Reviews and Problems with Synology Diskstation DS207+
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Synology Diskstation DS207+ - Reviewed
6 April 2009
Summary: The Diskstation is one of the better NAS drives that I have seen. It is important to realize that the hardware is only as good as the software. Some NAS drives have even better hardware implementations, but poor software. This product seems to have a good balance.
Summary: DS207+ is designed with Windows ADS authentication, USB printer sharing, dynamic website hosting, and data backup. In our today’s review we are going to take a closer look at this award-winning solution.
Pros: Excellent speed parameters, Cute exterior design, High quality of manufacture, eSATA port, User-friendly web-interface, Various integrated services, Can be connected to an external network via PPPoE, Excellent logging opportunities, Copying data from external HDDs with a press of a single button,...
Cons: High price, Source code of the firmware is not free, VPN protocols other than PPPoE are not supported, You have to use a special program to load the firmware into the device before beginning to work with it, Noisier fan than in the DS107+, Fuzzy image from the camera in the Surveillance Station, ...
Summary: Network attached storage is not exactly the most affordable means of storing and sharing your data, but as Synology has proved it is a very easy and reliable way of doing so. Those wanting to share large amounts of data among multiple networked computers should seriously consider a NAS device and if...
Synology DS207 Review:Feature-packed NAS for business and pleasure
17 May 2008
Conclusion: Dual-drive BYOD SATA RAID 1 NAS with Active Directory and AFP support.
Pros: LAMP webserver (HTTP, PHP and MySQL support), UPnP AV Media, iTunes, proprietary photo and USB print servers, Built in BitTorrent, HTTP, FTP download service, Gigabit Ethernet with 4K and 8K Jumbo frames supported
Cons: iTunes server doesn't support Apple DRM files, Can't modify created volumes, Only RAID1 volume expansion supported
Conclusion: Synology has done a fine job with product presentation. There is plenty of pertinent information on the retail box, which improves the chances that the Synology Disk Station DS-207+ SATA Gigabit NAS will satisfy the consumer needs. Appearance is attractive for the home user.
Pros: Extremely easy setup, Good performance, Compact size, Attractive finish, Nice cooling, Support for 2 TB of storage possible more., eSATA support, Ability to add USB Hard drives, USB print server, Rubber feet for side mounting, Inexpensive compared to PC Servers
Cons: Expensive compared to other NAS devices, Still not as fast as a full blown server, May be out of place in a company rack server, Going to be hard to justify the high install bill for clients.
Summary: The Synology Disk Station DS207 and DS107 are seriously good quality products and we highly recommend them to anyone looking at either a single bay or dual bay NAS solution for the home or small office.
Summary: Synology has hit the nail on the head once again with this outstanding product. They have taken the DS106 and all of its success, packed in some more features and added support for another drive. What more could a person want?
Pros: Easy setup, Nice interface, Fast transfers, USB print server support, External drive support, Daisy chain support
Cons: Extra features that are not needed (iTunes server), Loud startup beep, Instructions are a little lacking, Transfers interrupted when unit resyncs it's file system