Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS1512+
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Solid product with lots of flexibilities
Wei Song, Amazon
9 June 2013
Summary: I bought this product combined with WD RED 3TB as a backup solution for my main NAS, which is a QNAP TS659. The QNAP failed left and right after about one year continuous usage due to the cheap disks in it (WD Green).
Pros: Great NAS, I like Synology products, though sometimes it takes a while to get speed optimized.
Cons: This model is no longer supported by Synology. DS1513+ is the new model but it is not available on Newegg yet. This is a warning. I did a search for DS1513+ and missed the red message at the top of the Newegg page, since the results showed the DS1512+. I didn't double check the number (the look a...
Summary: Migration from my old ds410j was a breeze, disks out and slotted in to the 1512+ - config restored and up and running on the new device in 60mins Maybe expected a little more speed but not maxed out the device yet and also now have plex media server running..
Summary: On the whole this product performs well and is easy to set up and use, two things which are sometimes hard to find in one product. I configured using the hybrid raid feature and have gradually phased out my initial smaller drives by replacing them with 3 TB WD Reds.
Pros: Fast Flexible Web UI is fairly easy to understand Robust
Cons: In certain specific situations it could be a nuisance to integrate it into existing workgroups Some limitations on smartphone app compatibility
Summary: The DS1512+ meets all my expectations; solidly built, straight forward to setup, good transfer speed, quiet and does generate excessive heat. I cannot yet comment of the ease of recovery from an HDD failure.
UPDATE: Replacement Drive from Amazon... BETTER RESULTS!!!
23 January 2013
Summary: UPDATE (9/24/2013) ----------------------------------------------- I recently moved and re-setup my gear on a new network consisting of a few netgear gigabit switches and a new apple airport extreme and thought I'd test out my speeds again. The Drobo is a bit slower...
Pros: I replaced a year and a half old QNAP SS-839-PRO with this unit as QNAP's firmware and support are as of this time terrible. The Synology is relatively simple to setup, the GUI is very responsive (much faster than QNAP) and logically laid out. So far, I much prefer this over the QNAP. The plastic...
Cons: Physical product is overall quite underwhelming for the price --read cheap--. QNAP is much better here. I hope the money Synology saved on the box gets properly used in firmware updates and improvements.
Summary: The system offers multiple options, most of which I have not explored. So far my only issues are the fan noise and connectivity from my iMac. I would recommend this for someone with tech experience.