Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS1812+
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it just works
19 August 2014
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.
Excerpt: connectivity and managment to this SAN is very easy. My kids have no problem accessing their files and it took very little to no training. Integrates with very well with our Android, Windows and Linux devices.
Pros: Easy To Manage, Easy To Set Up, Family Friendly, Fast, Highly Compatible
Seems like the best solution but does require some work to understand and configure it properly
10 July 2014
Summary: I wouldn't say this is very simple. It is however very simple taking into account the complexity of what it does. I chose this brand because their software was allegedly the best in this field. It seems I was not misled. I am still getting acquainted with its many options and procedures, but the operating system seems nothing short of exceptional. It does many things that hadn't occurred to me I would need or want - but I do, now that I was made to think about them.
Summary: I have two of these now (one at work). Very simple to setup and network. Loaded both with 3 TB drives and other than it taking forever to format (24 TB should be slow to format) I couldn't have been happier. Running Plex to stream my DVD collection at home. Works great. Tons of other built-in apps.
Summary: This is the best thing I ever did for my household. This unit is great and the software is super easy to use. That being said, I am pretty tech savvy. There are some things that I had to tinker with to work properly. Probably shouldn't get this if you don't know, or don't know where to look to learn about port forwarding or DDNS.
Summary: I picked this up after 3 years of using a home-grown NAS solution based on E O N and later vanilla Illumos OpenIndiana. I'm used to dealing with everything at a low level and have generally eschewed graphical interfaces for the command-line. Having drooled over the likes of drobo which support a hybrid RAID system that can use variable size disks and that had a graphical interface better than most open source NAS solutions, I explored my options a bit and finally settled...