Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS1812+
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2 weeks ago
Excerpt: Only 4 stars because its not yet in production use. After much product research (many vendors) I purchased this for 2 main purposes: 1.) Backup target for muptiple Win7 hosts (using Acronis); 2.) Storage platform for surveillance system (compatible with numerous IP camera vendors).Sell points to me were: Ease of implementation & configuration; performance (reported); capacity; and purchase price.It was installed, configured and visible to my desktop in a matter of...
Pros: Compact, Easy To Manage, Easy To Set Up, Fast Delivery, Good Price Point, Highly Compatible
Summary: I've had this for over 10 months at this point. I've been through several updates (with no issues), and the software just keeps improving consistently. The interface for managing the device is the best I've ever seen. From quick ids, to cloud syncing with google drive; from backing up with rsync to the excellent android apps, I just love this NAS.
Summary: This box provides a huge amount of storage, but istricky to keep going. This is basically a linux server running on a tiny processor, with no support available from Synology. It is treated as if it was an appliance (that costs $3000 including the hard disks), but nobody will come out and fix it for $200. If the power fails on this guy, if you bump it, it will fail, possibly in a mysterious way that takes down your entire local area network with it.
I love the functionality and expandability of this
11 September 2014
Summary: I love the functionality and expandability of this. Beware what you put in: I originally populated this with 8 Seagate Barracuda 2TB drives from an WHS2011 server using hardware raid 6. The drives had approximately 10000 hours on them (based on info from the DS1813+) In the first month, 4 of the original drives failed. Luckily not at the same time. I replaced the first 2 with new Barracuda 2TB drives, the 3rd with a used Barracuda 2Tb (6000 hours) drive.
Excerpt: This diskstation is extremely usable. The web-based GUI is powerful and responsive, though not always intuitive. Performance of the ATOM processor seems good, with low CPU and memory usage most of the time even with a number of services running. I have not yet been able to benchmark or use multiple LAN connections, but read/write performance seems reasonable so far.
Summary: Only two months so far, but it just works. I ran various FreeNAS boxes for years, and couldn't see the point of paying for a lower-spec server - but every time one of my Barracudas died (and they did), I freaked out a little, and had to figure out how to fix it by hand. And the music serving never quite worked, and I never quite got around to fixing it... Basically, it was a hobby, but these days I have a family and I want files served, not a hobby.
2014 now and still going great. Reasonably simple to configure for various services
J. Hamm, Amazon
4 August 2014
Summary: Purchased on December 17, 2013. August 4, 2014 now and still going great. Reasonably simple to configure for various services. DSM updates are frequent and vulnerabilities are patched quickly. Nothing negative to say about this device. It's handled everything I've thrown its way thus far.
Summary: I absolutely love this device. This is the best money I've spent on computer hardware in a long time. The Synology OS is amazing, stable, easy to use, and very flexible. Buying the larger Synology with a faster CPU and more RAM is definitely the way to go. I am able to run Plex, Apache, Perl, PHP, Python, backup software, and more, directly on the NAS.
Excerpt: I am giving this 4 starts because as a network storage drive it is fine and the quality of the product is good. I'm just posting this review mainly to warn others (who may be like me and not paying close enough attention) that this will not work as a local storage device, which is what we were hoping to use it for. Thanks to the excellent customer service at B & H though, I was able to return with no hassle and they found something that will work.
Summary: Great product and easy to set up. Awesome as a file server. I purchased this for a VM ESXi server and after a little bit of playing around it worked perfectly. The only reason I only gave it a 4 is because although you can team the network adapters, the overall data transfer rate is a little slow.