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8.6 out of 10

Synology DiskStation DX213

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Overall 10
10

A VERY HIGH QUALITY UNIT AT A VERY AFFORDABLE PRICE

HENRY B. ROSE, Amazon
3 June 2014
  • Summary: I have been marketing upscale home and office server and audio systems. I begin with an 1812+ Synology server and wanted to verify Synology's claim that this unit was a seamless addition. Experimenting with various HDD's, I've settled on Western Digital Red 3TB units as they are the best bang for the buck, so to speak.
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Overall 8
8.0

works as advertised, easy installation

Edward Kirton, Amazon
2 May 2014
  • Summary: I got this thing set up in about 10 minutes, include hard drive installation and software configuration. For my model Synology, this expansion unit had to add the extra storage as a second volume, so check your model number if that is a concern for you. I am using the 2nd volume as a backup, so that's the way I wanted it anyway. I knocked off a star because the case is made of plastic, not metal like the main unit. Nevertheless, it's a good buy.
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Overall 10
10

Huge fan of Synology here

Larry Bates "Larry Bates", Amazon
18 April 2014
  • Summary: I love all of their products. This allowed me to easily expand a client's DS710+ that had 2x4TB to 4x4TB of storage. Just plugged into the DS710+ with the provided custom eSATA cable and you are good to go. The custom eSATA cable contains thumbscrews that hold the cable SOLIDLY in place. Frankly I've never been happy with "regular" eSATA cables as they can easily be disconnected with the slightest of bumps.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not such a good experience with this expansion unit

L. Romero "Luis from SD", Amazon
5 January 2014
  • Summary: I have a Synology DS712+ unit and I love it. Synology's SW makes everything pretty easy to use. I wanted to add an expansion unit to create a local backup to my DS712+ so I also bought the WD Red 4TB hard drive with it (listed as compatible). All seemed great as I installed it, created the volume, shared folders, time backup, and created by backup tasks.
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Overall 2
2.0

Dead on Arrival

Dan, Amazon
14 October 2013
  • Summary: My DX213 repeatedly drops disk # 1 from the volume. The disk disappears from the HDD management list, and the volume is degraded with the log claiming that the disk was removed. The disk reappears after power-cycling the attached DS412+, but must be repaired by initializing (again) which takes a full day to complete. This has occurred with two different disks - both in slot # 1. Both Quick and Extended S.M.A.R.T. tests reveal no problems with the disks.
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Overall 10
10

Worked as intended

Thomas, Amazon
22 July 2013
  • Summary: I have a Synology DS213+, Upgraded from an original ReadyNAS. I underestimated the storage I would need and with just the DS213+ so I purchased the 2Bay Expansion Unit. For hard drives used the WD Red 3TB, which are also in the DS213+. Hook up was easy for power and link cable to the main unit. As noted by some others I want to point out a few things. 1. The unit does not just add the additional space to what you have.
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic expansion.

Ian Currie, Amazon
15 June 2013
  • Summary: Synology is just great. I used this to expand my Synology DS413 (Another great Synology product) and it worked beautifully. Highly recommended.
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Overall 10
10

More capable than stated by Synology

Jeffrey Osborn, Amazon
6 February 2013
  • Summary: This expansion unit is not supposed to work with my DS212+ Synology unit according to their web site. Of course, it does. Set the rear switch to have it power up with the NAS as well as power down at the same time. Great convenience. Or leave it powered off when not needed. On my (lower end) NAS it cannot expand an existing volume. I knew this going in and I set up a 2nd volume of 2 x 2TB drives to copy my WAV files to.
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Overall 10
10

Just works

Patrick J. Newton, Amazon
21 December 2012
  • Summary: Zero issues with this unit. Plugged it in and it has been running ever since. Seamless integration with existing Diskstation and remarkable price make this a stone cold bargain.
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Overall 8
8.0

Does the job

Mr Percival, Amazon
21 April 2014
  • Summary: Hooked this up to my ds213+. Easy enough to set up, a bit pricey if you ask me, not hot plug able and needs unscrewing to take apart (ds213+, just unclip the front for access to drives) no dramas, but lost a star. Would also been nice if it had its own esata port to connect another?? Looks the part would buy again.
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