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Excellent transfer rates.
Sustained at close to 90MB/s and bursts to over 110MB/s during testing.
92mm fan is extremely quiet.
Intuitive user interface is visually appealing.
Improved drive installation procedure.
Fast, stable, quiet operation.
Two USB 3.0 ports.
SD card slot.
Excellent speed for an NAS.
Would be nice if attached USB 3.0 devices offered USB 3.0 like transfers over the network.
Staggering amount of features.
High price when considering it comes with no drives.
By X-bit Labs on October 03, 2012
Synology’s dual-disk NAS line-up currently consists of four models which differ in hardware configuration. Besides the selection of I/O interfaces, they differ in performance, even though this only shows up in limitations on the number of backup...
By Techgage on February 13, 2012
As mentioned earlier, we haven’t touched a Synology device since 2009 at Techgage. That doesn’t mean I haven’t. I personally own a DS411 Slim. It was the only 4 bay NAS that I could afford at the time but I have put it to great use. I...
By Bigbruin on February 03, 2012
It is almost unfair to call Synology's DiskStation DS212 a NAS server. It is capable of so much more than simply providing network attached storage, that a different classification should be established. Sure, it does a great job as a NAS, but...
By TweakNews on February 03, 2012
Synology has taken their winning formula for a NAS and improved upon it further with the DS-212. In addition to the long list of network storage and server functions, two USB 3.0 ports ensure blazing fast file transfers to/from an external drive...
By TweakTown on January 31, 2012
In the time between testing and our review Synology released a new beta version of their DiskStation Manager Software. The new version, 4.0 retains the software's ease of use organization and brings in new functionality. New features include cloud...
By Bjorn3D on January 04, 2012
The DS212 is a great performer to start and when paired with some strong fast drives we can really see what this unit is capable of. Take from that and add the fact that there are an almost endless amount of features beyond just storage that this...
By MadShrimps on January 02, 2012
The new DS212 NAS from Synology has a nice look, is built from high quality materials and does not disappoint regarding overall file transfer performance. The DSM is a really easy to use interface and besides the Audio Station, Photo Station or...
By Tech-Reviews UK on December 08, 2011
Overall, I’m very impressed with the performance and quality of the Synology DS212 NAS. Both installation and setup was very simple. As well as this, the included DiskStation Manager software is the best software I’ve used that’s...
By Tech2 on December 01, 2011
The Synology DS212 is available in India at a market operating price of Rs.28,000. When it comes down to the design, build quality and features, this NAS device offers quite a lot of options. The performance of it is quite good as well with it giving...
By Vortez on November 14, 2011
Whilst the DS212 has no significant hardware changes from its predecessor the DS211. We still have great performance and improved power efficiency. Externally, the unit has had a renovation it now has a slick looking matt outer shell with a new...
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