UPDATE: now there is a new 2 bay model available – the Synology DS212!
I am running a small company and I have been looking for a device that will make it easier for me and my employees to share data with one another. I was able to read Synology DS211 reviews online and I am impressed with it.
Synology DiskStation DS211 is a full-features 2-bay NAS server designed for cross platform file sharing. What’s more, it is more affordable than other Synology NAS solutions e.g. Synology DS411 and Synology DS411j which means I do not have to break the bank to be able to buy it.
DiskStation Manager 3.0 Operating System
DS211 runs on DiskStation Manager 3.0 (DSM 3.0) which makes it easy to use and also provides users with various features.
Because of the DSM 3.0, you will be able to share different data including office oriented applications, data backup and security. It is simple to create users, shared folders and allowing access to each user.
DSM 3.0 has many other features and applications such as website or blog hosting with up-to-date versions of Apache/MySQL/PHP, smart phone support for Android/Windows?iPhone, Audio station or iTunes music server, FTP access, DNLA multi-media streaming and USB printer support.
If you are familiar with the NAS process, you will have no problems installing Synology DS211. However, you should not worry if you have not encountered it before. It comes with a detailed manual to guide you in installing it and there are also various online references that can help you get started. Overall, it should take you about an hour to get your DS211 running.
DS211 NAS comes with a 2-year warranty. You will be able to use this should you have unexpected problems with your Disk Station. Their customer support team is also efficient in getting back to consumers who have questions about their product. This is quite impressive as there are quite a lot of technology companies today that fail when it comes to customer support.
Synology DS211 Features
• Windows, Mac and Linux Cross File Platform Sharing for more convenience
• RAID protection
• Well-designed server functionality for ease of use
• Simple file backup
• AES 2560but Share-level encryption provides you with peace of mind
Its average customer rating is quite impressive. Most of the Synology DS 211 Reviews from consumers have rated it highly when it comes to its ease of use and user guide. This is one of the reasons why people who have not tried using a cross file platform sharing device before prefer to get the DS211.
There have been a few complaints about the Surveillance Station feature. You will have to add four camera licenses to be able to unlock it but this should not be a problem as you can purchase each license for $64. That said, consumers are quite satisfied with their Synology DS2011.