Conclusion: If resistance to punishment, and the accompanying data-recovery service that ioSafe throws in with the purchase of an N2, are what you’re looking for, know that the rest of the drive should satisfy.
Pros: Thorough disaster-proofing, Excellent onboard OS, Easy to configure, Good apps for sharing, streaming
Cons: Could be speedier, Physically accessing the drives takes time, Very heavy
Conclusion: Miscellaneous Aspects and Final Words The ioSafe N2 is a 2-bay NAS, and the applicable disk configurations are JBOD, RAID-0 and RAID-1. Synology makes the RAID level transparent to the user using the Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) feature.
ioSafe N2 - The Performance NAS is now Disaster-proof
4 March 2013
Excerpt: Last year we did a combined review of the ioSafe SoloPRO and the Synology Diskstation 212+ NAS solution. The ioSafe handled the function of disaster-hardened storage, capable of withstanding a typical building fire along with the resulting drenching from your friendly neighborhood fire department,...
Conclusion: ioSafe's N2 NAS is a more expensive solution than your typical two-bay NAS for businesses. However, if losing data in an emergency situation like a hurricane or fire would be even more expensive for your business, the N2 is a solution for you.
Pros: Proven protection of hard drives in high heat or flood. Price comes with data recovery service. Expansion options with three USB ports and SD card slot. Configured with RAID 1 for extra protection.
Cons: Only one Ethernet port. May be expensive for some businesses.
ioSafe’s N2 NAS will weather any disaster you can throw at it
Good Gear Guide.au
5 March 2013
Conclusion: If you’re looking for a network-attached storage device to back up your home or business’s important data, it makes sense to pick as robust a backup as possible. It’s hard to get much more robust than the fireproof, waterproof, disaster-proof ioSafe N2, based on Synology’s reliable DS213.
Pros: Sturdy, heavy, incredibly well built, Based on Synology’s excellent hardware and software
Cons: Paint finish isn’t the best (but who cares?), Only mid-range Synology NAS hardware