Summary: The size allows to save space and compared with older iomega NAS the noise level is very low. I would like to see enhancements on the media server apps since I think it could perform better when trying to share hundred of thousands of media files. I think this would be perfect for a small home office that needs to store a lot of files that are used by several computers.
Summary: This is my first NAS system. It works perfectly along with my Synology DiskStation 4-Bay. I have a MAC and I can now back up both Macbook Pro's within my house without issues. I also utilize it for movies, music and home business applications. I also love it since it was fairly simple to connect my daughters iPad to it so she can watch movies. I have ran all three devices (2 laptops 1 iPad) with movies seamlessly and no interupptions. Perfect setup, well worth the money.
Summary: I've had this box for a couple of months now, and it works _great_. I've got it configured with four HGST Travelstar 5K1500 1.5TB drives configured as a 3-drive array using Synology's proprietary format, plus one hot spare. It has everything you want in a SOHO NAS, and runs a well-supported Linux distro that you can add packages to if you need something a little more custom. This is my third NAS, and will probably be my fourth as well. Highly recommended.
Summary: Use it everyday for over a month and I'm just now figuring out all the great features that come with it. I've had zero issues with it on my home network and can connect to it over the web securely. I've updated the OS to DSM 5.0 with no problems and it's the best music server I've ever used. I highly recommend this for all home users and maybe some small business applications too.
Summary: It is very compact, which is what I was looking for, mostly. Very quiet, the CPU power is enough for day-to-day tasks, has no problems downloading 30+ files simultaneously from the Internet. Time Machine backups just work. Two minor design flaws: power button is easy to hit when you move the unit around and there is no power cord locking mechanism of any kind.