CES 2017: Synology Network Attached Data Storage

Allison interviews Brad Kaminski from Synology about their new Disk Station network attached storage systems. Synology offers a various Disk Station hardware solutions with increasing levels of storage. Synology’s Disk Storage Manager controls the hardware, is browser based and runs on any operating system. Synology’s software is not proprietary and supports disks of all sizes in a single enclosure to maximize use of your available hard drives. Synology’s support is valid through the lifetime of the product at no cost to the user. The setting is the CES Conference show floor.

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2 thoughts on “CES 2017: Synology Network Attached Data Storage

  1. David Yutzy - January 13, 2017

    I am an avid fan of Synology, however, I recently installed 3 security cameras and found out that 2 are included as part of the base product, then, was told that I had to buy a license for EACH camera 3..N at $56 EACH. For the average home user that puts in 1-5 cameras at most, this tacks on an additional $168 just in licenses for cameras and this is after the cost of the cameras. Up to 5 cameras for home use seems acceptable to me and the massive charge per camera by Synology for home use seems crazy high.

    Otherwise, I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a home hub.

    I use it for a multitude of tasks: sync family photos within a geofence to a NAS folder, then cloud sync to Google Photos. This gives me on-site and off-site backups in addition to iCloud.

    Another is I have time Machine backups running to the NAS from multiple devices that I encrypt, then cloud sync to Google Nearline (at 0.01c/GB) for on-site/off-site backups.

    Another is file sharing: I was able to get rid of Dropbox costs or other cloud services and can share a link (that expires or with password) via https straight from my NAS.

    This list goes on and on and the device more than pays for itself with all of the cloud services I was able to get rid of.

  2. T Baucells - January 16, 2017

    Was wondering if you’ve ever tested QNAP NAS systems, Allison. I have a 2-bay one and am very happy with it (I’m just a beginner though).

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