Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS410
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Overall a Great Product that meets all my needs
17 August 2012
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: 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: While administration via iphone is limited, There is a decent iphone app ( not free) that lets you download bitorrent files directly to the server. The bitorrent client that is built in a simplistic, but includes a torrent search engine so you can connect via SSH or HTTPS and add a torrent from...
Pros: Fast, Decent UI but somewhat complicated due to the number of options. Decent Tech support. Security is easy to administer - as long as you know what you're doing. you can SSH in and muck with the Unix OS if you wish
Cons: Iphone video app doesn't work with all security options set and the system doesn't warn you of this. So if you are insecure you can upload a video (it will trans-code it on your local PC) and play it, but if you have security on then the synology iphone app (the one they created) can't play video...
Summary: Make sure you go to Synology website and get compatible HDs.
Pros: Great features (FTP, DDNS, DLNA, Media Server, etc), easy setup, it just works!
Cons: NAS takes a good 20-30s to come back up after it's gone to sleep; this causes issues with windows messing up credentials for mapped drives, printers not being recognized, etc. Also, some metadata for files is either not recognized or stripped off (like the size of a jpg for example); this causes ...
I have been waiting 12 years for a product like this.
Kevin R., Newegg
21 October 2010
Summary: I have been waiting (12) for a feature packed device that offers this many apps without running a few servers. I believe I have found the right one for me.
Pros: Great application features. File station works great inside the network as well as from the internet. All the apps have their own way of operating. They are not consistent in they way they work from one app to another.
Cons: Price not much to be said here. For the home market it's kinda high for a SMB it's a cost of doing business. DLNA does not trans-code on the fly. Camera surveillance app allows only one free license. Additional cameras require additional licenses.
Summary: After discovering the heinous Internet Explorer requirement, I investigated other options with the intent of just using the Synology to hold the video. This is when I found that almost everything else has the same hole in the head requirement.
Pros: Lots of features that other NAS products either do not have at all or don't do nearly as well. The performance also seems considerably better than other NAS products I've used. And this particular unit has gotten hammered much more than the others.
Cons: The "Surveillance Station" application *requires* Internet Explorer due to it's reliance on ActiveX - on a machine that runs BusyBox. Who still uses IE?!? I mean seriously. You have a security oriented application that depends on IE? To be fair, it seems as though the majority of the CCTV/IP Cam ...
Summary: I thought the Synology DS-410 is a great product. It would be awesome if it was a $100 cheaper. However, it definitely lives up to its product description. I am a mac user and I wanted a backup solution for my computer.
Pros: -Simple web based UI -Compatible with most OS -Easy to install (follow quick install guide and wiki guide available online) -Quick setup with included software -Backup software for Windows users and compatible with Time Machine for Mac users
Cons: -Expensive -Not all HDD are compatible (be aware of HDD compatibility list) -Fans are not optimally placed for uniform heat transfer -Would have liked to have 2 ethernet ports for faster throughput
Summary: Fairly priced for a 4 bay NAS. Full feature set, maybe too much. Pretty basic case design. I would recommend this to anyone that has ever build a computer before that wants a good about of stand-alone space.
Pros: Easy hardware set up, even after you get the case apart. Cable- less system is nice. Solid web interface with just about every tweek and monitor you could want. Four bays allow for about 5.4TB of storage in a RAID5 configuration.
Cons: Case design is a little lacking. You have to take the entire thing apart to put in a drive. A lot of little screws used as well. The web interface would be very confusing to a new user, but that probably not who should be buying this system. The LED's in the front will drive you crazy, put it som...
Summary: this is my first NAS unit. very easy to configure and is solid as a rock. transfer speeds are reasonably quick (30-40 mb/s) in a 3x2tb drive raid 5 array. i only wish that synology had the aftermarket support that the netgear products do for addons.