|Hard Drive||32 TB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||4|
Synology DiskStation 8-Bay (Diskless) Network Attached Storage - Black (DS1812+)
- CPU: Dual Core 2.13GHz with floating point
- RAM Size: 1GB?DDR3 (Expandable, up to 3GB)
- Internal HDD: 8x 3.5" or 2.5" SATA2 (Hard drive not included)
- Max Internal Capacity: 32TB (8x 4TB HDD)
- External HDD Interface: 2x USB 3.0 Ports, 4x USB 2.0 Ports, 2x eSATA Ports
- LAN: 2x Gigabit
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I recently purchased a Thunderbolt drive to move these two data folders to them to gain speed, and the speed gains are significant. For this reason, I wouldn't recommend putting these data folders in the Synology and access them via NAS.
The Synology is still a powerful workhorse, but it is now reserved file-sharing only. Still highly valuable in that role as I have a lot of data and multiple computers accessing it.
I've been reading some negative reviews about the Synology, and while I have been really lucky, I can imagine that many setup types might not be ideally suited to the synology design.
If you've read some reviews, and are interested in the link aggregation piece but nervous because of the bad reviews, here's what went through:
Initially, i tried plugging both ethernet ports and connecting the two cables to an unmanaged switch. This caused me some issues, and then i realized there is a port bonding that needs to occur. I did that thru the synology interface, but it didn't bond proerly. I then just un-plugged one of the cables and everything worked great.
As i wanted the 802.3ad feature to work, i then purchased a cisco gbit managed switch with 802.3ad. Plugged everything in, and still couldn't get it to work right, until i realized u have to bond the ports on BOTH the switch and the synology. Now, everything works. Bonding is pretty easy, just a few clicks in the synology interface and the same in the cisco interface.Read more ›
Finally I found my little superstar! The Synology DS1812+ is incredible. It is fast, feature rich and rock solid.
I have now 6 x 4TB Hitachi drives in it and keep expanding. I highly recommend this unit and advise to stay away from the mid-level products if you planning to really use your NAS. You get what you pay for. I am a big happy customer after returning all the other units.
The first batch of units produced were highly susceptible to a common issue. Synology eventually acknowledged the issue and stated it was due to flawed flash memory chips. They assured their customers the problem was contained, and that no future shipments would be affected. I had one of the original units that were affected, and I requested an RMA. Eight days after I reported the issue, they shipped me a new unit. I received that unit exactly a week later.
To their credit, the migration of my old drives was fairly straight-forward. There was no data loss, and I was back online in a couple hours.
The next day, the unit was no longer running. I tried booting it, but each time it would automatically restart on its own before it came online. This turned out to be a bad power supply.
My third unit came in and has been running great. I now have four drives, all Seagate 3TB, model ST3000DM001. They have good acoustics and performance so far, and temps are 34-41C. I put two drives in bays 1 and 2, and two more in bays 5 and 6. Staggering the drive bays seems to have good results with airflow and cooling, and I can fill in the gaps down the road.
I have to say, the software interface is top-notch and the box itself is very slick.Read more ›
I bought mine from Amazon along with an extra 2GB stick of RAM (Kingston ValueRAM 2GB 1066MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL7 SODIMM Single Rank x8 Notebook Memory) and four Seagate 3TB Barracuda hard drives (Seagate Barracuda 7200 3 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST3000DM001). Everything came packaged very well.
Physical setup of the unit was a breeze for the most part. Installing the extra memory was as simple as removing six screws, a cover, and popping the stick into an easily-accessible memory slot. That took all of five minutes. Installing the hard drives was also simple. You simply slide a hard drive into one of the eight provided drive cages, screw it in with four manufacturer-provided screws, and slide the cage back into the NAS. That took about 10 minutes. After that, you plug the unit in and begin the installation process.
One of the only problems I encountered was with the installation disk. For some inexplicable reason, my computer could not read the disk that came with my DS1812+. The disc wasn't damaged as far as I can tell, but still my computer could not read it. No big deal, as you can just go to the Synology website and download whatever software you need, which is what I did. The installation process after that was pretty simple. I used an online Synology wiki guide to help with each step, and I was done in about 30 minutes. At first I had a hard time connecting the NAS to my home network, but after powering down the unit and powering back up, I was good to go.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have had mine for several years and it has not failed me....yet. It is rather easy to maintain.Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
It is a decent device for a home use, I had it for over 2 years, it works well if you don't use it much. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Registered User
I wish they had the ability to adjust multiple stars.
Product: 3 out of 5 stars. It works really well and performs solidly. Read more
Bought refurb from Synology. Went bad 1 month in, got a replacement. 8 months later it died. They refused to repair. NEVER buy refurb from these guys. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Matthew
This is going to be short and sweet. I absolutely love my Synology NAS. It can take a little bit of reading to initialize the hard drives and get them running because this it using... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Stephen
As a Network Attached Storage, there is NO BETTER device for the small office/home office for a non-professional IT user. Read morePublished 14 months ago by limerick
The DiskStation 8 bay was my second purchase from Synology.
All i can say that it is very stable, secured and reliable server. Read more