Synology DiskStation DS412+ reviews

35 customer reviews

+ This network storage scores high on performance. - It has no outstanding negative points.

£230 – £950 at 2 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

8.9 out of 10 based on 35 reviews.
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Most helpful reviews

Gary,

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Easy to set up
Quiet
Bad points:
iPad can't access iTunes server
Album artwork from iTunes doesn't appear in DS Audio
Overall rating 7.0
Design 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Aug 2013

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Expensive compared to other products but its definitely a best buy. Very easy to set up, every option imaginable. Very fast and powerful. I love it and can't stop playing with it.
Bad points:
Expensive but worth it.
Overall rating 10.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Oct 2013

Ray,

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to setup and really fast.
Bad points:
Expensive for what it is.
Overall rating 8.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Dec 2013

Jeff, Haverfordwest

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good value, easy to set up, tool free disk installation (3.5" disks). Works straight out of the box.
Bad points:
Not many for this basic home user. Wondered how to power off or put into standby as there is no option in the disk management software for this (that I could find). After installing update 2 of DSM 5.1 the DS412+ automatically goes into standby when not in use. (From the forum found holding the power button for 15 seconds will power off but haven't tried this.)
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Nov 2014

Terry, W.G.C IT Consultant

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Ease of use and super fast performance. Just don't allocate all your storage to one volume if you intend to use iSCSI. It seems you should have a separate area of disk storage!! hard lesson to learn after having loaded it with essential company data!! I should have read the manual.......Oh! in the modern way, there isn't one!!!!

Still an excellent device, I would rate it better than the many QNAPS I also manage.
Bad points:
only finding out about the provisioning for iSCSI a bit too late! maybe I should have planned/researched better instead of jumping in! but hey? all of us who work in IT NEVER read the manual first do we???
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Jan 2014

Mark, Kent Linux Contractor

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I bought this on recommendation from a colleague and there are too many good points to mention. The Diskstation replaces an old linux mail/vpn/media server I have and the Synology device is amazing. My old server is now off and the Synology Diskstation is my mail server, vpn server, cloud backup (replaces my google drive and dropbox accounts), photo backup, media server, dhcp server, and dns server. The user interface is a joy to use and having ssh access to the box is sometimes really useful. This is the best gadget I've bought in years.
Bad points:
It took me about 2 weeks to set up correctly - but it was well worth it.
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Nov 2013

Dean, Portsmouth Gadget Geek

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Really like the simple front access hot swap drives that use screwless mounts for drives.

Appears fast enough but I have to tweak the drives to improve performance eg firmware update to support write caching.

Great volume configuration flexibility with Synology Hybrid Raid

Great support from Synology with fast security updates eg, BASH bug fix.
Bad points:
Could do with more sound deadening of the noisy drives.

RAM upgrade is not easy (but possible)

Would prefer USB 3 socket on front instead of USB 2
Overall rating 10.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Oct 2014

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 8000
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 12
Height in mm 165
Width in mm 203
Depth in mm 233
Weight (g) 2000
Colour Black

Also known as: DiskStation DS412+

 

Manufacturer's Description

Synology DiskStation DS412+ is specifically designed for small and medium-sized businesses who need a high-performance, easy to manage, and full-featured network attached storage solution to centralize data backups, protect critical assets and share files across different platforms.

Synology protects your investment in the DS412+ with a 2-year limited warranty.


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