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Synology RS814 Diskless System 4-bay Rackmount NAS
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Synology 11/30/2014

This review is from: Synology RS814 Diskless System 4-bay Rackmount NAS

Pros: 1U, quiet, RAID 5, many capabilities, 2 LAN ports, and flexible. Not much more that you can ask of a NAS. One of my personal pros is it uses an ARM processor. Setup was easy. There seem to be regular OS updates, which are painless to apply. Adding more capabilities is also painless, assuming you know what you are doing. Works nicely.
What I REALLY like is that I know what drives are going to it, AND I get to choose. WD Red Pro 2 TB in my case.

Cons: The mounting "ears" can only be attached to one spot. When using a two rail only rack, as I am. It would be nice if the mounting ears could be placed so the attachment point aligns with the center of the HDDs. I was able to "reverse" them so part of the HDDs stick out the front. This is NOT a deal breaker, for me. Your mileage may vary.
Also I could only use two (2) screws instead of four (4) to attach the HDDs into the sleds/carriers. It still works, but I would like to be able to use four. Again NOT a deal breaker.

Other Thoughts: Like anything that is new to you, it will take some time and work to know how to use it.
Would I buy another one? Yes, I would, or a different model.
Would I recommend it to a friend? In general, yes, but we all know those friends that just can't handle anything, so no to them.
I would like to see one that is made for 2.5" drives, especially SSDs. it could be totally silent.

Dell UltraSharp U2412M Black IPS Panel 24
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This is an addenda to my original review.
I have read the other reviews and I too had an issue with DisplayPort. I fixed it with using a VESA verified DisplayPort cable. That is what it takes. I won't use any other from now on. Yes, they cost more, but that is all that I will use in the future. It's not the monitor it's the cable that is giving you problems.

Cons: Needs VESA verified cable?

Other Thoughts: Get a VESA verified cable and be happy!

Dell UltraSharp U2412M Black IPS Panel 24
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Size, price, performance, IPS, so MUCH better than what I had!! Don't ask, it's just too embarrassing.
I can read anything on all of the web sites that I go to.
Hint: Don't use cheap TVs as monitors. Yes, monitors are more expensive and worth it.

Cons: I didn't have enough cash for 27" version! OOPS!! That my CON!

Other Thoughts: I have really needed a monitor like this for years and FINALLY bit the bullet. Easily I should have gotten it sooner.


Peter F.'s Profile

Display Name: Peter F.

Date Joined: 02/02/02

  • Reviews: 13
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 02/14/12
  • Last Review: 11/30/14
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 3 out of 5 eggs
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