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Synology-ds212j.33212864
8.5 out of 10

Synology DS212j

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

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Reviews and Problems with Synology DS212j

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Overall 2
2.0

Do not buy this if you have Apple computers and want to do time machine backups over WiFi

Chase "Bob", Amazon
27 May 2013
  • Summary: I escalated my issue to a manager who just ignored me. Their support was very unpleasant to deal with. Their concern the whole time was that "this guy's trying to get a refund." I only wanted to figure out how to get it working for WiFi timecapsule backups. I sold it on eBay and bought a new Apple Extreme with Time Capsule. It just works. I bought this device to replace a Dlink NAS and my Apple Time Machine backup.
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Overall 2
2.0

Really, Really Slow

Nathan_1999, Amazon
6 October 2012
  • Summary: So I spent all this money on a NAS with the hopes that number 1, it would be fast. However, I only am able to get about 2-3 MB/sec write speed. I get faster downloads from Itunes. I was reading in the Synology forums that perhaps previous versions of the Diskmanager software was faster, but those versions are unsupported. I also tried uploading some pictures from an external drive directly to the USB port and it has been 3 hours and it has only uploaded 13 GB.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not a stable media server OR critical backup system. Bad product support. (Updated)

Sean Anderson, Amazon
20 April 2012
  • Summary: UPDATE (6/25/2012): It's even worse than my original review indicates. I've given up and have built a new media server (starting with a small "bare bones" SHUTTLE SH67H3 PC Barebone System case) and I'm harvesting the hard drives from the Synology system to use on that new Ubuntu Linux system. I'll be running XBMC (XBox Media Center -- a product not associated with Microsoft's XBox, BTW).
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Overall 2
2.0

Network Connection Dead After 1 Month

James R. Cunningham, Amazon
18 March 2012
  • Summary: My DS212J worked fine for about a month and then it was no longer visible on the network. I went through all the basic trouble shooting steps (new hard drive on their compatible drives list, new network cable, different PC etc.) with no luck. All the lights are green (except the blue power button) and there is LAN activity indicated on the front, but there are no lights on at the LAN port. I suspect that the LAN is dead.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not for Mac users

Ted Smegus, Amazon
24 May 2013
  • Summary: I bought this because I wanted mirrored disk and a time capsule. Compared to Apples offering this was slightly more expensive for 3TB but I was happy in the knowledge that data is mirrored and therefore protected against loss. Unlike some users here complaining about performance and set up, I AM an IT expert and have good knowledge of larger disk systems from IBM and EMC.
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Overall 2
2.0

Great product (I think) but customer support is terrible

Matt, Amazon
24 April 2013
  • Summary: I was delighted when I first bought this (instructions are a bit rubbish and unhelpful but after managing to set this up it was great......for a week. I turned it off and when I turned it back on it told me that I had a degraded disk. Tried to contact customer support to help me resolve this. Can't find a telephone number so had to email. A week later I get a reply asking for more info.
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Overall 2
2.0

Do not buy with bundled HDDs

Andrew Hollingshead, Amazon
24 April 2012
  • Summary: This is more of a warning than a review, for reviews I would suggest looking at the DS212j on Amazon without any HDDs installed. I decided to buy the DS212j/6Tb rather than buy HDDs separately, even though it worked out slightly more expensive to do so, as I believed the HDDs would be those most suitable for use in this device. As always my order was seamless and it arrived the very next day.
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Overall 1
1.0

Usel

WISHM4STER, Prisjakt
8 July 2014
  • Summary: Fruktansvärt seg maskin. Den lagrar ens filer men att använda den till något annat är inte lönt. Extremt långsam beroende på att CPUn belastas konstant. Uppdateringar av DSM har gjort det värre med tiden, den blir bara sämre och sämre, tyvärr kan man inte rulla tillbaka till tidigare versioner.
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Overall 2
2.0

Entäuschend

Nik, Amazon
28 August 2013
  • Summary: Nach 4 Stunden vergeblicher Bemühungen beim Einrichten gebe ich jetzt auf. Kein Netzwerkzugriff, Sicherungen brechen ab und das Einrichtungsmenue ist eine Katastrophe. Nach den vielen guten Beurteilungen hab ich mir dieses Gerät angeschafft und muss fest stellen, das fast nichts funktioniert. Für den Privatanwender scheint es ja noch einiger maßen brauchbar zu sein, aber sobald man mehr will (Netzwerkeinrichtung, Sicherungsoption, Zugriff von außen usw.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

warkeepernet, Yandex
2 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Несмотря на всю красоту устройства, шустрость работы, компактность и функционал, все напрочь перечеркивает глючность ос встроенной на устройство (прошивки).
  • Pros: - гигабитная дырка для организации высокскоростной ЛВС - опциональное подключение вай фай - рейд массив - удобный интерфейс настройки - скорость обработки данных - даже при высоких нагрузках шумит не более чем ноутбук - у синолоджи есть приложения на ай ос и андроида чтобы вы с легкостью могли отправлять и просматривать фотографии с хранилища!
  • Cons: - если вы захотите просматривать фотографии не через сеть напрямую а через браузер, то придется запустить фото стейшн, он должен создать к каждому изображению миниатюру. Мои 12 гиг фотографий он индекировал 5 дней! ))) Впрочем на работоспособности это никак не сказалось. Все бонусы устройства напрочь перечеркивает одна важная особенность - "прошивка" устройства. Там стоит не-до-линукс и на его базе поднята веб-ось среда... да она сделана красиво, плавно, понятно и дос...
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