Summary: Obvioulsy no fault tolerance (because it's a single disk) but apart from that this is a very nice NAS unit. Has many of the features of it's bigger brothers/sisters (remote access over WEBDAV for example) and is quite quick (much faster uploads than WD-Netcenters and Buffalo devices I have owned in the past). For a simple file sharing solution I refcommend this (but if you want fault tolerance I also have a Synology DS213+ which is configured for Raid 1.
Summary: Seriously. Hook it up. Follow the directions. Bob's your uncle. It just works. You don't need to be a geek to hook it up. I haven't messed with the advanced features. I don't need to access the drive via the internet. I use Dropbox for my important files. At home though, four people can access the drive from any computer and it is fast and reliable.
Summary: I have two of these units with Western Digital 2TB hard drives. Both were easy to install and set up. Using a free Cobian backup program with Synology makes it really easy. As any new product- reading the manual is important. You can install it without it, but once you understand how it works, it just does. No Cons.
Great NAS, but horrible, painfully slow photo uploading
Mike B., Amazon
29 May 2012
Summary: I looked all around for different NAS devices for use at my home. Of all the reviews I read, it seemed that the Synology brand offered the best device and the most features for a home NAS. And the only thing I noticed for complaints was the consistent report of how slow the NAS is for loading and then thumbnailing photos for use by its photo browsing software, or via its Media Server software.