What Is The Difference Between The Same Nas? Lenovo Personal Cloud Storage Vs. Synology Diskstation Experience


People today have a strong need for storage. Every day, everyone generates various types of data, such as hand-taken photos, carefully edited videos, and movies, series, and other video content for daily entertainment. Where to put these data in order to do device updates or regular organization, but also everyone will face a big problem, and cloud storage is the best solution to this problem at this stage. What is cloud storage? These public cloud platforms are certainly convenient, but from the standpoint of data security, they are not so reassuring, so “private cloud” has become popular in recent years among many users.

Synology and QNAP are well-known brands in this field, with exceptional stability and practicality, and have earned an excellent reputation in the hearts of both individual and enterprise users. Lenovo recently launched a product called Personal Cloud Storage at the Tech World 2019 conference. Lenovo positioned it as a home data center with multi-device data storage, centralized data management, real-time backup and sharing, and other features, providing users with storage services that seamlessly connect digital life and work.

Reading the product name and the two official descriptions will reveal to the astute that this is a standard home-grade NAS product. In terms of price, Lenovo personal cloud storage 4TB version is priced at 1799 yuan, with two 4TB hard drive dual-disk versions priced at 2899 yuan, and during the launch, 4TB single-disk version can enjoy a low price of 1299 yuan; (calculate a 4TB laptop hard drive is also close to 1000, so the cloud storage part of the box rounded up to about the same as free; compared to entry-level NAS easily two, This is unquestionably a cost-effective option.) As a result of this ultra-low price, I was forced to get the second NAS in my life that I was using.

The NAS has been working diligently for two years, and has indeed added a lot of convenience to life, solving the problem of disorderly storage of a large number of movies and photos; however, there are also problems such as complicated settings and remote playback compatibility; however, the overall feeling is still relatively satisfactory. Considering all of the video files into the NAS in the second half of this year, I also added a 4TB hard drive for it in the second half of this year, forming a double NAS combination with this Lenovo personal cloud storage. The author also made an early consideration at the beginning of the purchase – Qunhui temporarily maintain the status quo, more to test the newcomers; for Lenovo personal cloud storage, in the introduction of the launch, the product’s WeChat backup, file check function is quite attractive, can be well applied to do when the old and new equipment replacement data organization; in addition, the multi-terminal adaptation of a point – suppor (Previously, Qunhui could be obtained through the box’s network connection, but the actual use of stability is not very good.)

The first ritual after bringing home the Lenovo Personal Cloud Storage is quite a ritual unpacking session. After opening the package, the author’s first impression of personal cloud storage is still very good: gold and white with the side lines make its design look particularly sophisticated, can be well integrated into all corners of family life, compared to the previous DS216j looks more professional model, from the product size of personal cloud storage is also very small (built-in 2.5-inch laptop hard drive slot) The network provides an RJ-45 network interface that supports gigabit networks, which is compatible with the gigabit router that I recently upgraded, and the Lenovo personal cloud storage comes standard with a 4TB 2.5-inch Western Digital hard drive. From a thickness standpoint, it is undeniably thicker than a standard 7mm hard drive; however, its stacked large capacity is not 7mm hard drive can be achieved. The process of installing the hard drive is relatively simple; press to open the top cover and use the included screwdriver and hard drive screws to secure the drive to the internal hard drive bays to complete.

If there are higher requirements for storage security or capacity, the second hard drive bay must also be filled. Lenovo Personal Cloud Storage installation is simple, and the setup steps are straightforward. After connecting the power supply and network cable, you simply need to bind it via the corresponding Data Guardian App and then format the hard drive to directly enter the use of the session, which is not difficult even for whites.

If it is a traditional NAS, I previously DS216j need to go through the installation of DSM system, set the server, administrator account password, set QuickConnect, install the required kit, and many other important steps, many steps for newcomers need more control instructions or ask Baidu to understand. Because the NAS is intended to be used as an audio/video server, importing data is simple: simply plug in a removable drive and copy the Movie directory directly from it.

During operation, you can view and play the corresponding content directly through the “Videos” tab or My Space. The difference between the two is that the former is a summary of all the videos stored in Lenovo Personal Cloud Storage, which can be sorted by file name, size, and time, whereas the latter is based on the tree structure of directory storage, which is closer to computer users’ habits; of course, if you are lazy enough or truly don’t remember where to save, then direct search is possible in both ways. According to reports, Lenovo personal cloud storage has been in the global rollout of services, and Africa can now quickly establish a point-to-point connection.

