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.
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.
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.
The Synology DiskStation has met all of my expectations and has been working great for serving up files for my family
Adam Doyle, Amazon
11 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.