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Re: Introduce yourself here

Unread post by Synologylearner » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:38 pm

I'm Michelle, Aussie living in the Philippines.
I have DS416. I was introduced to Synology by a fellow user. Love it. Just wish I could set it up to the internet
after moving countries....

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Unread post by karenm » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:36 pm

Hi. I'm Karen. I've just bought my first Synology, a DS216j.

It's great to have the server functionality at home but I'm finding the Synology isn't straightforward to set up -- packages settings are all over the place, and the documentation is less than basic. I worked in IT a few years ago, so I don't have the latest, most up-to-date skills, but I do know enough to own one of these. And it should be easier than this.

Hoping this forum will be able to help on a few things.

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Unread post by javitxon » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:59 pm

this is Javitxon from Spain. I've just bought a DS218play and I'm quite happy so far... :)

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Unread post by rtcarsten » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:58 pm


my name is Carsten - and I'm in fact already two years on the forum, but seems I never untroduced myself...

I have a DS416play.

I ran an Icybox for years before switching to Synology. The Icybox did well for a long time, but usability and performance were low. Always looked for something more usable, especially for the non-tech's of the family. Several people recommended Synology, and so I decided to go for the DSP416play (which is considerably more expensive than the Icybox was, and my wife is still not convinced that it's worth the money ;-)

Mainly I use the station to store the families' videos, photos and music collections. This works quite fine, but it also seems that most of the time I am the sole user of the server. Didn't have a lot of time to look after my synology, so was pretty quiet here. Took the time over Eastern to clean up some things on my Synology - and I guess you will see some message from me in the other boards.

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There's no such thing as ice - it's just frozen water. DS416play 2x3TB (WD Red/Seagate Ironwolf) SHR

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Re: Introduce yourself here

Unread post by ruddlescounty » Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:03 am

Hi all
I'm new to synology and also to this forum. just bought a ds415play to replace my netgear readynas - great improvement. so much so i decided to get another.
Being tight and enjoy fixing things i decided to get a broken DS414.
I was told the unit i bought had the blue flashing light issue - however when it turned up it didnt. instead the fans spin up then thats it. I believe i need to reflash via serial port.
However - i dont know where the serial port is on this unit - Could anyone suggest where i might ask this question - would the Underground section be a good start?

wish me luck :)


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Re: Introduce yourself here

Unread post by jhmorri2 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:59 pm


My name is Jerem. I live in Arizona and am a part-owner of a full service IT company here in the valley. We have been using synology devices for just over 3 years. I purchased one myself about 3.5 years ago thinking it could become an asset to our clients. 3 years later, we now have more than 24 Synology devices throughout our clients and are constantly implementing more of them. We have had great success with them and have found them to be extremely versatile. We are the only authorized reseller in the Phoenix Valley and have enjoyed our relationship thus far with Synology.

I have read from the forums a few times before, but have never gotten involved. I believe I have extensive knowledge on how the systems function and where to find all the little hidden settings. I hope to contribute in a way that will save others both time and money.

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Re: Introduce yourself here

Unread post by a13antichrist » Tue May 15, 2018 9:25 pm

Hi, I'm Andrew, New Zealander living in the Netherlands.

Have just bought myself an RS3412RPxs, not sure what I will do with it yet but I intend to play around a lot. :) Also have a Q-device which is currently my main storage centre but the deal I got on this RS was too good to pass up.

I am an IT infrastructure engineer by trade, currently working for a consultancy with various clients in the Security/networking/storage arenas.

Currently building myself a new Ryzen HTPC; other interests include photography, electronic music, and debating ways to save the world. :)

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Re: Introduce yourself here

Unread post by Shadow771 » Wed May 16, 2018 1:12 pm

Hi, I'm Shadow.
Synology DS216+II <--> Synology RT1900AC <--> <site-to-site VPN tunnel> <--> Synology RT1900AC <--> Synology DS118+

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