"The DS712+ is completely useless."0.5 starson by dsg1716
Pros: Looks sleek on your desk.
Cons: Everything else.
Summary: This unit has been a complete failure from the beginning. It would not allow me to install its OS onto a brand new 2.0 TB hard drive I bought for it. After much aggravation I got the OS installed (onto an old drive I had), but then the DS712+ kept corrupting the files I copied onto it - files that looked fine when opened from other media. Then, after a power failure, the unit told me that the storage volume I had created was "degraded." I deleted the volume and tried to recreate it - nothing worked. So I rebooted it and now I am back to square one - the OS has disappeared from the disks and it will not let me install the OS.
Worst of all, Synology tries to do all customer support by e-mail only - imagine trying to do a step-by-step troubleshoot by e-mail. DAYS pass with no progress. They do offer phone support -- but only from 9am to 5pm, PACIFIC time. So if you live on the east coast and have a job, you basically have to stay home from work to get help.
DO NOT BUY THIS UNIT.