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). So far I am very satisfied with DS1512+ with only a few thoughts for improvements - the noise level seemed a bit high, I guess you could fix the fan yourself - it was not stressed in the manual that one should use RAID6 for larger amount of data (RAID5 will...
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. One issue I had was one of the drives from Costco was actually bad, and I went through all kinds of stress trying to revive the drive and ultimately got it exchanged through WD.
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.
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.. Added 2gb extra memory so plenty of room to grow.
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. Two nicks here, both probably small: It's SATA II standard, not the current faster SATA III, and the drive installation/extraction is not tool-less.
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. This unit replaced an hp mediasmart server that failed after 3 years of use, and is noticeably faster, that was not able to deal with an HDD failure as advertised. One selling point that has not met my expectations are the available applications.
Very effective, Fast NAS Storage (but is it worth the high price?)
Jason Schwartz, Amazon
25 February 2013
Summary: I am really happy with the DS1512+ but am still reeling from the sticker-shock. Fortunately we had lots of available disk drives to put into the Synology NAS so there weren't additional costs to incur. Even better was the support for mixed-size drives and hybrid RAID configurations that allow for redundancy and maximum storage efficiency. We currently have a mixture of 1 and 2Tb drives and are getting over 3.6Tb of effective RAID 5 redundancy...
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... probably because the disk is getting more full but the Synology 1512 speeds are a little faster which may be attributable to the new apple airport extreme.
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.
A Very Good Storage Appliance With Lots of Flexibility
William Swallow "Dirac", Amazon
16 October 2012
Summary: I'm a System Administrator for a Web Development group. For one of our projects, we had been looking at NAS Units. A NetGear unit was our frontrunner. At the same time, I needed to set up a NAS for a friend, and the Synology DS1512+ came to my attention. I was tempted to dismiss it out of hand. I had never heard of Synology, whereas I was quite comfortable with NetGear's track record. But to be fair, I did my due diligence research - and ended up buying the Synology.