Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS412+
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4 days ago
Summary: I have been running VM's off of a "fake raid" Intel RST array attached to my mobo for a while. Performance was decent (not great) but I was finding that the virtual machines I needed to run for business were suffering losses of availability because I would have issues now again. Enter the Synology RAID - I did my homework and concluded that this was the right NAS for me.
Pros: Reliability, consistent performance
Cons: RFI - Long time indexing large blocks of data with Plex
Summary: Went from a crappy tower running Vista and garbage Seagate drives (blergh!!!) to this with 4 x 2TB WD Red's in RAID 10 config. One of the best upgrades we've made to our office. We use this quite heavily with a team of designers smashing up large Photoshop & Illustrator files all day long and it hasn't even blinked. Was painless to set up, LAN failover is nice (or bridging for higher throughput if your network switch supports it.
Pros: Awesome web-based management interface, super easy setup, easy permission management, quick configuration, compact, reliable, fast, AFP support
Summary: I would highly recommend this system as its very fast easy to use and the DSM operating system that synology uses is top notch. While it would have been nice to perhaps have a vga or dvi port to allow a monitor to be used its not really that bad not having one as its so easy to setup on a network i doubt you could even write a synology for dummies.
Pros: Very Fast Speed Constant 100MB/Sec speeds, Works well with automatic Backups, Running 4x3tb Western Digital Red Drives with no issues, Haven't managed to max out the cpu usage running multiple programs yet.
Cons: Only 1 gb ram ( Not much considering the price of the unit compared to others in the same range), USB3 speeds leave something to be desired not much faster than usb2 (Go with esata if you want more storage or fast backup speeds)
Summary: I bought this for surveillance on my cameras, and to watch movies on my TV. The software that comes with the product is easy to use. Many people have complained about having to buy extra camera licences, but when I bought my Axis cameras, they sold their upgraded licence for a lot more than Synology. Well worth the price , and remember the license is for a lifetime, where Axis charges per year!!!!
Summary: Definitely after looking and testing all available this is best for me the only one with could trylly delivery more then 90mbps very fast and come with a lot of add to turn your NAS as anything you want
Summary: Over the years I have owned so many different hard drives and nas systems, and frankly speaking this beats every single one of them hands down. It is fast, easy to set up, online tutorial available on synology website, web interface of your entire system, and runs silently in the background. I mean what else can you ask for?!? Trust me when I tell you this is a great system and I'll be more than happy to answer any questions that would convince you to buy one.
Summary: I am running this unit with 4 x 1TB WD Black. I am getting really fast upload and download speeds. Constant 100+ MB/sec with large files with peaks around 180. I use iSCSI to supply storage to my home built ESXi 5 server and it's been really stable. I would not hesitate to buy this brand again.
Pros: Good Build Quality, Very silent (can't hear it 10 feets from my bed), Really like the audio and photo station, VMWare support, VAAI
Cons: A bit expensive for home use but the quality makes for it.
Summary: Dependability - I had 1 of 4 of my WD Black drives die after running for about a month...No files lost, just replaced it and all is well! Easy to use - Great interface - basically like logging into a Linux box over a virtual desktop. Very easy to find settings, and there sure are a lot of them. Crazy amount of features and tools here!
Pros: Dependable, Easy to use, Great interface, Tons of features, Fast!