Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS112
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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 $150 at Fry's for a 4T Red. I have already used/access this while being overseas. The media interface is amazing too. I'm not a techy and this was fairly easy to set up and use. Now, if only W8 would start playing nicely with all the others out there....
Summary: Ce boitier NAS réseau est à mon avis un des meilleurs achat pour utilisation résidentielle. Les taux de transfert sont à la limite de vitesse d'un réseau Gigabit donc aucun délais de transfert. L'esthétique du boitier est sublime et il est silencieux. L'interface DMS de configuration est facile a utiliser et les menus de configuration sont complets. Un très bon achat à recommander si le RAID n'est pas requis.
Pros: Bon Manufacturier., Bonne qualité de fabrication., Interface de configuration superbe et complète., Configuration logicielle quasi infinie., Ventilation silencieuse et efficace., Vitesse de transfert conforme aux spécifications., Facile de configuration et d'utilisation., Deux ports USB3.0 à l'arrière., Un port E-SATA à l'arrière., Payé 200$ en solde., Compatible avec les disques-durs de 4TB., Plusieurs applications intégrés sont disponibles.
Summary: I purchased this to replace a Buffalo Tech Linkstation whose motherboard bit the dust. I did quite a bit of online research and was impressed with the overall good reputation of Synology, whom I hadn't heard of prior. The setup/installation went very smoothly. Currently we're using this to back up each of the individual computers (Macs) in our household, including my work computer. Some of the machines backup daily, some weekly.
Summary: Don't buy the 3TB version for $469..... how they can charge almost $500 for the ds112 with a 3TB drive is beyond me. It can't take them more than half an hour to install the software for you and they're charging $169 more for that? Just get the $200 diskless version and add your own drive for $100. I chose a WD 3.5" Green 2TB which cost around $85. 3TB would probably cost around $120 or so. You just slot it in and screw in 4 screws. Then screw the case on using 2 screws.
Summary: I needed a more advanced + versatile NAS also including support for Chrome devices. After comparison I settled on Synology. The extra speed of the USB 3.0 + SATA ports + CPU of the "Home to Business Workgroup" DiskStations was key. I chose the most affordable model as the usefulness of RAID is debatable. RAID 1 protects against hard disk failure but if the controller fails the data is inaccessible without a spare controller.
Summary: This unit was GREAT as a basic single drive unit and the software that Synology uses it just AMAZING! I eventually upgraded to a 4-bay unit because I wanted more speed/power and data redundancy. I sold this one to a friend--- he loves it! Really a great unit and a good starter unit if you want to get into the disk-station lineup--- depending on your needs this may suffice. Highly recommend the Synology DS lineup!
Summary: I bought the ds112 last July 2012 and I can say that I am impressed with what this little thing can do. I have 2 cameras linked to it (via Surveillance Station) and never had issues with it. Controlling everything REMOTELY...WOW. This is what you call "bringing your workplace and home with you all the time...anywhere". The technology that the people from Synology has put into this little device is so advanced yet so simple to operate.
Summary: The DS112 is a very solid NAS device that performs very well over the LAN for Media Server (DLNA/UPnP), as well as a file share. The one thing that I was a little thrown off by when I first purchased it is that the DS112 requires an internal hard drive and will not function at all without one, unlike other NAS drive bays such as ZyXEL units, that will typically work with only an external volume connected.
Summary: This is my first NAS, but i did a good deal of research before purchasing. As a NAS - this device is flawless. It has been running for a month with no errors, crashed, hiccups etc. I can access files from anywhere both within my Lan and from the internet. I have never had any issue using this as a storage device. All of the other features is where this NAS gets setup apart from the competition.
Summary: Correction: Plex now runs on this device, but not as well as if you ran the Plex server from a more robust pc or server. For example, transcoding video is not supported. Others reviewed this product and call it "easy". Maybe it's easy compared to other servers, but I wouldn't call it easy. It's not hard either. If you don't mind googling for help you can find an answer to any question you might have.