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Synology 112J vs 212J
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Hello, I am considering the possibility of adding a NAS to my current setting. Based on comments from the forum, I am considering synology and looking at either 112J or 212J. The price difference between both is around 40 Eur. Apart from the fact that 212J allows 2 disks instead or one, are there any other major differences in terms of pure hardware? Also, any difference in terms of funcionality, this is, can you do the same with both?

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RE: Synology 112J vs 212J

You can do a direct compare 1 product against another here

 

http://www.synology.com/products/compare_spec.php?lang=uk

But the short answer to your question is yes functionality is the same Smile

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RE: Synology 112J vs 212J

You could always buy the 2 bay and 1 disk and add a further disk in a few months time.......

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RE: Synology 112J vs 212J

brendonw wrote:

You could always buy the 2 bay and 1 disk and add a further disk in a few months time.......

Recommended - 2 disks in RAID can protect you from a hard disk failure. You still need a backup copy in case of accidental deletion / corruption, but 2 disks in a RAID provides redundancy against hard disk failure and ensures all your data is still safe if this happens.

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Thanks for all the input, I had already tried to do the comparison in the synology web but it only compares the hardware specs which to me are difficult to understand. 

I still do not get clear whether both allow to do exactly the same things so e.i. whether there are any differences from the functional stand point.  Anyway, if I end up buying synology, I will probably go for the 212J even though I do not need 2 bays or even backup feature at this point.  However, I have just found another option which meets my requirements and it is much much cheaper and also has good reviews. 

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/network-storage/1289791/zyxel-nsa310

This one seems to do all I want (basically streaming movies and music) for much lower price and has got good reviews. 

Any additional information which may help on the decission making process will be appreciated.

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RE: Synology 112J vs 212J

You will find cheaper NAS drives from WD, D-Link, Zyxel etc. Synology's DSM software is the best & most user friendly out there.

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RE: Synology 112J vs 212J

rendu wrote:

I still do not get clear whether both allow to do exactly the same things so e.i. whether there are any differences from the functional stand point. 

Functionally, they will do the same thing, apart from the resiliency (note, not backup) I mentioned in my previous post.

 

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RE: Synology 112J vs 212J

bigboss wrote:
You will find cheaper NAS drives from WD, D-Link, Zyxel etc. Synology's DSM software is the best & most user friendly out there.

 That`s a good point thanks.

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RE: Synology 112J vs 212J

Synology all the way. The others are cheaper for a reason.

DSM is easy to setup and use.

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RE: Synology 112J vs 212J

I totally agree with Synology all the way. My DS209j is still going strong and is a great iTunes and Media Server.

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RE: Synology 112J vs 212J

Slightly left field suggestion, but how bout one of these?

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00AHQUX86

 

I want one, just waiting for the cash back to come back.  They were down to £99 but missed it by a day due to odd cash back terms Sad

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RE: Synology 112J vs 212J

Paul. wrote:

Slightly left field suggestion, but how bout one of these?

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00AHQUX86

 

I want one, just waiting for the cash back to come back.  They were down to £99 but missed it by a day due to odd cash back terms Sad

 

they are excellent.  And you can stick vmware on it and run the synology software as well Smile  Or you can use it to run XBMC and do the whole shebang in one box Smile

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