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. You have to be a little bit computer and Network savvy since this product would pose a challenge for any beginner.
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. Great for streaming music and videos - it is an integral part of my home theater, as well as file storage. I highly recommend this product for anyone looking to upgrade their NAS or add one for the first time.
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. Setup in my office and I can access/stream files to home and smart phone. Access control permissions for folders (however it would seem you have to hack it to edit share permissions on a subfolder level).
Summary: This NAS is the one! I purchased the 212J model first to save some money, and I thought I had the whole nine yard, but this DS212 is in another class. You can check my 212J review in Synology DiskStation 2-Bay (Diskless) Network Attached Storage DS212j (White) . Although I don't see any increase in the average transfer speed of DS212--I still get about 30MB/sec with one enterprise HDD--this one is by far a better NAS compared to the "J" model.
Summary: I spent numerous hours reading reviews of NAS units. I was ready to hold off on purchasing a NAS unit until something better came along. Either they were too expensive, slow or darn right ugly. I was even considering a single external hard drive unit. However, I wanted RAID protection in the event of a hard drive crash. Finally, the Synology DS-212 came out in the late fall, 2011 and fit the bill perfectly. The Synology DS-212 is an excellent NAS!
Summary: As an IT professional, I've had lots of experience with NAS devices in business environments (mostly Netgear products), however I never implemented one for home use until now. I decided to go with this unit based on good reviews regarding performance, inclusion of USB 3.0 ports, and functionality of the DSM OS (included in most of their offerings).
Summary: This is a solid product. I went with 2 WD Black 1TB drives, 2 Volumes, Raid 1. Install and setup was painless. The OS for managment is very good. Nice IF, and lots of tools. Win 7 machines found the box and shares with no problems. My experience so far is excellent.
Summary: I'm getting easily 30-45MB/s transfers using the Seagate ST2000DM001 Barracuda 7200RPM 2 TB SATA 6 GB/s NCQ 64 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive configured in RAID1. The connection speed is amazing compared to my old Buffalotech Terastation. I'm equally impressed by the Synology DSM software. It's clearly high-grade with a lot of thought put into it. I have no qualm recommending this NAS for anyone looking for a reliable storage device.
Summary: I bought this after my D-Link 323 started making noise. I didn't relive just how slow my old NAS was till I set this up. It took my over 40 hours to move my data to another location off the D-Link. Once I installed the same hard drives I was using in the D-Link into the Synology 212 it took approx. 6 hours to format for Raid-1 (this is normal) however it only took 5 hours to move all the data back.