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Synology Disk Station DS109j
5.8 out of 10

Synology Disk Station DS109j

Easy-to-use Cool and Quiet Power-Saving (10W~26W) * Read more

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Overall 10
10

Great, easy NAS

Michael J., Newegg
20 October 2009
  • Summary: An excellent overall product!
  • Pros: This NAS is great and very easy to use. I've had several NAS setups and also used FreeNAS on old pc's. The Diskstation Manager software is excellent and can be as simple or in-depth as you wish. I've also had the DS209j (2 drives) since June with no reliability problems, so I'm assuming this one ...
  • Cons: The external enclosure is plastic. It would be nicer if it was metal, but Synology had to cut cost somewhere. The Diskstation software doesn't include a way to limit share folder sizes. You can set up separate partitions, but it would be easier to limit folders for backups, Apple Time Machine, etc.
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Overall 10
10

A little execessive for the average user

Vinay S., Newegg
5 October 2009
  • Summary: Case is all plastic, but is built nice. The website is worth visiting to appreciate all of the features. Also, Synology responds fairly quickly to any questions through e-mail. I dropped in 1TB WD green drive that runs pretty quiet and cool.
  • Pros: Options galore, easy to setup, great company support, and extensive user forums. I love the automated power on/off feature and usb plug in front with the copy button for backing up flash drives. All I wanted was a NAS that was easily recognized by XP machines and this did very simplistically.
  • Cons: The transfer speed is a bit slow, but I use only as a backup so not an issue.
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Overall 10
10

Just Great

David C., Newegg
26 September 2009
  • Summary: It is not immediately obvious in the product description that an actual SATA hard drive is not included. Someone might make that clearer.
  • Pros: Simple to set up. Has features upon features. Quiet. Cheap. The Web-based administration tool is self-explanatory and very straightforward. I mostly took the default settings and IT JUST WORKS.
  • Cons: No negatives I can think of. Well, one. The documentation was not written by a native speaker of English so the sentence structure is a bit rough. But who reads documentation? :)
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Overall 10
10

great little box

James M., Newegg
13 September 2009
  • Summary: I found a (perhaps somewhat silly) additional use for the box... I plug my other gadgets in to its' USB ports for recharging so I don't have to juggle things around at my computer... it's sitting there anyway!
  • Pros: Simple & self explanatory web based configuration, loads of features, reliable performance. Set up was a snap - used the Mac OS version of the setup software - which handled drive partitioning, formatting, and loading the latest firmware/OS. Runs quiet & cool, and form factor isn't very much bigg...
  • Cons: 1TB drive limit. It's enough space for my needs (or I would have opted for the dual bay version), but with 1.5 and 2TB drives out, it seems like an arbitrary limitation. Maybe it will be addressed through software updates, but check the compatibility chart on Synology's website before picking a d...
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