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Synology DS212j
8.1 out of 10

Synology DS212j

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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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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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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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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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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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Fantastic media server

Bruce B., Newegg
22 October 2013
  • Summary: Had a drive going out (detected before it failed thanks to SMART), swapped in a new drive and no data loss after quick rebuild. Apps for iOS and Android work well and are frequently updated. Status lights are useful.
  • Pros: Had this up and running 24/7 for over a year mainly as a media server with 2 2TB green drives in RAID0. Family members use the iOS and Android apps, as well as Windows, to stream mostly music but also some 1080P video. Low power draw. Get about 8 MBytes/sec read and write over 5 GHz WiFi, a bit m...
  • Cons: Plastic case probably won't take a lot of abuse: so don't whack it.
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Synology fan for life

John B., Newegg
18 October 2013
  • Summary: Highly recommended. For a while I had this running with one 2TB drive w/ a usb backup. I just installed two 4TB drives. Setup was easy; I created a volume which automatically uses the "hybrid" RAID type, which from what I can tell with two drives is pretty much like RAID 1.
  • Pros: Easy to use. Reliable hardware. Reliable software. Great apps.
  • Cons: Haven't found any yet.
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Best Budget NAS

Andrew H., Newegg
16 October 2013
  • Summary: We've had this in a small office setting for several months now. The DS212J replaced a shared hard drive we were using for shared files. Totally in love. I had no idea we would have the ability to use it with our ipads when I bought it and that feature alone makes it a huge step up over other...
  • Pros: Price Flexibility Included Software Ability to interface with mobile devices
  • Cons: Speed
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Great little box

Ivan C., Newegg
11 October 2013
  • Summary: So I got this close to a year ago, and am finally getting around to a review. The box ran great, it filled a ton of roles when I first got it, but it did them all slowly. I was able to put Plex on the box, Sabnzbd, a web server, etc. Everything worked, just at 1/3 the speed of my current network.
  • Pros: Easy to setup Good amount of applications available Can fill many roles
  • Cons: Its not fast on its own
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Nice!

Patrick D., Newegg
7 October 2013
  • Pros: This was easy. Installed my drives and had it up and running in about 20 minutes. Nice selection of optional software if and when I need it. Well done, Synology.
  • Cons: None so far.
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