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Synology Disk Station DS109j
5.8 out of 10

Synology Disk Station DS109j

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Overall 8
8.0

DS109+ Workout

Anonymous, Newegg
30 August 2009
  • Summary: I have a DS108j and was unhappy with it till the software was upgraded with a mail server, web site (fixes) etc, that software ugrade from Synology made a lit of difference for me. I decided to get a 109+, I have my 108j boxed till a later time (or installation).
  • Pros: Its easy to startup and configures easy enough. I have most of the features enabled and use them with Windows 2000&XP Pro, Linux (Ubuntu) computers and a iPod Touch(16). Works with 1.5tb hard drives, operates as a network printer output, the eSATA and USB drives I have work fine(@1.5tb) with it a...
  • Cons: Reasons for NO 5th STAR on Overall rating. Adding (other Linux) options not already provided by Synology (I would like to get Red5 added for streaming) is extremely difficult. Camera Packages have to be puchased as a extra cost above the 1 default install (no one seems to have them and they are e...
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Overall 8
8.0

Warranty is not very obvious

Daniel B., Newegg
6 July 2009
  • Summary: I'd be interested in reading anyone's experience with audio streaming using this or one of the Synology NAS models.
  • Pros: I'm thinking about buying one of these to use as a streaming audio server—running Squeezecenter. I'll probably buy the DS109 or DS209 because they're equipped with a reasonable amount of memory. 32MB is sort of ridiculous. A big plus is that Synology seems to have an active user base, as well as ...
  • Cons: With a memory boost, this unit probably has enough CPU muscle for my needs. Only problem is, it would void my warranty to upgrade the SO-DIMM. I'm tempted to try it anyway. By the way, you have to hunt around to obtain warranty information for this product. Based on what I read by clicking the 't...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice features, not fast

Andrew R., Newegg
27 June 2009
  • Summary: Seems like about the best deal for a NAS without a drive for the features you get. Unfortunately, it's not fast, and clicking through the interface proves this. If they just gave it a bit more memory I think it would be a lot better.
  • Pros: This is my first high function NAS, so I'm not sure how it compares to others. Being a BSD geek, this thing has great features. NFS, CIFS, rsyncd are all very cool for getting multiple different OSs connected and backed up. The interface is very nice looking and fairly easy to understand for an a...
  • Cons: rsyncd only works for the root (admin) user. You can log in later as root and move and chown the files (I think) though. Drive compatibility sucks. They limit you from putting in a drive larger than 1 TB, which I found out the hard way (didn't read the footnote on Synology's compatibility page). ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent NAS

Jacob W., Newegg
28 May 2009
  • Summary: YAY! First review! Set up with a WD green 1tb drive on a gigabit home network. Works great for 24/7 network storage. Plan to see if the access from the web is any good.
  • Pros: Super easy installation and set-up. Had no problem popping in a drive, screwing it shut, and then letting the software do the work. Took maybe 10 minutes before I was ready to upload files. Easy to Map the drive in windows and connect through Mac. The download manager that does torrents is great ...
  • Cons: Not lightning fast. Don't expect to stream HD video or anything like that. Can stream regular def video and audio just fine, but you're going to get 10mb/s speed tops. Permissions between the drive itself and attached USB storage can be a little tricky.
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Overall 8
8.0

Suffisant pour la maison

Bandit2033, priceminister.com
6 February 2010
  • Excerpt: Le Synology DS-109J est un petit serveur bien suffisant pour sauvegarder ses fichiers, se créer un serveur Itunes ou Web familial ou pour télécharger des torrents 24h/24 ! J'avais un PC et le Syno est encore plus agréable depuis que je suis passé au Mac.
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Overall 8
8.0

Gutes Gerät für Zu Hause Synology Disk Station DS109j

Spitz, Dooyoo
18 September 2009
Overall 8
8.0

Gutes Gerät für Zu Hause Synology Disk Station DS109j

Spitz, Dooyoo
18 September 2009