Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS213+
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Very impressed so far
Chad W., Newegg
5 November 2013
Summary: I used 2x2TB Seagate NAS drives in RAID 1 and created four volumes. One for my backup, one for my wife's backup, one for iTunes media, and one for Windows Media Center recorded programs.
Pros: This device does the minimum of what I needed it to do. It does a sync/backup for my machine and my wife's laptop automatically through the use of the free Data Replicator software. Easily allows you to create separate volumes and map/index them as network drives in Windows using the DiskStation ...
Cons: Insanely bright power LED. If you want to use it as a home media server, plan ahead or use electrical tape! I still cannot access the DiskStation via Android mobile apps when I'm not using my WiFi despite running the EZ-Internet router setup. There's probably a setting I'm overlooking but it shou...
Pros: Compact and very quiet. Easy to hook up and set up to start using right away. I have also expansion eSATA enclosure with 2x2TB Hitachi HDD which was recognized right away.(NTFS format in Raid 1) No difficulty encountered during install. I am using WD 2x2TB red HDD. I am happy with this purchase.
Everything is great besides need to make one thing better - Currently
Chenggong Liu, Amazon
22 March 2013
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.
Summary: The DS213+ is a perfect NAS solution. I debated whether or not to build one from an old chassis and parts, however the specs on this quiet little box met or exceeded what I needed. Sure it cost a bit more, but knowing that this would work right out the box with little hassle has been worthwhile.
Summary: I put two 2TB WD Red series drives in as a backup for my home office. One PC running Win 7 and one Mac running 10.7.5 backup to the 213+ hourly. I've set up the 213+ to run as RAID 0. My wireless router is a DLINK DIR-655.
Summary: I was looking for a new way to store my wife's collection of digital photographs (she takes a ton). In the past I had a Dell desktop with a security RAID setup, plus a daily scheduled backup to an external hard drive to ensure we wouldn't lose anything due to a computer or hard drive failure.
Summary: Just got this delivered last week and finally had a chance to open/install it for a small business with about 5 users. Took a bit of poking around but finally got it working correctly as a basic file storage/repository. I'm not an expert by any stretch, but I managed to muddle along.
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.