Synology DS212j is praised by the readers of PC Magazin, Germany
All readers would give a recommendation without worries
The Synology DiskStation finished the 6 month endurance test with an excellent over all mark of 1,57.
"Synology provides sufficient addons to make transforming a NAS into multi-function server possible."
Synology DiskStation DS212j named as "Tech Accessory of the Year" in Gadget Awards 2012 from Stuff, Korea.
"[T]he DLNA streaming and USB port that allows you to plug in a pair of speakers and play music direct from the drive, or iTunes server functionality which makes home streaming the work of seconds."
"Not need to worry about installation - everything is implemented through an intuitive web interface"
"There are also mobile applications for Android and iOS, and many third-party applications such as antivirus and backup solutions "
"The Synology DiskStation DS413J is the powerful but simple NAS that home and SOHO users can definitely look towards. It’s easy to set up and, thanks to the DSM operating system, it’s also very accessible to use. Throw in good performances and you have our winner at home."
"[A NAS] is a storage server - a system capable of providing service, entertainment content. Especially in the case of Synology, which proved to be one of the smartest thinking companies"
"It is suitable for both office and home environments and i am very happy with its overall build quality.[...]Among the new additions i can note such modules as Hybrid RAID,VMware vSphere 5.X,Citrix XenServer,Microsoft Hyper-V,LDAP Support etc. "
"Overall, the DS1812+ is a solid eight bay NAS device which through its Disk Station Manger software, is both easy and enjoyable to use. Coupled with the effortlessness that users can add custom packages to the DS1812+ to tailor it to their needs, Synology is onto a winner here - both for small business and zealous consumers."
LifeHacker users placed 3 out of 5 NAS From Synology in the "Best NAS Enclosure" contest of the magazine.
"If you have other business units from Synology, then the DS713 + is also a logical choice because the drive trays are compatible with the larger models like the DS1512+ and DS1812+. In addition, it support VMWare, Citrix and HyperV."
HWM readers voted Synology as their favorite NAS brand in 2012.
“If transfer speed is a priority, the Synology DS412+ is the preferred choice, along with its best-in-class interface”
"Perfect for network storage and multimedia"
"But not only that, the manufacturer supplies responsive programs with a pleasant interface that ensures the good management of settings, passwords and backup"
"Synology DSM not only looks good, but it is also thoughtful and intuitive system."
"The Taiwanese company has once again shown that it is a few steps ahead of the competition."
"For those who value aesthetics and protect files, Synology DS213air NAS server is an interesting proposition."
"Concentration make Synology NAS servers stand out of its competition. Especially, the innovation of user interface and the scalability of applications make Synology unbeatable in the NAS server category."
"This year, Synology RS10613xs+ holds a strong position in the enterprise NAS market by delivering 400,000 read IOPS and up to 106 drives of scalability. It supports SAS/SATA 6G interface and SSD drives, and is expandable to 424TB capacity when paired with eight RX1213sas expansion units."
"Synology scores extremely well with the Tweakers audience. The company takes its DiskStation products not only the first place as Best NAS with the DS 2xx series, but also the second and third position respectively NAS systems from the DS 4xx and 15xx series."
"If you are looking for a NAS with excellent performance, but also many opportunities, the DS413 is an excellent choice. "
"Last year Synology won this category and they do it again in 2012. Synology keeps bringing the extensive firmware to all of us."
The built-in wireless adapter of DS213air supports 802.11b/g/n standards, which should be sufficient for general file transfer. The support of multiple encryption technologies ensures data security through wireless transmission.
"The 2-bay Synology DiskStation DS213air (NAS) offers decent storage capacity, full-fledged functionalities and built-in Wi-Fi capability."
Synology DiskStation DS213air received "Recommended Product of 2012" award from ComputerDIY, Taiwan.
"A NAS server with Wi-Fi capability built in to enable seamless data sharing."
"High-performance and energy efficient makes the most ideal combination for a NAS server."
"A NAS server that is feature-rich, simple-to-use and has appealing performance/cost ratio."
Synology DiskStation DS213air received "Product of the Month" and "Very Good" awards from CHIP, Thailand.
"It is impressive that Cloud Station allows users to sync files across computers and mobile devices."
Synology DiskStation DS1512+ received "Editor's Recommended Product" in a NAS roundup from ZOL.com.cn, China.
"All the six NAS servers run their own developed operating systems. Generally, all the management features ease the management difficulties from IT managers in the SMBs. Among the six NAS servers, Synology's cloud-like operating system has the richest features and web applications. The management is very intuitive for managing storage capacities, user privileges, etc."
Synology DiskStation DS2413+ received "Editor's Choice" award and scored 9 out of 10 from Winmag Pro, Netherlands.
"DSM 4.1 looks very slick and works very user-friendly."
"Integrated anti-virus is a plus for data protection."
"The operating system, DiskStation Manager, offers a variety of options which make Synology NAS servers very versatile and flexible. The features include remote access for NAS servers, VPN connections, firewall settings, IP address management, terminal services, and the Package Center to install useful applications."
"Synology DS1512+ is very suitable for smaller-sized businesses that are searching for a NAS server with high performance and large capacity. Synology makes the price stays at a reasonable standard. Also, the user experience is very easy to manage after some simple practice."
"[...] the Synology DS213 + is the dream of every home (or small business) network."
Synology DS213+ and DS213air received "Performance" and "Supreme Value" awards from Legion Hardware.
"Either way the Synology DS213+ delivered exceptional performance in our ownload/upload transfer tests. "
"[T]he Synology DS213air is a highly capable NAS server."
"There are few NASs that are able and willing to provide as many functions as DS212j does. That's why DS212J is so sexy."
"Affordable yet potent"
"The DS413 is a value-packed four-bay NAS for serious network users.
"[...] functions, which are countless, are better than ever thanks to the package manager, where you can install additional applications"
"DSM graphical interface is very easy to use. All the options are clearly described, and if there is a doubt, you can always take advantage of the comprehensive support, built into the OS, and the Internet community."
