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.
Summary: This is my second Synology Disk Station I've bought. I am extremely pleased with both, so far they have been solidly reliable. Granted that it is a little bit pricey I still recommend this product a 100%. Definitely worth every penny.
Summary: I have had it about 6 months now. I installed two WD Caviar BLACK ( server class) drives in it. I can't say ewnough about this unit. I use it as a household repository for about 7 computers, and I back it up via the USB port on the back to a WD MyBook.
Summary: Very surprised how much functionality is packed into this little black box thanks to the DSM software. Did not even know what Synology Hybrid Raid was but apparently its a super efficient use of different sized hard drives in a redundant manner.
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...
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.
Summary: I have been using the DS212 for several weeks and just went through the DSM upgrade from 3.2 to 4.0. Everything about this NAS speaks to it being a great NAS. Very reliable - I've had no crashes or downtime.
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...
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.