Synology Reveals Its New Storage Product Lineup

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CrArC

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[citation][nom]freggo[/nom]An ad disguised as an article. How innovative...[/citation]As a network storage enthusiast, I actually find this article (advert?) rather interesting.


 

jn77

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[citation][nom]freggo[/nom]An ad disguised as an article. How innovative...[/citation]

How do you figure this is an ad? I was looking at the 812+ and I am glad I waited..... now I will go with a much nicer 813+ and I saw it here first.... but I do wish it was more of a review going into more details as to the upgrades from the 812+ which, yes this article is really lacking.

Can't really call it a "review" more than a product announcement.
 

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I wonder if these are still so overpriced. Considering that I can build a much more capable NAS for a lot less using something like ReadyNAS. For the price of their cheap consumer model I can build one as fast as a Pro model.

I know they need to make a profit. They can also source the parts for less than me. The biggest joke is the RAM installed. RAM is extremely cheap and the big factor in read/write performance on these NAS. I'd rather spend an extra $30 and have 8GB RAM. That way it would be able to quickly handle read/write on a RAID-z setup.
 

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[citation][nom]velocityg4[/nom]I wonder if these are still so overpriced. Considering that I can build a much more capable NAS for a lot less using something like ReadyNAS. For the price of their cheap consumer model I can build one as fast as a Pro model.I know they need to make a profit. They can also source the parts for less than me. The biggest joke is the RAM installed. RAM is extremely cheap and the big factor in read/write performance on these NAS. I'd rather spend an extra $30 and have 8GB RAM. That way it would be able to quickly handle read/write on a RAID-z setup.[/citation]

Every self-made Linux NAS fan constantly discounts the price of their own time and labor when they say "I can build [this] for less". You will spend hours upon hours shopping for the parts, hours building it and then testing the hardware for stability, hours installing the OS and then configuring the installation to your hardware and then yet more time configuring the NAS OS to your current network configuration.

While devices like ReadyNAS are PnP for a good majority of users. The HDD's are (usually) given as reliable once formatted by the NAS and the hardware and OS are preconfigured for ease of network integration. As multiple added bonuses you get a unified warranty, tech support and many times added features like iOS or Android integration apps, included cloud services, etc. etc. etc.

I wish you Linux fans would sometimes see the forest from the trees when you make posts like this.
 

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What Dinosnake said. I'm a sys/netadmin and I love my job, but when it comes to my home network that my family uses, I do not want it to resemble the complexity of the network I manage for a living. I have a home lab for that. The DSM is great at helping me keep it simple because I can customize my network with simple point-click-installs and relatively painless configuration process. If my wife needs to troubleshoot something and I'm not there, the GUI is fairly easy to navigate through. Synology makes more than just a NAS, they take full advantage of the little box they sell you by using a very diverse software package.
 
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