This was also confirmed during my business trip last week, when I attempted to access a movie stored at home in Beijing before going to bed in Hawaii, and while the playback was not as local as no waiting at all, the entire movie process achieved smooth playback without lag after a few seconds of short caching. It has more advantages than other products in the same category.

Photo Backup In addition to video, one of the most frequently used applications on the NAS is backing up cell phone albums. Lenovo Personal Cloud Storage can automatically back up specified photos and videos at any time by specifying a backup folder, ensuring that albums are synchronized to the hard drive for safekeeping or easy sharing. It not only allows for the display of albums based on time, but it also allows for photo mapping based on GPS data stored in the files, just like cell phones.

Mobile Phone Backup Products are expensive, but data is priceless; most people agree that timely backup is essential. I still remember the first time I lost my smartphone in reluctance, which contained more is actually for the phone photos and other data that could not be retrieved helplessly. At the moment, you can put your photo albums, contacts, audio and video data are perfectly backed up through a variety of cloud backup means, and many ways, through the Lenovo personal cloud storage so backup to their own private cloud is undoubtedly the best solution, so that not only data security is guaranteed, more advantageous in browsing speed, but also more convenient to share.

Of course, it cannot be backed up because WeChat does not provide an open chat log interface to third parties, even if it is a daily export and import of our old and new phones or other brands of NAS products that do not support this type of data. The former supports both seed and link downloads, with links supporting HTTP, FTP, and Magnet, whereas the latter is compatible with Baidu.com content. It should be noted that these two functions allow users to download/upload files directly from their computers and phones.

I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get a good deal on this, but after more than two weeks of use, I’ve basically gotten to know Lenovo Personal Cloud Storage. As a “newcomer” in the family, Lenovo Personal Cloud Storage and the previous Synology DS216j are in fact completely different products with different orientations, and there are huge differences in the suitable user groups. The DSM system is highly playable through the expansion of the kit, and users who like to figure out and do things can even achieve many functions outside of storage, which is a lot of fun. Of course, this also requires a lot of complex professional setup steps, so non-geek players should be cautious not to step on mines.

The DS216j, in the author’s opinion, the previous purchase price of more than 1000 is still relatively affordable, the purchase of the machine within two years, mainly using PhotoStation, VideoStation, Moments, and a limited number of kits, the mining of functions other than storage is really limited; additionally, because the DS216j posi Of course, because it is designed for ordinary users, its easy deployment and simple operation feature is more advantageous than Qunhui here, and the experience of basic functions is essentially the same as Qunhui. Aside from the differences in the products themselves, there is also a significant price difference between the two.

Synology’s price has always been high as the leader of the NAS industry, discouraging consumers. The price of the empty disk bare metal for the current mainstream Qunhui DS218 has been sold to around 2800 yuan, almost close to the dual 4TB hard disk configuration of Lenovo personal cloud storage (2899 yuan), from the cost-effective point of view of the comparison between the two few few no suspense.

From the user’s perspective, if you are a fun-loving person with some professional knowledge and hands-on ability, then some entry-level Qunhui products are the best choice for you; and if you simply want to solve the pain point of storage, want to store your precious photos and video data, and look forward to easier operation and use, then Lenovo personal cloud storage is a very cost-effective solution. The author also made an early consideration at the beginning of the purchase – Qunhui temporarily maintain the status quo, more to test the newcomers; for Lenovo personal cloud storage, in the introduction of the launch, the product’s WeChat backup, file check function is quite attractive, can be well applied to do when the old and new equipment replacement data organization; in addition, the multi-terminal adaptation of a point – suppor (Previously, Qunhui could be obtained through the box’s network connection, but the actual use of stability is not very good.) Hands-On Experience After receiving the Lenovo Personal Cloud Storage, the first step was a ceremonial unboxing. After opening the package, the author’s first impression of the personal cloud storage is still very good: gold and white with the side lines make its design look particularly exquisite, can be well integrated into all corners of family life, compared to the previous DS216j looks more professional model, from the product size of the personal cloud storage is also very small (built-in 2.5-inch laptop hard drive slot) The network provides an RJ-45 network interface that supports gigabit networks, which is compatible with the gigabit router that I recently upgraded, and the Lenovo personal cloud storage comes standard with a 4TB 2.5-inch Western Digital hard drive. From a thickness standpoint, it is undeniably thicker than a standard 7mm hard drive; however, its stacked large capacity cannot be achieved with a 7mm hard drive.

To install the hard drive, simply press to open the top cover and use the included screwdriver and hard drive screws to secure the drive to the internal hard drive bays. If you have higher storage security or capacity requirements, the second hard drive bay must also be filled. Installation is simple, and the setup steps for Lenovo Personal Cloud Storage are straightforward.

