Synology DiskStation DS211j is designed to provide a cost-effective file storage and backup solution with RAID protection for your home environments. The operating system, Synology DiskStation Manager, delivers rich features for multimedia enjoyments, worry-free backup, Internet sharing, and energy-saving options.
- 24/7 PC-Less Download Server
- DLNA Certified Media Server
- 3.5? and 2.5? HDD Support
- Secure RAID Data Protection
- Cool and Quiet
Synology DiskStation 2-Bay (Diskless) Network Attached Storage DS211J (White) Reviews
124 of 129 people found the following review helpful:
This review is from: Synology DiskStation 2-Bay (Diskless) Network Attached Storage DS211J (White) (Personal Computers)This thing is fast/scalable/reliable/configurable/expandable/bulletproof and worth ten times what it costs. For the money you get a full function NAS with two drive bays, Linux OS with plenty of really top shelf apps, support for raid arrays and JBOD, thru-the-internet accessability, dlna media server, audio and video apps, excellent disk management apps, solid group/user creation and mgmt, a web server app, ddns with 'no-ip' support and a host of other very useful file/data sharing utilities. Call Synology tech spt and you won't get a tier-1 zombie - rather you get a very knowledgeable competent tech who knows the product inside and out - very impressed! I've used most of the network apps and so far they work perfectly.
Cons: This is not a con but be advised: if you're populating the NAS with large drives (I populated my NAS with two, 2TB drives for a max capacity of 4TB), initial drive preperation will take 8-10 hours to complete - for each drive! I called Synology tech... Read more
40 of 42 people found the following review helpful:
Very good NAS for home networks,
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This review is from: Synology DiskStation 2-Bay (Diskless) Network Attached Storage DS211J (White) (Personal Computers)This is my first NAS for my home network, I previously had home brewed solutions. Set up was easy, i maxed it out with 4TB of Western Digital drives. Hooked up to a wireless-N router. I've been using this device for the past two weeks now, primarily as a file server, streaming to the BD player, and as iTunes server on both windows and Mac machines. Easy access from a mobile device from outside the home network (both android devices and iPhone). Performance is adequate for a home user but not blazing by any means. I'll update the review as I use it more.
62 of 68 people found the following review helpful:
Support is lacking,
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This review is from: Synology DiskStation 2-Bay (Diskless) Network Attached Storage DS211J (White) (Personal Computers)This device is replacing a Linksys NAS and seems to be doing fine.
The installation of drives is straightforward as is the configuration. It picked up an IP from DHCP and the Synology configuration program found it right away (I will likely change it to a static IP in the future to allow shares to be picked up on a reboot).
Speeds are fine. I've got mine hooked up to a Trendnet gig switch and it works great. I've got a variety of files stored on it, photos, video and miscellaneous stuff.
Why have I marked the star rating down? I tried copying some files. The copy failed leaving a directory out there. I then attempted to delete the directory and got messages the directory was not empty. I've tried every method to delete the directory, including logging in as root to the DS211j and trying to delete from the command line as root. No luck.
I placed a post on the Synology forum on Dec 15 and as of Dec 20, have received no... Read more
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