Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS111
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31 October 2012
Summary: Synology products are great - I bought this for 2 purposes: home NAS and VMware storage. The streaming media functions are great - I can browse and stream from my PS3 or mobile device. Also the ability to connect additional storage (e.g. USB hdds) to the USB ports is great as the Synology automatically shares them for you.
Summary: This must be the most used piece of electronic equipment in my house, and that's saying something as I'm quite the geek. It's main function for me is as a dnla server with a wired connection to a ps3 via a gigabit wireless router, however I've used most of its other functions too. It serves as my itunes server, runs sabnzb+ to download from usenet without my pc being on, can act as a security station with the addition of an ip camera.
Summary: I was toying between this Synology unit and the more basic home one (DS101?). This had arguably more power, but did I need it, I'm not sure. I read that the speed of data transfer could be limited by my network connections - 1GB cable to my Virgin Superhub router, then 54Mb wireless to my laptop and Xbox 360. Had some issues with transferring my itunes from old PC to the NAS - I think due to Itunes copyright - the files were copied over but somehow hidden.
Summary: Easy to set up - case slides apart and the disk just slots in (you can then screw the case shut). Software install pretty easy with their utility and a freshly downloaded version of the device firmware. After that it didn't get any more complicated.....setting users up was trivial and getting files shared to Windows XP and Windows 7 machines requires no Windows drivers it just works! Exactly what I needed.
Covers majority of needs but require a bit of tweaking to achive it
Mr. David Sadowski "David", Amazon
12 January 2011
Summary: This product is working superbly for me. It allows me to back up files using Rsync over SSH from any place with internet connection. This required some config files tweaking and have described it on Synology forums. The only downside at the moment is no WOL and frequent disk wake ups when no network activity / requests sent to it. I believe it's a firmware/software issue (v3) and have asked manufacturer to correct it.
Excerpt: Tutta la serie Synology è a mio avviso eccezionale. Ho acquistato ormai anni fa un DS107+ che è acceso senza interruzioni da allora e connesso in rete e non ha mai dato un problema. Perfetto come server DLNA, Itunes server, repository di immagini, che puoi sfogliare con il minisito che viene messo a disposizione. Puoi usarlo come server mail o webserver o blog anche per e-commerce installando i sofware gratuiti che trovi direttamente sul sito della Casa Madre.
Summary: “Normaal gesproken ben ik nooit 100% enthousiast en ga ik er ook niet voor zitten om een recensie te schrijven. Maar dit apparaat overtreft werkelijk alles. Ik ben echt razend enthousiast en ik sta versteld van alle mogelijkheden die dit apparaat biedt. Ik heb deze DS111 nu 2 weken en gebruik hem voor het volgende: Backups maken van PC, Laptop van mijn vrouw en zakelijke laptop.