Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS710+
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28 January 2013
Summary: i have installed around 8 of these, on many friends and business, and they are just flawless! fast/reliable/configurable... and they keep improving features to be better!! all worth an investment!
Summary: I store all of my content on a Synology DS1010+ running a 10TB RAID 5 volume. When you think about the massive volumes you can build and at such a low price point on a system that sips power it really is incredible. Runs like a tank.
Summary: I purchased the expansion unit after dropping a server that had all my drives in it, and thinking to myself that I needed to move my drives to a more secure location. I already had the DS1511+, so this made sense. The cost though, it was a bit much, for the ability to add 5 drives to an existing NAS, right? Yes, but... Why pay for this when you can simply plug in a eSata unit that's cheaper, or a couple USB drives. For you, I have a list: * Hot swap.
Summary: i just reach the Limit on my Synology DS1511+ and had a 300 GB free space left i was between buying a new DS2411 1499$ + or adding a DX510 499$ then i when and decide to buy the DX510 because i know there will be a new product with a betr CPU and more stabel then the DS2411 but the DX510 had a major problem is when you do expand to the existing volume and the power shuts down it might crash and the data will all go so of that i did a new volume with a 5X3TB WD Green HD...
Summary: After testing a BUNCH of other NAS devices I have finally decided that Synology will be my only choice in the future. This thing is REALLY fast (over 90MB/sec over Gigabit LAN with jumbo frames) and easy to set up. I setup with 2 x 2TB WD hard drives and then upgraded to 2 x 3TB WD hard drives without missing a beat. They aren't cheap, but save so much time they are worth the extra cost.
Summary: This NAS has a lot of features. I can connect to it via my iPhone, my Xoom, and obviously my laptop. I didn't quite get the blazing speeds mentioned, this was also via WiFi. The tech support did respond quickly when I had questions and I can say speeds are pretty fast if directly connected via ethernet. I would buy this all over again.
Summary: This NAS is easy to setup and extremely fast which made transfering files from my old NAS much faster than I expected. I configured the device with two Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB drives in RAID 1. I have seen network transfer rates between the Synology 710+ and my Intel SSD at up to 900 Mb/s on large (over 1 GB) video files. When transfering over 17,000 photos of a few MB apiece, the transfer rates from my old NAS to this device were 500 Mb/s to 600 Mb/s.
Summary: Synology DiskStation 5-Bay (Diskless) Scalable Network Attached Storage DS1511+ (Black) Although I am reasonably competent with PCs and Mac's, I am a neophyte when dealing with NAS units. I was a little concerned dealing with Linux or command line prompts. I also wanted a solution which was scalable, required minimal handholding for adding or replacing drives, or changing RAID configurations as the number of drives in the unit grew.