After connecting the power supply and network cable, you simply need to bind it via the corresponding Data Guardian App and then format the hard drive to directly enter the use of the session, which is not difficult even for whites. If it is a traditional NAS, I previously DS216j need to go through the installation of the DSM system, set the server, administrator account password, set QuickConnect, install the required kit, and many other important steps, many steps for newcomers need more control instructions or ask Baidu to understand.

Because the NAS is intended to be used as an audio/video server, importing data is simple: simply plug in a removable drive and copy the movie directory directly from it. Application Play Video Storage During use, you can view and play the corresponding content directly through the “Video” tab or My Space.

The difference between the two is that the former is a summary of all the videos stored in Lenovo Personal Cloud Storage that can be sorted by file name, size, and time, whereas the latter is based on the tree structure of directory storage, which is closer to computer users’ habits; of course, if you are lazy enough or truly do not remember where to save, direct search is possible in both ways.

The stored video can be played in real time on a variety of terminals, particularly in a local area network, with no local latency. According to reports, Lenovo personal cloud storage has been in the global rollout of services, and Africa can now quickly establish a point-to-point connection. This was also confirmed during my business trip last week, when I attempted to access a movie stored at home in Beijing before going to bed in Hawaii, and while the playback was not as local as no waiting at all, the entire movie process achieved smooth playback without lag after a few seconds of short caching.

It has more advantages than other products in the same category. Photo Backup In addition to video, one of the most frequently used applications on the NAS is backing up cell phone albums. Lenovo Personal Cloud Storage can automatically back up specified photos and videos at any time by specifying a backup folder, ensuring that albums are synchronized to the hard drive for safekeeping or easy sharing.

It not only supports the display of albums based on time, but also enables photo map function based on GPS information stored in the files, similar to cell phones. Cell phone backup Products have a price, data is priceless; timely backup is the consensus of most people. I still remember the first time I lost my smartphone in reluctance, in fact, more for the phone photos and other data cannot be retrieved helplessly.

At the moment, you can put your photo albums, contacts, audio and video data are perfectly backed up through a variety of cloud backup means, and many ways, through the Lenovo personal cloud storage so backup to their own private cloud is undoubtedly the best solution, so that not only data security is guaranteed, more advantageous in browsing speed, but also more convenient to share.

Lenovo Personal Cloud Storage’s WeChat backup feature differs from the author’s previous literal understanding in that it does not allow backup migration of chat records, but it is similar to cell phone backup in that it backs up various documents, pictures, videos, and other files in WeChat to the hard drive. Of course, it cannot be backed up because WeChat does not provide an open chat log interface to third parties, even if it is a daily export and import of our old and new phones or other brands of NAS products that do not support this type of data. The former supports both seed and link downloads, with links supporting HTTP, FTP, and Magnet, whereas the latter is compatible with Baidu.com content.

It should be noted that with these two functions, users can basically download/upload files directly from their computers and cell phones. I believe: Qunhui is suitable for “throwing people” Lenovo personal cloud storage is more user-friendly After more than two weeks of use, I have become acquainted with Lenovo personal cloud storage.

As a “newcomer” in the family, Lenovo Personal Cloud Storage and the previous Synology DS216j are actually completely different products with different orientations, and there are huge differences in the appropriate user groups. The DSM system is highly playable through the expansion of the kit, and users who like to figure out and do things can even achieve many functions outside of storage, which is a lot of fun.

Of course, this necessitates a slew of complex and professional setup steps behind the scenes, so non-geek players should tread carefully.

The DS216j, the author’s DS216j, previously more than 1000 yuan to buy the price is still relatively affordable, the purchase of the machine within two years, mainly using PhotoStation, VideoStation, Moments, and a limited number of suites, the mining of functions other than storage is really limited; additionally, because the DS216j positioning of the lower end, no support for docker, but also I was not able to experience some “special” Of course, because it is designed for ordinary users, its easy deployment and simple operation feature is more advantageous than Qunhui here, and the experience of basic functions is essentially the same as Qunhui. Aside from the differences in the products themselves, there is also a significant price difference between the two. Synology’s price has always been high as the leader of the NAS industry, discouraging consumers. In the case of the mainstream Qunhui DS218, the price of the empty disk bare metal has been sold to around 2800 yuan, almost close to the dual 4TB hard disk configuration of the Lenovo personal cloud storage (2899 yuan), from the cost-effective point of view of the comparison between the two few no suspense.