Excerpt: As the model is from the last year the price is acceptable. The only difference from DS214 is that the DS213j has one-core processor. All other features are the same.First of all, I would like to warn those who do not like digging inside the software internals or wandering through forums searching for answers. This device is not for you, guys. If you like to read documentation, google for answers, experimenting - a good choice.You ask me why do I think that?
Excerpt: This is my second experience with Synology DiskStations. I love how easy they are to use (however, I must confess that I have a Computer Science degree and most things tech come as second nature to me).I love how easy it was to connect to my PS3 to show pictures I backed up to the unit.
Pros: Easy To Manage, Easy To Set Up, Highly Compatible
Excerpt: The Ajax based Disk Mgmt System (DSM) and the ease of use via the GUI is superb! It has enough power to use readily available add-ons (via the Package Manager) such as SVN, CloudSync, etc. Very reliable and easy to migrate to!
Pros: Easy To Manage, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Highly Compatible
Excerpt: I purchased this unit to use as a LAN backup device, to serve several small websites using PHP and MySQL, and as the hub for my home automation system. So far everything I've thrown at it has worked far better than I've come to expect from NAS devices in the past. The online help answers most questions along the way and if I try to setup a feature without doing prerequisites, it pops up a window telling me what I've done wrong and links me to where to fix it.
Excerpt: Synology made it easy to back up your photos. The software works great with Windows, Ubuntu, Samsung Smart TV and iPhones allowing my house to easily view and edit photos from where I want. The only issue I had was trying out Synology's BETA face recognition, it ran the NAS at full power for a couple of weeks with no indication of how much longer it would take (I do have thousands of 18meg pics from a Canon 7D).
Pros: Compact, Easy To Manage, Easy To Set Up, Highly Compatible
Summary: easy to set up, has worked flawlessly for the few weeks I have had it. I am having some difficulty with the option to connect remotely, but the problem seems lo lie with my ISP and port forwarding rather than with the Diskstation.
Excerpt: Very happy with the NAS. Very quick to set up with 2 3TB drives set as Synology Hybrid RAID. Disk Station Manager Synology's NAS manager application is fantastic. Easy to use, quickly set up multiple iSCSI targets, Apple TimeMachine share and multiple shares for IP cameras. Will purchase a larger NAS by Synology from B&H when space requirements increase.
Impressed. Continues to exceed my already high expectations.
arnaud lacour, Amazon
16 April 2014
Summary: I was a doubter. So many good reviews that I thought it might be that the average customer's expectations were really low. I was particularly concerned by the lack of CPU power of the ARM chip on this model and the 512MB of memory. I mean, seriously, phones have more memory than that these days. I stand corrected. Despite being seemingly underpowered on paper, it hasn't let me down at all.