"Extensive configuration options, intuitive DSM 4.1 and nearly forty extension packages device will satisfy even the most demanding users."
"With the Synology DS213+, the companies sets the bar very high on the NAS market for other manufacturers"
"And actually it's not just a network drive, but a complete powerful server that offers dozens of different functions"
Synology DS213air received “Outstanding Product & Application" award from 101 Information Month, Taiwan.
"Comes with optimal price to performance ratio & supports USB 3.0 high speed transfer" "It has an intuitive setup process, allowing users to use a web browser to finish key configurations in a few steps." "It's designed with energy efficiency, low temperature and noise in mind. With scheduled power on/off feature and HDD hibernation capability, much of the operational and overhead costs can be greatly reduced."
"Apple will envy the easy configuration of Synology DS213+. It is more easier and simpler than the installation of network devices using Apple AirPort Utility."
"DS213air is not only a NAS but also a wireless router with brilliant performance."
"DSM 1.4 from Synology is one of the best solutions available on the market in terms of usability and features. Packages with constant updates are easy to install and configure. Apart from the basic job of storing files, Synology DS213air can stream media content and run applications, services, websites and video surveillance. Extensive remote access capabilities and proprietary apps for mobile devices should also be noted."
This low-cost, four-bay NAS has all the powerful features of Synology’s more expensive products.
"The dual-core CPU contributes to the low energy consumption and improved performance. The energy-saving hibernation system helps to create a successful mix of power consumption and faster system availability."
"There is little remained to be desired by ambitious home users or even small to medium sized enterprises."
"What really worth of praises are the great iOS support with free apps and the operating system of DiskStation, which are both being regularly updated."
"Synology offers ideal products and I would love to keep them."
"The software is easy to use and it provides helpful assistance. One can find complete guidance and support on Synology's official website. The RAID data protection and good throughput is greatly developed and maintained by Synology as well."
"I discovered the storage device that I've long desired for. The 4-bay NAS server is powerful yet comes with low power consumption. It is almost silent in operation and can be configured according to your needs. Synology DiskStation DS412+ has met, or even exceeded all standards."
"I was surprised by the fast Internet access and the really low noise level."
"The DSM operation system has always improved with each new version of updates. Therefore, I am positive to give out full recommendation."
"The DiskStation DS213 comes with optimal price-performance ratio as a 2-bay NAS server. The NAS server offers versatile solutions for sharing and backing up data among offices and work groups."
"In the Package Center, users can download their preferred applications by Synology. Every step is absolutely intuitive and easy."
"Synology has made DS413 a very well updated 4-bay NAS server. What really impressed me are the web interface, the excellent reading performance with 100 MB/s via Samba, and the good hardware design. Also, the energy consumption is reduced compared to its predeceasing model, which can bring great benefits when running 24/7."
"The NAS server offers options such as four hard drives with RAID 5 protection and full 12 TB of storage capacity, which qualify the NAS server at the small businesses level. The performance is without a doubt very satisfactory."
"As a virtualization professional, the NAS system integrates and supports the solutions of VMware®, Citrix® and Microsoft® Hyper-VTM."
"The installation can be done quickly, thanks to the setup wizard. The NAS server runs on Synology DiskStation Manager(DSM). The web interface is well designed and can be customized by drag-n-drop fashion. Features such as RAID options and its management interface, the Internet configuration, and the storage scalability are all very extensively helpful."
"The DS3612xs is a powerful NAS server for large companies. The high performance, reliability, and many other possibilities prove the quality of the device in every way."
"It is a very quiet NAS system with low energy consumption. What's more, it's a full-featured operating system."
"The device can be recommended to novices, without any learning curve required."
"It has the same chassis as its predecessor, which is certainly to be an advantage considering the good quality. It has a very well-ventilated design with a 92 mm fan and plenty of damping elements, which contributes to very smooth server operation."
"The most integrated feature pack of hardware and firmware for home users, which its standard is strictly maintained by Synology."
"The DVB-T video recording and the unique data synchronization function have increased the extra value of Synology NAS servers for home use."
Synology DiskStation DS213 is acknowledged as “Very Good” for its high value from COM! Magzine, Germany.
"The DS213 has achieved convincing figures during the performance test. Within this product price range, the DS213 has reached the standard of "good" to "excellent" test results."
"The new model provides an excellent combination of considerably higher performance and relatively standard energy demand."
"Are you searching for a private cloud storage to carry out all possible tasks [...]? Is it important for you to manage FTP Server, WebDAV or http access control? Do you want to configure all functions and apps as you preferred so you can easily access your NAS server? With up to 8TB storage capacity, the Synology DiskStation DS213+ is just the right choice for you."
"[The product has] extremely extensive features, such as direct access to all services and features over the internet and excellent mobile apps with well-developed functions. And in general, the DS213+ is flexible, scalable, and fast."
"The firmware is very extensive and that is still true for the latest version DSM 4.1. With Cloud Station, Video Station and the many available plug-ins, Synology provides not only many possibilities, but also managed to make all these things extremely easy to use."
"Thanks to the Synology DSM, the NAS becomes a feature-rich product that can be customized in many ways; the new services can be installed from the Package Center menu and when a function is not needed anymore, we can either uninstall the specific service or stop it for the moment."
"DS213+ is for anyone who needs decent rates for encrypted transfer. Because of the possibilities that DSM offers, it is actually a small and energy-efficient PC."
Norwegian: "Synology DS213 er basert på flere vellykkede DSxxx utgivelser, og denne DS’en fortsetter i samme gode stilen! DS213 leveres med DSM 4.0 og en enkel oppgradering gir deg nye og kraftige DSM 4.1 som inneholder alle funksjoner (med flere) som du kan forvente fra en Synology NAS. Synology lytter også til brukersamfunnet og støtter 3-part utviklere som igjen utvikler pakker for pakkesenteret til Synology - noe som er en ekstra bonus!" English: "Synology DS213 is based upon several successful DSxxx releases, and this DS is certainly continuing the great product line! DS213 is delivered with DSM 4.0 and an easy upgrade gives you the fresh and powerful DSM 4.1 with all the functions (and more) you have come to expect from a Synology NAS. Synology is also listening to the community and is supporting 3.rd part developers creating new packages for their NAS’es - which is also a great bonus!"
