Summary: I have had this device for two years and it gives me some peace of mind. For people who have tons of photos, videos and other digital items that you want safe, this is a good step to take. I put 4 WD 2TB hard drives in the 4 bays.
Absolutely hands down the best device I have ever owned
9 July 2014
Summary: Absolutely hands down the best device I have ever owned. This changed my multimedia nightmare of a life to a simplified photo and video management, love the DS Downloader, and now have Roku devices that play all movies and photos though this device.
Summary: I bought this as a gift for my husband for Christmas. . . he has spent subsequent months uploading our movies and dvds to it so that we can access them from anywhere. Honestly, I know nothing about this stuff but it has been a convenient investment for us (I can access our home music libraries...
Summary: I bought this to replace my Drobo and have no regrets. Faster than my Drobo. Interface is awesome, has many installable apps -- everything from video/audio/email/web servers to Wordpress. I have no complaints. One of my harddrives is going out and the unit emailed me to let me know -- fantastic!
Great NAS with lots of great features (and a great community)
Brett Vitaz, Amazon
24 April 2014
Summary: This product can really make accessing your data efficient and reliable. There is an app market place that add many great features, and there are outside programmers actively developing apps for the DSM OS. With many raid options, your data is as secure as you want it.
Summary: I originally purchased 3 disks for this array. Today my 4th drive arrived. I installed the 4th drive hot in about 4 minutes. A few clicks in the DSM to get Storage manager to expand the existing array and DSM is doing the rest. Piece of cake.
Summary: I love all the different packages and functions that you can run on the device. As some reviewers have mentioned, it does take a long time to expand your volume when you add more disk, but the current data is still available and can be accessed during the expansion.
Summary: Works very well. It is very flexible and you have a lot of (working!!!!) software controls. If you are going to use it as your personal cloud storage - make sure your router works and fully supported, otherwise you will have to tailor your router yourself.