I've used Synology in my previous working place before. The performance is not good as I expected. But I am still always wanting my own one. Then I found this with a fairly low price regarding to its configuration. I have to say Star Track Post is not that responsible that mis-delivered my package. But thanks to Amazon, I got another one in time, and the original one I just left it to Amazon to deal with. It is quite amazing regarding to its read-write speed. And the response time is very positive. The only problem is that the interface did not give you so many privilege. So you may need to ssh to it to implement more functions that you could easily do in Synology one. But anyway, it is still good as interface is not a big problem to me.