Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS211
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Best home Nas
NIKOLAOS DASKAS, Amazon
22 May 2012
Summary: Have been using only Synology nas for their easy to use interface and usability in a mixed home network ( macs and pc). This non-j version is noticeably faster with read / write rates above usb2 in a gigabit network . Remote access is easy to setup and access to media files from even mobile devices (iPhone) is straight forward. This is the case with any Synology NAS but this one offers all the above in a more powerfull package. Highly recommended.
Best NAS for the Value and Performance on the market
11 November 2011
Summary: The Synology DS211 is one kick in the butt to NAS manufactures like Drobo and QNAP. The reliability, interface and the performance per dollar is exceptionally much better than their competitors. I have been using the DS211 for over a month. Installed on the drive are two Samsung HD204UI F4 3.5 inch 2TB 32MB 5400rpm Internal Hard Disk Drive using Synology's own RAID system. We are a small video production company and we store, read and write our video work on it.
Easy setup, some difficulties, finally running perfectly
J. Wu "ArchFrank", Amazon
3 October 2011
Summary: After reading all the reviews, I finally made up my mind of buying this one. Setup is simple but several points needs to mention: 1.Using a cable is way faster than using wireless connection (more than 20 times, don't be surprised, you will see). 2.A cat6 cable is way faster than other cables(in my case 30 times). 3.Get a cat6 cable, chuck the one come with the product. 4.Only enable the functions you need, the unecessary functions slows it down quite a bit.
Summary: I'd been looking for a NAS for some time. We have multiple PC's and a lot of pictures, music files and video and I wanted to get them into one location and protect them with a RAID 1 set-up. I was however put off by reviews of other NAS drives telling of set-up complications and difficulties. I'm well versed on PC's but have little experience of networking and was unsure of delving into what looked like a minefield.
Summary: As described in previous reviews, the initial set up of the DS211 NAS/ drives is a bit fiddly, but is absolutely achievable even for non-techies. Beware, though that there does not appear to be a hotline you can call, so a certain degree of willingness to search online to solve some problems is a plus. The most troublesome is installing the drives, formatting and locating of DS211 NAS via your computer.
Summary: This is a great little device with an easy to use menu. I have mine connected to my Powerline network and is easily accessible from both Windows, Mac and Ubuntu. Only complaint would be the setup instructions missing one key piece of information - connect directly to your PC until you install the Disk Station Manager. Otherwise, simply cracking kit. And for those worried about noise, it is only noisy whilst the nas wakes up and the discs start spinning.
Summary: Awesome tiny box, given the low price. In addition to "normal" feature rich NAS functionality the DMS media server is a very nice feature, especially if you want to use use it with your mobile (clients for iPhone and Android).
Summary: Most people considering buying this device will have probably read the highly favourable reviews elsewhere, and there isn't much I can add to them, apart from saying that in my experience all the praise heaped on this and similar devices by the same maker is well-deserved. But there may be some people who have come here after considering at other devices which seem to offer much better value for money. The price quoted here, after all, just gets you the bare housing.
Summary: This is my first NAS, and after much research I picked this to stream music & video around the flat, as well as back up all our photos. Its got plenty of oomph in the CPU department (1.6GHz) and memory (256MB) and has no problems streaming to Squeezebox Radio & Duet, as well as to my PC (using SqueezePlay) all at the same time and not breaking sweat. Also does a great job to the PS3.