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Synology DS412+ as User drives

kuraai
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I'm looking to use our DS412+ as a replacement for Windows user folders.

 

Our users now have a folder on our Windows SBS2011 server, which usually only contains some documents etc sometimes videos, not the profiles. What I want to do is transfer all of these to our Synology server ans use the 'Drive' app from synology, this way our users can also access everything through the corresponding Android app and also move away from the Windows server a bit.

 

However the only concern I have right now is performance, I'm wondering whether the DS412+ with the Intel Atom D2700 can handle about it. We have about 50 users, but I would guess the people using their drive concurrently is very low.

 

Does anyone have any experience with this or can make an educated guess on this? Or even have any other objections to this.

 

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Oh God, 50 users on a tiny synology? Why do you wanna move away from the windows server? 

I'm pretty sure you can make it work on Android and all profiles aswell. 

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I'm not sure if it's sarcasm about the 50 users? Considering you're saying you can make it work on Android, unless you mean a different approach?

 

However we'd like to eventually phase out our server. We'd like to move to mostly tablet use, and only a handful of people remaining on pc's, the Windows server is quite slow, we're using roaming profiles because most users don't have a designated workplace and move all over the place. We don't really use any propietary software or anything, the server is really only used for Exchange and profiles. And we're looking to move email outside as well.

 

The synology drive app is easy to use (free/cheap), taking into consideration that quite a few of our users barely know how to use a pc. Which is why I want to make it as easy and foolproof as possible.

 

Thing is I want them to be able to access their files (without using a cloud service) on their android tablets, and it has to be simple and easy to use. And we don't have a big budget to spend either.

 

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I noticed I put this in the wrong forum, made the thread in NAS & Servers as well now.

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