I found that the DS3612xs runs much faster than the ...
3 weeks ago
Summary: I found that the DS3612xs runs much faster than the DS2413+. I've been uploading the same 24 TB data set of images to both systems, and it is going almost twice a fast to the DS3612xs. I am trying to figure out if this a networking issue, or processor issue, The DS2413+ seemed to have stalled several times where I had to reboot the system.
Excerpt: I bought this item for my home use and am extremely happy with this product. It is fast and reliable. Have used it for over 6 months and has never missed a beat. I have currently 8 drives in use with 4 bays empty. I have kept 2 drives as redundant (this is the maximum, which means 2 drives can go down simultaneously and still the NAS will not loose data). I use this to backup all my computer data in the house using GoodSync (an excellent lightning fast backup program).
Pros: Easy To Manage, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Reliable
Summary: We have 40 iosafes for our stores and 2 DS2413+ for our corporate office to manage the other diskstations as well as back up our other servers. While we dont see too many problems from them, the times that we do, it is crippling since the diskstations are being used as server backup targets.
Pros: DMS is easy to install and use. Quick to get started and set up almost anything you need.
Cons: Complete lack of support. I have put in 4 support tickets so far and have only heard back from 2 of those. Of those 2 they took at least 72 hours to get back to me. Although they offer a support line, they will only ask you to put in a ticket with no escalation procedures. I would recommend to not use this for business purposes.
Summary: Installed 12x 4TB WD RED - SHR with 2x redundancy + Hot spare = 32.7TB total. Synology NAS's love talking to other Synology NAS's and its very easy to setup UPS server and auto-backup solutions among the family of five Synology NAS's I have.
Pros: Easy to setup and manage - Well built and has loads of features - Simple easy to use UI.
Cons: The drive bays don't have a positive snap like on the DS1812 Model - Installing drives feels a bit flimsy.
Summary: Happy with the purchase. For the price, one could build a freeNAS box that resolves all of my Cons if you want to invest the time and effort. Otherwise Synolgy provides an all around good easy to use NAS with all the software that most users would want.
Pros: Been up and running 24/7 with very little downtime for 6+ months with no issues. Filled with 10 3 TB WD RED drives and 2 old 3 TB Hitachi drives i had laying around. Added the DX1211 expansion box a month ago along with 4 WD RED 4 TB drives. Being able to simply expand the existing volume is great. It took a day or so to expand the array, but the process was easy. Very impressed with the Synology OS and the apps they provide. Easy to use and good library of software. ...
Cons: There is a port of Plex server available and it runs fine, but the hardware is not powerful enough to support transcoding. With this much data it would be nice to have ECC RAM and ZFS file system to protect against file corruption.
Summary: See Vernon A. Miller's post, he sums up this monster quite well. My only minor quibbles about the case is maybe a little filtering and a little more active airflow with a larger fan. DSM can be a little slow responding to commands at times. But otherwise this thing is a monster and its fast and reliable. Mine has 8 4TB WD Red drives, two in RAID 1 and the rest as single drives so far. As I can afford more drives I will start redoing the RAIDs.
Summary: I started my Synology habit with a DS1010+, then sold that and got a ds1511+...but when they announced the 2413+ it was time to go get one. I have populated it with the WD Red 3 tb drives. After a year, almost, it has been running great. I did lose one drive last week, which oddly didn't give any warning until the system said the raid had degraded. Easy process to get it rma'd with WD. Took about 3 days to rebuild/verify the raid but didn't lose any data.
Summary: This is much better than I expected. Very quiet. Great UI. Regular updates from the manufacturer. Very fast disk reads/writes and network performance. Significantly better than the ReadyNas line I replaced with this unit. I've deployed this with the WD4001FAEX 4TB drives. I'm very happy with this combination.
Summary: This is the 3rd one I bought. 1 per year. Not because they break, but because they work great and as our needs expand we have come back to Synology time and time again. For the best details just go to the Synology site to log into a test unit and see all the features for yourself. With this model we get 95+ Megs per sec on read and write using single ethernet. In environments where you have switches that let you multiplex or bond it will do close to 190 Megs.