7th Generation Intel® 14nm multi-core processors and features Thunderbolt™ 3 (40 Gbps) connectivity, including a unique Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E) 10 GbE converter, and is ideal for online video editing and high-speed file sharing. The TVS-882BRT3 comes with an […]

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 […]

The QNAP TS-453Bmini Quiet 4–Bay NAS for HDD and SSD Unboxing and Walkthrough

The QNAP TS-453Bmini NAS , BIG NAS power in a compact case with for 2017 DESIGN A very quiet and compact NAS Server from QNAP, the QNAP TS-453BMini is the NAS for those who are either working close to the PLEX NAS in a living room or office, or just need a server that lives […]

QNAP Announce a NEW Thunderbolt 3 NAS – The Optical Media Optimised QNAP TVS-882BRT3 Thunderbolt 3 8-Bay NAS for Mac and Windows

A new and exciting NAS for 2017 with the QNAP TVS-882BRT3 Thunderbolt3 NAS Internet sharing Blu-ray burning application Thunderbolt ™ 3 NAS, a machine backup, burn, play and share. TVS-882BRT3 uses the latest Intel® 7-generation 14nm process multi-core processor to provide Thunderbolt ™ 3 40 Gbps high-speed transmission and Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E) 10GbE conversion for high-performance video […]

The QNAP TS-453Bmini Quiet 4-Bay NAS for HDD and SSD Unboxing and Walkthrough

BIG NAS power in a compact case with the QNAP TS-453Bmini NAS for 2017  The guys at QNAP NAS have certainly know how to appease the NAS community. Over the last few years they have been the first to release some quite remarkable NAS server improvements and yet they still have the odd trick up […]

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 […]

The QNAP TS-453Bmini NAS Versus TS-453A NAS – New NAS vs Old NAS, Big v Small

Should you buy the Popular QNAP TS-453A NAS or the Quiet and Compact TS-453BMini NAS?  A very quiet and compact NAS Server from QNAP, the QNAP TS-453BMini is the NAS for those who are either working close to the PLEX NAS in a living room or office, or just need a server that lives in […]

The QNAP HS-251+ versus the QNAP TS-251+ Quiet Home NAS Comparison

Is the Silent NAS worth the extra money compared to the TS-251+?   VALUE A good solid NAS that lives up to everything it promises. Low Power consumption and one of the quietest NAS units I have ever used – and this along with high end performance and features. FEATURES Has all the features you […]

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 […]

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 […]