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Synology DS212j
8.1 out of 10

Synology DS212j

Synology DiskStation DS212j is designed to provide a solution of Read more

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Overall 10
10

Inexpensive, simple, effective, Great for Apple/Mac Environments

Justin D., Newegg
7 January 2016
  • Summary: Perfect for a small office.
  • Pros: Simple, fast, effective, works well with Apple & Mac. I was in the IT sector for ten years until I got my Masters. When I switched to Mac I thought compatibility would be an issue - it isn't. Synology did a great job designing their products to work with Apple products, including AFP. Allowing Wi...
  • Cons: The user interface can be a *bit* cumbersome to navigate, but it is no worse than any Linux distort I have used.
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Overall 2
2.0

Buyer Beware!

Bobby T., Newegg
16 January 2014
  • Summary: Sorry for the long post, but here it goes... I have two DS212J. The main DiskStation is serial #xxxxxxxxxx, which has two 3TB hard disks (Model # WD30EFRX-68EUZN0). The second DiskStation is serial #xxxxxxxxxx, which has two 2TB hard disks (Model # ST2000DM001).
  • Pros: Ease of use/setup.
  • Cons: Speed. Quality. Performance.
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Overall 2
2.0

Buyer Beware!!! Synology will not stand by their product!

bobby.tracy87, Amazon
16 January 2014
  • Summary: Sorry for the long post, but here it goes... I have two DS212J. The main DiskStation is serial #xxxxxxxxxx, which has two 3TB hard disks (Model # WD30EFRX-68EUZN0). The second DiskStation is serial #xxxxxxxxxx, which has two 2TB hard disks (Model # ST2000DM001).
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Overall 10
10

great home nas

Daniel M., Newegg
10 December 2013
  • Summary: lots of plugins to get extra functionality. i haven't had much luck setting up the dlna server as i would like, but that's just a matter of me learning what different options there are and how to configure them
  • Pros: 2 slots, fires right up with 1 or 2 drives in it. easy to use web management interface
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty Good NAS

Nicholas M., Newegg
15 November 2013
  • Summary: Like I mentioned above, this is my first NAS. I use it as a way to store all my data to access from any of my computers. There's a few little bumps here and there, but I would certainly buy this again.
  • Pros: I don't have much experience with NAS but am really impressed with this Synology unit. I popped in my drives, plugged into my router and I was off to the races. There's also a plethora of plugins to install. Some of them are quite useful.
  • Cons: Set up was a little tricky. I do need to spend more time learning about all the functions, but I have had trouble getting some things to work. That basics are fine, but I'm talking about phone access, the extras. It is sometimes a bit slow if I'm doing some heavy lifting. But I have a theory it i...
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid NAS

Neil H., Newegg
15 November 2013
  • Summary: NAS backup. Guaranteeing and managing the large data sets is a time consuming headache. Raid is a must for hardware reliability. I had a decaying Buffalo Linkstation 4 disk quad, and the issue was managing an upgrade - and two different NAS units each with two disks gives more management...
  • Pros: Excellent simple two disk/Raid NAS. I upgrade to Synology because of the comments on it and I agree its great compared to the Buffalo Linkstation QUAD that I purchased some years ago and the UI was no longer functional. On the DS212J I installed 500G Samsung HD502j that was in Linkstation Quad fo...
  • Cons: The web interface with underlying linux has a lot of possibilities, but they don't tie together very well as a feature set at the UI level A lot of possible applications also possible, and spent far too long on trying them and then booting them. The underlying processor is very slow. Needs carfeu...
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Overall 10
10

LOVE IT!!!

Leon B., Newegg
13 November 2013
  • Pros: Handles all my streaming at home. Have no issues streaming to my iPhone through 3G/4G/LTE. Can access NAS from DLNA devices and idevices. Great apps for idevices. OS for NAS is great. OS and software packages get new updates. NAS offers Airplay and bluetooth with bluetooth adaptor.
  • Cons: Not cheap but great example of you get what you pay for.
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Overall 10
10

NAS that was easy

Lee B., Newegg
7 November 2013
  • Pros: This is my first NAS for my home network. It went in easy, worked as advertised. I used two 3TB drives and have tons of space for my backups and music. Finally a single, redundant (raid 1) storage area so I don't have to shuffle stuff between different PC's on my home network.
  • Cons: Was there a quick start guide somewhere in all the online help/documentation? I just figured it out but that would help.
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Overall 10
10

Works Great

JLee T., Newegg
6 November 2013
  • Summary: Before i used it at all i downloaded the newest OS from Synology and flashed that on during the initial setup process, i put it together with 2 Western Digital Green drives that i had but i really need to switch up to the Red Drives to push the performance up even more.
  • Pros: very inexpensive for the performance its delivering.
  • Cons: the fans are so quiet we forget its there.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for simple NAS use

Margaret H., Newegg
31 October 2013
  • Summary: I bought this with a single 7200RPM 1TB drive to test drive it out for a office NAS. Pretty easy to setup. Joins and pulls domain users very easily and rather quickly if you need to throw it into a domain environment. I threw an external 1TB drive on this thing back when I first got it (March 2013).
  • Pros: Redundancy, Ships Fast, Quiet, Great Interface
  • Cons: Upgrade to DSM 4.2 or 4.3 Immediately Unless You Love Hitting your Head Against a Wall, Can Get Pretty Hot
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