Conclusion: Final ThoughtsTo setup and configure the Synology USB Station 2 was very straight forward with the Synology Assistant. The DiskStation Manager 3.1 operating system is used throughout the Synology NAS range and allows the Synology USB Station 2 to offer a large range of features from acting to a...
Pros: Small & compact, Flexiable Operating System, Extensive range of features, Respectable EXT4 speeds
Conclusion: Retailing at £50, some of you might just think it’s an expensive USB hub, but the Synology USB Station 2 is a definite winner in our books if you’re looking for an easy way to share files, folders and whole devices over your Intranet or Internet.
Conclusion: While the USB Station doesn’t quite offer you the full features of a NAS and you do need to take into consideration the added cost of a storage device of some kind with USB conectivity, Synology have bundled all the most commonly used features of their other devices into it.
Pros: Printer sharing, Easy Installation, Nice User Inerface, Most of the features found on more expenisve NAS drives, Passive cooling means its silent
Cons: No USB 3.0 port, Only 2 x USB 2.0 ports, Download station speeds are not the greatest
Summary: The USB Station 2 is an affordable way to introduce as much or as little network storage into the office or home as you care. It’s not quite as fast as integrated NAS solutions using SATA disks, but ought to be plenty quick enough for most domestic purposes.
Pros: Easy way to share USB drives across a network, Comprehensive interface
Excerpt: Networked-attached storage (NAS) is damn useful. In addition to providing a convenient means of backing up important data stored on your computers, today’s consumer-orientated models typically incorporate a DLNA media server.
Excerpt: Overview The Synology USB Station 2 is a quick way to turn any spare USB external hard drives into a network storage solutions. It supports USB printers; can handle external hard drives formatted using FAT32, NTFS, or EXT4 file systems; and has plenty of features and a simple to use and robust Web...
Excerpt: 2 Flares 2 Flares × KitGuru has reviewed many Synology products recently and our findings have shown that they have been incredibly successful targeting both the business and home enthusiast markets with high performance solutions.