Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS412+
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Great purchase, no regrets
John M, Amazon
9 September 2014
Summary: Relatively novice user. Purchased for home use. Painstakingly debated between the purchase of QNAP or Synology. Went with Synology because of the reviews, and the fact that the DSM software package was touted as "user friendly". Great purchase, no regrets!
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.
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...
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".
Summary: Bought this to replace a failing WHS 2011 setup and for file serving it's much easier. Compact, quiet with hot swappable drives and Synology Hybrid Raid that even I can set up. Lacks on the media server end, Microsoft media just worked for me when I was total Windows.
Summary: *** 2014 MAR 23 *** 1) If you run across the hibernation problem (Google Synology hibernation), you may find that even a brief power recycle does not resolve the problem. We had to remove power for a substantial interval to restore function.
Blue Blinking Light of Death models are still being shipped out....
14 April 2013
Summary: Good: Decent construction Easy bay access Quiet fans provided screws worked well Bad: Defective motherboard After powering everything up and connecting it to the network, the blue power button blinked on forever.
Works good - Ensure hard drive firmware is updated
S. Dillon, Amazon
14 April 2013
Summary: One Week In (update below) Preface - I have coworkers who have Synology devices and had no problems at all. With their success I thought it would ramp up my learning curve. I purchased my Synology 412+ from Synology via Amazon.
Great OS / interface, looks nice, fast, nice features.. but had initial reliability problems
2 April 2013
Summary: After running a DS212j at home for a few weeks, I purchased one of these for work (small business) to replace an old server that was annoying to maintain when all it did anymore was serve files.
Excellent so far - Love the apps w/ exception of two comments in review..
11 December 2012
Summary: Easy setup & migration from old hard drives. Extremely versatile w all the I/O ports. Very happy with ease of use, app features, throughput, error recovery & reporting this far. Only open issues for me: 1) iTunes Server app is having issues now after iTunes 11 release as of 12.11.2012..