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Synology-dx513.33665536
8.4 out of 10

Synology DX513

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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Campbell Cleland, Amazon
4 weeks ago
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

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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Overall 6
6.0

Great product but not great experience because of other reasons...see below.

tpdx, Amazon
12 March 2014
  • Summary: This is a tough one. I have a Synology DS1812+ and bought the DX513 as an expansion unit. There was no problem with the unit BUT its was NOT the same design as my DS1812+ (that I bought just 4 months ago)...there are some small and very annoying variations. The chassis did not match identically (size-wise and some of the design elements - LEDs, etc.).
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Overall 6
6.0

Four of five bays not detecting drives - required a DSM update on DS1511+

Wanyan, Amazon
7 February 2014
  • Summary: I am updating this review after identifying a fix. When the exchange unit arrived with exactly the same problem (four out of five bays do not work), I decided to search for firmware update for, not the DX513, but the DS1511+ that the DX513 is connected to. The tech support at Synology apparently does know their own product. It seems that the real issue is that the DSM on DS1511+ needs to be updated from its 2011 version 3+ to the current 4.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome!

Registered User, Amazon
7 January 2014
  • Summary: This is a great add-on to a 1812 or a 1813 to expand storage space with no hassles! It just worked seamlessly!
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Overall 10
10

My only complaint was price.

Old Sailor "apogee50", Amazon
2 January 2014
  • Summary: I paid list, which I think is expensive. I put in 5 4TB drives. Works perfectly so far (2 months).
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Overall 10
10

No-Brainer if You Have A Compatible Synology Device

Jason P., Newegg
10 December 2013
  • Summary: If you have a compatible device that's full, then this is a no-brainer. Yes, it may be expensive if you consider it to be just another set of slots and a power cord, but that's selling the architecture short. Synology is tops for SMB NAS--features, performance, and usability. Price, not so much, but if you're looking to save money, you're not looking at Synology devices anyway.
  • Pros: Convenience, performance, features, compatibility.
  • Cons: Not the cheapest NAS in the world, but you get what you pay for. Also, documentation is erroneous (see "Other Thoughts").
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Overall 10
10

Great Way to Expand the Primary Server Storage Capability

Jim M., Amazon
8 October 2013
  • 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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