Summary: I hardly write any review on the product I purchased on Amazon. This item is the best product I ever had, though it is expensive, but it worth having it as your home server. Highly recommend if you have a little IT background. It includes all you need as a home entertainment system, not just a regular NAS storage.
Summary: I have experience building PCs, installing Windows, but not an "engineer". I have had several windows file servers, running 2000 server, XP Pro, 7 pro, and wanted to ditch the tower for something that consumes less power and is scalable. My friend recommended this, as I wanted to run a Plex server as my #1 priority, then your basic file server and VPN.
The Synology DiskStation has met all of my expectations and has been working great for serving up files for my family
Adam Doyle, Amazon
11 September 2014
Summary: I bought this product to replace an aging file server that I use at my home. I was always running into a variety of problems with the server, and it got to the point where I was ready to spend a bit of money to get a plug-and-play device that took care of everything for me. The Synology DiskStation has met all of my expectations and has been working great for serving up files for my family. Initial installation was very simple and straightforward.
After using this NAS for about 4 months I starting ...
CLaudio Robles, Amazon
8 August 2014
Summary: After using this NAS for about 4 months I starting having troubles. First the blue light keep blinking and I could not connect to it. The folders were still accesable. After working with Tech Support, who made me reinstall the OS (DSM) and said that there was a vulnerability in their code, they said that this would not happen again. A month later, the same thing, first blinking blue.
Synology Made Guinea Pigs of Their Surveillance Station Customers
15 July 2014
Summary: I set up the DS412+ with 4 X 4TB drives on May 1, and it worked well till Synology updated their Surveillance Station software after version 6.2-3141 (released 4/21/2014). The updates after that version caused the Surveillance Station with my 9 IP cameras connected with 1GB Ethernet to incorrectly report that no videos were being recorded, when indeed they were listed in the File Station in the Surveillance Folder.
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14 July 2014
Summary: I absolutely love my Synology and can't imagine life without it now. I dropped cable for Plex/Amazon Prime/Hulu+ combo (in conjunction with 2 Roku 3s), run a VPN through it for when I'm using public WiFi, back up my computer onto it and host a Git server for projects I'm working on with my brother across the country. I just moved from Las Vegas to DC and packed the Plex (with disks still inside) in my carry on suitcase for the flight.