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Synology Disk Station 2-Bay (Diskless) Network Attached Storage DS209 (White)


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  • Disk Station Manager 2.1: AJAX-Based Management Interface, Remote File Management, Mail Station add-on, IP camera support
  • Max HDD Support (Internal HDD): 2x 2TB
  • Internal HDD(1): 2X 3.5¿ SATA(II) or 2X 2.5¿ SATA/SSD using Synology Disk Holder Type B and External HDD Interface: 3X USB 2.0 ports
  • Networking Protocols: CIFS, AFP (3.1), FTP, NFS, Telnet/SSH
  • Standard Memory 256MB DDR2 SDRAM
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  • Brand Name: Synology
  • Model: DS209
  • Hardware Platform: linux

Product Details

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  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 9.5 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00275G0LO
  • Item model number: DS209
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 1, 2009

Product Description

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Synology Disk Station DS209 is designed to provide users with a flexible solution to share files and increase productivity. Packed with the Synology Disk Station Manager 2.1, it delivers ease of use and variety of features. Furthermore, the optional Synology 2.5” Disk Holder provides an easy way for users to deploy 2.5” hard drives on the DS209, bringing the library quietness, power saving, and higher reliability for the DS209. Synology Disk Station is designed for data storage and sharing among Windows, Mac, and Linux. Seamless file sharing across different operation systems is an effortless process. Synology File Station 2 offers an innovative user interface with drag-n-drop and right-click capability allowing users not familiar with FTP to easily access files with a web browser. Synology Data Replicator 3 allows Windows users to back up desktop data to the Synology Disk Station. Immediate, Sync, and Scheduled Backup are fully-supported. Synology Local Backup helps to safeguard data by backing up to external hard drives via USB interface with flexible scheduling options. Synology Mail Station add-on provides a one step installation and enables Synology Disk Station to be a mail server that supports Outlook-like Web mail, SMTP, POP3, and IMAP. Synology Web Station with Virtual Host option allows users to host up to 30 websites on one single Synology Disk Station. The built-in PHP+MySQL provides the ability to create interactive websites without complicated settings. Synology Disk Station supports two USB printers simultaneously, and the Add Printer Wizard simplifies setup process with a wizard. 3rd-Party Application Integration: Following “Synology NAS Server 3rd-Party Apps Integration Guide” on Synology website, users can customize their Synology Disk Station by installing their favorite applications.

Customer Reviews

The web interface is very nice, fast and easy to use.
Yun Lin
In summary, the Synology DS209 offers a good combination of performance and features.
JB
Despite those three flaws, my experience so far with this product has been great.
P. Molter

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

91 of 92 people found the following review helpful By JB on July 7, 2009
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The Synology DS209 is a good alternative for a two drive Network Attached Storage (NAS). There are other choices for a dual drive NAS with decent performance but for me the combination of performance, features, and price stands out.

The Synology DS209 is housed in a sturdy white plastic medium sized box just large enough to hold two 3.5" drives and the system board. It is powered by a Marvell CPU clocked at 1.2 GHz and 256 MB of main memory. This compares to the "upscale" DS209+II Ultra High Perf NAS with a Freescale floating point CPU clocked at 1.06 GHz CPU and 512 MB of main memory, and to the "economy" DS209j Economic 2-Bay NAS with a 266 MHz CPU and 64 MB main memory.

According to Synology, performance for Windows XP transfers are 11.46 / 39.09 / 48.31 MB/sec (upload) and 27.75 / 49.49 / 52.53 MB/sec (download) for the DS209j / DS209 / DS209+II. In my quick informal testing copying files to and from a Vista laptop over a gigabit LAN the DS209 transferred files anywhere from 30 MB/sec to 43.5 MB / sec, depending on the file size.

All recent Synology NASes including the DS209 run the same application software, Synology Disk Station Manager 2.1. Some highlights of DSM 2.1 include:

- Support for file sharing with Windows / Mac / UNIX, with definable user accounts and groups.
- Web based file management (File Station 2).
- Support for FTP, Telnet/SSH, BitTorrent / eMule download, etc.
- Support for Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, and RAID 1.
- Support for attached USB drives, printing to attached USB printer.
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful By P. Molter on September 1, 2009
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I picked up this unit because of a favorable (although, not the most favorable) CNet review and the customer comments here at Amazon that said the unit was geared more towards people with a strong technical background. The Amazon reviewers are right -- this product is geared to people who have a solid understanding of how a NAS works. If you're comfortable with that, then by all means, get this product. The setup was relatively easy and the performance has been far better than I expected. I give this unit four stars instead of five for three basic flaws.

The first flaw is the manual hard drive installation. I had a couple of WD 640GB hard drives lying around and bought the unit without drives planning to use those. Rather than having a simple drive caddy system, I had to crack open the case, wire up the hard drives, screw them into the chassis, then put the case back together. The step-by-step instructions for how to do this were very clear, and the package came with 1 extra chassis screw and 2 extra hard drive screws. I just think for a unit like this, a simple drive caddy mechanism should be part of the package.

The second flaw is that the software that came with the unit did not work with MacOS X Snow Leopard. The PPC-based software required Rosetta to be installled. After Rosetta was installed, it crashed reproducibly every time I attempted to run it. Intel-capable Macs have been out for several years. Synology should update their software. If you have MacOS Snow Leopard only, I believe you'll be unable to install the unit. I have another Windows machine I was able to perform the initialization with. That Windows software ran without issue.

The final flaw is that the fan on the device is rather loud.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By R. Swafford on February 4, 2010
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This is my first NAS purchase, so my experience with them is extremely limited.

My Setup:
* Synology 209
* 2 identical Western Digital 1.5 TB Caviar Green SATA Intellipower 32 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive WD15EADS
* RAID 1 (mirrored)
* Gigabit D-Link DIR-655 Extreme N Wireless Router
* 3' Ethernet cables from router (currently but planning to relocate it later)
* iMac Alum. (2007 w/ gigabit Ethernet & 10.6.2)
* Other Mac's & PC's pop on and off the network

Purpose for purchasing:
* Remote mounted file server to store all backups (if a thief takes my computer & attached USB drives, I've lost everything... but not anymore)
* Backup my DVD collection and keep masters in storage (kids!!)
* Keep duplicate copies of movies in iPod compatiable format
* Clean off desk around computer and remove 4 ext hard drives
* Make fairly large iTunes music collection available to all computers in my network
* Redundant backup of digital photos & homemade movies (physical photo albums are a thing of the past)

Review:
1) Setup was easy, minus the hard drive mounting screws (4 tiny screws per drive.... 2 drives). Seriously, for this price, there should be an integrated tray that can easily swap drives. I believe this NAS is even hot swappable, meaning that you don't have to turn the power off to replace the HD's. That's just what I want to do is go flipping the case over, jarring it open, sticking screw drivers in this thing... as 1.
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