"The management UI is localized in Czech; therefore it is easy to comprehend. The UI is very comfortable, you can access the data via internet connection, and the cooling is superb with its silent fans."
"The DS112 turns the whole premise of a traditional NAS on its head. It is more of a mini server than a storage repository. The flexibility of cross-platform design and compatibility with Mac, PC and Linux is commendable and seamless."
"In all, the DS112 is a brilliant solution to anyone looking for a plug-and-play mini server solution without the technical administration."
Synology DS413 and DS413j received “Performance “and “Supreme Value” award from Legion Hardware, Australia.
"The DS413 in particular was very impressive when measuring download (read) performance…The same can be said about our download copy performance."
“…in terms of value the DS413j is hard to beat and as we see it has no real competition right now, and for that reason it deserves our value award while the DS413 will be receiving our performance award.”
"Synology provides the richest, most reliable and most scalable product lineup compared to the other NAS manufacturers."
"With the powerful DSM 4.1, DS213 is simple and easy to use while equipped with a variety of functions."
“Except for the initial configuration, which is easy to set up, users can almost cast aside their computers and enjoy the best experiences with mobile devices.”
"DS213air is an economical and functional NAS, specifically aiming at the new wireless connection environment."
"In the world of NAS, nobody is able to provide better integration with your iPhone or iPad than DS212+ and DS412+ do."
Synology DiskStation DS1512+ received “Super Product” award and scored 5 out of 5 stars from Benchmark.pl, Poland.
"The choice DS1512 + as a tool to centralize data in a small company speaks not only great looking, intuitive and easy management of DSM 4.1. It is also a great potential configuration, high reliability, scalability to 60 TB of space and energy efficiency."
"Setting up a 16GB NAS has never been so easy with Synology."
Synology DiskStation DS213+ received “Highly Recommanded” award from TechPowerUp and scored 8.9 out of 10 points.
“Very good price/performance ratio.”
“High, overall performance.”
“Intuitive and windowed operating system.”
"DS212j is the best in terms of price/performance ratio."
Synology DiskStation DS412+ received “Best Performance” award and scored 93% by Tweaktown, Australia.
"Synology's DS412+ is a top performer in our NASPT tests and offers a lot of features for its low cost."
"What did surprise me was that when I tried accessing the DS112 from 4 devices simultaneously, it provided noticeably better throughput than the Windows system that I used for comparison."
"You can see the evolution in the new Synology's 2013-series of NAS….And this, in my view, [DS213] is sufficient to be considered as a novelty successor."
"Synology DS213 is excellent - much better than its competitors."
"It's not just about speed... Synology is simply pretty unrivaled."
"To the paid subscribers of Wretch.cc, the new feature of Photo Station is a gift from above. The Timeline mode takes you on a trip of nostalgic memories."
"With power consumption reaches only 3.3 Watt during system hibernate, DS413 is by far the most economical NAS on the market in terms of power consumption."
The DS413j is such an amazing unit that serves its purpose very well.
"The DiskStation Manager (DSM) is without a doubt the core value of Synology DS212. The user interface works very fast and is similar to that of the Windows or Linux."
"With the very simple and intuitive user experience, even the beginners can manage very easily and enjoy the functionality effectively. Many of the features are exactly what people wish for with additional apps to enhance overall functionality."
"The steady development of DSM is excellent. New updates are usually made available for older NAS systems, an effort which is not so commonly seen among IT services these days."
"The DS1812+ is trustworthy as a NAS server for small-sized offices, even for those that are geographically apart. The user experience is very straightforward and the performance is excellent. Also, the idea of modularizing the NAS server is very much appealing."
"Business applications of the product such as Time Backup (a near-CDP-backup-tool) and Zarafa groupware have vastly increased the value of the NAS server."
"With the release of the long expected DSM 4.1, Synology presents major updates from DSM 4.0. The suite of new features has better fulfilled the expectations of how the NAS server should serve the home users."
"The features are all very handy, for the updated and the brand new ones. For instance, the new Video Station supports DVB-T streaming, which allows users to live stream over the network and record TV programs that can be saved directly onto the NAS server."
Synology DiskStation DS413 received "Editor's Choice" award and scored 9 out of 10 from Winmag Pro, Netherlands.
"DSM 4.1 makes it more like a "real" server than a mere storage device."
"[...]the DS413 succeeds to provide good read/write speeds when transferring files from the server or to the server"
"DSM has been one of the main reasons why Synology NAS servers are the best among network-attached storage devices, thanks to its vast amount of features and robust and easy-to-use interface."
"The Surveillance Station has a new refreshed design. The new Surveillance Station 6 has a completely overhauled user interface, making it much easier to navigate. Surveillance Station is now even more autonomous and intelligent with a slew of object tracking features from Live View Analytics to keep watch for you."
"...no matter how hard I tried I couldn't find anything wrong with it. For the price, I can’t think of another 4 bay NAS that offers such a comprehensive combination of powerful features made so easy to use."
"Synology DSM successfully makes the often complex functionality of a NAS into a very user friendly interface."
"It's always a pleasure to be able to navigate in the ease-to-use DSM 4.1, providing dozens of features and services useful to the end user. The support is excellent and security is guaranteed."
"Good overall performance."
"Large number of available functions."
"DS413's excellent qualities were confirmed during the daily use where the true high-performance server has expressed no uncertainty of operation."
"DS213+ features outstanding performance, optimum operating temperatures, low power consumption, fast boot time and excellent operational stability."
"DSM 4.0 is very complete and very intuitive."
“Exterior design is simple and soft.”
“Houses robust quality service.”
"Excellent expandability, and numerous additional connections."
"Firmware sophisticated and intelligent."
