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...
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.
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..
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.
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.