Reviews and Problems with Synology Disk Station DS209+
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13 November 2009
Summary: The DS209+ is a great full featured replacement for the DS207+. The DS209+ like the DS207+ is a NAS device for both home and business use. During the time of this review Synology announced the support of 2 terabyte drives (click here to see what drives are supported by the DS209+).
Summary: I absolutely love this device! It has so many wonderful features that it would take you a couples of days just to configure them to the best setting for your home and then just sit back and enjoy it all.
Conclusion: Synology has made a great decision releasing the DS209. By shedding off $200, the DS209 is much more within the price range where home users or small business users would be willing to spend on a NAS.
Synology Disk Station DS209+ Network Attached Storage Device Review
30 March 2009
Summary: Synology DS209+ with its 800MHz CPU and 512MB RAM is expected to deliver impressive performance, bring forth the concept of energy saving with Power On/Off design, and offer variable RAID management.
Pros: Excellent performance, Top-notch design, High quality of manufacture, eSATA port, Localized interface and services, Multi-language integrated Help system, User-friendly web-interface, A lot of integrated services, Supports external connection via PPPoE, Good logging options, Copying data from ext...
Cons: High price, Firmware source is not free, No VPN protocols other than PPPoE
Conclusion: The DS209+ is a winning product from Synology. I really like the new updated user interface. The AJAX based user interface is sleek looking and responsive. The menu options are well-organized and easy to navigate.
Summary: Although expensive and difficult to use for networking novices, the Synology DS209+ offers awesome throughput speed and nearly all the features you could ever need in a NAS server.
Pros: Very fast throughput; loads of features; robust and intuitive Web interface; RAID 1 and RAID 0 support; great expandability; Download Station supports eMule, BitTorrent and Web sites that require authentication.
Cons: Requires some networking knowhow to use and take advantage of its advanced features; Surveillance Station supports only one camera out of the box; eSATA port located on the front; requires a tool to install hard drives; expensive.
Excerpt: The DS-209 is right up there with the best home/SMB NAS units currently on the market. Not only does it provide a fast and reliable storage solution for your network, but it also works as a small server that offers everything from web hosting to file sharing to video surveillance and beyond.
Conclusion: Synology’s Disk Station DS-209+ is a compact dual-drive box that doesn’t forget about performance. Indeed, this badboy is one of the fastest in its class. Offering top read and write speeds of over 42MB/s and 36MB/s respectively, the Disk Station DS-209 is perfect for enthusiasts chucking huge files...