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Synology DiskStation DS1812+
9.3 out of 10

Synology DiskStation DS1812+

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Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS1812+

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Overall 8
8.0

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...
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Overall 8
8.0

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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Recent upgrade from 1512 to 1813+

Mets, Amazon
6 March 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

GREAT NAS for SMB

Leon Carpenter "Information Station", Amazon
29 December 2013
  • 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...
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Overall 8
8.0

Software, not hardware RAID

Duncan Brown, Amazon
29 January 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fairly solid home and small biz solution

Michael, Amazon
17 January 2013
  • 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...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great unit with the exception of one "bug."

Jim M., Amazon
6 December 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Quality NAS

Biff, Amazon
28 April 2015
  • Summary: Very well made and robust unit. Relatively easy to set up. Very stable in operation. Not too noisy. It is expensive.
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Overall 8
8.0

great but the performance is less than expected

Mr. L. B. P. Daley "sni9er", Amazon
3 July 2014
  • 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...
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Overall 8
8.0

Powerful, versatile, expandable and flexible

Sussman "Sussman", Amazon
9 February 2014
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