"Operating System powerful and versatile constantly updated."
"The Synology DiskStation DS212 has USB 3.0 and 2.0 interface through which we can expand the storage capacity or connect a printer for network sharing, gigabit interface, web server, download manager...all these services and possibilities make the Synology DiskStation DS212 a great machine."
"Especially deserved to be mentioned, the excellent support offered by Synology with continuous updates for your operating system."
"DSM 4.0, just perfect."
"Excellent hardware and low power"
"For performance, functionality, design and ability to recommend without doubt the Synology DS412 + to users who are very demanding or have a large traffic demand."
"You get a great operating system and with good read and write speeds. The energy efficiency is great compared to other competitors. All in all DS213+ is a nice, complete package for the serious user."
Synology DiskStation DS212j received "Super Product" and "Super Cost-effective" awards from Benchmark.pl, Poland.
"Intuitive DSM 4.0 and excellent support."
"Rich in the form of additional software packages."
"As one can expect, the overall performance is very high, exactly the best among all the tested models...with four disks it only slightly surpasses 30 Watts and in stand-by mode we measured just 3,2 W (lowest in the test)."
"DS213+ interface works extremely fast, and immediate loading."
"The device are extremely quiet operation and low power consumption."
"DS413j is compact and provides respective solutions. Incredible ease of installation and use. It offers high reliability and provide access to data at any time."
"...it is obvious that the company has "good taste" and is constantly looking for enriching the customer experience.""
"For small businesses and offices it's perfect. It combines advanced features with a user-friendly interface. The DiskStation DS213+ offers an affordable and full-featured Network Attached Storage solution."
"Synology has an excellent feature packed NAS unit for a price few competitors can beat."
“Remote makes it possible to listen to the music directly from the DiskStation, without the need for turning the computer on.”
Synology DiskStation DS1512+ and DS1812+ both received “Silver” award from Hardware.info, Netherlands.
"The Synology DS1512 and DS1812 are two high performance NAS devices. Besides performance, they offer ease of use, and thanks to the extended DSM firmware, which also offers many possibilities."
"DS712+ is ideal for small businesses and private individuals who want to get the highest speed and more storage."
"For those who still worry about how to share network resources, DS213+ is the convenient, safe, and all-round solution. With abundant apps, you can customize DS213+ to meet your context of use."
Synology DiskStation DS412+ received "Recommended Product" & "Recommended Purchase" awards from PC Actual, Spain.
"This is one of the most versatile, configurable and scalable NAS currently in the market."
Synology DS712+ receives "very good" from Digital Photo, Germany
In Short: The DiskStation owns a very good range of features, it is fast, expandable and has a low power consumption.
Fast, silent, smart features and easy to use.
"I appreciate the web-based desktop design of DSM software very much and I believe it can appeal to end users very easily. You can do an array of different tasks with the NAS server. The more experienced users can enjoy the same beautiful web interface and explore the possibilities for high-end use. For me it is a software very well done, which I like a lot."
"Synology has designed DS412+ for it to be more than just a simple and centralized network storage. Various services are available, such as MySQL server, PHP server, Antivirus application, VPN server (the list can go on even longer!)..."
"With DS212+, Synology presents a modern NAS system of many possibilities. The unit knows how to achieve the benchmarks of build quality."
"In general, the NAS server offers very helpful functionality for users to start with and easy to run and manage the system. For example, the intuitive user interface, easy group management, the integrated firewall setting and many other features."
"The cloud storage and its deployment are rapidly gaining its importance. Synology has made a further step with the development of Cloud Station and prepared each user a ready-to-use private cloud."
Synology DiskStation DS112j received positive and thorough review on Surveillance Station from Computer!Totaal, Netherlands.
"The DS112j NAS server features Synology DSM, a renowned operating system that is very attractive."
"DS112j is the cheapest entry-level model but has all the necessary functions to offer a storage solution to download and share music and movies."
Synology DiskStation DS3612xs received “Well Tested” award and scored 8 out of 10 from Winmag Pro, Netherlands.
“Actually, you can this device's capabilities hardly a mention nas. It is rather a full-fledged SME server. This is mainly due to the Linux-grafted besturingsssyteem: the server runs on the powerful Synology Disk Station Manager 4.0, which is as good as a full os name is.”
"Stylish looks and high material quality of the product."
"Extremely quiet operations, impossible to hear the fan."
"An ideal product if we want a simple NAS, low noise and low power consumption."
"Synology DS212 fits perfectly with the offer on the market of small but powerful NAS server systems."
"Quiet and efficient design swells when installed with DSM 4.0."
"Simulating real-world usage scenarios it shows, quite clearly, that the Synology DS112+ is one of the fastest single-bay NAS to pass through my hands."
“DS112+ will be able to handle everything your network users can throw at it while still offering the IT admin a host of services that keep network operations running smoothly and securely.”
Synology RS3412RPxs received “Platinum Best Buy” award and scored 5 out of 5 points from HW Legend, Italy.
"In terms of pure performance, the RS3412RPxs can be summed up in one word: stunning!"
"Through its intuitive graphical interface, we always appreciate the quality, high usability and ease of management of DSM 4.0."
"High performance I/O with numerous communication interfaces and functionality for the corporate segment."
"The DS112j is one of the best available single-bay NAS servers with excellent performance and a range of services that can be installed."
A robust and simple solution for initiating a centralized data service in any small or medium-sized business organization.
"DiskStation DS112+ is a storage server with great flexibility. The material is compact and easy to install, quiet running, perfect for small businesses and offices."
"DS1812+ features low consumption with less than 29W when the internal drives are in hibernation mode, and no more by 72W when the disks are running."
"DiskStation Manager 4.0, we have much to say is one of the best UI implementations in this category devices. Since many features and settings remain easily accessible even for users with little or no experience in network storage media."
“DS112+ is aimed at SMB that do not need a huge amount of storage space and features enough connectivity options like eSATA and two USB 3.0 ports for connecting external storage devices.”
