Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS1512+
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25 February 2013
Summary: It seems to work ok for media streaming and backups. I tried to install the "Cloud" and can't get it to work. The client side seems to be the problem. I emailed support for a fix and followed their directions, sent them the logs etc. I haven't heard a word back in over a month. I'd probably rate it a 4 if they fixed that. The provided software that I have used seems to be very basic.
Summary: I had initially written a glowing review of this unit after loading it up with my data and setting my preferences. It was a great first impression, and many thing about the Synology NAS are wonderful; however only 2 months in I had my first disk failure and the recovery was anything but graceful. The first drive in my RAID-5 array became "invalid" and the array went into "degraded" status. I quickly popped in a new drive and clicked the repair button.
Summary: I had great expectations and was pleased with the unit for 4 days... then it went dark and unresponsive. I went online for Synology support on Saturday and waited until the afternoon of the first business day (Tuesday) for a response. It was weak... I followed instructions to no avail. I was surprised to be asked not only to crack open the device, but to reseat the CMOS chip, which would appear to require extensive disassembly... no instuctions were given on this step.
Summary: The 1512+ was great for the first 5 days I had it. Upon arrival, I upgraded to DSM 4 without a hitch. Created some share folders and moved 100+ gb of data quickly, seeing write speeds of around 60MB/s. While short of theoretical best (125MB/s), very reasonable with little tweaking other than jumbo packets. Loved the built in package center and ease of starting apps. I was able to access my music and watch movies with plex media server, both over 3g on my iphone 4s.
Summary: I've had this for about a year, it's an excellent product, easy to set up, easy to manage, the performance is excellent. However, the bundled software gets worse and worse at each release, especially the PhotoStation which has become fundamentally useless: drag-and-drop upload does not work in most Linux releases and is spotty at best under Windows 7; upload from a dialog box can only be done one photo at a time; download of photos is disabled by default for all other...
Netzwerkspeicher mit viel Potential, Einrichtung nicht einfach
20 February 2013
Summary: Motivation: Die Synology DS 1512+ sollte es ermöglichen, dass Computer, Netzwerkdrucker, Fernseher, Netzwerk-Spieler, iPods und Tablets ihre Daten zentral speichern und auch abrufen können. Insbesondere sollten die vielen Festplatten für das Sichern von Daten als auch das Synchronisieren von portablen Geräten wie dem iPod touch wegfallen können.