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Hardware Synology DS216 Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Dogbert666, 25 Apr 2017.

  1. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 *Fewer Lover of bit-tech Administrator

    17 Jan 2010
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  2. David

    David μoʍ ɼouმ qᴉq λon ƨbԍuq ϝʁλᴉuმ ϝo ʁԍɑq ϝμᴉƨ

    7 Apr 2009
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    That's a lot of money for a diskless 2 bay with that kind of spec. It could buy you a new Microserver and a couple of 2TB HDDs.

    I understand the need to cater for people who just want a plug in and go solution, but a few minutes worth of research and maybe another 10 minutes prep could transform a Gen 8 into a 4 bay Synology box with a lot more grunt.
  3. blackerthanblack

    blackerthanblack Minimodder

    17 Sep 2004
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    It has always baffled me the prices some of these things seem to be priced at historically. For what is essentially a low power CPU on a small board with a skimpy amount of memory in a small case.

    I guess a lot of the value is in the software and integration side, but I would imagine that each revision is just that - a revision - rather than a rewrite.

    The only advantages I've seen historically were low power and ease of setup, but now with low power CPU's and boards commonplace, I don't think that holds true now (at least not to any great extent).
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