“DS112+ operates with a rich selection of software that is same as the high end NAS model.”
"A simple and powerful means of centralising and sharing data."
"Very feature rich, easy to deploy, expandable up to 60 TB."
"Synology DiskStation DS412+ is a very complete and blazing fast NAS server that is a must-have for all SMB company."
The both tested Synology DiskStation DS212j and DS212+ surely belong to the best NAS systems on the market. Not only Synology is updating its hardware regularly to get out some little more speed every time also the firmware gets updates constantly. And this is exactly the most important thing about a NAS. Synology deserve a commendation for that.
The DS412+ can convince not only by its transfer rates but also by its set up and operation.
The chic and decent but not distracting case, the low power consumption and the clever details like the well-thought-out ventilation round up positively the overall result.
People searching for a 2 bay NAS with additional features like a web storage can not go wrong here.
The Snyology DS712+ is up to every trick. The great operating system is super easy to handle and makes it very easy for the purchaser. The numerous apps let become the DiskStation a true multi talent which finds its place at home as well as in the office.
Synology DS212+ is chosen by CHIP
The Synology DS212+ convinces with its extensive equipment (among of it USB 3.0), a solid performance and compared to the stronger DS712+ with only half of the power consumption in the sleeping mode when hard discs are turned off.
All of it packed in an inconspicuous, simply black design makes the DiskStation an all-rounder. We could have not wished for better regarding the integration of the smartphones and the dead easy operation.
And here as well: Nothing wiggles, nothing clatters, everything is well processed and well thought-out.
To sum up: The audio station totally convinced us. Here everything is right and runs like you expect.
Synology DiskStation DS212+ scored 9 out of 10 points from MacFan of Netherland’s roundup NAS server roundup.
"Stylish user interface."
"Synology's four-bay DiskStation DS412+ has everything you could possibly want in a network storage device: it's expandable, fast, and has a variety of apps that are genuinely useful."
"[A]n excellent and future-proof external storage solution."
"This product [DS212+] is a good fit for SMBs. It can increase business productivity and data transfer efficiency."
"One bonus being the SD card reader support, which is handy when you want to send images to archive."
"The HTML5-based interface is reminiscent of of a common operating systems, which have icons and windows. It works perfectly."
"Relatively cheap, fast, simple to use."
"Rekommenderas till Dig som är ute efter en lättanvänd, stilren, tyst och snabb NAS." "Recommended for those who are looking for an easy to use, stylish, quiet and fast NAS."
"Synology is what concerns us at the forefront of user-friendly and flexible software."
Synology DS212j received “Recommend” award and scored 5 out of 5 stars from Computer Idee, Netherlands.
"Utterly fantastic and user friendly."
"This places the DS412+ in direct competition with the similarly priced TS-459 Pro+, and that is a match up that should favor Synology as the DS412+ boasts a faster processor and more refined design."
"If you require a simple NAS to store your private files or business data, the DS1812+ will be able to suit your needs whether it be at home or in the office."
"The DiskStation DS712+ packs with many features that will satisfy most consumers. This device is very user-friendly and it is well suited for both office and home environment."
"...based on [DS212's] good performance, it is the unchallenged number one in our test field."
"Synology DiskStation DS411slim is a compact and robust NAS server."
Synology is the only company winning the “Best Choice” award for two consecutive years under the category of Data Storage.
"Economical, sufficient connections, lots of features and excellent performance."
"With Synology's DiskStation DS212j, you're buying much more than a NAS device; you're buying an entire storage solution! Through its comprehensive software and extra packages, you can use this two-bay NAS not just for back-ups, but also for remote access, cloud storage and much, much more. It's great."
"The DS412+ will satisfy even the most demanding individuals as well as professional users with its design, performance and silence."
"If you are looking for a secured storage space and performance, go for the DS412+."
"This polished web interface is still probably the best on the market."
"The operation and functionality are second to none, and the performance without encryption is excellent. And in addition, the energy use is satisfactorily good."
Synology DiskStation DS411slim won “Product of Year - 2012” award at Consumer Electronics & Photo Expo 2012, Russia.
Synology DS411slim won in the "Mobile and Digital Devices" category.
"Synology DS2411+ is equipped with essential business functions and operates under the Synology DiskStation Manager software system."
“Over the review period where we were very impressed by how little you can hear the DS412+.”
"If you are looking for a NAS with 4-bay capacity and simplicity of the software that everyone can grasp, then we would definitely recommend DS412 +."
"The new version of DSM 4.0 provides not only interesting services for business and professional sector, but it also has great value features to home environment."
Synology RackStation RS812+ received "Best Buy - Gold" award and scored 4.5 out of 5 from HWLegend, Italy.
"Energy consumption and power schedule of start/shutdown are excellent. With superb operational stability and positive experience of this NAS Server, we were completely satisfied of RS812+"
Synology DiskStation DS412+ received "Best Buy - Gold" award and scored 4.5 out of 5 from HWLegend, Italy.
"Synology DS412+ has amazed us with its features and speed tests with remarkable results. [...] This product should not be missed in the buying decision of those small and medium-sized companies who need high reliability and excellent performance."
Synology DiskStation DS212 received "Best Performance" award from PC World of Poland's NAS server roundup.
"Synology DS212 is the most powerful servers in the history of our tests. It is sufficiently powerful and efficient even for large companies."
"The Synology DiskStation DS3612xs is a very powerful NAS. It's actually not a NAS, but a complete, compact business server that you install easily.”
“Compared to other NAS devices in the same class, however, DS3612xs is less expensive.”
"The throughput of up to 205.6 MB / sec read and up to 182.66 MB / sec writing is simply impressive. Add the fact that there are four hot swappable hard drive bays for you and you understand that what one hell of a NAS it is."
"The Synology DS412 + is a real powerhouse with specifications that are there for a NAS as not to lie. The device is not cheap, but for that money you get a device which we have found no disadvantages."
Synology DS212+ received “Best Tested” award and scored the highest marks among 18 reviewed NAS from Computer!Totaal, Netherlands.
