Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS1812+
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Absolutely fantastic device!
L. Tschetter, Amazon
24 July 2014
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.
Summary: You get what you pay for. The Synology costs more than comparable products, but is well worth it. I have tried devices from WD, Seagate & Buffalo Tech and none of them compare to the Synology. Highly recommend.
Summary: At first, I had sticker shock when looking at Synology devices. They are certainly more expensive than other NAS devices. The sticker shock went away after I bought a 4-bay version and used it for a year. The operating system and features are awesome and make the extra cost worth it.
Summary: The functionality of this device is beyond description. Access is fast. I have it stocked with 8 3TB Seagate drives. I use it to provide iSCSI LUNs for my Hyper-V server as well as a media server for video throughout my house.
Summary: Purchased this as a NVR and now I use it for much more, this is really closer to a SOHO server than a standard NAS. Truly understated. Fast shipping and wonderful box inside a box inside a box style packaging. Updated to DSM5 and a extra ram stick to max it out and it is just as reliable as ever.
Summary: I bought this to replace my old DS410 unit which was always maxed out in terms of capacity (due to slow advances in hard drive technlogy over the last few years). I really can't recommend it highly enough. It was very easy to migrate the volume from my DS410 to this DS1813.
Summary: This does everything from home storage, photos, audio, video etc. Watches the disks to make sure your data remains in case of disk failure. So many additional options for simple and power users alike.
Summary: This NAS device screams, compared to the one I used to have (Synology DS212j). Granted, they are targeted to two different audiences, but this one fits my bill perfectly...a device to handle my huge library of images, videos, and audio files.
Summary: I wanted to give prospective buyers some info on the REFURBISHED DS1812+. Price – Currently there is an offer for 1 refurbished. If you add this to your cart you will find actually 10 available. (When I purchased this there were 19 available.) And who is the seller? It’s Synology.
Summary: I use this for my HTPC to host up Blu-Ray ISOs and it does a great job. I also use it as a SAN for my ESX and HyperV hosts in my in-home test lab and it does a great job. I actually run both simultaneously by using separate NICs for each function and it does the job without noticeable performance...
Pros: SAN functionality for my ESX Host and HyperV Host test lab in the home NAS functionality for LAN shares (install software) Decent performance - haven't been disaapointed at all.
Cons: Honestly, nothing that I've considered something that I would have expected in a $1000 device isn't built-in.