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 DS115J DiskStation NAS Server 1 Bay 2TB Western Digital HD|
|Synology DiskStation DS214SE 2 Bay NAS Server|
|Synology DS415Play DiskStation 4 Bay Diskless NAS|
|Synology DiskStation DS413 4 Bay NAS Server Diskless|
|Synology DiskStation 4 Bay Network Attached Storage NAS DS414 with 4x 2TB WD Red|
|New Synology DiskStation DS214play 2 Bay 0 GB DISKLESS SATA Server NAS Free Ship|
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.