Synology DS 107+ (Network Attached Storage) Mini-Review

A network attached storage, or NAS, is a micro-computer that sits somewhere you’re not. You access it as you would any other network drive, and as such, it’s simply a storage solution. Plug it into your wireless router, and you have wireless access.

I bought myself a 107+ and a 1TB SATA drive. Connection of the two was easy, as no cables were involved (by the way, the 1 in 107 refers to the number of drives you can add, the 7 to the hardware revision, so a 407+ is a 107+ but with room for 3 more drives).

You’d think that was it; 1TB wireless storage (delicious). It’s not. Because the Synology is a computer with firmware from a company that does little else than implement user suggested features, the NAS is SSH accessible, it’ll turn on and off for you on a schedule, it’ll automatically backup stuff, it’s Time Machine compatible, it’ll broadcast your music library, it’s PS3 compatible, and it’ll even download episodes of Lost for you. All that, right out of the box. Best gadget I’ve bought.

4 thoughts on “Synology DS 107+ (Network Attached Storage) Mini-Review”

  1. Levi says:

    I have to say that looks pretty cool. The price is reasonable considering it’s essentially a standalone computer. I wonder how capable it is as a web host, the site says it’s PHP and MySQL compatible. Would really make a good home development server.

    Wow it has IP Camera recording too! Very impressive little piece of hardware.

    What was the primary reason for going with a NAS device like this Joen?

    1. Joen says:

      It really is pretty cool. As a webhost, I would guess it’s very capable, though that’s only because it’s impressed me at every corner, I have no practical experience with it. I know you can install SVN as a “package” (meaning it should be somewhat plug and play).

      I bought this mainly because I’ve removed all but the girlfriends laptop from home. I now only have a computer at work. So well, I needed something to store my Lost, for home viewing, to be honest.

  2. Levi says:

    By the way, I like your Google Ad placement, visible but not intrusive. Nice work. 🙂

    1. Joen says:

      I appreciate that!

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