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.
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.
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 is my first standalone NAS. I have held off of buying a standalone NAS because it looks like Synology is the only manufacturer which makes a quality, enduring product--and the price is a bit more than I'd like to pay. I've used Windows machines, Linux machines, external HDDs, etc. I'm glad I finally paid the extra $ for this one. The quality shows. It's easy to setup, easy to use, and has a wealth of configuration options and downloadable modules.
Summary: I'm blown away by all the features, BUT the SPEED is why I'm giving the DS112 5 SOLID STARS. 70-76mbps write and reads of 90-98mbps. I have been frustrated for a long time trying to get decent speeds off my router's usb hard drive feature. I didn't want the hassle of a nas device, another device plugged into power, the network, another 9" footprint I don't have space for, just another "gadget" to maintain.