"Compared to others, there is a large difference brought by Synology DSM software that makes the Synology NAS more a server where users can log in and use applications."
"Synology provides a real desktop and version 4.0 makes it more emphatic.”
“The Synology DiskStation quietly doing its work, offers many opportunities and is also very user friendly and extremely versatile.”
“A great solution if you're a heavy user for business purposes for a nice looking storage solution.”
"If you're looking for a NAS with lots of possibilities, then you're at the right place at Synology. The new DSM 4.0 makes the use of the NAS-devices even more interesting."
"The DS212j is interesting, fast and versatile device. The DS212 is worth it if you like some extra and quick connectivity desires."
Synology DiskStation DS412+ received "Choice" award and scored 8.6 out of 10 from Maxit Online, Malaysia.
"[...] if your office is looking for a NAS that is easy to install and has wide customisation options, you can do no wrong with the Synology DS412+."
DS411+II is recognized by the readers of CHIP computer magazine and CHIP.pl website as the best product in the "EXTERNAL HARD DRIVES AND NAS" category.
"Synology DS712+ is a highly efficient equipment for business purposes based on both functionality and price."
"Overall we were quite impressed with what Synology have to offer with the DS1812+. [...] the DiskStation 4.0 software suite which brings all the hardware features together in a single place, all easily configurable for the majority of users thanks to the extensive guides, online tutorials and support."
"The Synology DS1511+ is powerful, expandable storage solution that would suit an SMB, but with potential to form part of an even more expansive storage network. Importantly, its user interface is one of the best in the business, accessible to home users as well as trained network admins."
Synology RackStation RS3412RPxs won the "NVR Excellent Award" at Secutech 2012.
"The RackStation RS3412xs is an ideal solution for companies that need maximum performance in file transferring, excellent data protection, quick access, and as most important with high fail-over tolerance."
Synology DiskStation DS712+ received "Recommended Product" award and scored 9.8 out of 10 from PCdemano.com, Spain.
"If you need a NAS 'powerful' in speed with possibility for many concurrent users, and up to 21 terabytes of storage, Synology DS712+ is our recommendation."
"There is really no way to make it anymore simple. Just to be honest, this has been the easiest configuration of a NAS that I have seen so far."
"The DS212 definitely belongs to the pool of the quietest systems that I have ever worked with."
"The online desktop is brilliantly done! Especially the drag and drop function, which is perfectly executed and makes working with virtual NAS desktops a lot easier."
"There is a task menu, a desktop with widgets, a system control and multitasking applications you can start on the web interface, a file browser, a software updater and even a lot more. In short: DSM 4.0 can do almost everything."
"To sum up, Synology provides the best web interface (or operating system) by far. The range of functions is unbeatable, the operation is unique. Even for Smart phones and tablets everything is shown like they are supposed to, which is exemplary for all of us."
"A never ending development of features, apps and web interface that absolutely has no competition. Additionally, it has a slick look & feel to the interface, which is very nice."
Mac Life Germany recommends the DS712+ for small and medium-sized enterprises
"Excellent functional range. It's fast, highly expandable and has very low energy consumption."
"In the LAN performance tests with one cable connected, the unit seems to max out the Gigabit interface many times."
"If all trays are populated with the maximum available capacity, we have a lot of storage space for backups, videos and a lot of other services that can run on the NAS like Mail Services, FTP Server, Web Station, Photo Station and more."
"Synology's [...] two-bay consumer NAS box is fast and has a useful, feature-packed operating system."
"It's not a secret that DSM's user interface has been leading the industry in terms of features and usability."
"The all new Cloud Station is the lighthouse for copywriters and content creators."
"The DS1512+ features robust construction, high performance and scalability, with rich additional services and easy management. Without any doubt, the DiskStation Manager 4.0 operating system with DS1512+ deserve our recommendation."
Synology DS212j receives purchase recommendation from Home VideoVision, Germany.
"One of the things can be brought to attention is definitely Synology DS212j’s web browser experience, which is especially well-arranged."
"It does not always have to be the most expensive Network hard drive for a carefree media streaming at home. Also a less pricy model like the Synology DS212j offers all conveniences and in addition it also has a low energy use."
Synology DiskStation DS212j received praises from COM!, Germany.
"The DiskStation can be setup easily by using the Synology Assistant. It finds the NAS by itself in the network and let you install the operating system for DiskStation: the DiskStation Manager. Everything is fast and uncomplicated."
"The results of the performance test for DS212j were very convincible, for it reached very good results for its price class."
"The refreshment of the line-up brings more performance and lower energy use."
"Synology DS212+ NAS server supports Gigabit LAN and comes with high performance hardware specifications. The Windows-like user interface makes it easier than ever to manage your file server. The Synology DiskStation DS212+ is highly recommended by PCDIY!."
"Synology also offers dedicated iPhone and Android applications for accessing the NAS drive, which is something we haven't seen from other manufacturers."
"Synology DS411 is a beautiful product delivered at a reasonable price. It is neatly finished inside and outside and enables fast and quiet impression.
The proprietary operating system and its many applications are nice.
"We highly recommend the DS411."
"DS710+ is well equipped and has good performance. With the DSM software, you will exploit it to the fullest."
"Synology NAS offers more than only storage, due to the full-featured applications in the operating system that allows you to run a web server, backups between two hosts with rsync support, and iTunes media server."
"The DiskStation DS212+ is a powerful NAS Server capable of high speed file transfers from and to the unit, web page hosting, media playback and much more, all of which are done through the extremely user-friendly DSM 3.2."
"It is a very powerful system with endless possibilities."
"Almost a month with the Synology DS212j and really could not find him any blemish."
"Synology’s user interface and usability never stops being innovative and evolutionary. After a few updates, the DSM is now closer than ever to a desktop operating system."
"DS411slim has a competitive edge on the software side. Despite being compact and light, the performance and values aren’t taken away even for one bit."
"Synology Hybrid RAID will automatically detect how many disks are installed in the NAS server and build an optimal RAID structure with reliability in mind."
