"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-partya pplications 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.
Bloody fast—able to saturate a gigabit Ethernet pipe with four disks, and probably with some head room still left. Small and quiet. Outstanding GUI.
TestFreaks.com Review of Synology DiskStation DS712+
The Synology DiskStation DS712+ is an excellent combination of performance and power. The addition of an Intel Atom CPU over the Marvell Kirkwood provides more processing power to this member of the Synology x12 series. For new users setup wizards help keep things from being too intimidating. The OS like interface of DiskStation Manager also helps ease the transition to Synology’s products. The DiskStation DS712+ works easily in both single OS X and Windows environments or in multiple operating system networks.
Excellent DSM 4.0 UI. Great feature set. Excellent Write speed. Very good on Reads. Fantastic drive management and recovery options. High storage capacity.
The Synology DiskStation DS1512+ is an excellent, rock solid NAS unit, capable of delivering top end performance in any RAID configuration. Home users or business professionals looking for a powerful server that can do it all, but don’t want to deal with the time, effort, and costs associated with the administration of a full on Windows or Linux server will appreciate what the Synology DS1512+ has to offer.
Synology has packed a ton of features and flexibility into the DS1512+ in the form of their DiskStation software. We have worked with more than our share of NAS products and have to say that the DS1512+ is one of the best.
Clicking through the various benchmarks looking at all RAID 5 capable products consistently showed the 1512+ ranking in the top 5 of each benchmark.
Among the standalone NAS devices, Synology is the clear leader in customer satisfaction and it wins our Readers' Choice Award.
"For home users looking for something to store precious photos, videos, and documents, I’d say the Synology DiskStation DS212 is one of my top picks."
For under $500, a small business has a great choice in Synology’s DS712+. It can replace a traditional file, email and web server because it can perform all those services, so that’s a ROI right there.
Quote (translated from French): The DS212 offers flexibility as NAS with its incredible size and RAID configurations available, but where this device shines is at all the features that we do not usually find on a NAS. Both in terms of backups, as multimedia, surveillance and even tasks they can do instead of your computer!