Synology DS207+ NAS Server

Packaging and Contents

Packaging
 
The Synology DS207+ arrived in a simple, yet elegant and appealing box. The box itself features a carry handle to make handling of the unit a little easier and safer.
 
Synology DS207+ side Synology DS207+ top
 
The front of the DS207+'s box features a large image of the DS207+ and a list of the unit's predominant features.
 
Features DS207+ features
 
The side of the box features the DS207+'s specifications and a diagram illustrating how the DS207+ can be incorporated into your network.
 
DS207+ specifications DS207+ specifications_2
DS207+ networking diagram
 
As well as the networking diagram, Synology has included a small diagram illustrating the DS207+'s connections and buttons. Let's take a look at the package contents...
 
Contents
 
Opening the top of the box, we are greeted by a well-designed and thoughtfully laid out packing scheme. The DS207+ itself is well protected and situated between two folded portions of dense cardboard. This serves to prevent extraneous movement of the DS207+ chassis during transit and provides a buffer between it and the extremities of the box in case of impact. The DS207+ is also wrapped in a polystyrene packing sheet to prevent scuffing and scratching to the outside of the chassis.
 
Included in the box with the DS207+ are two other smaller boxes: one houses the power supply cable (as seen below),  and the other includes the necessary accessories.
 
Packagin opened
 
Packaging revealed
 
You can see from the image below why the DS207+ was wrapped in a packing sheet. It'd be a shame to see that shiny gloss finish marred by a scratch. Opening up the accessories box we can now see the additional bits and pieces that Synology has included to help us get up and running. I have included a list of the accessories for you below:
 
 
* DS207+ Main Unit
* Installation CD
* Welcome Note
* Assembling Kit
* AC Power Adapter
* AC Power Cord
* 2M RJ-45 LAN Cable
* SATA Hard Drive Power Cable X2
* SATA Hard Drive Data Cable X2
 
 
Synology DS207+ Synology DS207+ contents
 
Let's head over the page to take a look at the DS207+ chassis in a little more detail...
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Most Recent Comments

12-10-2008, 06:20:27

PV5150
Looking to take the leap towards Network Address Storage (NAS)? Synology' DS207+ NAS has everything that you'll need for a SOHO NAS solution.

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...073839552s.jpg

But don't take our word for it - check out the review

12-10-2008, 07:42:32

Rastalovich
Great review. These units are excellent pieces of kit.

Unfortunately for me they're still priced as if they're being targeted at businesses - what's more, IT people within businesses. Gloss or repack them anyway they like, 230 without any thrown in drivespace is alarming. And if they're looking to really target the average home buyer, they will have to have some sort of drive in them. Yes they're basic to put together - but that is scary to most who dont dabble inside pcs on a regular basis.

And heres the thing - if u do dabble inside pcs, u wouldnt pay 230 for one of these for 2 drive storage when u have an old pc.

Good tech. Throw in merely 2x500g drives for the price and it'd be a good purchase.

12-10-2008, 07:49:48

PV5150
Thanks Rast, and yes I wholeheartedly agree with everything that you've just said. As if the cost of the NAS itself isn't enough, then to factor in the cost of one or two fast HDD's into the equation - you're up for some serious coin.

12-10-2008, 14:02:35

JN
Really good review mate. Enjoyable read.

I too winced a bit at the price. Its been a while since I last built a "really" budget PC, but I wonder if you could build a small PC with a pair of 300-500GB hard disks for the same price-ish. Just slap a linux distro on it and you'd have yourself something very similar.

13-10-2008, 07:54:00

PV5150
Thanks Jim I'm glad you enjoyed it.

I too winced a bit at the price. Its been a while since I last built a "really" budget PC, but I wonder if you could build a small PC with a pair of 300-500GB hard disks for the same price-ish. Just slap a linux distro on it and you'd have yourself something very similar.



I'm sure you could and the results would be worth the extra effort too.

13-10-2008, 08:23:40

Rastalovich
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Jim'
Really good review mate. Enjoyable read.

I too winced a bit at the price. Its been a while since I last built a "really" budget PC, but I wonder if you could build a small PC with a pair of 300-500GB hard disks for the same price-ish. Just slap a linux distro on it and you'd have yourself something very similar.
And the thing about it being, u can add masses of drives to that pc, perhaps virus check ur stuff automagically at night, have it handle ur printer and a whole world of other things - including folding

13-10-2008, 08:52:08

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Rastalovich'
And the thing about it being, u can add masses of drives to that pc, perhaps virus check ur stuff automagically at night, have it handle ur printer and a whole world of other things - including folding
Very true. Almost makes me wanna build a wireless NAS and have it tucked away in a cupboard somewhere with a wireless N card installed.

Just a shame I don't have the time to fiddle, which I guess makes the PnP nature of the Synolgy appealing.
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