|Synology Disk Station DS207+
Disk Station DS207+
Every so often TWL gets an item that leaves us speechless. The friends at Synology
have sent TWL their improved DS207+ to review and “WOW” what a product!
For the Entrepreneurs out there who are looking for a solution for their small
to mid-size business, the DS207+ is a device you need to take seriously. The
DS207+ has so many features that will potentially save your company on I.T.
costs that overlooking this device would be a real shame.The plus sign in the
name of the device means the update of the original DS207, which we will cover
later in the review. Most small companies store their precious data on a workstation
within the office network which has severe draw backs, among these being no
data redundancy and a single power supply. Then there are the mid-size companies
who have purchased real server hardware with an OS, which to some is costly.
With real server hardware you need to stay on-top of firmware updates and OS
security patches which overlooking these critical updates may harm your business
rather then helping it.
So, what is there about the DS207+ that made the staff of TWL speechless? How
about RAID for data redundancy, dynamic web hosting with Apache, MySQL and PHP
built-in, also Windows ACS compatible for data security, power consumption at
~8cents a day to name a few? Also since the device is a Linux based kernel,
there are no Windows OS patches that need to be applied every month. The DS207+
has only one very quiet fan that is used to move air accross the two SATA drives
and that is it. With this low amount noise and heat output, you don't need to
worry about setting up an isolated cold room for this device.