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: The option to use a second unit as a backup is cool but not sure it's worth the cost of second + more drives. NAS in combination with cloud storage seems a better failsafe option in case of physical damage/theft.
Pros: Reliable, quiet, customizable with a user-friendly web interface. Works as advertised.
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.
Summary: I used to sing Synology praises but now I know better. As soon as they replace this unit, if they replace the unit, I am done with this company.
Pros: When the NAS unit works it's fantastic. That is unless you unplug it or it crashes on you forcing you to unplug or power cycle it. I'm really disappointed in Synology's support and the fact that I was sent a replacement that was bad after 3 weeks and now I"ll have to wait even longer.
Cons: Now I've had my DS412+ for little over a year and it's been great. That is until the unit experienced an issue 3 weeks ago that forced me to endure the entire weekend as Synology doesn't work on the weekend and then 3 more days of back and forth with them. They finally had me send the unit in for replacement even after I gave them provide of the issues via a video and my invoice (from Newegg), of course I had to pay. I finally got the new unit 2 days ago, so my entire...
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.