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Synology-dx513.33665536
8.8 out of 10

Synology DX513

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Reviews and Problems with Synology DX513

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Overall 10
10

excellent choice!

michael, Amazon
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: needed additional capacity for my 1512+. The expansion unit is easy to install. Synology functionality, and ease of use make this the perfect choice for small business.
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Overall 6
6.0

well-made does not mean rugged

Steven G, Amazon
30 December 2014
  • Summary: Have owned 2 of these -- one to expand a 2-bay chassis and one to expand an 8-bay. The first one did not survive a fall from desk height onto a hard floor. Should it have? Would any NAS product? Probably not a fair basis to deduct stars but I think my lost $500 for the chassis (+ $700 for 5 ruined hard drives) entitles me to throw down the gauntlet here on that question.
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Overall 10
10

Synology is quite, frankly, the Apple of NAS ...

Bill, Amazon
13 December 2014
  • Summary: Synology is quite, frankly, the Apple of NAS - everything just works and it constantly delights you by going above and beyond. This is an add on to my existing 8-bay giving me a 40TB server. Incredible.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Paul B, Amazon
19 November 2014
  • Summary: Fantastic system. A bit pricey but loaded with features which Synology is constantly improving with frequent updates
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Campbell Cleland, Amazon
31 October 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Synology makes great, solid products

David G, Amazon
17 October 2014
  • Summary: Synology makes great, solid products. Yes, it's overpriced. If this were half the price I'd give it 5 stars. But, I now have 20 TB of at-home storage with 2-disk failure fault tolerance. I upgraded from a QNAP NAS a few years ago and have never regretted the switch. And I'd buy it again.
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Overall 2
2.0

**DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT** EASILY HACKED AND EXPLOITED FOR RANSOM

D. Wendling, Amazon
16 August 2014
  • Summary: **DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT** EASILY HACKED AND EXPLOITED FOR RANSOM GOOGLE: SYNOLOLOCKER Or simply go to the synology page: http://www.synology.com/en-us/company/news/article/470 Synology was also hacked earlier in the year for a BITMINING MALWARE turning your disk station into a bot. http://forum.synology.com/enu/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=80857 They are currently holding my entire archive ransom and Synology cant do a thing about it.
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Overall 10
10

The best (well second) best IT investment I have made.

Michael Garcia, Amazon
30 July 2014
  • Summary: When I started running out of space with my DS-512+ I added larger drives. Then I added a USB 3.0 RAID expansion but since I couldn't merge the storage I have to connected, but separate, storage areas for my data. I knew about the expansion units but thought I could mimic the use by using the external RAID box. But functionality won out over cost so I splurged and got the DX513. The installation was a smooth and easy as could be.
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Overall 10
10

Great Way to Expand the Primary Server Storage Capability

Jim M., Amazon
9 July 2014
  • Summary: A great way to expand your Synology system; however, the way Synology expands the server size, it takes a long time (days) to bring the expansion unit on-line. There are also known issues that can cause an expansion failure. Luckily, the failure doesn't affect the data one already has on the main server - one just has to start over on adding the expansion unit to the primary server. It was a bit frustrating, but still worth five stars once it is up and running.
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Overall 10
10

Very easy to setup

Elliott Glick, Amazon
17 March 2014
  • Summary: Attached this unit to my 1513+ and the Synology software walked me through the setup. This unit, in addition to the 1513+ now gives me the capability of 35Tb of data storage. Great for small business and heavy media/graphics users.
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