Summary: I'll stay a Synology fan but won't be buying another DS414 these units have horrible reviews. I'll wait for the next 4 bay to come out and read all the reviews before purchasing.
Cons: Unit freezes, killed a WD RED drive, RMA to Synology received a replacement same issue. This is a 400 paper weight, very sad I am a long time Synology owner and have a DS213 that is running like a champ!
Excerpt: I got rid of my full blown 2012 server at home because I was tired of the maintenance for what I used it for. The symbology NAS does more than the server for me, easier and much smaller and less power requirements. So far an awesome product.
It is an amazing device. While there are some small hiccups with ...
11 September 2015
Summary: It is an amazing device. While there are some small hiccups with the software, I'm very happy with the purchase. P.S. Get UPS in addition to your NAS - it helps a lot to make sure your data stays safe.
Summary: Being in the enterprise storage space, I now know what it is like for our factory to assemble drives in to carriers for placement in high-density JBODs. Actually, the assembly was easy and straight-forward.
Excerpt: It's highly likely that there was nothing wrong with the unit I received. It looked good and connected and loaded drives easily. I worked for over two weeks to resolve issue of slow transfer rates and B&H supported me all the way on week 2, but the manufacturers support???
Excerpt: After months of research, I finally took the plunge with my first NAS. I am using the DS414slim as a photo server and a TimeMachime backup device. Backup is configured to alternate between the NAS and a USB drive for extra redundancy. So far, it is performing up to expectations.
Summary: I purchased this device a few weeks ago. We have 2 Mac's, 3 laptops & assorted other devices including Smart TV's, Phones etc. Setup took about 1 hour & the Disk Station was up & running. I now have automated backup's, file sharing & streaming for my assortment of devices.
Pros: Nothing I can think of. Although I purchased ANOTHER SYNOLOy disc station DS411j and its running solid after 4 years of Use. This one died within a year.
Cons: Purchased this one mid part of year 2014 and just after six months of use, its started to shut down on itself. I kept of restarting it by using the 'on button' manually. But since last 1 month, it does not respond to anything. Its completely dead. I searched internet and found similar complaints ...