Summary: This NAS is exceptional. Tons of features and options! Great stability and stellar performance. I'm getting 100mb plus transfer speeds on my GB network. Takes about 7-8 seconds to transfer a gig and a half of data.
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.
Summary: I replaced my burned-out Dell tower server with the Synology DS1511+ and am delighted with the product. It is fast & quiet. I do not intend to use all of the DSM features so I can't speak comprehensively about the NAS, but I must exclaim the performance.
Summary: I have been buying computers and peripherals since 1980 and this the most useful device I've ever come across. I have multiple PCs to keep track of and my Windows 2003 Server is slow and out of space.
Summary: Plug this into a gigabit switch, and suddenly your 5GB bluray rips are streaming onto it at 110MB/s, less than a minute each. Amazingly quiet and cool, my samsung green drives sit consistently at 33C; the NAS is silent itself.