A Taiwanese company founded in 2000, Synology offers a wide variety of NAS products in a number of different lines, each designed with a specific setting in mind. The j line of products is largely intended for home use, or possibly for a home office, being the least powerful but the most economic. Products marked with a + are intended for corporate solutions, designed to allow full offices access to data simultaneously. Their core products, without either the + or j, fit the middle market, usually intended for use by a corporate workgroup.
|Synology DiskStation DS1513+ 5 Bay NAS Server Dual Core Processor|
|Synology DiskStation DS112J 1 Bay Diskless Network Attached Storage NAS|
|Synology DS213j DS 213j 213 RAID NAS Server 6000GB 6000 GB 2 x 3000 GB 6 TB MEGA|
|Synology DiskStation DS213j Budget Friendly 2 Bay NAS Server for Small Offic EMS|
|Synology DS212j DS 212j 212 RAID NAS Server 6000GB 6000 GB 2x 3000 GB 6 TB TOP|
|Synology DS214SE 2Bay 19W DSM Network Attached Storage Diskless|
Synology products almost universally score well in user reviews, often citing the large features list, the included software pre-installed, and the simplicity of installation for the hard drives themselves. Transfer speeds also tend to be quite strong, maintaining rates competitive with same year models from other major NAS manufacturers, and the RAID options for the larger arrays can compete with anything else on the market today.
Modern Synology products come with their Disk Station Manager 2.1 package, which already includes a wide variety of applications, but Synology also provides support for a wide variety of other third party applications like WordPress, Joomla, and other standard data management systems.