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Synology DS212
7.9 out of 10

Synology DS212

Synology ® DiskStation DS212 offers an affordable and Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Synology DS212

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Overall 6
6.0

Slow transfer speeds

Pradip, Amazon
13 August 2012
  • Summary: After reading rave reviews about the Synology NAS 212, I decided to buy the product. I put two Seagate Barracuda 3 TB drives that I bought at amazon into the NAS. I connected the NAS to the gigabit port of my router.
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Overall 4
4.0

Faulty firmware (DSM 4.0)

Daniel, Amazon
31 July 2012
  • Summary: I decided to buy this NAS to replace my Netgear Stora, which I have been unhappy with since day 1 (slow, finnicky, Netgear requires a subscription for advanced features). Unfortunately the current firmware on the DS212 (DSM 4.0), judging from my experience with the device so far and confirmed by...
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Overall 10
10

great product

almerdini, Amazon
29 July 2012
  • Summary: This is a great product for the price. Highly manageable using DSM software. I added two 2TB SATA drives and setup RAID1. Then I used one of my old USB wireless modules and plugged it in to the available USB port, and after simple setup, it started working over my home wifi.
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Overall 2
2.0

Wiped out all my data

MusicMan, Amazon
16 July 2012
  • Summary: I got this device along with a WD 3TB drive. I got it installed and set up, copied my data to it, checked it out and everything was working well. Then I got a popup notice to click to update the OS to 4.0 from 3.2. I did ...
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Overall 2
2.0

The worst investment I ve ever done.

Sandro, Amazon
17 June 2012
  • Summary: Well. Since I bought this NAS Im experiencing the network problems. I tried to troubleshoot it using Synology forum, but it is totally useless. Im an professional IT, and I could not take a rid of these issues. I imagine when it gets to the "it user level" owner, it will make them mad.
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Overall 6
6.0

Harder to use than expected must be IT type for setup!!

Chrissy, Amazon
5 June 2012
  • Summary: Ok did lots of research--supposed to be a great product, but darned if I can get the thing to work. Get this only if you are very very techy. Example-have 2wire and apple extreme router--for ez internet setup(product claims that apple extreme router is compatable) but does not show up on the list of...
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Overall 10
10

This can be a fun project for you too

Cheng S. Chan, Amazon
27 April 2012
  • Summary: It's not just buying a NAS. You MUST expect to spend a lot more than just paying for only a DS212 at the end. When done, there would be many upgrades with a complete network system integration. List of gears may need to move up alone with DS212 purchase: 1. You MUST have two (2) HDD.
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Overall 10
10

Extraordinarily Happy with this NAS

uncas, Amazon
19 April 2012
  • Summary: I was in the market for a redundant disk drive (something that could recover from a single drive failure). As I reviewed products I weighed the advantages of a networked storage array versus a simple usb based approach. If I had one pc to backup I would have gone with a simple usb based array.
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Overall 10
10

Easy Setup and Runs Well

North Jersey Boy, Amazon
19 April 2012
  • Summary: I have had this for 2 weeks. It was easy to setup and runs well. It has a lot of functions so take the time to read the user guide so that you can get the most out of the product. I purchased 2 Western Digital 1 TB Enterprise Hard Drive - WD1003FBYX for use.
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Overall 10
10

Synology Rocks

WFG, Amazon
19 April 2012
  • Summary: This product literally changed my life. After decades of doing backups, experiencing compatibility issues between operating systems, and worrying about which hard drive contains my latest data, I simply spend no time doing any of that anymore.
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