"Synology DS1812+ has fast performance to deliver excellent results for all aspects. [...] This product can be a winning choice for all those small and medium-sized businesses who want a complete solution as it features flexible configuration and has a great reliability with remarkable performance."
"Synology DSM interface is a pleasure to work with on the DS212+ as it remains very fast and smooth. It is clear that Synology has managed to keep the interface simple and yet intuitive with the eye candy multitasking capability."
"There is just one think that comes to my mind here: Brilliant! There is hardly a more user friendly way to assemble the hard discs."
"It’s just the little things that would make you smile. For example, if you want to look for a specific media file in your entire storage database, DS212j can absolutely do that in an instant."
"A great device! It does what it should do, and the possibilities of what DSM can offer is so vast that two weeks is just not enough to unveil it completely. Besides, the performance is very good that it’s able to run your tasks quietly, reliably and robustly. The Synology DiskStation DS212j is a must buy and is recommended by my site."
"The DS3611xs is the fastest NAS server we have ever tested."
"The management of the NAS server is much easier than expected."
"Besides its high performance, expansion options are numerous."
"DS710+ was a previous NAS server winner ranked at top position for over a year. Recently, our lab got its successor, DS712+, it has greater performance and improved software to make this server a top choice again."
“Synology DS212 has new well-designed hardware for 2-bay NAS servers. It provides impressive multitasking user interface with high-performance data transfer. In addition, free Synology mobile apps for both iOS and Android systems also deliver much convenience to enrich today's digital life. That made it one of the best multifunctional NASes in the market.”
"What makes Synology products stand out is their feature rich firmware that integrates well with the internal hardware of their NAS devices."
"DSM, Synology's operating system, is instantly understandable and approachable to anyone who's used a Windows or OS X system, despite having a huge amount of features."
"...we have to commend Synology on its relentless upgrade schedule, which allows it to keep up with and very often stay one step ahead of the competition."
"The DS212+ offers some of the best speeds we've seen from a NAS enclosure and has some real benefits over previous models, namely USB 3.0 and a faster CPU."
"[DS3612xs'] enormous expansion potential makes it a good long-term investment and the number of features Synology is packing into its NAS appliances makes many competing products look positively archaic in comparison."
"Real-world speeds for read/write are impressive and backup operations are similarly quick."
"This high capacity desktop appliance delivers top performance over Gigabit and 10-Gigabit networks, and offers a huge expansion potential via high-speed Infiniband ports."
"Synology is generous with its various functions as it allows you to schedule regular backups, stream media across different platforms, and even host your own website to access your content from smartphone! And the best thing is, you can achieve all of this with a simple and elegant DiskStation Manager 4.0 user interface."
"The DS212j and DS212+ have shown once again that Synology are the leader in this field. With the simple, efficient and rich features, you have to try very hard to find flaws in these NAS servers."
"The interface is smooth and easy to learn, with good detail aid that will help novices to understand all features and parameters."
"[DS712+ is an] exciting "small size" NAS with great opportunities."
"This NAS is never running tired. You can multitask, access it with multiple users at a time, and it keeps the pace well."
"The overall impression is just good, it's a NAS that anyone who has a little knowledge of IT would dream of."
"[...] the RS3412xs, is a scalable appliance capable of meeting the storage needs of many medium-sized companies [...] with optional 10GbE connectivity plus VMware and Hyper-V certification it offers a lot more than your average SME product."
"Synology is also emphasising virtualisation support on this model, in particular claiming compliance with VMware's vSphere 5, including support for the new VMFS-5 file system. [...] It's good to see Synology prioritising the needs of datacentre users with DSM 4.0 [...]"
"[...] overall the RackStation RS3412xs is a hard act to beat for the price."
"With high performance and versatile features, the DS212+ is powerful enough to address the continuous demands of intensive network access. Coupled with new ezCloud cloud technology, we believe DS212+ can fulfill the needs of home and SMB users."
"We think it's the best and it's a good example of how user-friendly NASes have become in 2011."
"This is a nice NAS for this price."
"Synology made a checklist of every option, every feature and excellent build quality and achieved a mark inside each box."
Synology DiskStation DS712+ & DX510 received "Best Buy - Gold" award and scored 4.5 out of 5 from HWLegend, Italy.
"From the performance point of view, the combination of DS712+ and DX510 has consistently provided excellent results in every area of use. Noteworthy aspects are represented by the low temperatures with excellent fast startup/shutdown, and a stunning operational stability. No issues were encountered when using the two units and we were completely satisfied."
"With the capability of its unique scalability, the DS712+ is an ideal data storage solution for small start-ups because it can grow with your company."
"It is undeniable that with the DS712+, we have a wide range of possibilities."
"The DS712+ is a very complete product and an essential need for small and medium businesses."
"Synology DS712+ is one of the most powerful NAS server for small and medium sized businesses."
"DS712+ can be an efficient and secure file server on your corporate network, as well as an extensive storage media at your home."
"DSM is not only a powerful NAS operating system but it also integrates many application services. Comparing to PC file servers, Synology DS712+ is easy to use, simple, and does not require specialists to manage. Its ease of use goes beyond many local file management operating systems."
"Rich features and easy operation. The abundant applications will bring more glorious experiences to our life. Synology DS212j won 'Best Application of 2011' award in this roundup test."
"The DS1511+ is a very capable and robust NAS device which provides users with plenty of business class applications as well as home user conveniences. The entire package - software and hardware was excellent and in all our use, proved rock solid."
"Featuring compact and stylish design, the high performance and energy efficient DS411slim provides user with a sufficient level of resources to complete essential tasks in a small office, home, or even educational environment."
Synology DiskStation DS212j received "Solid Product" award and scored 95 out of 100 from iTrends.dk, Denmark.
"DS212j delivers innovative and exciting multimedia entertainment to your home. [...] Your social life just gets better and better."
