One of the 300 hundreds review no one is going to read
Cisco Engineer, Amazon
13 August 2013
Summary: I have this device for over 2 month. I have use probably 50% of all the application it can supports and probably 90% of what most people will eventually use. This little device has so much potential for home, small business, photographer enthusiast, photo/video/movie hoarder, IT professional...
If you're willing to overcome a few minor hurdles? It's WORTH IT!
Shane R. Monroe, Amazon
26 June 2013
Summary: (note, my review for this originally appears on Review Lagoon and is reprinted here) Storage. For almost everyone that owns technology, storage is the very fabric of life. It doesn't matter how entrenched in tech you are - storage need eventually raises its ugly head.
Summary: This NAS arrives without disks - order them with the drive. Installing the disks in the unit is simple, and a handy diagram helps you with the 'quick start' of getting the drives in, the wires connected and the device powered up.
Summary: In my opinion this is the best solution for an in-home NAS with a Mac. I have a MacBook Pro with a 500 GB internal HDD that only had about 50 GB of space left. I first went with Seagate's Black Armor.
Summary: I purchased this unit and two Seagate Constellation ES 2TB drives for mirrored network storage. Everything works great! Really stable and fast. I had a few problems on startup but they weren't the problem of the unit.
Summary: I liked the 212j so much i ended up buying a 411 as well. This is a very well constructed device. It is extremely fast to pop it open and insert drives. No annoying jumper cables or config settings. The operating system is extremely easy to install and they have excellent Mac support.
Summary: I was debating between Synology DS212j and Windows Home Server 2011. I chose Synology because of the great reviews and also (probable) better compatibility with apple products. I don't have apple products but I might one day and I want something that is future proof.
Summary: This is hands down one of the best purchases I have ever made. I've had a few different 'cheap' NAS systems (Linksys and PogoPlug) in the past and they were all disappointing. As one of the previous reviews commented, Synology built this system from the bottom up and with a lot of thought to the...