Improve your Storage – Save Money

Budget Friendly Ways to Upgrade your Storage So you bought your NAS a few years ago and it is starting to look a little full. Perhaps it’s not quite as fast as it used to be due to its constant use or maybe newer and faster network trends are beginning to make your Network Attached […]

Best NAS for Content Creators

What is a NAS server? It sounds a bit technical to me The word server can sometimes bring out a cold sweat in the less technically minded or IT experienced, but in reality, it is a pretty harmless term. A server is a piece of hardware (like a computer) or software (so a program that […]

WD Hard Drive and SSD – Which Should Content Creators Use

Why are some HDD and SSD better than others for NAS, PCs, Surveillance and DataCenters?  Hard Drive media has been around a long time – I mean a REALLY long time. Once it was deemed only for Desktop Computers but those days seem almost alien to us now that there are both Hard Drives and […]

Data Storage tips for Photo and Video Editors

Essentials for Photographers and Videographers  If you’re serious about photography and Video editing you’re going to have to take a moment to step away from your camera and think about where those all-important shots are going to live. Modern-day Digital single-lens reflex camera (or SLRs) have for the most part abandoned the film based media […]

Best Black Friday Deals for Thunderbolt and MAC friendly devices

Best Black Friday Deals for Thunderbolt and MAC friendly devices     Drobo BF Sale £50.40OFF Drobo DRDS5A31 ex.VAT £387.00 £464.40 Drobo 5N2 £25.20OFF Drobo DDR4A31 ex.VAT £286.00 £343.20 Drobo 5C £27.60OFF Drobo DRDR5A31-T ex.VAT £735.00 £882.00 Drobo 5Dt (Turbo) £9.60OFF Drobo DR-B810N-5A31 ex.VAT £1,341.00 £1,609.20 Drobo Business B810n Akitio BF sale  £4.80OFF AKiTiO Thunder2 Duo Pro T2DP-THU3IAA-AKTU ex.VAT […]

The QNAP TVS-1282T3 Thunderbolt 3 NAS 12-Bay featuring 4x TB3, TB2, 10GBe, 4K HDMI, SSD, m.2 SSD

Thunderbolt NAS just got even bigger with the Thunderbolt3 QNAP NAS TVS-1282T3  Possibly one of the most anticipated announcements from QNAP at CES 2017 was the massive leap they have made into Thunderbolt 3 enabled NAS! They are upgrading a few of their existing units with this highly demanded connection (40GB/s and recently introduced to […]

Make the Most of the Thunderbolt 3 Port on your Mac or PC

The Top Accessories and must have items in Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 Gen 2 Great news everyone, Thunderbolt 3 has landed! The super-fast 40GB/s connection pioneers by Intel is now available for both Mac and Windows users alike. In this upgrade from Thunderbolt 2 we can see numerous improvements and changes across both connectibility […]

Frequently Asked Questions about Thunderbolt 1, 2 and 3

Helping you solve your Problems with Thunderbolt for Mac and Windows 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 Drobo 5Dt vs The Drobo 5D Thunderbolt Comparison – Which one should you buy?

Drobo Old compared against Drobo New – TB1 vs TB2  As I am sue many of you are aware, Drobo are an award winning manufacturer and brand in the field of storage arrays for businesses, professionals and consumers. Earlier last month their finally released their first Thunderbolt 2 Storage device, the Drobo 5D Turbo (5Dt). […]

The Promise Pegasus3 12TB Mac OS Edition R4 4-Bay RAID Unboxing and Walkthrough

Thunderbolt 3 RAID Storage for Mac and Apple Users for 2017 in the Pegasus R4 40GB/s DAS Good news for those who just purchased their MacBook Pro and want to upgrade to the very latest Thunderbolt 3 Storage accessories, Promise have released the Pegasus3 Symply Edition Series. Featuring Thunderbolt™ 3 technology over a USB-C connection, […]