There are an increasing number of network attached storage (NAS) devices, each of which offers at the minimum access to a hard disk drive in an external enclosure. Some devices also offer additional facilities such as active data redundancy (see the earlier post on the Drobo storage robot), but with the Synology DS207+ device, you also receive a whole lot more.

Synology DS209+

Synology DS209+

The product runs a cut down version of linux, which makes it adaptable, and capable of running many useful services in the mode of an independent server. Web services run to serving html pages, a photo album/gallery, an FTP server, etc. Barring some noise from the fan unit used to cool the motherboard and drives, there\’s very little to complain about this device.

For more information, see the official Synology site…

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