ie=UTF8&psc=1 I am not saying the REDS are a problem - in fact the opposite - they are great - just that the next level up offer
Mr. M. Innes, Amazon
9 September 2014
Summary: Purchased this Unit - A dream. Purchased; separately; Professional SE Drives - Rated above the Reds - (REDS fail quicker than the Pro Versions) see link below. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00CYSYYU8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I am not saying the REDS are a problem - in fact the opposite - they are great - just that the next level up offers longer warranty and a better MBTF and 5 year warranty. I pay more for longer. The entire Server works fab.
Summary: SECURITY RISK There is problem with all Synology devices such that a software update can cause your NAS to be hijacked and all files encrypted by malware called 'Synolocker'. Despite knowing this problem, Synology prompted onwers to update their NAS management software and did not advise them of the known problem - you would have to know of the problem already or be a regular visitors to their support forum to find out about it.
Summary: Excellent NAS device. Set up was easier and quicker than I would have expected. It's not cheap but it has a variety of useful features, and is capable of meeting requirements of most people. An excellent way to keep one's data and backups. Bought a second one for commercial use.
Summary: This is an easy to setup NAS that seems so far to be fairly user friendly. But - and it's a important but - this whole NAS thing really isn't for the faint hearted. I am not a tecchie or networks guy, and whilst I am still going with it and all seems to be fine, we do have periods where the NAS, Mac, iPhones and BT home hub appear to be having a big argument, with most unwilling to talk to each other.
Summary: Great device if you know what your doing. I've managed to set it up but port forwarding is an area not for the feint hearted. It allows me to stream all of my images. Music and videos to my TV via wifi and my ipad/iPhone with no problems using the synology apps free from Apple Stores. Also provides a wifi hot spot to share those files. I just need more time to understand how to utilise the other areas of the Synology drive and its so many other features.