Summary: I did a lot of research before taking the NAS plunge for a home network storage device. Almost every review of the Synology line was positive and I'm very happy with my purchase, paired it with 2 x 3TB drives in Raid 1, setup was a snap, the software asked me how I wanted it configured, a few clicks and voila! I use the Android app to stream and download to both my phone and tablet, works like a dream! Can't even here it running, supper quiet!
Pros: Very intuative interface, easy to setup, excellent add-ons and features, super quiet
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 services, security, cloud, etc. Let's touch on some of the features: The typical stuff: Storage - It is a NAS and it store stuff.... blah blah blah. It does what other NAS do.
If you're willing to overcome a few minor hurdles? It's WORTH IT!
Shane 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. When it does, we scramble for a "storage solution" which is commonly equated to "more"; more GBs, more TBs (maybe even PBs for some).
Summary: I did quite a bit of research before making this purchase and an completely happy I spent a little extra money and bought this item. I use it as a home cloud or WiFi network drive. Now all our laptop, netbook, tablet, phones, can all get access to the same set of documents, pictures, music, and movies.
Summary: I've messed with Buffalo NAS, FreeNAS, Windows-based file servers and they all didn't provide the stability and user friendly environment that the Synology DiskStation OS provided. I wanted to see how long it would take to build a volume with a single 2 TB WD Red drive. It took me about 4 hours to finish building and allow me to start uploading. The file manager is easy and familiar for anyone who's used FTP applications like Filezilla or WS-FTP.
Pros: web interface is awesome, stable, quick uploads/downloads, USB connection recognize many different devices
Summary: Decided to take the plunge and invest in a home NAS and though I've never even heard of Synology until doing my research, reviews were overall positive. I paired it with 2x2TB WD Red NAS drives and so far the experience has been excellent. Operation is quiet and drives stay cool even with the fan on low. I was very impressed by the amount of utilities and apps that are readily available once logged into the console.
Pros: Price vs other boxes; sleek look, quiet operation; bundle of apps to use; ease of setup; great price i NCIX
Cons: Does not feature USB3.0; setup of system for less technical people could be problematic.
Summary: J'ai ajouté ce boitier NAS à mon réseau multi média qui a été bien servi sans problème depuis deux années par un Synology DS-211J. Le DS-212J est plus rapide au démarrage et à l'arrêt que le DS211j pour le reste je ne vois aucune différence à part qu'il manque sur le DS-212J un bouton et un connecteur USB frontaux pour backup. Le boitier du DS-212J est plus large que le DS-211J ce qui le rend plus stable.
Pros: Bon prix lorsqu'en solde., Excellente qualité de fabrication., Très belle interface de configuration., Simple à configurer pour les débutant en NAS., Très bon refroidissement configurable., Ventilateur standard., Compatibilité avec la majorité des disques., Capacité RAID 0/1 et deux disques séparés., Silencieux., Bon emballage., Démarrage et arrêt rapide., Taux de transfert d'environ 50MB/s en écriture pour des gros fichiers., Taux de transfert d'environ 70MB/s en lec...
Cons: Pourrait être moins cher., Il faut ouvrir complètement l'unité pour insérer un disque., Pas de bouton et connecteur frontal pour un backup USB.
Summary: I purchased this NAS about one year ago. It has worked flawlessly ever since. I use it as media server. I have two WD 1 TB drives in a RAID 1 configuration. It's now time for an upgrade and I have my eyes on the 213+! The best thing about the Synology products is the OS. It functions very well and Synology continuously updates the OS by adding features and apps. Great product and highly recommended.
Summary: I got this little guy in the mail 3 days ago and have been busy setting it up and testing everything out. I love almost everything about this NAS with only a couple of complaints. I have been looking for a network drive that let me setup a redundant disk for a while now, mainly to backup my family movies and photos which I am paranoid about loosing. Little did I know that the DS212j is not just a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device, it is a mini server for your home.