Reviews and Problems with Synology Disk Station DS713+
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... old analog surveillance system to IP it was the perfect opportunity to get one for a Network Video Recorder ...
Terrence Schur, Amazon
18 June 2015
Summary: Always wanted an NAS and now that I'm converting my old analog surveillance system to IP it was the perfect opportunity to get one for a Network Video Recorder (NVR). Synology has a very good reputation for their DMS and application software so a small NAS with expansion capabilities was in order.
Excerpt: The performance of this unit is awesome, and I foud it very useful. I'm only dissapointed with the CloudStation software. It is suppossed to be a "personal cloud" just as DropBox, OneDrive, GoogleDrive or others, but when you install the application it literally eats the entire hard disk space.
Summary: In my VMware lab, NFS performance is a lot better than the iSCSI performance. I wish that were the other way around, so I could take advantage of VAAI. I'm not a storage expert by any means, but I tried changing a lot of things around, and no dice.
Summary: While I have a DS1512+ in my house for general NAS usage, I am using this DS713+ device solely for the Surveillance Station application deployed in a local fast food restaurant. So, this review will focus specifically on my experience using the Diskstation for a surveillance system.
Summary: Very good for what I'm using it for. This is only being used to back up my laptop and desktop and store movies, photos and music on a wired home network. I use it for complete home access to these files and it's done a great job of it except that sometimes you lose access to it and have to reboot.
Summary: I use it for copying big data sets from local location to a datacenter, it is relatively fast and has good interface and setup. 4 stars because it does not support SMB3, you can not backup Windows 2012 R2 server to it (using Windows Backup).
Summary: Rating: 4.5 This was a pretty easy device to use & setup. The features such as the user interface and the plethora of bundled packages software that are supplied, are some of the best that I have seen and are updated on semi-regular basis.
Summary: The web interface operates more like an OS compared to the simple webforms you'd see on the cheaper NAS boxes. It also seems a lot more open (you can SSH as root and get the BusyBox prompt v1.16.1)
Pros: I'm using this for a UPnP server and it does this function better than my DIY solution. Have streamed media on several different players, I now use it as the standard to beat when benchmarking other media servers.
Cons: Expensive, but then again I've spent days trying to get a cheap CentOS box to do the same thing and this took only an hour.
Summary: I just installed the Synology 713+ NAS unit up to my network. I bought it diskless and installed WD RED (Western Digital) 2 TB Enterprise Hard Drives: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA III, 64 MB Cache - WD2000FYYZ at $178 per drive. These are enterprise rate drives.
Summary: I like the interface and flexibility. I put two 3TB drives and upgraded the RAM to 4GB. Does everything I need, only drawbacks for me are how long it takes to process videos to make thumbnails and how much the licenses cost for the surveillance station.