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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 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 8
8.0

Great for simple NAS use

Bruce 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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Overall 8
8.0

Microsoft VS Apple

BYRON L., Newegg
28 August 2013
  • Summary: If you are a Microsoft person, be prepared for a couple of headaches. It starts with the printed instructions included with the device. There aren't any words, just pictures. It would have been helpful to include some written documentation in my opinion.
  • Pros: Good quality device, well built, works as expected.
  • Cons: They really 'Appled Up' this device.
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Overall 8
8.0

This is NOT a toy!

SorenTwo, Amazon
26 July 2013
  • Summary: I recently purchased this unit without drives and added (2) 1 TB enterprise class WD drives (also purchased from Amazon) to replace an HP EX475 MediaSmart Server which was working fine. I just wanted some relatives to have my HP so they'd have some back up and it gave me an excuse to upgrade.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice little box

Andrei M., Newegg
4 June 2013
  • Pros: Reliable, silent, wide choice of applications
  • Cons: USB drive with NTFS filesystem attached to NAS have been deleted.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great but limited

Anonymous, Newegg
18 May 2013
  • Summary: This unit is great for the price and what it delivers, but performance is lacking for realistically using a lot of these features. Someday when the price of SSD's drops, I may buy a couple and retry a lot of these features.
  • Pros: Unit is great for making incremental backups and file copies. Has a suite of interesting products (others may use) stable sleeps and does not use a lot of power always available network storage (no need to go find/plugin my external drive) ability to access files remotely
  • Cons: Setup does take some time to tinker with everything and get right. To assist on the setup, each computer accessing should have a windows user acct & password and these shared user accts setup in the Diskstation (or unit will have issues with automounting and permissions on reboots) Fell little sh...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great NAS - one big problem apparently fixed

J. Stone, Amazon
3 May 2013
  • Summary: I almost didn't buy this unit over the flaw that many other reviewers have noted -- if you upload lots of photos, the CPU can wind up pegged for a week or more while it generates thumbnails. But everything else about it sounded great so I took a chance and bought it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Value

Matthew M., Newegg
8 April 2013
  • Summary: I didnt have a whole ton of money to throw at a NAS solution, so I chose this box. Overall I am very happy with Synology. I wanted to put my SAB installation on this box, but it was too slow to handle it. NIC died today, tried to get service, WHAT A HASSLE.
  • Pros: Great Value Synology OS Using to stream media to my WDTV without drops
  • Cons: Poor service through Newegg extended warranty Slow Proc Low Memory
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent .. but speed lacks

Anonymous, Newegg
23 March 2013
  • Summary: If anyone knows how to improve performance of this DS212j please post.
  • Pros: Unit is great for making incremental backups and network file copies. Setup does take some time to tinker with everything and get right. To assist on the setup, each computer accessing should have a windows user acct & password and these shared user accts setup in the Diskstation (or unit will ha...
  • Cons: Fell little short (for me) on many other features, such as CloudStation and iTunes server. Despite being Gigabit .. and having all Gigabit Network (cables, switch, router) .. I cannot get anywhere near 1000mbs? more like 50mbs The speed just wasn't there, so things like the iTunes server were a l...
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