Synology DS1817t, QNAP TS-453BT3 Thunderbolt NAS and 10Gbe Explained

Synology DS1817t Thunderbolt NAS – Fake, but what is the alternative? Dear Robbie So, I assume the following article is an April fools joke? its a bit confusing because it been posted on March 31st… Brand New Thunderbolt Synology DS1817t Coming June I’ve watched your videos and am now strongly inclined to go for the […]

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 […]

XCubeNAS QSAN Thunderbolt and 40Gbe Supported NAS – XN5004T and XN8008T

ANOTHER Brand enters the Thunderbolt 3 NAS Market – QSAN XCube XN5004T and XN8008T Thunderbolt NAS used to be such a rare thing. I remember as little as 2 years ago when the idea of a NAS that supported Thunderbolt as a means of direct attached access for two users, whilst still maintaining network/internet connectivity to […]

Promise Atlas S8+ Thunderbolt 3 NAS for Mac and Windows

Brand New Thunderbolt NAS for 2018 – The Promise Atlas S8+ 8-Bay for Mac Since the release of the QNAP Thunderbolt NAS series 2 years ago, we have seen a growing trend of network attached storage devices being used in photo and video editing post-production. Of course, QNAP really has dominated the market in this field, […]

QNAP TS-453B Vs TS-453BT3 – What are the REAL differences?

Thunderbolt or Not – Should you buy the QNAP TS-453B or TS-453BT3 NAS? When choosing the best Network Attached Storage (NAS) device for your home or business needs, the last thing you want to do is buy something that is not going to do everything that you want it to do. Too often we buy […]

Best NAS for Photographers and Post Production

Why use a NAS for your Photography and Video Editing NAS has fast become the go-to storage medium for both home and working professionals in 2018. Photo and video editors the world over are turning to network attached storage to bolster and improve their workflow. Gone are the days when a photo and video editors […]

Brand New Thunderbolt Synology DS1817t Coming June

Synology Announce a Thunderbolt DS1817t NAS for 2018 We at NASCompares are pleased to share that Synology has unveiled the new DS1817t Thunderbolt NAS. Not too much can be confirmed at this time but Synology have assured us at their live presentation found here that the new Mac and Windows-enabled Thunderbolt NAS will be released […]

BVE 2018 Round Up – QNAP, LaCie, Sonnet, G-Tech and more

BVE 2018 at the Excel London Round Up What a day, my brain hurts. For those that visited the BVE expo today, it was quite the bombardment of hardware and software, all working together in order to improve your workflow and ultimately your productions from A-Z. With so many familiar brands at the event, it […]

BVE 2018 and QNAP Thunderbolt NAS – Your Questions Answered

QNAP at BVE – What should Photo and Video Editors know for 2018 I have just arrived back from BVE 2018 the London Excel Centre and as mentioned in my previous post here on NASCompares, it really was an eye-opener into what we are going to expect in every faucet of multimedia production and broadcasting this […]

QNAP and Thunderbolt NAS LIVE at BVE 2018 London Excel

QNAP bring Thunderbolt NAS to London-  Calling all content creators! It has not really been a secret here at NASCompares that we were left impressed by the Thunderbolt 2 and Thunderbolt 3 NAS server range from QNAP over the last 2 years. We have seen the development of the platform grow from what was a […]

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 […]

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 TS-453BT3 Thunderbolt 3 and 10GbE NAS – The Lowest Price Thunderbolt NAS yet

Why is the QNAP TS-453BT3 Thunderbolt NAS so Important? Earlier in 2017, we highlighted a brand new Thunderbolt 3 NAS that QNAP was working on. It promised the features and functionality of other thunderbolt NAS, but at a fraction of the price. Fast forward to today and we finally have our hands on the QNAP […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]