Reviews and Problems with Synology Diskstation DS207+
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Impressed - perfect home NAS
John B., Newegg
8 August 2008
Summary: There are some wikis and forums where folks are "tweaking" the underlying linux distro to give more flexibility to the DS207+. Although, right out-of-the box it's an impressive and stable system that does exactly as advertised: provides redundant storage and a whole set of media sharing, backup and...
Pros: Very high-quality product. Quiet fans, well designed. The web-based user interface is top-notch. I'm using a set of mirrored Western Digital 750GB (WD7500AAKS) drives. I"m surprised at how quiet and not overly-hot the box is. This has helped replace 2 machines I had (one for backups, one for medi...
Cons: The bittorrent download functionality that is built in (based on rtorrent?) is a bit simplistic. It works just fine with a little tweaking but could be improved. If you're comfortable with linux and the command-line there are patches and hacks available from others to improve it.
Summary: Overall I really like this NAS so far.NFS support is coming, hopefully by September. It was easy to put together and although its not hot swappable, I dont plan on taking disks out or putting them in all that frequently, so its not a big deal.
Pros: Excellent user & manufacturer community support Small and low power usage Easy to use software Easy setup Frequent firmware updates
Cons: Does not support NFS without hacking it. Not much in the way of documentation. Comes with a disk with the manual on it, but the manual just covers the basics. Lights on the front are a it bright. Being able to turn them off would be nice. Fan is a little loud, but not horrible.
Pros: Easy to use, easy to setup. They even leave the screws out so you can slide it open. Add your drives, and you're ready to go. I use the OSX software and it found the drive without issues. I am in the process of copying my information to it. I set it up with 2 750GB's RAID1 gave me about 698GB of ...
Cons: The pricing on this has be on a roller coaster. I tried to get my price adjusted but apparently newegg doesn't have a price adjustment policy, not a fault of this product I'm just bitter I had to pay more.
Summary: Fan's not as noisy as prev. post makes it seem. If you get a diskless system and find a good deal on drives the price of these products are very reasonable.
Pros: Lots of features. File backup, HTTP/FTP/iTunes/print server all from one box. Great alternative to having a dedicated PC. I actually replaced a less featured NAS and a Server box with just the DS207. FTP user access setup is easy.
Cons: Unable to allow non-admin access to some folders. setback when admin login is required to edit any/all web files. An you cant link to folders outside of the web root.
Summary: I'm sending this back so I can build my own (cheaper, faster) file server.
Pros: Nice build quality, runs Linux.
Cons: The CPU is a 266MHz PPC, so compared to a "real" Linux box, the performance is pretty lousy. With RAID-1, I could write at about 7MB/sec and read at 14MB/sec. The drives themselves should be capable of several times that. However, I don't think the competitors' devices in this class are much better.
Summary: I was pretty impressed with the speed at which it comes out of standby. I haven't messed with the FTP and HTTP server options yet, so I have no feedback to offer on those. I recommend it, the price was worth it for me.
Pros: Easy installation of hard-drives and good instructions on how to install hard-drives. EXCELLENT software interface. I breezed through intializing and creating a file structure on the hard drives, had them in raid 1 and had the new drive mapped to all PC's in my house in under 45 minutes. Printer ...
Cons: For some reason, when I copy files to and from the server to a pc, it's fast, and I have no issues. When I try to do a copy ON the server, for instance, from one folder on the server to another folder on the server, it takes quite a bit of time. This also happens when I move files around on the s...
Summary: Habe das NAS DS-207+ jetzt seit 3 Tagen in Betrieb. Nutze das Ding aber derzeit nur als Datenspeicher, habe die Server-Funktionen (iTunes, Bilder usw.) noch nicht ausprobiert. - das Gerät ist zwar nicht extrem laut, für eine Aufstellung am oder beim Schreibtisch ist es dann doch zu laut.
Excerpt: Synology DiskStation DS-207 mit 2 x 500GB Samsung Spinpoint Harddisks. Erfahrungen mit dem Gerät: Das Gerät verspricht sehr viel und kann es wirklich einhalten. Ich habe das Gerät per USB angeschlossen und mittels Software (CD) die Installation vorgenommen. (Raid, Formatieren, Namen geben usw).