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Preston K.

Preston K.

Joined on 12/31/13

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Most Favorable Review

Very good, picky with disks

Synology DS414 Diskless System Network Storage
Synology DS414 Diskless System Network Storage

Pros: This is a terrific NAS. I had earlier maligned it on another review because it failed to install and I had to get the unit RMA'd. Turns out that two of the Seagate hard drives I purchased were faulty and there was nothing wrong with the device at all. This did reveal one oddity / frustration with Synology - see below in the cons section. The unit installs very easliy, and I have the unit on the DSM 5 beta and was previously running 4.3. I had not issues with it once the hard drive issues were resolved. A big hint with these Synology systems is if the install fails to put 1 disk (and 1 disk only) in slot 4 (not 1, which seems more logical in my mind) to get it to install. This is the only reason I give it a 4 instead of a 5.

Cons: Synology support has a noticable lag time to respond to emails. It took on average 2-3 days to respond to emails during working days. They did not seem to respond during the weekend, but that could have just been average delay - I'm not sure. No plex support yet on any of the Marvell chipset units, but I am told it's coming.

Overall Review: Works well and has a bazillion ulitities built into it. Natively speaks AFP so you can time machine to it. As well, you can plug in a USB to back up your important NAS data.