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8.9 out of 10

Synology DS212

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Overall 8
8.0

Well constructed, works well.

PJP, Amazon
27 February 2012
  • Summary: When the package arrived, I was surprised how small and light it was. I was even more surprised when I opened the Amazon box and found the Synology box and a LOT of air-bladder packing. When I finally got to the DS212 itself, it was even smaller. Not a huge amount bigger than the two disk drives that go into it. The disk trays are well designed, with built-in vibration dampening, and even a set of screws provided to mount the drives.
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Overall 8
8.0

Quality unit that beginner and expert can both use

D. White, Amazon
23 February 2012
  • Summary: This is my second NAS, first being the venerable Dlink DNS-323 two-bay NAS. Like the Dlink, the DS212 is a very nice unit, high quality construction and well laid out. The device can be set up and used easily by someone new to NAS devices and network storage, but also provides a wealth of customization options for someone more experienced/adventurous.
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Nigel, Amazon
21 October 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Great home NAS, may not be easy to set-up to for the non techie

D. Fisher, Amazon
12 July 2013
  • Summary: Purchased to replace my ageing Debian based NSLU2, needing a NAS that had more oomph to run DLNA server and could reboot itself in the event of a power cut. Initial set-up was a little tricky, hence the 4 stars. I'm using the latest BT Home Hub, but the NAS connects via a Netgear 5 port router; I suspect that *maybe* the reason it couldn't autodetect the Hub to automatically set-up the appropriate ports for external access to its apps.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sophisticated and not for the inexperienced

Temple, Amazon
13 June 2012
  • Summary: For the normal PC user without networking experience adding a Synology NAS is not as intuitive as you might think. You will need to spend a fair amount of time reading the enormous instruction manual to get to grips with the "assistant" and the DRM operating system. The DRM software gets updated regularly.
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Overall 8
8.0

Just what it says on the tin and then some, if not a tad slow though

Launchpad "Launchpad BS", Amazon
23 April 2012
  • Summary: With a gigabit connection I get max write speed of 38mbps. It's slow...very slow compared to the advertised 59mbps + Other than that it's a great product, easy to set up and use. The Cloud software is a bonus! Well done Synology. My only gripe that holds it back from 5 stars is the speed, also when writing 2 streams(time machine and data transfer) it slows down to a crawl. I would recommend keeping a cross over cable handy for transferring large data sets.
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Overall 8
8.0

comprehensive but not simple

seaside, Amazon
17 February 2012
  • Summary: The box itself and disk drives are simplicity to basically get up and running. There are many additional functions available and this is where it gets rather complex - the documentation is far too detailed in many respects but at the same time in some key areas it can become too brief and/or assume detailed knowledge; it lacks an easy to follow high level guide to the sequence of operations required to implement the 'whole' system.
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Overall 8
8.0

Сетевой дисковый массив Synology Disk Station DS212j

konst90, dns shop
19 September 2014
  • Pros: Достаточно неплохая для модели начального уровня производительность. Копирование медленнее, конечно, чем в пределах компьютера, но тем не менее достаточно жля хранения файлов. Видео в три потока отдает без проблем, нигде ничего не подвисает и не дергается. Надежность хранения на RAID1 показать пока не успел, но я надеюсь, что такой необходимости и не возникнет.
  • Cons: Нет USB-порта и кнопки быстрого копирования на передней панели. Вроде и мелочь, но теперь скидывать файлы с флешки на накопитель с такой легкостью, как раньше, не получается. И еще хотелось бы отметить достаточно заметный недостаток торрент-клиента. При скачивании раздачи, состоящей из нескольких файлов (сериал, например) он сначала скачает всё, что задано, и только потом покажет это пользователю. В отличие от виндового uTorrent, где можно открыть даже недогруженный ф...
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Overall 8
8.0

Klasse NAS Server

Manfred Dycker, Amazon
7 March 2013
  • Summary: Einrichtung der DS212 klappte auch für Nicht exoerten recht problemlos. Das Teil nimmt einm schon viel Arbeit ab. Sehr löblich, es gibt ständig SW-Verbesserungen und -Erweiterungen.
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Overall 8
8.0

SYNOLOGY Cabinet do rete NAS DS-212J

andrea m., Pixmania
16 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Complessivamente un buon prodotto: rapporto qualità/prezzo eccellente.
  • Pros: Ottimo per la casa: sufficientemente potente; facile da installare e usare; silenzioso; buon software di backup (data replicator 3)
  • Cons: software per la sincronizzazione (cloud station) poco flessibile nella gestione di cartelle origine e destinazione. Help del DSM troppo sintetico
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