Buyer Beware!!! Synology will not stand by their product!
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).
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.
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" case) and I'm harvesting the hard drives from the Synology system to use on that new Ubuntu Linux system.
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.
Summary: In danger of becoming an expensive piece of junk. Bought this and 2 WD Red 3tb disks and can't get past the first stage of set up. Spent hours on forums, hours taking out the disks and putting none, one or two back in different combinations (why should you need to?
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.
Great product (I think) but customer support is terrible
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.
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...
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.