Summary: This is my third DS210j and my fourth Synology product. I am an IT professional and recommend/install these for home office/small business office users. For customers that need data protection through mirrored RAID drive and just have basic file sharing needs, this is a great low cost alternative to a Windows server. The remote access to files is also very simple to configure and works well - again, for simple uses.
Summary: The Synology DS210j is, like the DS410 we have at work, easy, inexpensive, and runs like a top. Beware, though: if you are going to fit it with 2.5" HDDs, like I did, the disk holders are sold SEPARATELY, and Amazon (and, as far as I could tell, all of Synology's resellers) doesn't stock them. You need to get them directly from Synology (synologyusastore dot com), and be careful which of the three you order.
Summary: I rate this item as 5 stars not because it's the best performing NAS out there, but because it represents so much value. At a fraction of the cost, you get most of the value that other solutions provide. When I first started researching NAS options, I was wavering between QNAP and Synology NAS boxes in the $800-$1000 range.
Summary: This is my first NAS. After years of using homebrew NAS solutions (comprised mostly of older computer components), I finally decided to just get a NAS. I wanted a place on my network to dump files from multiple clients (linux, OSX, and windows) that was low power, low cost, and could share my printer.
Summary: I wanted a NAS so I could listen to music and watch videos from various computers and my PS3 without having to turn on a specific computer. I had bought a Cirago usb nas and was supremely disappointed with it. After deciding to ante up more money for something in a higher class and doing some research I bought this and it was worth it. I'm not going to re-document all the features here as some of the other reviews do that better then I could.
Summary: I purchased this along with two 1.5 TB WD hard drives. Everything has gone ultra smoothly. Now, I am not one of these people who starts unpacking everything, paper and packing materials flying, like Christmas. I read the setup instructions, review the online manual, and then get started, slowly and carefully. Assembly was easy. Setup was easy; there was nothing mystifying. The device was on my network in no time, and seen by the other four machines on the net.
Summary: Amazing for the price. This NAS does everything you can think of for a home server. It has so many features that it is a bit difficult to configure. I spent some time playing with all the features then cleaned it out and set it up the way I wanted it.