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Testseek.co.uk have collected 56 expert reviews of the Synology Disk Station DS212j and the average rating is 87%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Synology Disk Station DS212j.
Award: Editor’s Choice January 2012
January 2012
 
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The editors liked

  • Affordable NAS solution
  • Excellent performance
  • Feature rich Operating System
  • Support for 2.5” SSD
  • Supports mixedsize disks
  • Excellent easytouse interface
  • Welldesigned applications
  • Compact and quiet
  • Great multimedia functionality
  • Choose your own hard drives
  • Does away with USB sticks
  • Streams data throughout your home
  • Low power consumption
  • Almost silent
  • More responsive than last years model
  • Due to memory increase
  • Diskmanager software is market leader
  • Class leading performance for the price
  • Very cost effective

The editors didn't like

  • No SATA 3 support
  • Swapping drives means taking unit apart
  • Disks not hotswappable
  • No eSATA ports
  • Plastic case feels a bit flimsy.
  • Not cheap
  • Especially given the current cost of separate hard drives
  • Not what you would call stylish

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  Published: 2013-02-14, Author: Frank Everaardt , review by: uk.hardware.info

  • Abstract:  Consumers have more choice than ever when it comes to two-disk NAS devices. Prices are all over the place, and the features range from very basic to impressively advanced and comprehensive. Hardware.Info tested 24 different NAS devices in different pric...

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  Published: 2012-12-05, review by: computeractive.co.uk

  • Abstract:  Network hard disks, also called network-attached storage (Nas) devices, allow documents, music and video files to be shared between PCs on a home network. The Synology DS212j is a Nas enclosure for which you will need to buy up to two Sata hard disks g...

 
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  Published: 2012-10-01, review by: stuff.tv

  • Does away with USB sticks, Streams data throughout your home
  • Not what you would call stylish
  • A brilliant NAS and a brilliant cloud server – brilliant all round, really ...

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  Published: 2012-05-21, review by: pcadvisor.co.uk

  • With Synology's DiskStation DS212j, you're buying much more than a NAS device; you're buying an entire storage solution! Through its comprehensive software and extra packages, you can use this two-bay NAS not just for back-ups, but also for remote acce...

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  Published: 2012-05-10, Author: Sasha Muller , review by: alphr.com

  • Fine performance and a seemingly never-ending array of talents combine with a superb interface....

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  Published: 2012-04-29, Author: Frank Everaardt , review by: uk.hardware.info

  • Abstract:  Synology is one of the most innovative NAS manufacturers. Moreover, the firmware is not so much firmware as it is a fully fledged operating system, which is especially true for the latest version (DSM 4.0). We take a look at three Synology NAS devices -...

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  Published: 2012-03-14, review by: itreviews.com

  • Supports mixedsize disks; excellent easytouse interface; welldesigned applications,
  • Disks not hotswappable; no eSATA ports; plastic case feels a bit flimsy.
  • One of the best consumer two-bay NAS enclosures out there – the DS212j has a wonderful range of features for the price, even though it has a modest hardware specification. ...

 
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  Published: 2012-02-02, review by: expertreviews.co.uk

  • Synology gives and Synology takes away with its latest NAS, but it's still a Best Buy ...

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  Published: 2012-01-12, review by: whathifi.com

  • Compact and quiet, great multimedia functionality, choose your own hard drives
  • Not cheap, especially given the current cost of separate hard drives

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  Published: 2011-11-15, review by: vortez.net

  • Affordable NAS solution, Excellent performance, Feature rich Operating System, Support for 2.5” SSD
  • No SATA 3 support, Swapping drives means taking unit apart
  • It was only yesterday we were looking at the Synology DS212 and today we look to its sibling the DS212j. Whilst it may be designed for home and small office use the DS212j delivers great performance and a plethora of useful features. Though it’s deeme...

 
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