Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS1511+
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Probably the best NAS on the market.
J. Brown, Amazon
20 March 2012
Summary: I bought the DX1511+ after having some problems with by drive controller in my server, and in general couldn't be happier. There are a few gotchas, but I can't help but to recommend this to people who want to make their storage needs easier. We'll get right into it and talk about why this is better than every other NAS on the market. The software. The Disk Station Manager software is extremely easy to use, and will allow you do to almost anything you want.
Summary: I purchased this item several weeks ago at Amazon, and while I'm quite happy with it and its performance (now), there were a couple of issues: 1) As received, the unit was making an odd "ticking" sound. I'm an engineer by vocation with many PC builds behind me, so I opened the case to augment the 1GB RAM with another 2GB board.
Summary: Just bought my 2nd 1511+. both Used for general media storage including large high resolution FLAC music library. The older 1511+ has 5ea. 1TB and the new one has 3ea. 2TB drives. Automatic backup is now set to happen every night from one to the other. I don't use any of the many other features, simple media storage. For my usage the 1511+ is fast and extremely reliable.
Summary: I purchased this to replace a Mediasmart Server. After years of struggling with the MSS this thing is an absolute joy. Easy to set up, very fast and the android apps are awesome. I utilize Link Aggregation on my server and consistently get transfer rates between 50 and 90 Mb/s depending on file size. Wireless is obviously much slower...
Summary: Downloaded latest software (DiskStation manager plus latest OS image with patches) from the Synology support site. I am now configuring 5 new drives (Hitachi Deskstar 0S03230 3TB) as RAID5. Total usable capacity after RAID is around 10.9 TB. Very easy and intuitive prices so far. My steps were: 1. connect DiskStation to my home switch/router (with DHCP) using LAN1 port 2. connect my MacBook to the same subnet 3. install DiskStation manager software on the Mac 4.
Summary: June 2011 Although I am reasonably competent with PCs and Mac's, I am a neophyte when dealing with NAS units. I was a little concerned dealing with Linux or command line prompts. I also wanted a solution which was scalable, required minimal handholding for adding or replacing drives, or changing RAID configurations as the number of drives in the unit grew. My investigations kept bringing me back to the Synology line of NAS and its DSM software.
Summary: After years of having photos, music, and videos scattered around several hard-drives on various computers, we decided to come up with a centralized storage solution. Besides just the convenience of having everything in one place, we wanted to have a decent contingency plan in place for a hard-drive going bad (we've been lucky so far). I also wanted a lot of space for my latest project, a Windows 7 Media Center DVR. After much research, I decided on this Synology model.
Summary: I researched NAS systems to death and, while I don't have much experience with others, this thing is absolutely amazing. Fast and more features than you could ever guess. Wow. Fast LAN access. Dynamic DNS for remote access Simple folder privileges Simple FTP setup Access files from my iPhone Admin from my iPhone SUPER fast RAID setup (as in, hours shorter than I expected) I've never used more than 20% of CPU or memory capacity with multiple users connected The DSM is...
Summary: Similar to other reviews here, we've tried NAS units from HP, Netgear, IOMega, and now Synology. Without a doubt, the Synology 1511+ with 3.0 DSM software is best-in-class. We currently have 70 concurrent users, 4 iScsi LUN's, and a ton of files. All are hosted on our 1511+ with five Hitachi enterprise 2TB drives in Raid5. Setup was simple. Integration with Windows Active Directory is complete, and it successfully handles ACL security.
Summary: After feening the Drobo for quite some time but never pulling the trigger due to various horror stories about failures and their support, I decided to check out some other options including the Synology DS1511+ Although Drobo is now in its third revision and is pretty stable, the thing that ultimately made me choose this Synology device over the Drobo is its transfer speed.