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.
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.
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.
Summary: A a software engineer working from a home office, I needed to replace my failed NAS (from a 3rd party I won't name in this post), I opted to replace my old NAS with the Synology DS-712+. This little device replaced two physical servers of mundane services with 1 simple 27 Watt Storage solution.
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.
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.