Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS1511+
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7 February 2014
Summary: I have had this unit (installed with 5 WD RE4 1TB drives) for more than a year. My house is wired with Cat5e cables. The storage offers faster read and write speed than the local HD on my MacBook Pro. It has been a good investment. The system has been stable and working well without issues. The user interface could use some update.
Summary: I was looking for a SAN home solution and was hesitating between DROBO and SYNOLOGY. I chose SYNOLOGY because they offer more softwares with their solution. You can pick and install whatever you want (example of available softwares: Asterisk, sugar crm, vpn server, drupal, logitech media server, etc etc..) The only BAD comment I have about it is the fact that their video surveillance station does not work with MAC OS X. I used to. But it does not anymore.
Summary: I bought the DS1511+ and placed five WD 3TB drives in. Everything works great. The instruction manual is not that great. Lacks in giving details about the features and how to set it up. Plan on doing web surfing to help in understanding how to take advantage of all the features. Setup was straight forward and simple (do update software) I had trouble reading drive until I updated software then worked great. Storing of music and videos is great and playback is flawless.
Summary: Get this nas if you would like to run sqeezebox servers, stream movie and use it for surveillance camera. The higher spec processor made it so much faster and easier to run all these at the same time. The ability to upgrade the ram and the addtional bay is an added bonus as well. Good to know i can expand to 10 bay if needed. They will just pay off the premium in the long run. Not forgetting the great support sysnology provides.