Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS112j
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I LOVE Synology Products
Christopher S., Newegg
23 March 2014
Summary: Again, I love my 112j and it does everything I want it to. I just wish I knew what I've learned over the year of the abilities of these NAS devices and purchased a unit with a lot more RAM and a stronger CPU.
Pros: This was a very tough decision for me to NOT give a 5/5 Egg Rating. But if by giving it a 4/5 Egg Rating makes someone look at why instead of glancing past a 5/5. This version does not come with its own HDD but that's what you would want anyway regardless which system you purchase because you wou...
Cons: Now, the reason I gave a 4 is because if you're going to use these units as I do and I think the new "goldrush" form of media storage is this. This unit has worked better than I expected nor imagined being affordable technologically available to the masses. So if you're going to use your "HomeSta...
Summary: This device works as advertised. The management software that comes with the package is easy to use and this system was easy to set up. Two WIN devices are backing up to it as well as a MacBook. Since one of the WIN devices are a SurfacePro, I am looking into access from outside my home network.
Summary: I'm enjoying this NAS. The hardware install was simple. The software install wasn't as simple but was fairly intuitive. You install the Synology DiskStation OS via a CD from a networked computer. From there it isn't as clear what you need to do but it doesn't take much to figure it out.
Summary: Putting the nas together is straightforward, however connecting it up to my mac mini has proved awkward and it is not recognisable on my ssyetm yet. It is plugged into a new BT router so you would hink it is all sweetness and light but it is blinking orange whic is not a good sign.
Took a while to set up but stick with it and it'll pay dividends
Mr. N. A. Smith, Amazon
21 October 2012
Summary: OK, so I'm fairly good with IT things - I love gadgets. But setting this up was a challenge - but only because of things I didn't know about ports and IP addresses (static versus dynamic). However, once past all of the challenges, this thing is very powerful.
Summary: At the moment I have given it a 4* rating, not because it isn't worth 5, but because I have yet to fully explore its features. Why I bought it: I use mac, my wife uses Windows. We need to share media - photos/music/documents Backing up our PC's Access to all my media on the fly - i travel a lot with...
Summary: Fabulous network storage and server device. Beautifully built, easy to set up and maintain. Full of features, and the Synology OS is well maintained and developed. The one small point - and I did buy a low end model I know - is that the processor/memory cannot really cope with creating a large photo...
Summary: I bought this Synology DS112J NAS "shell" to replace my old Buffalo LinkStation at home. All I needed was a NAS but this Synology box is much more than that. It offers lots of free installable extras, such as mail server, VPN server, web server, etc..