Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS710+
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From the Lab Synology DiskStation DS710+
3 August 2010
Excerpt: (1 items) Most of the time, a good network-attached storage (NAS) device isn’t always a pretty one. File storage isn’t a beauty contest, and if it were, the first place crown would usually go to the hefty, less-attractive contestants that emphasized reliability over small, sleek curves. That’s why Synology’s DS710+ is a breath of fresh air—all the function that comes with this NAS device is also packed inside a svelte, eye-catching package.
Pros: Superior design, Advanced media capabilities easily support music and video streaming across several network-connected devices, Easy-to-use Disk Station Manager application has lots of features, Time Machine compatible
Cons: Expensive for a NAS device, File Station still has no folder upload ability
Excerpt: Synology Disk Station DS710+ is a dual-bay NAS server, much like the Editors’ Choice winner DS209+, with one major difference: its storage is scalable to up to seven bays. Other than that, the DS710+ shares very much the same set of features with the DS209+.
Conclusion: Pricey when compared to the competition, the dual-drive Synology DS710+ is a top NAS performer thanks to its Atom processor and Gigabit Ethernet interface. Extra storage can be added in the form of external disks or a plug-in expansion unit, with RAID 5/6 protection, iSCSI support and built-in backup facilities as standard. The management interface is a delight to use, with a bundle of add-on extras completing this fast and very capable NAS solution.
Conclusion: The DS710+ is a very good NAS drive, doing everything the previously reviewed DS210j did, with a little more speed and certainly a better looking shell to go around the internal drives. That said, the cost is astronomical, at more than 2.5 times as expensive as the 210, it would be very hard to recommend the bigger one over the other unless speed was tantamount and cost was no object.
Pros: Looks good, Faster than DS210j, and purportedly other synology drives, Full feature set, Many driver configuration choices and expansion options
Cons: Incredibly expensive, Not that much faster than far cheaper version
Excerpt: Most of the time, a good network-attached storage (NAS) device isn't always a pretty one. File storage isn't a beauty contest, and if it were, the first place crown would usually go to the hefty, less-attractive contestants that emphasized reliability over small, sleek curves. That's why Synology's DS710+ is a breath of fresh air - all the function that comes with this NAS device is also packed inside a svelte, eye-catching package.
Pros: Synology's DSM software is simply awesome - and set to get even better when DSM2.3 arrives., The performance in both read and write is on par with much higher specc'd file servers., Ability to upgrade storage when the DS510 comes out in March., Very low power consumption in comparison to a full server.
Excerpt: For kort tid siden hadde vi en test av Qnaps TS-459 Pro, som er basert på Intels nye Atom-plattform for lagringstjenere. Dette var en NAS (Network Attached Storage) med plass til fire interne harddisker og den raskeste av Intels Atom-prosessorer for plattformen. Vi kunne konkludere med at ytelsen vi fikk var langt høyere enn det vi hadde sett i segmentet tidligere.
Pros: Topp ytelse og funksjonalitet. Brukervennlig.