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Synology DiskStation DS213
8.4 out of 10

Synology DiskStation DS213

Synology DiskStation DS213 is a feature-rich 2-bay NAS server Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS213

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Overall 2
2.0

Way too complicated to use

Thomas P. Collon, Amazon
10 October 2014
  • Summary: Way too complicated to use. Configuration is impossible to figure out. Usually cannot connect and can never connect it to the internet. Avoid this product.
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Overall 6
6.0

Worked fine until it quit

Amazon Customer, Amazon
24 August 2014
  • Summary: Worked great for about three weeks, but quit working entirely. I'm going to try to get a repair or exchange. Edit: Amazon exchanged this diskstation and the new one is working just fine.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Connor B., Newegg
21 August 2014
  • Pros: Has hosted many TBs of data for over a year!
  • Cons: Interface can be slow sometimes.
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Overall 6
6.0

I would not recommend this to any users who are looking to use ...

avcompinc, Amazon
7 July 2014
  • Summary: I would not recommend this to any users who are looking to use this unit as a small company NAS. I am a compute engineer of 15 years and know my way around networks and was looking for a reasonably priced NAS.
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic Swiss-Army Knife Server

jeff c., Newegg
21 April 2014
  • Summary: Its on good advice to get NAS HD's specifically for this Synology unit and other similar servers in my opinion. I know many people get by with desktop HD's but from my experience your going down the headache road for sure, and the warranty times covered can be much longer on NAS HD's.
  • Pros: I got it on a newegg sale 1st of all. Its small, uses minimal power with lower temperatures than a regular tower server. Very very good supported software apps ( with a simple web interface to manage them and a very well laid out web interface to manage the utility functions. Seems good for novic...
  • Cons: There is a " background Bitcoin generating" malware specifically targeted for Synology servers so read up on it! I would like a more detailed app for monitoring and detail-managing the packet-data going in and out of the network interface.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Erik_J, NCIX.com
6 February 2014
  • Summary: When I decided to set up a NAS I looked into the various options- FreeNAS and other small home/office NAS systems. The Synology software is very user friendly and fairly intuitive. You can simply install whichever modules you need, and configure them through a web based GUI.
  • Pros: Excellent software, easy to use, quiet
  • Cons: None so far
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Overall 10
10

User Review

SpookyNeo, NCIX.com
31 January 2014
  • Summary: My wife bought me this a gift out of nowhere. I suspect that she bought it to me because she was sick of hearing me wanting a NAS though. :) Anyway, it is a very good NAS. I work in IT infrastructure, so I've played with many NAS/SAN solutions.
  • Pros: Powerful, yet cheap, 512MB RAM, Synology DSM (very good OS), Stability and AIO solution
  • Cons: Drives are not hot-swappables, Enclosure made of plastic
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Overall 10
10

Smooth...

Robert L., Newegg
11 November 2013
  • Summary: Really like the 2 USB3 plugin with this unit..
  • Pros: OutaTheBox Startup was Perfect! Doc(manual) is Very good - Device was recognized on the LAN immediately, defined some public shares for backingup computers and Network backups ran perfectly(and Fast) - no problem, Public and private shares are all seen and behave normally thru Win Explorer - Runs...
  • Cons: Sometime private shares don't show up immediately and defined shared drives(with assigned drive letter) don't automatically reconnect and require the password again.- but some do and some don't... perhaps reading the manual will fix this inconvenience but for the most part its all Good!
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Overall 10
10

Fast setup, slow update, solid performance

Bruce L., Newegg
4 November 2013
  • Summary: My old gaming rig running at 200-230watts was replaced by this thing running at 18-20watts. After the metadata updates it's able to stream 1080p video to my Roku XS's Plex client with no problem. Plex Video Channels (Daily Show, etc) are better left at lower video resolutions.
  • Pros: Easy setup, dropped in a single 4TB HDD (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178338). I may add another for a RAID 1 mirror later on. But this was purchased to replace my old PC gaming rig that was running as a plex media server, so I wanted to keep things cheap. It took abou...
  • Cons: Adding all of the files over the network took about 13 hours (migrated 816GB of data). But I didn't do it very efficently, just dragged and dropped all of the files. Also, the Plex Server metadata download really hindered performance until it was complete (took the whole weekend). Not really a ma...
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Overall 10
10

Awesome!

Shannon R., Newegg
29 October 2013
  • Summary: When I first turned it on with the drives in place, it started making some funny noises which had me worried. But I believe this was a normal process, since they were new drives. After the noises stopped I continued with the setup and was up and running.
  • Pros: It has everything I needed plus IP Cam support, personal cloud, media server, etc. The server was quite easy to setup. Dropped in two drives, plugged it in and went through the setup process. It has many more additional apps that you can download and install to the DSM OS. Overall, I'm very happy...
  • Cons: I didn't get 4-bays or at least the DS213+ which I believe comes with a faster processor.
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