Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS110j
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One major flaw
22 December 2011
Summary: I normally don't write reviews on products I buy off of Amazon.com. I felt compelled to let everyone know there is one major flaw with the Synology Disk Stations. When you upload tons of photos to the server it wants to create thumbnails so you can view them. However, the processing time for each photo is ridiculous slow!! On average maybe 1 thumbnail every 10 minutes if you are lucky.
Summary: To be honest, I was a little intimidated by the whole NAS thing. Did I really need one? Will it be complicated? Answers: Yes and not really. First, yes, I did need one. I was debating on the 1 or 2 bay for a long time and then what size HD to get, etc. I decided that the single bay w/ 1TB inside would be fine and I picked up a WD Caviar Black. If I could start over & had the $ to do it, I would have gone 2 or 4 Bay with at least 2TB or storage + RAID backup.
Summary: I have been using this since a few weeks before Lion was released, and at that time the OS was Snow Leopard, and the Synology DSM software version was 3.1. I had no issues with it, that was for a couple of weeks of use. Then Lion arrived and I upgraded to it, and I also upgraded the Synology DSM software to 3.2 beta, since that was required to enable compatibility with time machine in Lion.
Excellent product! Extremly happy with this product!
Mr. Digital, Amazon
31 July 2011
Summary: This is an easy to use, great NAS server. I'm a computer technician and I generally like to find all the pros and cons in the product that I purchase. In this review, I'll break it down into different key points/sections. Quick Facts: The server can be used as an offline server; meaning that it does not need to be connected to the internet and be used through another company/service. Western Digital uses Mionet for accessing their NAS servers.
Summary: Recently picked this up as I needed a place to store backups for my pc's. I also liked the fact that it would interface with my PS3 (Playstation 3) and act as a media server. What I didn't know is that it comes with an older version of the firmware on it. Once updated to the newest firmware the interface improved a lot, and features were added, such as the ability to stream pictures and music to Android devices. That was a huge plus to me.
Summary: I was looking for a NAS/Media server, and this turned out to be the best solution overall. I tried a Hackintosh first, and that was fine, but a bit of overkill, and I I wanted minimal power draw so that I would feel OK about leaving it on all the time. Set up is very easy. The Synology Assistant helped with drive formatting (ext2 I think) and getting your administration account going.
Summary: I am thoroughly impressed with the wealth of features available on this box. I find performance is also fantastic. This box is currently setup in an office with 3 workstations running tax and accounting software. I have no complaints whatsoever. I thought about getting a model with a faster processor. I'm glad I didn't because this model fulfills it's required tasks perfectly and the price is a bargain.
Extremely Satisfied, Great Support from User Community
11 May 2010
Summary: I convinced myself I needed a NAS to centralize the family's exponential growth of media files if nothing else and also the need to keep backups of home computers. At first I thought I would go what I call the "Apple" route - try to find a device that is idiot proof,provides a great UI, and set it up without having to go into details about NASes. The nearest counterpart would have been the HP MediaSmart line. In fact I actually purchased the HP LX195.
Summary: Reviews for Synology products are high, very high. They describe how powerful, flexible, and feature packed the units are with helpful support team and user community. for all these reasons, I chose this one-bay unit for my back-up needs. Here's what I experienced to help someone decide if this unit is right for them.
Summary: I ordered synology because reviews of all of their products are high. As a newby to NAS, I wanted to get something with more functionality than I needed now, to future proof it to my needs. It was easy to install a disk, I put in a 1TB WD Caviar unit. The unit sets itself to get an IP address automatically, which was frustrating at first, but once set statically on the network works brilliantly. The tools, interface and bells and whistles on this unit are great.