Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS110j
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backups and audio streaming
10 October 2013
Summary: My work place bought this product to do some testing with for backups. We were so happy with it that we ended up buying 3 more. It is very easy to setup, easy to setup the backup, we even use one to do streaming of audio for the phone system. We have tested the backup and with a full backup we can reload and have our system back up and running in under 50 mins.
Summary: We have so many files and computers here it quickly became apparent to set up a central place to back up files and other important things. We picked up a TB HDD and the station to connect it to the local network and found it was easy to install and initialize. The luxury of having a NAS drive, in addition to the ability to print from anywhere in the network, is a real advantage and simplified the processes. I highly recommend it for chores and external storage.
Summary: This is a great NAS system. I am new to NAS storage systems and i read a bunch of reviews and read that you couldn't really go wrong with this setup. To install the hard drive was a snap and setup was extremely easy (go to the Synology website and they list compatible hard drives). The Diskstation software can be a little overwhelming at first but you just have to play with it to figure it out.
Summary: I've purchased two of these units for family members to set up a NAS for them. In each case the setup was relatively easy and the units are humming along. One for about a year and a half or so, one for less time. My only complaint is that you have to know that when installing a disk in a diskless unit, you first have to install the given software, download the proper file for the software to image onto the drive, and then the unit will work.
Jon Atwood "Computer Geek and loving owner of..., Amazon
15 March 2012
Summary: I paired this NAS with Apple TV MC572LL/A (2010) [OLD VERSION ] and Western Digital Caviar Green 3 TB SATA III 64 MB Cache Bare/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD30EZRX and created a beast of a home entertainment system! Synology even has great iPhone apps for accessing your data from the NAS HIGHLY recommended!
Summary: Have since returned the DS110j for the larger DS210j with 2 disk support. After trying several all in NAS (WD Home, Seagate GoFlex Home) and becoming utterly frustrated at the poor quality (GARBAGE) design and useless cumbersome OS, I decided to take the plunge with a real diskless NAS. WHAT A DIFFERENCE!! Quality is solid, OS is intuitive and well designed.
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.