Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS412+
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GREAT ADMIN INTERFACE ... BUT?
Kris D., Newegg
30 March 2015
Summary: To be such a fine and relative expensive piece of high-performance equipment, it is impossible to comprehend the exceedingly poor cabinet design. If it were not for the exceptional user Interface (DSM), this unit would rate only 3 stars !!!
Pros: (1) An incredibly refined and efficient user interface (DSM). (2) The fastest and most fully-featured NAS for the money. (3) Proven stability, solid technology, and ease of use. (4) Very simple degraded drive replacement. (5) Extremely reliable. (6) Link Aggregation and strong processing. (7) Qui...
Cons: (1) The worst support you will ever attempt to obtain! They will not get back with you for days! Many report this experience. (2) Poor cabinet design, including a non-recessed, very sensitive power button that will bring your company down if even slightly touched! We shutdown our unit twice by ac...
Summary: Don't buy unless you don't care about support
Pros: Concept and is nice and has worked fine until just March 2015. While it worked it was good and if Synology support did not act so stubborn in honoring their warranty (have not yet) I would give more than a two egg review
Cons: Synology Support. They don't honor their warranty after you spend a lot of money
Pros: When I bought it was for photo storage from my photography business. Since then I have used many other features including surveillance station for my home security camera system. Good motion detection algorithms and I love the timeline review feature
Cons: Early on I had it reboot itself a few times but the upgrade patches have fixed any problem I have had. Wish I could determine how to make multiple volumes without loosing what I have. I am sure I can just haven't had tome to do it.
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.
The best Diskstation for home and small office users out there.
Rodolfo Farinas Jr., Amazon
19 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.
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.