So I finally got to set up and play with my new NAS. I am basically switching over from my Drobo. Nothing wrong with the Drobo, but I just wanted a NAS that could do more things. I plan on streaming movies over Plex using this as well. It has so many features it's hard to list them all. The box is smaller than my Drobo, but just a little wider. I first purchased another drive to pull all my data off my Drobo since I would be using some of those same drives in the Synology. The transfer took a while to get all my data off since I was transferring it to a raw drive in a USB 3.0 dock. Took all of Saturday. Yesterday morning I unboxed the Synology and popped in 3 drives. The NAS is tool-less and it makes them easy to add. After booting it I had to create the volume. I choose to use the SHR with the BTRFS format. I really like the bit rot protection and self-healing. After creating the volume it did have to do a one time scan on the drives for parity. It finished last night and I was able to transfer back over my data. It went way faster going to the Synology. I knew my Drobo processor was getting a little dated. I verified most of the files this morning, but tonight I will double check everything and then add my new drive to the pool and let it expand to it for more room. This is a 4 bay model, where my Drobo was a 5 so I am losing a little bit of expansion room there. But over all it's nice. I will report more as time goes on, but just wanted to go over the ease of setup.