Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS1812+
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Lots of unsafe storage -- buy 2 of everything.
omniverous reader, Amazon
5 October 2014
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...
Great Hardware, good firmware - Awful documentation - Expect endless hours of trial and error Configuration
Mark Early, Amazon
30 April 2014
Summary: I have owned a Synology 5 bay DS-1512+ NAS for a couple years now and a 2 bay DS-212j before that. The hardware and firmware quality are excellent in my experience, but be warned the general documentation for Synology "packages" (Video Station, Audio Station, ...etc) are simply awful.
Summary: I do love these units. I must admit however that the noise (which is a known issue from the Synology forums) has continued from the previous versions (1812) to this newer model. It is disappointing that Synology hasn't invested in a better PSU fan which from all accounts is the culprit.
Summary: I have two of these units deployed and I have to say - they are FAR better for business use than the Drobos I have deployed in business locations. The active directory integration lets me create shares for use on the network without having to pony up for server licensing and I don't lose the...
Summary: the other reviews can cover how happy they are with the system, here's a few things i noticed in my first 2 hours of playing around. - the box uses *software* raid and not hardware raid, as evidenced by the /md? in df below.
Summary: I have been using this for several months now and have experience no major problems - currently using DSM 4.1. The only issue that I have experienced is the RAM usage in my system will occasionally creep up to the 85-93% level over several weeks to a couple of months time period for no apparent...
Summary: I bought this unit to back up all of my family's computers, as well as store our inventory of music, movies, photos, etc. I filled it with eight 3TB Western Digital "Red" drives. It was very easy to set up, including the installation of the drives.
Summary: great device although the information out there about LAG can be mis-leading my original assumption was the 4 network ports could be teamed to achieve the maximum speed to a PC but it turns out that just isn't how it works, the marketing materiels are quite deceptive on that matter other than that...