Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS712+
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29 January 2014
Summary: Great unit for home or business! Not sure why others had so much trouble I have never had an issue at all with Synology products. Has an easy setup wizard process for non techies but if you are a techy there is so much you can unlock with this thing. Hoping they add thunderbolt for next year!
Pros: Fast, DSM has tons of options. It is almost as powerful as a server. Best nas on the market. Expandable for growth.
Cons: A little expensive but there was just a recent price drop. No usb 3.0 why??
Summary: We spent over $700 for this diskless backup storage and accessories and in no time the disks are full and it's totally useless to us unless we purchase more disks. Look for a cheaper way to back your system up.
Summary: The only Small Office/Home Office network attached storage device that might be better than this is the newer DS713+. It does EVERYTHING you could ask for, is EXTREMELY fast, and management couldn't be easier.
Summary: I needed a file server only and this NAS fits the bill perfectly. It is fast, easy to configure and easy to use. Remote access is a breeze. Setup the folders and users and then give permissions (Read Only, Read/Write, No Access) to each folder for each user. Nice intuitive interface. Windows sees it on the network just like another PC.
Summary: Okay, I've been using this bad-boy for a few months now. All I can say is that this is the most impressive NAS I've ever had - especially along with the new WD Red series Hard Drives. Being in IT, I have installed a few of these in more advanced configurations for clients. After getting to know the interface well enough, witnessing the stability, and realizing the power of these systems, I decided to get one for myself.
Summary: The Synology DiskStation D712+ has a ton of features. I'm using it in a small business environment ant it works great. It has a lot of features for the home users that we don't take advantage of, but we still love the product so far.
Great product, doesn't work with Apple's Time Machine
B. Forgeron, Amazon
23 October 2012
Summary: Bought this device to be used primarily as a backup source for the various PC's and Mac's we have in our home. Having it always on meant I didn't need to leave a PC on at all times. Included backup software works fine for PC's, but the claimed support for Apple's Time Machine has proven to be false. Yes it appears to work initially, but the next day you'll notice your Mac complaining about the integrity of the backup and asking to backup again. It does this daily.
Summary: Using this device as a backup for a server. The User Interface is extremely polished. Even though it's managed through a web browser, the software is very responsive. So far, we haven't had any issues with our backups being sent to it. A great feature is the ability to encrypt the hard drives in it. Would definitely recommend.
Super Fast. Remote Access is almost as Fast as Being at the Office.
Scott A. Krueger "INTEC Automated Controls", Amazon
6 April 2012
Summary: My Previous NAS was a Western Digital WorldBook 1TB Drive. So this was quite an upgrade. Installation can be a little tough if you are not Technically inclined and ready to do some research. My Router is a ASUS RT-N66U which is not supported so I needed to do the Port Forwarding myself. I was having a hard time getting remote access, until I realized that my Comcast Business Service had a Gateway with its own Firewall...