Brand New QNAP TS-1635AX for 2018 – A VM enabled ARM NAS

A VM enabled ARM NAS? Surely not. Is the TS-1635AX changing the rules? There has been an insane number of QNAP announcements of late. I have always maintained that QNAP is the network attached storage brand that truly innovates within the NAS industry. Today they have uncovered another fine example of changing what has considered […]

A 2018 Update on IP Cameras NAS Compatibility

IP Camera Compatibility and NAS in 2018 The subject of IP Cameras and NAS is a really tricky one to stay on top of. Despite my best efforts, the near weekly firmware updates that are rolled out by both Synology and QNAP on their own operating platforms, the individual Surveillance software and the cameras themselves, […]

New QNAP NAS – TS-473, TS-673 and TS-873 4K AMD NAS for 2018

Brand New QNAP NAS for 2018 – The QNAP TS-x73 Series Premium high-performance, a quad-core AMD RX-421ND NAS, PCIe slot expansions, M.2 SSD caching, 10GbE network and graphics card support, high computing power and 4K audio and video support – the TS-873 a new NAS for 2018 that promises to make waves. It is equipped […]

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 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 […]

Setting Up Your Synology Surveillance NVR1218 NAS In Just 20 Minutes – A Hardware Installation Guide

How to setup your Synology Network Video Recorder NVR1218 Surveillance NAS Well done on purchasing a Synology Network Video Recorder (NVR1218). NVR combines the network-attached storage (NAS) with PC-less configuration, operation, and local display of the network video recording package – Surveillance Station. Before setting up your new NVR, please check the package contents to […]

The Synology NVR1218 2-Bay Network Surveillance NAS Server – Specs And Details Revealed

Supreme surveillance with the 2-Bay Synology NVR1218 Network Surveillance NAS Server for 2017/18  Synology Network Video Recorder NVR1218 is an all-in-one and energy efficient private surveillance solution with HDMI output for PC-less management and live monitoring. NVR1218 supports up to 12 channels of 720p/30FPS camera streams. Point of Sale (POS) system support combines business transaction […]

The Synology DS216+II vs NVR216 for Surveillance – Is it worth paying more for the Best IP Camera setup?

The DS216+II vs NVR216 – Dedicated Surveillance NAS versus Versatile Multi-Purpose NAS, which should you Buy for your CCTV IP Camera Setup?  Whether you are buying your first, second or 10th NAS, chances are that you have considered buying a Synology NAS server. Most people use smaller 2-Bay NAS boxes for everything from Backups, Apple […]

The Synology RS4017xs+ 16-Bay RackStation NAS Unboxing and Walkthrough

The most POWERFUL NAS Synology have ever released The Synology RS4017xs+ provides rock-solid storage solution with ultra-high performance at over 690,000 sequential read IOPS and 4,900 MB/s sequential read throughput1. DDR4 ECC UDIMM and 10GbE connectivity guarantees data accuracy and performance for mission-critical environment Robust scalability and reliability Storage capacity of RS4017xs+ can be further […]

The Synology NVR1218 Surveillance NAS for 2017 at Computex

Synology continue to uncover new releases at Taipei with the new Surveillance NVR1218 NAS Back in the early days of SPANTV and long before NASCompares, I was invited to a Synology event in where new and exciting for the coming year were being revealed. Several new additions to existing ranges were present but probably the most […]

The QNAP TS-453B NAS vs the TS-453A NAS – OId vs New in this QNAP 4-Bay Faceoff

Comparing the 2015 QNAP TS-453A and the 2017 TS-453B NAS Before I get down to which of these units is better at what task, I think it is important to know the things that BOTH of these QNAP NAS devices can do. So, whether you decide upon the QNAP TS-453A-4G NAS or the QNAP TS-453B-4G, you […]

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 Synology RS4017xs+ 16-Bay Rackmount NAS – Unboxed and Explained

Is the Synology RS4017xs+ the most POWERFUL NAS they have ever released?  Designed to meet tomorrow’s intensive storage requirements, Synology RackStation RS4017xs+ provides reliable, high-performance network attached storage for enterprises seeking rock-solid stability along with business collaboration applications and virtualization acceleration. With up to 40 drive scalability, RS4017xs+ simplifies data management with minimal time investment […]

The QNAP TS-253B NAS versus the TS-253A NAS – OId vs New in this QNAP 2-Bay Faceoff

Comparing the 2015 QNAP TS-253A and the 2017 TS-253B NAS Before I get down to which of these units is better at what task, I think it is important to know the things that BOTH of these QNAP NAS devices can do. So, whether you decide upon the QNAP TS-253A-4G NAS or the QNAP TS-253B-4G, you […]

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 […]

The QNAP TVS-673 Gold NAS AMD 6-Bay Unboxing Video – Is this the best Plex NAS I have seen yet

Is the QNAP TVS-673 NAS the most impressive NAS of the year?  QNAP® Systems, Inc. have partnered with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), and announced the release of the high-performance TVS-x73 NAS series. With an AMD Embedded R-Series quad-core APU, up to 64GB RAM, AES-NI hardware encryption engine, two M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots, SSD […]

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 QNAP TVS-473 Gold NAS 4-Bay Unboxing Video – Is this the best NAS I have seen yet?

We unbox possibly one of my favourite QNAP NAS devices of the last 12 months  QNAP® Systems, Inc. have partnered with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), and announced the release of the high-performance TVS-x73 NAS series. With an AMD Embedded R-Series quad-core APU, up to 64GB RAM, AES-NI hardware encryption engine, two M.2 SATA 6Gb/s […]

The QNAP TVS-873 Gold NAS AMD 8-Bay Unboxing Video – Is this the best Plex NAS I have seen yet

Is the QNAP TVS-873 NAS Biggest and Best NAS of the year?    QNAP® Systems, Inc. have partnered with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), and announced the release of the high-performance TVS-x73 NAS series. With an AMD Embedded R-Series quad-core APU, up to 64GB RAM, AES-NI hardware encryption engine, two M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots, SSD […]