- Packaging and Specification
- Closer Look
- Installation and User Experience
- Test Bench and Methodology
- Transfer Test
SATAII Single bay diskless NAS Drives with 2x USB 2.0 only and nothing else- the way I see it- would be great if it retailed for $120.
The way I see it, DS112J should atleast come with SATAIII. It doesn’t and that’s a little bit of a let down. I know this is a low cost NAS, but if you keep aside that it uses USB 2.0 and it uses a core which maxes out during transfer, let alone compression via DSM. Even if its a basic drive, its a solid basic drive. You need to understand that this is a diskless drive. So you spend on a NAS and spent on a 3.5" mechanical drive. Most of them will choose atleast 1TB in my opinion upto 3TB. The drives that you get these days are with SATAIII something that it walks amongst us for a very long time, followed by USB 3.0. It needs to keep up with the times Who knows, I might have overlooked the lack of 2.5" bracket.
Also, they need to put the Temperature LED /readout indicator in the DSM. But the bright side, it atleast support 3TB (specs say 4TB, but since I am able to get it working with a 3TB drive, I’ll take Synology’s word for it) with 2 years warranty period.
Edit (14-sept- 2012): You’re getting the dock for Seagate GoFlex NAS under Rs. 4,000- and this is something that is buzzing around few Indian tech forums for a while now. After reading the specs keeping aside 2x USB 2.0 and a complete enclosure and a fan, they both pretty much do the same. Such units shouldn’t cost a lot.