Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS213Air
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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 NAS devices, I like how this had it built in and would work right out of the box. The device itself looks gorgeous (LOVE that more NAS devices are coming out in white) and there...
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.
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.
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: 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 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. The Media server functions appear smooth and easy to set up too. Not tried the Cloud server yet - one thing at a time. No regrets over purchasing this. Think its an excellent investment to protect my data.
Summary: I was recommended this by a colleague at work and it has lived up to my expectations. Works straight out of the box with little user configuration required. Still getting to grips with all that is little wonder can do.