- Rackmount - Minimal dept (works with shallow racks) - Good cooling - Possibility of 2 PSU - Possibility of extra disks units *. - SSH is available for advanced system admin**. *Read well on Synology website if you are planning to use it. ** DSM is NOT a regular linux release, so make SURE you know what you are doing. Refer to the documentation and community forum to learn more.
Straightforward rack install. Took about an hour with the optional brackets (you need those; they are not optional). First time using Synology. It is even better than I expected. The machine is largely quiet (see cons). I got Docker working relatively quickly and was able to host containers that I could easily access from another machine w/o issue.
- Easy to set up - Various Raid configurations and SHR