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. On top of this, they’ve maintained the simple installation and nice user interace found on the much more expensive models.
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
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. As a result, they’re able to stream multimedia files to any device that’s capable of accepting them. Synology’s stylish, white box does all that for only £85.