Summary: This is my third NAS. The first was a Buffalo Terastation which had an under-powered CPU and couldn't handle any form of media streaming - it eventually suffered from an unrecoverable corruption of the OS. Second was an Acer MS Home Server, a fantastic device running a cut-down version of MS server software which was familiar and highly configurable. Unfortunately the Acer hardware let it down and the motherboard died. So I get to the Synology DS413.
Summary: Does everything well. Easy to set to setup. Great UI. Works well with macs. I used the user-quota feature to restrict time-machine backups to a finite amount of disk space for each machine. Then I used different user accounts with no quota for file shares. Works great, I've got my whole iTunes library served from it and it is running in RAID10. Very pleased. Only criticism is that it is not cheap but since I have no other complaints, the price is probably justified.
Summary: I bought synology on recommendation from family member. I went for the standard 3.5" as it had more drive size options. Another choice on the 4 bay is the choice to expand. Had to backdate my router firmware but no biggy. Speed of item is amazing, very glad with my choice.
Summary: Synology was recommended to me by my Dad, and what a good recommendation! The box itself is very light and a reasonable size considering you have space for 4 drives. It was easy to set up (I have gone with 3 x 3TB drives). I have a remote backup service running so that my Dad can backup his photos to the device which works very well.
Summary: Great features, great performance and really easy to use. However, I bought this particular NAS over others because of the system hibernation feature - looked like I could save on electricity. However, even after various updates it still doesn't work - it either constantly wakes up (even with all my PCs switched off) or it causes the system to lock up. I've checked the forums and it seems to be a common problem.
Summary: This is the third Synology box I have bought: the simplicity is terrific, and we have not yet found the real limits of what these boxes can do. Don't forget to buy the hard drives you need: I found the 3 TB to be just fine. Set up in around 10-15 minutes, plugs into the network and then available for everyone.
Summary: Leider muss Ich hier ein Sonst klass System von 5 Sternen auf 2 Sternen runtersetzen. Wer mit ein System wirbt der Hibernation bzw. Tiefschlaf beherrscht sollte sich nicht wundern wenn es sollche kritiken bekommt wenn es garnicht funkzioniert. (ARP-Probleme) Wenn Sie einen NAS System suchen das wirklich Stromsparend funkzioniert sollten Sie hier die Finger von lassen.