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Synology DiskStation 2-Bay 2 TB (2 x 1 TB) Network Attached Storage (DS212+ 2100)

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2 TB (2 x 1TB)
  • 109 MB/sec Reading, 56 MB/sec Writing
  • Features SuperSpeed USB 3.0
  • Hardware Encryption Engine
  • Windows ACL Support
  • Complete Backup Solutions
  • Cool and Quiet Design
  • Running on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM)

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Product Description

Capacity: 2 TB (2 x 1TB)

Synology DiskStation DS212+, bundled with 2x1TB HDDs, offers a high-performance, secure, and full-featured network attached storage solution that helps small and medium-sized businesses centralize backup, protect critical assets and share files quickly and efficiently.

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Brand NameSynology
Item model numberDS212+ 2100
Item Weight4.2 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H3.50 x 6.30 x 8.60 inches
Color Black
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Shipping Weight8 pounds
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Date First AvailableFebruary 3, 2012
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By McTechie on April 11, 2012
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I elected to buy this item based on positive reviews here on Amazon. Arrived in usual hassle-free Amazon packaging, paired with a pair of SATA III Seagate 7200 rpm hard disks (3TB each) Model ST3000DM001 (also bought from Amazon).

If you haven't set up your Synology 212+ yet - take a moment to update the firmware on your hard disks BEFORE you install them in the 212+ (see "update" next paragraph). If you already have the drives installed and IF you are encountering troubles where the unit falls asleep and refuses to respond - follow the steps in the next paragraph - copy any mission critical files to an external drive FIRST though!

=============update!! Be aware that if your Synology 212+ does not function as you expect it to, it may be something as simple as UPDATING THE FIRMWARE on your HARD DISKS! I bought a pair of Seagate 3GB drives that were on the list of 'compatible drives' on the Synology website. However, after running this device for a few months, I began having serious problems where it would NOT 'awaken' after going into Hibernation... problems with "light sleep" and "deep sleep" both! I had to force the unit off by unplugging the power cord. Synology support was stumped, and I was bordering on taking firm action to recover my investment... but somehow I stumbled across a post on the Synology forums where a person outlined a simple firmware update solved the troubles - tried it - and thus far, it's golden! Note: if you already have the hard disks installed in the Synology 212+ and if you are running it in RAID mode, you will need to wipe the raid array, then do the firmware update, 1 drive at a time, putting the updated drive back in, restarting the Synology unit, and letting the RAID ARRAY repair itself (assuming you're running RAID MIRROR).
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28 of 34 people found the following review helpful By bobbyo on May 14, 2012
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If you want to store your photos or videos, you will probably not be happy with a DS212+, DS212, or DS212j and should consider waiting for a newer model, as it is unusably slow for photo and video files.
At a minimum, search the internet for "Synology DiskStation Thumbnails : slow slow slow" and read the over ninety postings on that forum thread first.
My experience: I had heard the DiskStation DS212-series had a speed problem with backing up photos, and I bought the one with the fastest processor to fix that (the DS212+). It did not help. Upgrading to the latest DSM Disk Station Manager 4.0 software also did not help.
What you can expect: if you copy photos to the DS212j, DS212, or DS212+, the system will become unusable for days to weeks every time you upload photos. This is because the DS212j, DS212, and DS212+ PhotoStation app requires its own special, extremely-slow-to-generate, photo thumbnail files and video compression files. You can generate them on your PC using the "Synology Assistant Photo Uploader"; if you don't the DiskStation will automatically generate them itself. Even with the lowest possible quality settings on the thumbnails, my relatively fast laptop processes about 5-10 photos per minute, with videos being much slower. This is roughly 10x faster than the DiskStation processes them on its own. And the PC/laptop cannot be disconnected from the DiskStation while the photos are being thumbnailed. The Photo Uploader generates one photo's thumbnails, uploads it, and then moves to the next photo/video. There is no offline batch processing option, and the Photo Uploader ends the uploading if the connection is lost.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ken Bauer on July 7, 2012
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Well i was tired of having to manually backup my files to two independent USB drives, and annoyed of the slow connection speed accessing these via connecting them to my wifi router. So I finally decided to buy my first NAS devise. After hearing such rave reviews of DSM 4.0 (the unix based OS on Synology NAS) i decided to go with Synology. I was torn between the 4 drive DS411 and the 2 drive DS212+. The reasons i went with the DS212+ was price ($100 less plus less cost on drives), faster processor, USB 3.0, and the built in SD card reader. I went with 2 Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 2TB drives which for me offered plenty of storage (About 1.8 TB of allowable storage space with RAID 1 redundancy). Although I am told Raid 1 offers a slightly slower access speed than a RAID 5 (3 or more drives needed), i had been very happy with the DS212+

I would say i am an intermediate user with good knowledge of home networking and OS configurations, but no ability to program. The DSM 4.0 OS is a great user interface, easy to use, and relatively easy to understand. The downloadable or CD accessible User Manual contains a lot of information that is very useful, but can sometimes fall short of explaining some things for users like me. But then Google, YouTube, and the Synology forums offer a lot more detail to help! Quickly I had the drives installed, the unit on, and the DSM 4.0 OS installed over the network from a 2007 Macbook.
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