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Synology DiskStation DS211j
8.0 out of 10

Synology DiskStation DS211j

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Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS211j

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Overall 8
8.0

Great NAS, lots of function

Ian Rushton, Amazon
4 November 2011
  • Summary: After doing a lots of research on NAS drives I decided to get the DS211J and do not regret the decision. I put 2 2 TB disks into it and just plugged it all in. Formatting took a while, not as long as some had said, probably an hour or so.
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Overall 10
10

Amazing NAS !

Carlos, Amazon
2 November 2011
  • Summary: I needed to get a NAS for my home since I wanted to be able to have all my photos, documents and video files in one place. First I bought Western Digital My Book Live 2 TB Personal Cloud Storage Drive, went for the cheaper option.
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Overall 10
10

Perfect NAS for home use

TW73, Amazon
29 October 2011
  • Summary: I was looking for a budget NAS solution for a while, reading numerous reviews online. Finally, I decided to go with DS211j and I was not disappointed. I will not repeat all technical details described in previous reviews here, but will just add few points that were new to me. 1.
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Overall 2
2.0

DS211j worked great until...

Jamin Williams, Amazon
26 October 2011
  • Summary: Before buying this device read what current synology customers are saying about it on the Synology forums. It is not good at all. [...] The DS211j worked great for me when I first got it. It did everything it they said it could do and everything I needed it to do.
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Overall 10
10

My new NAS vendor

Shawn K, Amazon
24 October 2011
  • Summary: This is the second Synology NAS I bought, same model. I'm using the two as a pair, one remotely for it's built in auto-sync feature and local disk encryption. That aside... my first NAS many years back was a HP MediaVault, then I did a Promise SmartStor -- both are still in service...
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Overall 10
10

Awesome piece of Hardware and Software

msmith0957, Amazon
12 October 2011
  • Summary: This is the perfect NAS for anyone in the market for a low-end storage and multimedia device. Admittedly this is my first NAS, but I have managed modest home servers for file sharing and web development. For $200, you really get a lot.
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Overall 6
6.0

Maddeningly Erratic

Scribbler, Amazon
11 October 2011
  • Summary: The scores of glowing reviews cinched this purchase in April 2011. But six months later, I wish I would've considered the less sterling comments here more thoughtfully -- and heeded warnings even from satisfied Synology users that choosing this NAS requires patience and above-average tech fluency.
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Overall 8
8.0

Torn between Synology DS211j and QNAP TS212

Eric Leung, Amazon
8 October 2011
  • Summary: Ok, finally I choose Synology DS211j over QNAP TS212. On spec., QNAP wins handily (256M vs 128M, 256 vs 10 iscsi targets, 2k vs 512 user accounts, 256 vs 64 concurrent connections, etc). However it sorely lack one feature that I am looking for: RAID rebuild / capacity expansion.
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Overall 10
10

Works as advertised

D. Nakamura, Amazon
31 August 2011
  • Summary: I did a lot of research before buying this NAS and Synology had the right balance of ease of use, affordability, expansion and capabilities that I was looking for. The instructions come on a CD-ROM and were very simple to follow with illustrations.
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Overall 10
10

Big features in a small package

Ohio_wolverine, Amazon
28 August 2011
  • Summary: I was very impressed with this product right out of the box. It's so compact and easy to get running in no time at all. It takes some time to figure out how to enable and configure all the features you want to use, but the feature set is so impressive that it doesn't leave you wanting more.
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