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Grundsätzlich gutes Produkt, Handling ist gut. Performance ist unterirdisch, ich hatte die DS mit Cat7 angeschlossen, die Dauer beim Kopieren innerhalb des Netzes war nicht auszuhalten. Die Zugriffs- und Ladezeiten über die (eigentlich schönen) Apps sind noch langsamer, selbst wenn das Handy im WLAN und damit im gleichen Netz wie die DS war. Daher Rückversand. Meine Empfehlung: mietet für das Geld Platz bei einem Cloud-Anbieter, ist einfacher und besser.
It’s meh.. the problem is I had a faster unit before so to me it seems ultra slow. The GUI was sluggish , and the entire experience was not very satisfying. Bought the 720plus instead and don’t look back
Pros: Looks good and has a nice looking user interface that is simple to understand. Very cheap and probably better than other brands in the price range. Cons: 500 MB of RAM: This is the biggest limitation. At idle it will use over 50% with only a couple of apps installed. As soon as you do anything expect to use all of it and not be able to even log into your NAS until an operation is finished. The moments app locked up the NAS for 5 days as it chewed through my images and videos. In fact every time you upload some photos or videos expect to log into it so that you can be ready to pause moments from slowing down the upload. Horrible initial configuration: If you don't want to run RAID 1 it is very difficult requiring you to leave 1 drive out and then install it after the initial configuration. Moments is really bad with such great potential: I already mentioned that it makes the NAS unusable after new photos are uploaded but it also is impossible to share a folder with friends and family that lets them upload to it. Also you can't even choose the folder.
Overall if all you want is an FTP or SMB home server this will work perfect. If you want to use any apps or have more than one user expect to have a very slow experience.
OK for backing up documents. Too slow for a large photo / video library. The issue is that the software needs to index files and generate thumbnails of all media. This is quite CPU and RAM intensive, and models with a “j” mean that these resources are very limited. I recommend getting a “+” model instead. I gave up on waiting for the 220j to finish indexing and generating thumbnails of my photo library, returned it, and got a 720+. It is well worth the extra cost. Much quieter and faster. Opening the Synology Photos and Drive apps on iOS often timed out (just logging in). With the 720+, it is almost instant, and always works, even with the standard 2GB of RAM. I am waiting for my extra 4 GB RAM upgrade, to be on the safe side. I hope this review helps you if you want a good NAS device and want to backup and access a large collection of photos and videos.
All I was looking for is a simple NAS. Network Attached Storage. Storage; that all I wanted. But I can’t figure out how get more than one file to it at a time. Windows has been doing drag and drop for over twenty years, but nope, not with this thing. You can see it in Windows Explorer, but can’t drag and drop to it.
So, since it is a NAS, maybe there has to be some sort of interface as it is attached to a network. Understandable. So, in its kind of explorer program, you can see some pre-established folders. But any folder you create has to be in one of these folders. So, it looks like you have to organize your data the way they want and not the way you want.
I have spent a couple of hours with this thing and this looks like the way it has to be. Maybe there is a better way, but I don’t have the time to figure it out. This thing barely comes with any instructions. All you get is picture menu instructions on how to install a drive. I have other things that need to get done All I wanted was a NAS to drag and drop my RAID data to once a month.
The reason I gave it two stars is it probably functioning as designed and others seem to like it. For me, it is going back and I will just get a USB 3.0 enclosure for the drive I was going to put in this thing.
What I did like: The initial setup is fairly simple. Once you get the drive installed, and on the network, it takes about 10 minutes to install its “OS” and give it a network name. After that, good luck.
While poking around, I did see where you could assign a static address.
I did find settings where you can control the brightness of the LEDs; including turning them off.
Can’t think of anything else
What I didn’t like: Minimal instructions. It took a while to figure out how to get into it to install the drive even though the case screws come uninstalled. It is unclear which screws go where. They could have put it in the picture menu instructions or printed it on the screw packages,
It feels super cheap. It is 90% plastic.
No drag and drop file movement or at least a way to move a bulk number of files. I couldn’t figure it out. Overly complicated and full stuff I wont use. Maybe in the setup process they should ask you how you intend to use it and turn on only those features. Later you can turn on features if you want them.
I purchased this solely as an on-premises backup device with a view to using it to stage backups on their way to a more resilient home in the cloud. (Amazon Glacier). Backup does work but the interface to view and control backups could be a lot better. For the price, though, I can live with it. My major concern with this unit is that the spinning disks I installed in it - enterprise class helium filled units from Hitachi - are constantly busy even when no backups are active. (I can tell they are busy because one can hear them all the time - not a good sign in itself). That really should not be happening. (My UNIX server, which is busy frequently, does not exhibit that kind of behaviour. Nor do true enterprise class NAS boxes from the likes of Oracle Corp.) So, even through the Hitachi drives have a 5 year warranty I'm not sure they'll last that long. Which is saying quite something since Hitachi drives are the best in the business. Addition August 2021. Unit is still working correctly but the user interface is horribly slow. My Raspberry Pi 3B is way faster. Should have used that instead.
This unit is almost useless for anything other than cold storage backup. If that's all you need, fine. Otherwise, step up to the 220+ model if you want a useful desktop NAS that can do a little of everything effectively and without dragging feet across your LAN.
I bought this product hoping to populate it with hard-drives and attach it to home network so I can mainly access my large collection of pictures/images from anywhere. Alas, I loaded 2 Terabytes worth of pictures in early December. 2 months later, it is still processing/indexing these pictures. I can see the drives mapped on my network but almost impossible to connect to the drives. 99.9% of attempts fail. Not sure if this is because it is still processing the images that I uploaded 2 months ago. I tried all what is advised online with little benefit. I just hope I will be able to access the images when processing end .When? If you are like me with average knowledge in computer and networking maybe it is not for you. If you are expert, maybe you would be more successful in getting this thing to work. I regret buying it.
Allora... first off let me tell you I have been a Desktop Support/Network tech for more than 10 years.
*******************If it were not for a few videos I watched on youtube I would have not figured it out *************** NOT INTUITIVE AT ALL, the booklet that they cal Quick Reference is the only thing that comes in the box and it says to go to their website for more, yes indeed... FOR MORE PUNISHMENT even on the website is not easy to find the correct support, this box may work well, so far I have configured it out for a JBOD of 4+4 TB and I am making a backup through the network as we speak, things seem to be working fine thus the 2 stars but configuring it was awkward and I only configured it so far for some very basic functions, if you are looking for Plug & Play move on.
I really don't understand the hype about this thing, its slow as hell, you have to pay extra for licences to use the supposed "features" it offers, the Operating System is not good, the phone apps are really bad and the latest, if you install Moments so you can upload your photos from your phone, which is what I got it for, it will render the device useless, unless you have 10 pictures... Yeah, its has an Indexing service that tries to create previews for multimedia files you upload from the Moment app that will consume all limited resources on the device and make it useless, and you cannot disable that because according to their tech support, its required for Moments to work... LOL DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!