Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS412+
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Gil Hale, B&H Photo
8 February 2015
Excerpt: Easy to set up, excellent performance, nice interface re: users and shares being set up, flexible, reliable, and large capacity for primary and file backup purposes. (4 each x 4 Tb HDD = 16 Tg, with RAID5 > 12 Tb net capacity). I have used a lot of different NSA and external HDD solutions, and once I landed on the Synology DS412+ my search for file storage and backup HDD solutions is over.
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.
Good OS, but pricey, setup can be extremely complicated, and many shortcomings remain
JJ "JJ", Amazon
25 September 2014
Summary: I am enjoying use DSM OS software but I am finding the setup of this devices to be just one headache after another. The itunes server does work, but has no support for album art. I checked the forums, and see that this basic functionality has been requested countless times over several versions spanning several years but has not been implemented. What a shame, as this would be a nice feature for me.
The best Diskstation for home and small office users out there.
Rodolfo Farinas Jr., Amazon
20 September 2014
Summary: I've had this disk station up and running for more than 6 months now, and I couldn't be happier with it. It does have a learning curve with some miserable first days when you don't know how to set it up the way you want or to use it for your purposes. But after you get to know all it does and how to do it, then you realize that your data is very well protected if you're using one of these.
Summary: Purchased and setup 2 months ago. It has been working without any problems. I had question for their tech support and they got me an answer back the next day. I am using four WD Red 3TB drives in this unit. Only down side is the number of emails about updates. I get them for each major version of their OS. I'll have to look to see if there is a way to only get it for the OS that is on my NAS server. I have run a couple of the updates and not had any problems.
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
12 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.