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Synology DS212
8.8 out of 10

Synology DS212

Synology ® DiskStation DS212 offers an affordable and full-featu Read more

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Overall 10
10

In my lifetime there are a few things I regret...

Marius Piedallu Van Wyk "Lailoken", Amazon
22 February 2014
  • Summary: ... this is not one of them. I regret not getting a bigger model perhaps, but otherwise there is nothing I can fault with this device, and now about 2 years on, it continues surprising me. Synology's software and updates are excellent... the device gained so many features since buying it that I have found that it saved me more and more money as I could cancel other services. (Google Drive etc). Low maintenance, reliable, easy to use and powerful features...
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Overall 10
10

Love This Server

David Grunat, Amazon
4 January 2014
  • Summary: I like tech stuff but I am not an expert. This is a great server to get all your stuff backed up on. I used it at first to protect my research data but now that I published my data don't need to protect it. Now it just backs up my computer. With my mac as long as I am on the network, it automatically backs up. It is great. UPDATE April 2014, After a few years of working I had an issue with my server. Initially I thought the server had encountered an error.
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Overall 10
10

It's a Beast, but has limitations

Jennifer C. Sears "pooquey", Amazon
9 December 2013
  • Summary: The processor could do with more oomph. Not ideal for running Plex in spite of what Synology claims and allows via their software. Would not recommend for streaming movies with the onboard software AT ALL.
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Overall 10
10

Great NAS Box

Alan Matthews, Amazon
26 September 2013
  • Summary: I haven't had any trouble with this at all. Running Mac OS 10.6.8 and the NAS is attached to my LinkSys router. Transfer rates are great and the volume shows up in Finder, and since I use Photoshop, Bridge and can easily be used as another hard drive. I also have used it for Time Machine backup. I haven't played with any of the other features however.
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Overall 10
10

Exactly what I wanted

Negative459, Amazon
9 May 2013
  • Summary: I had previously ordered a ZyXel NSA325 based on good, competitive online reviews and the fact that it was 1/2 the price of a "comparable" Synology model. It wasn't a bad unit but it didn't meet my expectations at all so I returned it and got the DS212 and immediately I'm impressed with the differences.
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Overall 10
10

Extraordinarily Happy with this NAS

uncas "uncas", Amazon
21 August 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. However, I not only needed to backup my computer but also those owned by my wife and kids.
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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. After configuring the NAS to use SHR, I decided to try and move my pictures and music from the laptop to the diskstation. I was shocked to see that my transfer rates were only about 2MB/s. I was expecting transfer rates closer to 30 MB/s.
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Overall 10
10

Exceeds My Expectation!

Phat Huynh, Amazon
8 July 2012
  • Summary: This is my not my first NAS purchase, but it is the first one that I didn't return. The unit itself is elegantly designed and is very quiet. The speed is as expected, although you might want to invest into some more CPU speed and RAM if you plan to do a lot of 3D movie streaming (It works just fine for HD movies). The big selling point, as others have pointed out is the rich features that come with it.
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Overall 10
10

great user interface, easy setup, love it so far!

stephen christensen, Amazon
7 July 2012
  • Summary: Set up was very easy -- both initial setup, as well as setting it up as a DLNA media server. The user interface is very slick, and easy to use.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent piece of gear

TPG, Amazon
29 June 2012
  • Summary: After living with a ReadyNAS for 2 years, switching to the DiskStation was an excellent choice. The DiskStation user interface software is significantly more advanced (ease of use, options, etc.) than that with the ReadyNAS.
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