Reviews and Problems with Synology Diskstation DS207+
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Synology Disk Station DS-207+ SATA Gigabit NAS
16 November 2007
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. The white and black enclosure of the DS207+ gives it a very clean appearance. While it might look more at place in the home office than on the corporate rack, only the tech guys see the rack anyways.
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: 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? This unit leaves little to be desired as it comes out of the box ready to do anything the home user, or even the corporate user could want to do. From FTP serving to automated backups, right down to basic home file sharing this unit has it all.
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
Conclusion: So how well did the Synology Disk Station DS207+ perform in today's review? There is no doubt that the Synology DS207+ is an excellent product. The build quality is very good and it certainly looks very classy, whilst ensuring a small desktop footprint. The Synology DS207+ also provides good cooling for the hard drives contained within, and the cooling fan manages to remain reasonably quiet most of the time.
Pros: + Excellent feature set, + Looks, + Build quality, + Effective cooling, + Performance, + Storage capacity and array options for such a small unit
Cons: Absolutely nothing, It's times like these that I wish we had an OC3D 'Highly Recommended' award as the recommended award doesn't really seem to do the unit justice.