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Synology DS209 Diskless System Disk Station 2-bay SATA NAS Server for Workgroups and Offices

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  • 2-Bay
  • Diskless System
  • CPU Clock Rate: 1.2 GHz Processor
  • 1 x 10/100/1000M
  • 3 x USB2.0

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  • Warranty & Returns
  • Reviews

Synology Disk Station DS209 is designed to provide users with a flexible solution to share files and increase productivity. It’s an all-in-one portable server solution. A Gigabit Ethernet port enables you get your data quickly. Three USB 2.0 ports deliver easy connection to your peripheral devices. Advanced RAID data protection includes RAID 0, 1 and JBOD.

Besides being an exceptional back up device, the DS209 is a great multimedia server supporting both iTunes and UPnP. Web-based download station makes file sharing easy and quickly.

Synology pays attention to the environment with its energy saving design. The DS209 consumes a relatively low amount of power and hibernates when not in use which helps to save energy and even extends the lifespan of the hard disk.

  • newegg SATA Hard Drive Support The Synology DS209 supports two SATA hard drives, offering an ideal solution for your network storage needs.
  • newegg Data Protection The Synology DS209 features multiple RAID modes including RAID 0 and RAID 1 for data integrity.
  • newegg Gigabit Ethernet Connection The Synology DS209 features a Gigabit Ethernet port for up to 10X the speed of most 100M network connections and excellent usability for office and home networks.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Support The Synology DS209 features three USB 2.0 ports to connect your favorite high-speed flash storage devices for network storage expansion or data backup.
  • newegg All-in-one NAS Server The all-in-one NAS (Network Attached Storage) server functions as a printer server, web server, FTP (File Transfer Protocol) server, backup server, file server, MySQL server and more, ideal for professional and business users.

Learn more about the Synology Inc. DS209

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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    • Return for refund within: 30 days
    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
It's good 11/4/2014 6:22:45 AM

Pros: Does what it said it would. Raid worked, was able to recover from a dead Hitachi drive.

Cons: None that really stand out.

Overall Review: Very convenient, especially with a couple of the apps they have for smartphones.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Handy device 1/17/2011 12:47:56 PM

Pros: Low cost, decent features

Cons: N/A

Overall Review: Very handy, easy to use device. Decent solution for sharing files, sharing a printer, and storing a backup copy of files. The printer function works like a shared USB port--you still need to install the print drivers locally on each PC.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
4/ 5
Slow USB Speed 1/1/2011 7:23:38 AM

Pros: All the good things you read here are true; it's an excellent device.

Cons: I back up monthly to a USB drive that then goes offsite. Under the previous version 2 of the operating system, the backup took about an hour to run. Now, under DSM3, it takes 3 hours. Tech Support & the Synology engineers say they can't do anything about it, and they spent a lot of their (and my) time trying.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
5/ 5
Excellent Device 11/18/2010 6:24:14 AM

Pros: Incredibly easy set up, created RAID 1 with 2 Seagate 1.5TB drives, joined work domain, recognized domain users to set permissions, great speed.

Cons: None.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Best I have ever had 11/17/2010 8:33:10 PM

Pros: Super easy to setup.
really fast on my internal gigbit network..what I wanted!
lots of functionality.
really easy to manage access

Cons: a bit slow creating the mirror
not much else

Overall Review: love it love it love it!!!

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Outstanding Network Unit! 10/23/2010 12:28:12 AM

Pros: --Many/various capabilities as a network server. Fairly easy to set up with some technical knowledge required. User selectable hard drives for capacity and capabilities.
--Fast network accessibility!
--Other than below no complaints thus far . . . runs very well, cool, quiet, and efficient.

Cons: --Setting up unit initially - the setup software looked for a *.pat file which I had to find and "guess" which one was the right one off the disk. Manufacture should have had options from which to click/select and the setup program should have then gone to select the appropriate file on the install CD.
--Took "forever" for the RAID 1 array to setup - over 14 hours!

Overall Review: --This is replacing a first generation WD My Book World which was much easier to set up but exceedingly-slug-slow!
--I set this up with two Western Digital AV-GP WD20EVDS 2TB SATA in a RAID 1 array - giving me just under 2TB of space. Note these are "green" drives and function fine with this unit in spite of some previous comments that green drives do not work with it.
--Thus far I love it and highly recommend it.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Well worth the few extra bucks 10/21/2010 12:56:12 PM

Pros: Easy to set up and initially get going.
New firmware upgrade was simple and smooth.
When you are ready its easy to add other built-in services like uPnP, simple wizard-like interface to turn on the basics.
I love that I can run my My Sql databases directly from the device, and even install phpMyAdmin directly on the DS209.
Great user interface. Very nice use of the EXT JS desktop.

Cons: None that should sway anyone against buying.
(minor) MySql user authentication seems to take a long time.

Overall Review: I've had a series of cheap NAS devises, the theory being it just needs to serve files. Now that I've seen what you can do with a rich NAS environment I'm never going back.
Save yourself some pain, run spinrite on your drive before installing it!

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Outstanding 10/20/2010 9:33:44 AM

Pros: DLNA support works great
Fast, easy backups

Cons: none worth mentioning

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