Reviews and Problems with Synology Cube Station CS407
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Synology Cube Station CS407 4-Bay SATA Gigabit NAS
27 November 2007
Conclusion: Our rating of the overall packaging and presentation is somewhat high, as Synology has done an excellent job of educating consumers with plenty of box-top information so they can make an informed purchase.
Pros: Most versatile NAS on the market!, Excellent Gigabit Ethernet network performance, Single, JBOD, RAID 0/1/5 disk arrays, Convenient compact footprint and size, High-quality metal enclosure, Elegant yet simple black appearance, Windows ADS compatible, Two High-Speed USB 2.0 ports, Simple HTML admi...
Cons: Does not offer eSATA connectivity, Large AC power adapter brick adds to overall footprint, Product dimensions are just short of 4U rack mount constraints, Rear panel could support a 120mm cooling fan, Package includes obsolete CAT-5e Ethernet patch cable
Conclusion: Overall, our subjective thoughts on the Synology CS407 says a lot about what we thought of this Network Attached Storage device - We loved the ease of configuration, the simple but effective web interface, the relative richness of features within the system software, and the flexibility of various...
Synology CS407 / CS407e Review: A good NAS gets better
11 July 2007
Conclusion: Four drive BYOD SATA NAS with eight built-in server functions
Pros: Gigabit Ethernet with jumbo frame support, Simple setup, Easy access to drives for replacement, Built-in servers for Web, FTP, iTunes, Printer, UPnP AV, Photo sharing, Backup, and Bit Torrent download, Mac/PC Compatible with support for legacy Macs, NT Domain/ADS support
Cons: Default configuration doesn't provide optimum RAID 5 performance, Limited alert options, Cold-swappable drives, Very limited documentation for using built-in web server/MySQL
Summary: The Synology Cube Station CS407e is a seriously good quality product and we highly recommend it to anyone looking at a four drive NAS solution for the home or small office. Unfortunately products like the Cube Station CS407e are more of a luxury than a necessity.