Synology DS112+ Opinions?

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  1. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    I've finally decided that I want/need a NAS box. I think this is the one I wan't (I already have a disk for it) but i can't find a huge amount of info on it. Only this was any good: http://www.zdnet.com/synology-diskstation-ds112-4010026404/

    anyone out there got one? or got a link to another review? Any info much appreciated.
     
  2. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    Synology is good stuff. For a single drive NAS that would be my choice.
     
  3. charlieegan3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I thought it looked pretty good too but was put off by the lack of reviews, I guess it is quite new still.
     
  4. sablier macrumors newbie

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    Hi all

    I plan to buy a NAS but I don't know how to choose between a DS112+ and a 212+.

    I can not see what a second disc can afford me excepting to have a raid.

    I plan to secure my NAS with a external disc.

    Any idea ?
     
  5. charlieegan3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Not sure I follow?
     
  6. sablier macrumors newbie

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    I plan to use an external disc to backup the disc of the NAS. It is why It seems to me that I do not need a second disc in my NAS for RAID
     
  7. charlieegan3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    If thats the case then maybe you don't need a second one? just go with the cheaper one and use the external HD.
     
  8. brentmore macrumors 6502

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    Are you only looking at a single-drive NAS? I have a DS211j, which is not much larger than the single drive options and allows me either redundancy or doubling capacity.
     
  9. charlieegan3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I can't afford a dual bay NAS box. isn't that discontinued? http://www.synology.com/products/index.php?lang=uk not on the list anyway
     
  10. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    Synology is a great choice, you can do so much with it!
    Take a look at my videos on my YouTube channel if you wish - I have created many videos on Synology software, which you may find useful. Although I have a 5 bay NAS, whether you buy the 1 bay or 2 bay, the software will be exactly the same ;)
     
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  12. charlieegan3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    i see,

    Still thinking of the 112+ for me though.
     
  13. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Is there any reason why you're looking at the + instead of the j series?
     
  14. sablier macrumors newbie

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    In my case I m interested in the + beacause I paln to install two or three squeezebox and it seems that 521 Mo will be useful.
     
  15. charlieegan3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I have the DS1511+ and I spent lots of hours comparing so I know the Synology product line-up quite well :)

    My question was more, do you really need the extra features of the +, especially in a single disk enclosure where you don't have the overhead of RAID? USB 3 is nice, but it will only make a difference when you're backing up your Synology to an external disk or putting stuff onto it directly from an external disk.
     
  17. charlieegan3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah perhaps not. Saves me £80ish as well (if i went with the 112j)

    It would still have all the same functionality otherwise? DS4 etc?
     
  18. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Yes, all of Synology's NAS boxes run DSM4. The real differences are CPU, RAM, number of drive bays and connectivity. As you go up the range you get dual gigabit Ethernet ports for port aggregation (which lets you read / write at nearly twice the speed of GbE over your wired network). But you also need a router/switch that supports port aggregation and I have not found a home one that does. I forget if you've already mentioned what you're planning to use it for, so that might influence your decision, but I think the J series is ok for most home users. The only time I would suggest going for one of the more powerful + models is if you're planning to stream full size BR rips from the box.
     
  19. golf1410 macrumors 6502a

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    Dude, save up some more. Get at least 2 bays. A single drive fail, everything is gone.
     
  20. charlieegan3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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  21. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Yes, Synology has Cloudstation and it lets you use it as your own cloud. It's recently been implemented for OS X as well

    http://www.synology.com/support/news.php?lang=enu&news_id=344
     
  22. charlieegan3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So my needs are fairly simple and my data fairly unimportant, would you say that the 112j the one to get?
     
  23. theSeb macrumors 604

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    I would say the 112 or the 112j would serve your needs perfectly well. I don't think you need the 112+. I am not sure what the difference in price is between the 112 and 112j though.
     
  24. charlieegan3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    £160 Vs. £116, think the 112j might be the one for me in that case. Thanks for all your help.
     
  25. golf1410 macrumors 6502a

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    If you can buy intel based CPU Synology NAS, you can do a lot of things.
     

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