Summary: I bought this NAS about 8 months ago to replace a Netgear Readynas Duo that I could never get to work well. The Synology has been great and I put two 3 TB WD Red drives in it. Here are the things I use it to do. 1. Backup 2 Macs using Time Machine. 2. Backup up a Windows laptop using the Synology backup software. 3. Use cloudstation to sync about 2.5 GB of important files between my cellphone, two iPads, a Mac laptop and a Windows laptop. 4.
Summary: it took a while to figure out but it was 1000% faster than the my book live duo(100 MB/s compared to 11 MB/s) .it functions with multiple apps you can add third-party apps you can build it up to your TV use as surveillance manager of video streamer it supports torrents on the go or if you just want to download it for your convenience the range of options is just too wide to talk about in one reviewI feel like I'm just splurging
Summary: This is the unit you want I have had this unit up and running for 3 months now I have all my pictures, Movies and software backed up to this unit And can access everything from my phone, laptop and much more I let my friends access my stuff and they think its cool You can run your own little mini server and have a blast with your friends and family Easy to set up You don't have to be a Computer Guru Regards Rick
Summary: I bought WD Cavier Black drives for the NAS initially and they ran very loud and hot all the time. It is best to use lower power drives or Raid recommended drives for the NAS
Pros: As some others have stated this thing just works. I can reliably assume that the NAS will be running for me to access when I am away from home, however, this does also mean you will need a reliable internet connection too. The number of features available with this NAS are many. So far I've setup: Video Station, Photo Station, Audio Station, Surveillance Station, WebDAV. All have worked great.
Cons: Some less savvy users may have trouble getting the NAS accessible through the internet and getting certain features working.
Summary: Synology makes the best NAS devices. The DSM 5 is easy to use and full of features. Many apps are integrated. Easy backup target and very easy to backup to Amazon S3 and Glacier. Synology hybrid RAID allows you to mix HD sizes. I use it for our small office and have it power up every night to backup our server.
Summary: Best purchase I've ever made! It's not only our family personal iCloud, but also works as my DVR for my surveillance cameras at home. I also use it to stream my own personal collection of music, which is super awesome!! I can go on and on and on about how great this NAS is, but you'll just need to buy one and experience it for your self. I'm not to good at leaving reviews, I hardly ever do it, but for this Synology Drive, it was definitely worth my time!!