The Synology DS119j is a new personal cloud network attached
storage device for home users. Its perfect for non-techy people and can use a single
hard disk up to 14TB.
While we were reviewing the four-bay DS481play, Synology released a DS119j personal cloud, that, on paper at least seems to eclipse other entrants in that space. Why – because Synology is a NAS maker first, and hard disk agnostic.
It uses one disk, it is not a RAID (redundant array of inexpensive disks). If that single drive did fail, then you had better have a backup. Fortunately, Synology has auto-backup to almost any cloud. Or buy the DS218j or DS218play 4K two-bay units for RAID and peace of mind. Considering RAID is a buy and forget item that extra expandability may be what you need.
Michael Wang, product manager at Synology,
There are many users who are not familiar with a NAS yet, nor aware of the
benefits of having one at home. DS119j is aimed to be an ideal choice for
first-time NAS users with versatile software features, an intuitive user
interface, and an affordable price point.
GadgetGuy agrees and does not know what he would have done without a
personal cloud server over the past five years.
Why Synology is better?
Synology focus on LAN attached storage. That razor-sharp focus means
continual improvements in the Disk Station Manager (DSM) software, more and better
apps and extremely simple setup.