Pros

  • Speedy performance
  • Remote sharing, tons of features

Cons

  • Can be somewhat difficult to configure
  • Drives not user-accessible

At A Glance

Speedy NAS box has tons of robust server-level features and streams photos, music, and videos well.

Manufacturer’s Description

Synology Disk Station DS209+II offers PC server equivalent performance for efficient data sharing and backup. Its high performance coupled with sophisticated Synology DiskStation Manager 2.3 provides an ideal solution for cross platform sharing, secure server backup, Windows ADS integration, business mail server, and corporate surveillance.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number DS209+II
Storage
Drive size 1000.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Gigabit ethernet
Included Software
Included Software Disk Station Manager 2.0 (free upgrade to DSM 2.1)
Hardware
Installation Kit Hardware
  • ethernet cable
  • 2 hard disk drive power cables
  • Power adapter
  • 2 hard disk drive data cables

Performance

PC World Test Center
Interface tested Gigabit ethernet
Performance
Test Version 2.0
External Write - Files and Folders 216.42
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 499.45
External Write - Large File 183.85
External Read - Files and Folders 120.14
External Read - Large File 84.59
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 304.62