Excerpt: At the ballet, we have a ton on photos and video, This allowed us to not only have current photos and video but also our archive items as well. The kit made sure we had exactly what we needed to get up and running fast.
Excerpt: I bought DS214play NAS for personal use. Main purpose is to stream video to my TV, play music and time machine. So far, the compatibility with other devices are great. I use mac, PC, android and iOS and I have no problem with any of these devices.
Summary: Easy to use, boots up fast and the UI is very intuitive. There are a few features lacking from a software standpoint that I wish they would add. You can run scripts at time intervals, but not off of events. It seems like it should be a pretty simple addition to me. Maybe I am wrong.
Summary: Product performs as expected, and meets my needs as a music server. The two Synology technical support people I spoke with did not know this product beyond a very basic knowledge, and did not know how to set it up as a music server. One of them hung up the phone.
Summary: This is a great all-purpose network device. I use it in my home and home office. It does Subversion (SVN) hosting, backups, media server (Plex), and acts as a DVR for my home IP Cameras. It can do a lot more, but that's what I use it for.
Excerpt: For a "beginner" this NAS was a bit overwhelming, but I imagine it is relatively more user-friendly than others. It was overwhelming because of all the options that the Synology software offers. But, this is a good thing.
Summary: Couldn't be happier. My old Buffalo Linkstation was nothing but trouble. This new unit built the array in minutes (not 11 hours like Linkstation). I got 90+meg/second transfer rates (lucky to get 25-30 on my Linkstation), and most important, an initial backup of 1TB data took under 5 hours.