Average Ratings

8 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web

Vendor Details

  • Synology
  • www.synology.com/

About DiskStation

Offers PC server equivalent performance for efficient data sharing and backup.


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DiskStation Features

  • Backup Log
  • Backup Scheduling
  • Compression
  • Continuous Backup
  • Encryption
  • Incremental Backup
  • Local Server Options
  • Multiple System Support
  • Remote Server Options
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Web Access / Restoration

DiskStation Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Your data is safe with Synology!

Nov 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The pros of the Synology software are that you don't need to be an IT professional to use it. It is basic enough for the average person to figure out yet robust enough to really dig in deep and get some really great features and apps working for you. It's super easy to set up a new DiskStation using the Synology software. This is coming from someone who has set up and administrated 4 for my company over the last 5 or so years. Before that I has set up and administrated Linux servers for my company's file sharing needs. With all of the learning and time I had to put into figuring out how to do what needed to be done in Linux I could have just spent few more dollars to buy a DiskStation and let it do most of the work for me. The Synology software is setup a lot like a computer desktop, with apps and a taskbar and the option to show your system health (similar to to Task Manager on a computer). There are lots of helpful utilities built in with lots of add-in app options for anything from music sharing to web hosting to file sharing. There is good built in security as well but the less the outside world is able to reach your server the better. I now use it completely offline as a backup for a Windows server as our needs changed after using it for a simple file server for years. It is still a vital part of our business and the versatility is a HUGE strong point with these machines and this very powerful software.

Cons: The biggest cons would be that it is hard to learn how to do certain things and the support is minimal unless you pay for a support package. Fortunately there is a large community of users that you can query for answers to your problems. My biggest headache was setting up remote backups with Synology DiskStation to DiskStations. This is slightly more of an advanced function but one that I think many people use this for but the documentation on how to accomplish this is very simplistic and not detailed enough. If you follow the directions given (even in the forums) you get basic instructions that don't accomplish what you need to. Not sure why they didn't think to give better instructions on how to do something so needful.

Overall: File sharing and data backup beast - it's really great for lots of other things but for our business those are the two things we have used it for and it is an awesome addition to our company's IT infrastructure.

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I had no idea that owning a Synology would be one of the best decisions I'd ever made.

Nov 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: There are hundreds of apps that you can install to extend the functionality of your Synology. I put docker on it and am using it as a testbed for my web development projects.

Cons: The support documentation for the product is good but could be better. Many of the add-ons apps don't have any documentation on how to use the app.

Synology versus QNAP

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We use both Synology and QNAP NAS devices. Both have similar capabilities and features. Synology updates their firmware and software regularly. These updates contain new features and lots of bug fixes.

Cons: Synology's Customer Service is the one area where Synology falls short in comparison to other NAS providers. Although their forums are helpful because they contain good information from other end users, Synology's own Customer Service is often delayed and unhelpful.

Simple Setup and Instant Accessibility from anywhere.

Jul 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: - Dusk Station provides robust features to access the files in the SYNOLOGY NAS.
- It has options to run FTP, MEDIA Server. I mostly use to share the folders to specific user with minimal settings. It also has option to set the sharing link expiry.

Cons: - Currently the Android version app allows just to download the files. It will be great if we can add Sync option from Local Android device.

Overall: - Managing a complex NAS easily with Support for Remote Access.

Replacement for Google Apps / G Suite

Apr 20, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I was looking for a long time for a Google Ecosystem replacement.
Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) provides me all of my daily use tools.
Look for "Synology Office", this is really amazing replacement.
All data are yours, encrypted, no emloyeers looking on your files in cloud.

Great product and server

Feb 01, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the cloud storage aspect

Cons: It could cost less

Overall: Synology makes a Great server and support software. They update their apps (and server software) every few weeks.

Recommendations to other buyers: Try the smartphone apps.

Solid & functional

Jan 25, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality

Comments: My business has been using DiskStation for the last four years. Aside from the occasional hiccup, it has worked admirably. We use it for basic music playback in our music school. We have one at each of our locations, synced so that changes made to one location are reflected at the other.

The response is slow at times, particularly when using a remote connection.

I love my DiskStation!

Oct 03, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I use my Synology NAS device for storing my music, movie, and photo libraries, as well as running as a local backup server. The DiskStation interface is easy to navigate and the features and functions are all well documented. There are a ton of apps (both native and 3rd party) that really enhance the experience and allow me to do so much more than I originally thought. Regular updates are released to improve functionality as well as provide security. I will continue to use the Synology products for a long time.