Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS412+
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2 weeks ago
Summary: Bought this NAS as an upgrade of my Qnap TS-419P and as soon as I initialized it, there is a big speed speed difference because of the processor. Paired with 4 X ST4000VN000 in raid 5, I am getting 110-120 mo/s in read and 100-105 mo/s in write without jumbo frames enabled. Everything is easy to install. Web interface is really good and looks very good.
Pros: Performance, web interface, easy setup, flexibility built quality, look
Summary: I'm extremely pleased with this Synology box. It was simple to setup a RAID10 solution, and shares. In addition, there are many useful packages, especially Plex, if you plan on using it to store your media. It is a bit costly - especially when adding 4 drives, but I suspect it will last me quite a while. The box itself is near-silent.
Pros: Easy to setup, but enough options and features (packages) for the most advanced network setup.
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
Pros: Now that I've owned this device for about 4 months, I can appreciate it even more. I've tried a number of the packages and I'm able to see my photos and watch videos on all of my devices - anywhere I have an internet connection (usually a strong wifi signal is very helpful). I can sync files with their Cloud Station software, and although it's a little slower than Dropbox, my files are on my server and not someone else's that's out of my control and prevue.
Cons: I found that I have to use their proprietary SHR (Synology Hybrid RAID), so I won't ever be able to move these drives intact to a non-Synology NAS. On the plus side, SHR doesn't waste as much space as RAID 5. I would recommend using this from the start with mixed size drives and save yourself a lot of time rebuilding your RAID as an afterthought
Pros: Setup was easy. (This is not for those who expect an iPhone interface.) If you have basic knowledge of raid / what it is supposed to do, it will meet every expectation. It is quiet, beautiful and handles everything i've thrown at it so far.
Cons: If you are looking to save money on a nas and are exploring the lesser models, please be aware that they will function perfectly as a home nas, but power users really need to reconsider the intel/powerful models. I put this in the CON section because Synology: you need to help customers have a great experience, just cause it runs an app doesn't mean it should! :)
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
Pros: A fabulous NAS - it is worth every dollar of its high price. I read this (rather extensive) review on ArsTechnica before deciding, over a year ago, that this was to be my NAS of choice when I would upgrade from my current N3200Pro. http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/09/synology-ds-412-is-fast-fun-and-flexible/
Cons: The only con I can think of is the price. But then, the features you get for that price nearly justify it!
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)
Pros: I now have 3 of these Synology DS412+ NAS units... and I am super impressed with everything about them. I also have an older DS411+ unit and it also works, although its a touch slower than these DS412+ units.