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). I'm just wondering if it won't auto-format both HDDs when I insert the new HDD or just the new one. . l otherwise, I don't want to lose my files.
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. For a small office, sharing documents, or running a small (yes, SMALL) access database, this will work fine. Setup time is nearly nil, but it lacks the security features of 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. that said Synology offers tight price points and large scaleability, so this is either what you need or it isnt that is to say if its not powerfull enough go for a higher model dont buy this one and complain.
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. My problem with the Netgear unit was remote access. The Synology box worked from day one and users are able to access files remotely and securely. I would highly recommend this for a home or small office network.
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.
Summary: This device advertises being an iTunes server. It is not. What it does is allow visibility as a shared iTunes library which is quite far from being a true server. There is nothing whatsoever in any of the documentation that shows how to put music onto the device and that cannot be accomplished via the iTunes service. What has to be done is a file share must be set up and an iTunes installation on the network must redirect its library path to this file share.