Editors Liked

  • Solid performance, Supports 4K video transcoding, User-friendly management software, Lots of apps, Quiet
  • Good overall performance, 4k video transcoding, DSM suite of applications
  • DiskStation Manager 6.0, Easy setup and management, 4K Ultra HD video transcoding, Tool-less 3.5-inch hard drive installation, Good performance
  • Very userfriendly OS (DSM 6.0), Feature rich and broad services, Btrfs and Snapshot support, 4K video transcoding, Low price for x86 NAS
  • DualCore Intel CPU, Hotswappable, Toolless drive removal, Synology's DiskStation Manager OS
  • Affordable at $300 for featuring a Braswell SoC and BTRFS support. Synology's software is superb

Editors Didn't Like

  • Lacks on-board LCD panel, Does not come with storage drives
  • No long-term scalability
  • HDMI port
  • Ships with 1GB of RAM that you can't upgrade and it lacks HDMIout like Synology's other NAS boxes