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 DS215j 2 Bay NAS Gehuse|
|Synology DiskStation DS215j 2 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure Empty Enclosure|
|Synology DS411 4 bay NAS Enclosure with DSM 60 0 32TB Gigabit SMB AFP NFS|
|Synology NAS DS216j inkl 2TB 1x2TB WD 24 7 RAID WD2003FYPS|
|Synology Rackstation RS815 4 Bay Rackmount NAS Enclosure|
|Synology NAS cube station 16TB with time capsule support|
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.