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Reviewed in the United States on March 11, 2019
Quiet as a mouse, well built,flexible, extensive software apps, BUT...
After considerable time working with the Synology structure I finally realized that it is completely different from the NAS systems that I have used for many years where all volumes were the same as physical disks and the concept of access is a straight forward equivalency.
I realize now that, without any documentation to the new user whatsoever (and this is on Synology), Synology has created a perfectly good virtual system that is an acceptable, but not necessarily logical, construct.
I now understand why so many users across the web are asking many help sites "Why can't I change the names 'home' and 'homes'?" Those many users are caught up in the same expectation of a traditional access scheme that I was. So if you buy it you need to know to create new volumes to share. What you will see as the admin - or member of the admin group - that says "home" is for you alone and each user you create will have their own private volume that says "home" which no one else shares of even sees. All these user home volumes are created in the master volume that you as an admin will initially see called "homes". Users will not see homes either.
There is lots of documentation but it is not well organized and it is not initially easily accessible.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Product but you NEED to read this review
By Big Daddy on March 11, 2019
Quiet as a mouse, well built,flexible, extensive software apps, BUT...
After considerable time working with the Synology structure I finally realized that it is completely different from the NAS systems that I have used for many years where all volumes were the same as physical disks and the concept of access is a straight forward equivalency.
I realize now that, without any documentation to the new user whatsoever (and this is on Synology), Synology has created a perfectly good virtual system that is an acceptable, but not necessarily logical, construct.
I now understand why so many users across the web are asking many help sites "Why can't I change the names 'home' and 'homes'?" Those many users are caught up in the same expectation of a traditional access scheme that I was. So if you buy it you need to know to create new volumes to share. What you will see as the admin - or member of the admin group - that says "home" is for you alone and each user you create will have their own private volume that says "home" which no one else shares of even sees. All these user home volumes are created in the master volume that you as an admin will initially see called "homes". Users will not see homes either.
There is lots of documentation but it is not well organized and it is not initially easily accessible.
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