Summary: I bought this 3 years ago - having it in the garage as a network drive for all computers in the house - using it pretty much on daily basis to store photos and all our documents - not a single problem so far - very happy customer - will stay with Synology for sure
Summary: I bought this to centralize my data (since it's very easy to map drives), but after a few months, a hard drive died, then I unplugged it until I replace the HDD before the other one dies (since it backs up onto each other).
Great alternative to dedicated server for small business
John Sawyer, Amazon
18 March 2012
Summary: I have installed 2 of these so far for friends' businesses to replace aging servers. These units are small, reliable, and simple to setup. If you're looking for tons of performance and features, go buy a higher-end unit.
Summary: The review is easy, this product is perfect. I've now had this for about 18 months and it is exceptional never misses a beat fantastic up-time. Its only limited by the quality of the hard drives you put in it.
Summary: I waited a year to write a review on this because I wanted to have ample time to experience it in its fully glory. Let's start with the design of the product. This is one of the best-looking NAS devices I've ever seen. It's not NASty looking like some of the others.
Summary: I purchased this unit as a replacement for a similar Netgear product that would not do what it advertized. Should have gone with the Synology from the start. Setup was very easy and it has been working in a small office for a few months without any issues.
Summary: For the price and quality of this product, you can't beat it. I use the Synology DiskStation in the Raid 1 configuration. 1TB of storate is plenty for my home network which has 4 (5 with work laptop) accessing common storage.
Summary: The setup was fairly straightforward. It is nice to have the redundancy of RAID. Automatic on/off scheduling is good so you can place this in a closet or something and don't have to get physical access to it. I haven't really used the media streaming functions, but they could also be appealing.