Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS213+
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IT'S AMAZING! perfect web interface (maybe u will feel little ...
4 weeks ago
Summary: I have been using it for around 2 months, IT'S AMAZING! perfect web interface (maybe u will feel little lost at the begining), accessing the device remotely is fast, I ordered it with 2X2TB WD Red and configured it as Raid 1, I made a heavy load test :watch movie from it through DLNA,copying files from & to it, downloading torrent and it handled all of these perfectly!
Everything is great besides need to make one thing better - Currently
Chenggong Liu, Amazon
24 November 2014
Summary: Everything is great besides need to make one thing better - Currently, the user/group access management is only at "share" level instead of at directory/folder level, this makes it very hard to organize the documentation and control the user access at the save time. Hope Synology get it fixed at least works like Linksys NAS200, will be better like Window servers, and will be the best like Novell severs (it is old, but still the best access management!).
Summary: I bought an Amazon refurbished DS213+ for only a few dollars more that for a DS213j unit with no problems. I coupled this with two 4TB WD Red drives and an APC BE550G uninterrupted power supply. Setup was simple for anyone who can work their way through software to create shared network folders. I didn't create any web entities -- just in-house network storage.
Summary: Use this for time machine and CrashPlan backups. Used in Mac environment. No compatibility issues encountered so far. I haven't used any of the apps, but will be trying PLEX (will update review when done) Works great.
Summary: I really love this DiskStation...but the technical documentation isn't that great. The recent upgrades in the OS have made the product more reliable and easier to use although I had a panic attack when one morning I saw it had gone into error mode. Some quick online research showed how to reset it and because I had set it up in a RAID type configuration I didn't lose any files when it finally restored itself.
Full Featured NAS, Good Manageability, Generally Good Apps
J. A. Quayle, Amazon
3 March 2014
Summary: We got this to provide network storage and act as a media server between our Mac, PC, Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod, and Kindle Fire household. Our Macs are backed up with Time Machines, but we needed some place to store all the pictures and videos we've amassed, and be easily accessible across the PCs and many other devices. This does the trick, it takes no time to set up, and has a easy to use and full-featured management console.
Summary: I have been using this NAS for over a year. It works great for what we use it for which is mainly pictures and file storage. I have played with most of the apps and they all work OK. Photostation is great for putting pictures and sharing with family and friends while being backed up on the NAS. The mobile apps work good on both iOS and Andriod, however they are slightly different and have different features between the two OS's.