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Synology NAS DS-209

mavcom asked

I am considering purchasing this item but it is the first time I am dealing with this brand. Does anyone know anything about this brand. I have read the reviews on CNet but would like to get another opinion.

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No problem getting advise,  usually only when people are trying to direct sell to the posters is there an issue.

Anyway there are 3 NAS makers that I normally suggest,  Thecus,  Qnap and Synology.  All three are focused on NAS and put out good performing units - meaning decent throughput as compared to other hardware in the same price/class.  Thecus models are a bit stale and don't stack up well in this size and Qnap is a bit more business oriented than Synology.  Overall the 209 is pretty good performer for the price along with some good features.

If you have not take a look at the Qnap 2 bay models.

Also I highly recommend is to fully read the use manual for any NAS before you buy it.  Just to make sure the user management, RAID/disk management  and other features work as expected.

To get some comparison performance metrics you can check out Smallnetbuilder's charts,


Also reviews on the units in the chart including the 209,  if you have not found this site already.


Thank you for your assistance. The accompany links were extremely helpful not only in making the decision but in increasing my overall knowledge of NASes.