Reviews and Problems with Synology Disk Station DS209+
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Outstanding file server and web hosting server; could be faster
8 October 2010
Summary: This is my second Synology. This replaced my four year old DS206. I am very satisfied. Bad news first: (1) Speed: Although I'm glad to report that DS209 is at least twice as fast or as the DS206, it is still no contest to an internal hard drive. I did a simple test of transferring a file of 1G size.
Summary: This device advertises being an iTunes server. It is not. What it does is allow visibility as a shared iTunes library which is quite far from being a true server. There is nothing whatsoever in any of the documentation that shows how to put music onto the device and that cannot be accomplished via the iTunes service. What has to be done is a file share must be set up and an iTunes installation on the network must redirect its library path to this file share.
Summary: The DS209 set up well and seemed solid, so I transferred about 25,000 files (all my documents and a bunch of WAV files and other miscellany) to it. I took a set of MD5 checksums from the source and compared them automatically to the copies I made on the Synology using md5summer.exe. Scarily, about 20 files did not copy properly, though no errors were mentioned in the copy process.
Summary: This is my first NAS purchase, so my experience with them is extremely limited. My Setup: * Synology 209 * 2 identical Western Digital 1.5 TB Caviar Green SATA Intellipower 32 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive WD15EADS * RAID 1 (mirrored) * Gigabit D-Link DIR-655 Extreme N Wireless Router * 3' Ethernet cables from router (currently but planning to relocate it later) * iMac Alum.
Summary: I received this few days ago, have tested for several different options/funtions, and am uplaoding my files finally. As I mentioned,I understand why people like this machine among various NASes. Actually, I bought a different NAS and should return it because lacks of basic functions(they are saying it is easy to use right out of the box). But I don't want to sacrifice whatever functions I expect for NAS.
Excellent NAS if you are looking for more than just storage/backup
L. Patil, Amazon
28 December 2009
Summary: This is an excellent NAS with many features apart from generally available storage/backup solutions. If you are looking for backup and just storage solution and not worried much about speed then this is not right choice as it is expensive. But I was looking for speed and some other features and I am happy with this one. I found following things very useful for me - 1. Speed: Over Gigabyte LAN, I got average 38MBPS upload and 60MBPS download speed. 2.
Summary: The DS209 is a feature rich home NAS server. This device is easy to use "out of the box" with the default settings, but there's also a plethora of advanced features. I purchased it as a home file server and UPnP/DLNA server. The included software, Disk Station Manager 2.2, makes home file sharing simpler, safer and more scalable than simple Windows file sharing. The DS209 trumps all prior NAS servers I've tried (EARLY implementations from Buffalo and Intel).
Summary: Comments about Synology DS209: I put in 2 1TB drives and setup as RAID 1. I use it mostly for music, videos, and backup. I've had several different NAS devices, and this is by far the best one I've used so far. It has an incredible amount of features and is fast. I had no difficulties setting it up and had it up and running fairly quickly, but I work with stuff like this for a living.
Summary: I picked up this unit because of a favorable (although, not the most favorable) CNet review and the customer comments here at Amazon that said the unit was geared more towards people with a strong technical background. The Amazon reviewers are right -- this product is geared to people who have a solid understanding of how a NAS works. If you're comfortable with that, then by all means, get this product.
An excellent product that will make Synology a leader in this market.
Lazlo Hollyfeld, Amazon
18 August 2009
Summary: I normally do not write reviews, but I have to share this one because purchasing a NAS is a tough decision. There are SO MANY of these things on the market. Many companies think they can just give users the bare minimum because they think their users are just using it for storage and that's it. Synology understands its users. The applications that come with the DS series are well designed, solidly implemented, and just beautiful.