Summary: I own five synology units and just purchased another for my brother. This particular model is sturdy and features eSATA which is much faster than USB for external devices. Takes a while to wake up from sleep, but the GUI is amazing which IMO is the reason to pay a little more for a synology over...
Summary: A week ago, I would have given this an easy 5 star review but a couple of days ago it stopped recognizing all 4 of the drives. Two calls to tech support and a couple of hours of testing, indicated that there was a problem with the Synology box (although tech support never actually conceded that...
Rare piece of computer hardware that has become more valuable with age
K. Black, Amazon
22 January 2014
Summary: Initially bought it just for basic NAS/file service several years ago. Synology regularly provides updates to DSM that add significant functionality -- although it is worth waiting a bit and reading their forums because a few releases have caused problems.
Summary: We have several of these NAS units in our network (DS412+, DS1511, and DS410). Their performance and reliability are amazing. We love the throughput from multiple users and heavy large file transfers.
Summary: The first unit I received from Amazon was defective... However, Amazon fixed the whole thing and I had a new unit in 48 hours. These things happen, not a problem. I've had the replaced unit for nearly 2 years now.
Summary: I originally bought this to back up my pictures and videos of work-related projects. Then, to reduce all that paper in our office, we bought the Fujitsu document scanner and it became obvious we had to have serious, rock solid back-up system in place.
Summary: Did the research, compared results, and made the purchase. Of course, ordering from Amazon was the usual ho hum experience. Place the order, get exactly what you ordered on time, no drama. The Synology DiskStation DS410 for my purposes has been nothing but phenomenal.
Summary: I purchased my Synology DiskStation DS410 a year ago for my business and it has proven to be a well built solid product used nearly every day for all our digital storage needs. In fact, we have stopped saving files to our local computer hard drives and now store everything on the network.