Summary: Today we will talk about an affordable and full-featured network attached storage solution, specifically designed for small business workgroup users who need to share and protect data cost-effectively, while increasing productivity with comprehensive business-oriented applications.
Summary: Today I’ve got a rather large review for you of a type of product that I find extremely useful and valuable, something I think everyone should have really. The product is the Synology DS212 NAS box or Network Attached Storage device. The DS212 is much more than just a storage box though, it can allow you to do much more than store and share files on your network.
Pros: Simple setup and fairly easy to use, Excellent performance, Includes USB 3.0 ports for fast transfers, Plenty of options for home and office users, Can be an invaluable tool for your network
Cons: Fan can be audible at times, Might be considered expensive
Excerpt: Synology has taken their winning formula for a NAS and improved upon it further with the DS-212. In addition to the long list of network storage and server functions, two USB 3.0 ports ensure blazing fast file transfers to/from an external drive while the SD card slot is handy for backing up photos or other data.
Excerpt: This is the second product we've seen from Synology with the first being the DS411+II . Our first run with the DS411+II was an eye opener and we walked away with a firm admiration for the products Synology is releasing on the market. NAS appliances are not like video cards or other traditional computer components, these aren't components that get swapped out every couple of years and because of that most people don't get to see everything the market has to offer.
Conclusion: The DS212 is a great performer to start and when paired with some strong fast drives we can really see what this unit is capable of. Take from that and add the fact that there are an almost endless amount of features beyond just storage that this unit can do and it really has some great added value. This unit can do everything from being a network storage, to a backup station, media station, music station, iTunes server, FTP server, database server and a whole lot more.