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Synology DiskStation DS213Air
8.2 out of 10

Synology DiskStation DS213Air

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Overall 10
10

More than i thought possible!

Kyle S., Newegg
9 December 2015
  • Pros: There are so many good things about this product that ive lost count. Ive had many surprises about this product, but every surprise has been positive! Bought this for a automatic file backup system for home and work. Easy set up, Slick interface, merged into my network seamlessly, offers more fea...
  • Cons: none at all!
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Overall 6
6.0

Does what is needed - eventually

Dan H., Newegg
17 May 2014
  • Summary: In short, nicely designed hardware, and it's powered by Linux so it can (eventually) be made to work properly. Just ignore the extremely uneven user experience/user interface. I was just hoping for a better user experience based on so many people giving the DS software good reviews.
  • Pros: Very good feel to the hardware, seems very solid and very cleverly constructed. Low power consumption.
  • Cons: The user interface is excruciatingly slow. Just navigating menus can cause the CPU to hit 75% usage, . It's pretty severely underpowered. You have to waste a lot of time getting past the marketingspeak to figure out what package does what. The interface to Linux they've come up with is almost as ...
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Overall 10
10

Excellent

James F., Newegg
10 April 2013
  • Summary: Stop hesitating and just buy this already.
  • Pros: You're not only paying for the device with this NAS, but you're paying for Synology's incredible Diskstation software. Seriously look up videos of this incredible OS-like software. It allows for easy configuration, setup, and maintenance. While you can attach wireless dongles to other Synology NA...
  • Cons: Compatibility with external enclosures or external drives is limited and listed on their website. It's really not a con for this device, but I wish they made a 4-bay or 8-bay white wireless NAS like this. Hopefully it's coming.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good, but has some minor issues

Yee T., Newegg
12 March 2013
  • Summary: Had a couple of issues with this device. First, the software has this auto "convert-thumbnail" function, that just eats away system resources if you have any picture on your shared photo folder.
  • Pros: Feature rich Pretty quiet Nice looking
  • Cons: Buggy software A little slow
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Overall 10
10

My first server

David M., Newegg
2 March 2013
  • Pros: I did extensive research before I bought this NAS server. If you're doing a budget friendly network get this server. Installing the DSM is rather quick and easy if you're downloading it from the internet after plugging a cat5e or cat6 cable in. Also the hotspot built in the server works great.
  • Cons: NOT BLACK! Lol!
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Overall 6
6.0

Slow....

Jerry L., Newegg
3 December 2012
  • Pros: Classic Synology design and interface. Finally, and build-in wifi
  • Cons: Software is buggy. The air version use a weaker processor and half the memory of 213. The device is much slower than the 213.
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Overall 10
10

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?
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Overall 2
2.0

SECURITY RISK - DO NOT BUY ANY SYNOLOGY NAS

Amazon Customer, Amazon
5 August 2014
  • 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...
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Overall 10
10

Expensive but easy to setup and use

Leeds Resident, Amazon
22 May 2013
  • Summary: This has been very easy to setup and use. Quickly installed 2 3TB WD Red drives - bought as separate purchase from amazon. Easy installation. I've now got my stuff properly backed up and with regular easy incremental backups configured too.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent

Martin Bailey, Amazon
7 January 2013
  • Summary: This unit was supplied by Amazon itself with twin 2GB Seagate hard drives already fitted (for convenience), and I was relieved to find that they were on Synology's compatibility list of approved desktop-grade drives.
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