"Synology DS212j, the 2-bay NAS server pulls our iTrends rating scale up to 95 points. For a smart 2-drive NAS solution, it has everything you could possibly think of a modern NAS server for the home. The design is very compact which fits quite well for households [...]”
Synology DiskStation DS212j and DiskStation DS712+ received "Good Purchase" award from PC World, Norway.
"Synology is considered by many as one of the most interesting NAS. The basis of the company is that it has had a tradition of delivering solutions that have been very user friendly and feature-rich, combined with good performance and competitive prices."
"DS212j and DS712+ both deliver impressive functionality - and it seems it will become even better through Synology's DSM 4.0 software."
"Synology DiskStation DS212+ delivers a high performance and reliable storage solution. Under Windows environment with RAID 1 setup, DS212+ is able to reach 109MB/s in reading and 56MB/s in writing, which allows it to handle multiple connections at an optimal throughput."
"As a full-fledged operating system, Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) offers a suite of features to enrich your digital life, such as multimedia entertainment, cloud file sharing, complete backup solution and cloud print service."
Synology DiskStation DS411slim received "Taiwan Excellence" award from Bureau of Foreign Trade, Taiwan.
"DS411slim is a compact 4-bay NAS server designed for home and small office users. It provides file sharing, data backup and multimedia streaming, while featuring energy-saving and quiet solutions. With cloud and mobile computing technology, the DS411slim makes it easy for users to build their own private cloud as well as to manage and access their data at anytime, from anywhere."
Synology DiskStation DS212+ received "Taiwan Excellence" award from Bureau of Foreign Trade, Taiwan.
"DS212+ is a power-saving 2-bay NAS server with cool and quiet hardware design. It provides secure solutions for file sharing, data backup and multimedia streaming. With mobile and cloud computing technology, the DS212+ makes it easy for users to build their own private cloud as well as to manage and access their data at anytime, from anywhere."
"With the efficiency of volume creation and the utilization of disk space, you can feel the difference of Synology Hybrid RAID from other RAID setups."
"Whether for personal or business use, SOHO and home users alike will all get the best of this DS411 NAS server."
Synology USB Station 2 received "Editor's Choice" award and scored 16 out of 20 from Micro Actuel of France's NAS server roundup.
"It's perfectly silent and consumes energy at a minimum."
"With a gorgeous interface and a simple installation, Synology USB Station 2 is very attractive for a comprehensive solution at this price range."
Synology DiskStation DS111 received "Editor's Choice" award and scored 16 out of 20 from Micro Actuel of France's NAS server roundup.
"Synology focuses on its software expertise and you can see their operating system, DiskStation Manager, is greatly designed."
"With highly advanced features that will delight the most enthusiastic users, yet this NAS server remains ease-of-use."
"In short, DS3611xs is one of the best professional NAS in the market."
"Synology DiskStation DS3611xs is a product with few weaknesses and much to offer, that seamlessly integrates itself into any workflow and provides all the technology to store and share amounts of data."
Synology DiskStation DS411slim is listed in the "Best Hardware of 2011" selection from CHIP, Czech Republic.
"Small, quiet and energy-efficient: your data is perfectly secure stored in Synology DiskStation DS411slim."
"With many functions such as media and web server, we CHIP editors recommend Synology DS411slim as an excellent addition to your home network."
Synology DiskStation DS2411+ received "Editor's Choice" award and scored 5 out of 5 stars from Macworld, U.K.
"[...] with its wealth of features, we'd have no hesitation in recommending the DS2411+ to small business looking for a flexible, versatile NAS solution."
"The build quality of the DS2411+ is impressive, and the unit is well equipped."
"Even with its two fans in operation, the DS2411+ was quiet in use, providing reliable service."
Synology DiskStation DS411slim received "Recommended" and scored 9 out of 10 from TrustedReviews.com, U.K.
"Synology's DiskStation Manager also remains one of the most ingenious and easy to use NAS UIs on the market and extras like mobile apps, security camera and printer support make it a thoroughly comprehensive solution."
"[...] Synology has created a NAS which is every bit the performance and functionality rival of its larger siblings, but with a more living room friendly demeanor."
"Within the Synology DSM operating system, its web interface is easy to browse and features quite extensive options with simple management since the categories are very well-structured."
"In comparison with other storage server solutions, Synology XS series offers the best relationship between price and power for the business class with USD 0.25 per 1 GB."
"If you need a complete all in one NAS server solution with simplicity, high capacity, safety, strength, speed, and accompanied by a three-year warranty, we strongly recommend Synology."
"Users will be satisfied with this device where RS3411RPxs can be used as a file server for general use as well as a print-server, PHP server, MySOL and other services. Very good server feature, allowing the growth together with the needs of the office."
"The simple web interface of DSM is extremely comfortable to use, Synology excels at smoothness."
"Synology DSM is highly sophisticated operating system, which is built on Linux. Graphical UI is accessible via the web interface that is simple, functional, and supported by wizards."
"Synology RS3411RPxs is a sophisticated multifunction device which can assume many roles in enterprise information system. In particular, it is suitable for data storage and virtualization support with VMware and Citrix ready."
"The DS212 NAS Server from Synology is a feature rich product with good performances, which integrates their own DSM (DiskStation Manager), really easy to use, with applications like Audio Station, Photo Station, Download Station and can be used as a mail server, to host websites and more."
"DiskStation DS212 provides a reliable solution for data sharing with an easy to use interface, and comprehensive office applications, including a complete backup solution making it one of the best values in 2-bay NAS devices available today."
"It's [DS212] still very quick and has some great features like SD card reader, two USB 3.0 ports, and a polished interface."
"The five-bay NAS has blazing transfer speeds, extensive features, plus ample scalable storage."
Synology's all-in-one video surveillance and storage management solution is introduced by GIT, the magazine for safety and security, Germany.
"Is your company seeking a professional system for storing and managing sensitive data, and additionally, an equally powerful surveillance solution? Individual systems may be one common choice, but it's not the only ideal option. Synology provides the full-featured and highly integrated solutions of storage server and NVR system for the SMEs market."