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8.9 out of 10

Synology DiskStation DS412+

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Overall 8
8.0

Great NAS

Bigbeard, B&H Photo
8 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I mainly used the product for storing my precious photos and videos. The nas works very quickly b/c its two ethernet ports. Also, I like the feature that it support RAID5 which is a combination of both data security and capacity. Overall it is a very great product excerpt for its a little bit higher price.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Manage, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Highly Compatible
  • Cons: Costly
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Storage Option

Larry, Amazon
29 May 2014
  • Summary: Purchased 2 of these for home network. Not an IT guru but pretty straight forward to set up and operate. Added 22 TB of drive storage plus a Cloud way bigger than anything you can afford on the web.
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Overall 8
8.0

DOA but

Marshall L., Newegg
28 March 2014
  • Summary: It took about 2 weeks to return it and get the replacement unit. I set it back up and it is working well.
  • Pros: This unit when working does what they say it will. It is simple to use and has tons of app options and uses. I like its quietness and ease of setup.
  • Cons: Powered on and appeared to work for 3 days. Then it would not boot up. Flashing blue power lights. Even after a reset...
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Overall 8
8.0

it's working perfectly

audio tech, B&H Photo
10 March 2014
  • Excerpt: we bought this diskstation to use for storing large audio files. It's working great with the gear we are currently using with it. Nice piece of hardware.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Highly Compatible
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Little NAS

Gary E., Newegg
25 February 2014
  • Summary: I purchase the Synology DS412+ to replace a home made NAS, running FreeNAS , that I have had for several years. The DSM software configured the NAS right out of the bow for the max capacity/best reliability. I am sure I will get in a tweak it once I get familar with the product. I would recommend it.
  • Pros: Compact, Quiet, Simple Setup out of the package, pretty good selection of applications.
  • Cons: Quick Start guide assumes you are an experienced NAS user.
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Overall 8
8.0

Synology DS412+

Sunny, B&H Photo
25 February 2014
  • Excerpt: The reviews on this unit are great. The Product itself is actually pretty good, considered I am a person who had no idea about servers/networking. The main thing that sold me about this product is the fact that you can store multiple drives in the unit, and incorporate the type of RAID system you would like to run while utilizing it.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Manage
  • Cons: Complicated To Set Up
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent NAS box and superior software

SA Developer, Amazon
28 January 2014
  • Summary: I was drawn to Synology after several favorable reviews and decided to test for myself. No going back to others no matter how much of a cost difference. Supporting so many drive types and sizes is great but the real bonus is the software utilities that are built in as well as an open environment that allow developers to create add-ons, plus iOS apps is the best feature of all.
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Overall 8
8.0

How high is high?

TestPilot, B&H Photo
18 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Expectations of a small NAS have to be tempered by realization of the inherent limitations in this kind of storage. The link between the computer and the NAS is one; Gigabit Ethernet has a line speed (and thus absolute speed limit) of 125 MB/sec. No matter how fast the computer and the NAS, this bottleneck imposes a constraint that cannot be exceeded. We compared the DS412+ to an older Seagate NAS440 in a simple test with compelling results.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Set Up
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Overall 8
8.0

Easy to setup and use.

Copshots, B&H Photo
17 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this particular unit because it met my needs and the manufacturer was highlighted on the Kelby training network. It was easy to setup and the instructions for basic use are very easy to follow. You can get into more in depth setup and use if you want but for me SHR system provided the best operation. I only gave it 4 stars because I've only been using it 2 weeks. I feel sure after I know more about it that rating will go up to 5 stars.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Manage, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Highly Compatible
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Overall 8
8.0

The DS412+ is a reliable NAS with attractive features

Robert L. Mackenzie "Kiwi Bob", Amazon
16 January 2014
  • Summary: 1. Although I had an infancy failure (which Amazon solved by providing a replacement product in 2 days flat) the unit works well. It is quiet in use. 2. The Synology Assistant software includes nice features including "packages". For example, I downloaded a package which enables me to use the DS412+ as a server for my Logitech Squeezebox music server. I also use a remote NAS as an offsite back up (also a Synology) and the software is well set up for such an operation.
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