Top 3 Most Powerful NAS of 2018

Most Powerful NAS to Buy 2018 Network attached storage is not a new concept and in fact, NAS systems have existed in one form or another for the better part of a decade. Once you remove all the fancy talk about reliable/stable DDNS internet access and a multitude of RAID storage options, stripping it right […]

Kodi v18 for QNAP NAS – Installation Guide

Kodi v18 for QNAP NAS For a number of years now, Kodi has become a rather controversial application. At one point it seemed to be the single most popular application for those wanting a single multimedia access tool for photos, videos, music and streaming online. However, it was that last one that caused the biggest […]

ARM vs X86 CPUs – How important is CPU Power and Efficiency when buying your first NAS

How important is CPU Power and Efficiency when buying your first NAS?  With hundreds of kinds of NAS available in the market to buy, it is easy to get confused as to which unit is best suited to the network solution you need. Often we can look at factors such as the brand name (Synology, […]

Kodi v18 on QNAP NAS – Installation Guide

Kodi v18 for QNAP NAS For a number of years now, Kodi has become a rather controversial application. At one point it seemed to be the single most popular application for those wanting a single multimedia access tool for photos, videos, music and streaming online. However, it was that last one that caused the biggest […]

Brand New QNAP TVS-951X NAS – Affordable HDMI, 10Gbe and an Intel CPU

The QNAP TVS-951X 5/9-Bay NAS featuring 10GBASE-T for the Home QNAP NAS have really been busy in Q2 of 2018. We have seen a considerably number of new NAS server devices be revealed by them and none have split opinion in the way the 9-Bay (5 Hard Drive and 4 SSD) based NAS range has. […]

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 […]

Unboxing the Synology DS3617xs NAS – Still the Most Powerful Desktop NAS they have ever Released

STILL the most powerful Diskstation, the Synology DS3617xs 12-Bay Desktop NAS No strangers to to network Attached Storage, one of the most popular NAS brands in the world, Synology unveiled their most ambitious enterprise desktop NAS ever back at the start of the year- The 12-Bay DS3617xs DiskStation NAS. It was a real change of scene […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Synology DS3617xs vs The Synology DS3615xs – Enterprise Synology NAS Comparison

Why buy the Synology DS3617xs or the DS3615xs for your Business Class NAS server?   The DS3617xs same as the DS3615xs 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 […]

The QNAP TVS-882BR 8-Bay with i5, i7, DDR4 and 5.25 Bay for Optical Drives and more

Have QNAP NAS made their strangest NAS yet in the 5.25″ enabled QNAP TVS-882BR NAS? As previously mentioned here at NASComapres, QNAP made quite a splash at CES 2015 with their announcement of some really innovative and exciting NAS Server devices for 2017. However the one that really made me stop and think was the […]

The Synology DS3617xs 12-Bay Desktop Enterprise Desktop NAS Walkthrough and Talkthrough

Synology NAS throw down the gauntlet for 2017 with it’s most powerful Desktop NAS Ever  No strangers to to network Attached Storage, one of the most popular NAS brands in the world, Synology, have unveiled their most ambitious enterprise desktop NAS ever- The 12-Bay DS3617xs DiskStation NAS. This is a real change of scene for their range 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 […]

How to access a NAS via USB 3.0 with the QNAP TS-251A and TS-451A

The QNAP TS-251A, the worlds first NAS and USB 3.0 DAS As I am sure many of you are aware, the rather unique QNAP TS-251A-2G and QNAP 451A-4G NAS from QNAP has been advertised with a rather unusual feature. I say unusual’, Direct Attached Storage that is accessed via USB is hardy new – it […]

The QNAP TS-451A 4-Bay USB 3.0 DAS and NAS Walkthrough and Talkthrough with SPAN

4 Bay NAS with DAS via USB 3? Is this new QNAP NAS too good to be true?  I am sure that, like me, many of you have heard rumblings of the latest 2-Bay NAS from QNAP NAS technologies. Hot on the heals of their latest thunderbolt 2 NAS, they have announced their range of […]

The QNAP TS-251A 2-Bay USB 3.0 DAS and NAS Walkthrough and Talkthrough with SPAN

NAS and DAS combine in the QNAP TS-251A – here is what Robbie thinks of the New QNAP NAS  14nm Intel® Celeron® N3060 dual-core 1.6GHz processor, up to 2.48GHz (same as DS216+II) 2 or 4GB RAM (maximum of 8GB across two slots) Kinda the key selling point for many people is – USB Direct Access. […]