Synology DiskStation DS112j NAS Review

On First Page2. The NAS


Synology DiskStation DS112j Network Attached Storage Review

Synology DiskStation DS112j NAS Review

Synology are a company we have come to expect high standards from in the home network storage device market. Last year we reviewed the 4-bay DS411 as well as the 2-bay DS212j and these devices offered us an advanced operating system which at least matched, if not exceeded competitor solutions at the time.

Today we will be taking a look at the single bay DS112j, which is the latest model in Synology’s NAS range for home use, offering file storage, sharing and data protection. We will also take a look at Synology’s latest operating system, the very recently released DiskStation Manager 4.0.


Packaging and Bundle

The DiskStation DS112j is supplied in a large cardboard box which features a plastic handle for easy carrying and this being a single bay model the packaging is slightly smaller than the ones we have seen before. Unlike the other models however the outer packaging does carry an image of the DS112j itself, although this is kept to the left hand side of the box. The front of the package focuses on the key functions of the DiskStation.

Turning the box around we find additional information on the features provided by the DS112j. Also provided on the rear of the box is a large graphic highlighting the possible connections that the DS112j offers, promoting its flexibility.

Opening the box we find that the DS112j is secured in place by a cardboard frame and protected by a plastic cover, this keeps the DiskStation nice and safe during transit, minimising the risk of damage.

Bundled with the DiskStation we find a selection of screws for installation as well as a quick start guide. A software CD is provided which helps us get the DiskStation up and running and also includes a full user guide in PDF format.

A separate power unit is supplied with the DiskStation as well as a 2m RJ-45 network cable.

Leave a Reply

Related posts

Netgear EX6200 Review (AC1200 Extender)

Netgear EX6200 Review (AC1200 Extender)

Today we take a look at the Netgear EX6200, their latest Extender which is designed to boost 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks for those using B, G, N and AC Wi-Fi.

Synology DiskStation DS414slim Review

Synology DiskStation DS414slim Review

The DS414slim is a compact NAS from Synology which offers all of the benefits of their standard NAS range in a compact design which focuses on 2.5” drive compatibility.

Linksys AC1200 MAX Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE6500) Review

Linksys AC1200 MAX Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE6500) Review

Today Linksys launch their latest high end device, the AC1200 Max range extender which compliments their routers by boosting our Wi-Fi signal towards the edge of the routers range. We have one for review, so let’s find out if it shares the same easy setup and good performance as their latest routers.