Summary: Pros: It might eventually allow you to access files across your home network. Some computers will, other will not. Even at that, they wont always be accessible. It can sometimes stream media to a UPnP DMA player. Then again, not always. It cannot stream media over the internet like it claims.
DSM software constantly accesses disk in order to "create thumbnails"
S. Abbott, Amazon
4 February 2011
Summary: The synology diskstation would be perfect except for one major flaw. It has a non-disableable routine that is supposed to create thumbnails of pictures that runs constantly. There are many suggestions on the internet for how to turn this off.