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Synology DiskStation DS1512+
8.6 out of 10

Synology DiskStation DS1512+

Synology DiskStation DS1512+ offers a high-performance, scalable Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

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).
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Overall 8
8.0

Used?

Kevin M., Newegg
9 June 2013
  • Pros: This is the second one of these I've purchased. An excellent NAS device. Highly reliable with many features.
  • Cons: Unit had been used. It was obvious that this was a return. A few years back I purchased a Nikon D300 that had been used. This is a concern to me. If I pay for a new item, I expect a new item.
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Overall 8
8.0

Warning, not supported by Synology!

JC S., Newegg
28 May 2013
  • 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...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great NAS, probably a little overkill for home use

C. Olsen, Amazon
13 May 2013
  • Summary: Unfortunately I purchased this device during the peak of the hard drive shortage due to the flooding in Thailand, so I purchased 3 3-TB Western Digital Green drives from Costco and yanked them out of their enclosures to start my array. Setup is relatively easy.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Professional NAS

Crankyhobo, Amazon
2 May 2013
  • Summary: Like many of you i have tried to build a computer to be used for network storage because i thought it would be cheaper; the reality is that unless you spend just as much money and spend a lot of time and have some serious expert networking knowledge you're much better off buying a NAS like this.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Igor T., Newegg
27 April 2013
  • Summary: bought 2, running in HA cluster configuration. Very easy to setup. Switching from primary to secondary not very fast.
  • Pros: Cheap , easy to install and very versatile. Linux inside so you're not locked out by bad support. Well documented (help, compatible hardware, 3rd party dev)
  • Cons: graphical interface of most packages kind of limit what you can do with this box because they only tweak a few options.
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Overall 8
8.0

Plenty of space to grow

earlyadopter, Amazon
27 March 2013
  • 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..
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Overall 8
8.0

A few minor subtractors, but basically a wicked-good NAS

Delta Foxtrot, Amazon
23 March 2013
  • Summary: I've had my Synology DS1512+ for a few weeks now, and I love it. The hardware seems to be exceptionally high quality. Metal case, what looks to be a bullet-proof power supply, quiet fans, subdued indicator LEDs that convey the operating condition at a glance.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good performance, a few small feature gaps

Eric B., Newegg
20 March 2013
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Works great - Apps could be better

Martin Stupel, Amazon
7 March 2013
  • 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.
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