Summary: I found a lot to like about the DS-106e. It had more features than any other off-the-shelf NAS that I've worked with and also has multi-OS support. Its performance was top rate, both with and without the use of its gigabit Ethernet features with jumbo frame support. The user interface is also well thought out and executed.
Synology's firmware support deserves special mention. The first Synology box I reviewed last February,
, has been discontinued.