Summary: I didn't really know what all Synology offered in the personal cloud. Maybe that's why I was so impressed with the Synology diskstation. This little 1-bay is great for my personal network, and all the tools, services, and packages (apps) are awesome. Syncs with my Windows PCs and android devices flawlessly. Even works for keeping my wife's files. I haven't had to use customer service, but the forums and FAQs did come in handy since I was new to this technology.
Summary: I'm tech savvy so setting this up was not much of a problem though it took quite a bit of research online to get sickbeard and couchpotato working the way I wanted. Initially that was my primary reason for making this purchase, but after getting and using the device I discovered that it can do so much more than just that. If you take the time, this Nas is like a having a small footprint low wattage automation box for your media and your life.
Summary: This is my second NAS, first one was for my house and now this one for a vacation home. What can I say, Synology are top rated and I have never had an issue with quality. Still learning all of the different applications available and have recently added DS Video application along with Roku HD for really useful streaming of movies to my TV.
Summary: I use it for plex (direct play content only), sftp, and mumble. I also signed up for DDNS with synology as well and its fairly stable. It also goes to sleep when its not utilized (if you use plex you need to fiddle with the settings - see the synology forums). For the price, its a great deal.
Great safe and secure storage for anyone, anywhere....
2 December 2013
Summary: This is absolutely amazing. I bought it thinking it was a hard drive, but then realized I had to buy the hard drive separately, which cost me about $150 at Fry's for a 4T Red. I have already used/access this while being overseas. The media interface is amazing too. I'm not a techy and this was fairly easy to set up and use. Now, if only W8 would start playing nicely with all the others out there....
DLNA server start indexing images and videos and CPU goes 100%.
Rodrigo A., Amazon
17 November 2013
Summary: The hardware is very good. It has a good network file tranfer speed (70MBs) with a Cisco Gigabit router. Also has usefull softwares to install. BUT the problem is when you need to use the DLNA, because the NAS start to index and convert images and videos, and this takes a long time with 100% CPU usage. Each image of 2,5MB takes about 2 or 3 minutes. There isn't an option to turn this indexing off.