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This review is from: Synology RS815+ RackStation 4-Bay (Diskless) Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Pros: I have only had this unit for a couple of days.
Other than I found it easy to set up and it appears to provide access to NAS space on two Western Digital Red hard drives to Windows clients, I don't have much to say about it's function.
Cons: This note is more along the line of education about how Synology views their rack mounted units.
Buyer-beware: If you purchase just the unit, you have NO way to mount it in a 19" rack. There is NO mounting hardware included in the box. Although it comes with rack mount ears, they are only there to stop the unit from sliding out of the rack once mounted. The only Synology approved means of mounting their rack mount units in a rack is with their RKS1314 Sliding Rail Kit; a not cheap solution.
Now you might ask why the only approved means of mounting the unit is on sliding rails, since there is nothing accessible on the top of the unit; but you would have to ask Synology since I don't have a single idea. The only clue, if you can call it that, to the requirement for RKS1314 is that it is listed as an accessory! Synology thinks that means you will know that there is no mounting hardware included; I think an assumptive stretch. Warning: the unit is too deep and heavy to be mounted solely with the included rack mount ears.
Cons: sata 3 ssd performance is terrible with intel 520 ssd (550MB/s Intel spec -- 365MB/s seq rd, 95MB/s seq wr: AS SSD Benchmark). and equally frustrating is it's another abandon motherboard with NO driver updates. I guess you're just suppose to just throw them away and buy a new one after about 18 months. I purchased this when the board was fairly new on the market and yet asus walked away from it almost immediately. it's a lot of work to build a new system and migrate user profiles/data (neither mb mfr, drive mfr nor microsoft makes this easy). not to mention replacing an entire system is expensive.READ FULL REVIEW
Other Thoughts: It will take weeks to rebuild the system and right now, I am thinking it won't have an SSD in it at all. This technology isn't ready for prime-time. How can you trust your system and data to a device like this?READ FULL REVIEW