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Experience: 1 Years
- solid build
- excellent management interface
- above average performance compared to many other NAS devices
- poor tech support
Overall I'm very happy with my Synology products. I had initial problems with the CS-407 and failing drives. It was a no go trying to contact tech support for assistance. I finally traced it back to bad SATA cables and, once replaced, the unit has been humming along happily since. Check out SmallNetBuilder for NAS performance charts (http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/component/option,com_nas/Itemid,190/).
Experience: 7 Months
Easy to set up, quiet, low power requirements, gigabit.
Drive compatibility, jumbo frames do not work (lock up unit) and atrocious technical support.
I purchased this unit in April, along with 4 500 GB Seagate 7200.11 drives, for use in a server for staff media in the office. (To get their photos and music off of my main file server.) Unfortunately the unit was horribly unstable, crashing often. I ended up RMA'ing hard drives, and still the unit was unstable. I attempted to contact Synology tech support on four separate occasions, and was given little or no help each time.
Eventually I "determined" that the unit had a bad third port. When the fourth drive failed, leaving me once again with a degraded two drive array, I attempted to contact Synology again. They *FINALLY* told me that the 7200.11 drives were not supported.
It's now November, and nobody uses this $1800 piece of hardware. I'll put some different, slower disks, in the unit and see if I can achieve stability, but I'm not holding my breath.
On the positive side, this unit is extremely quiet and fast, and easy to setup.
Experience: 2 Months
Excellent storage device.
Clean stylish look.
Built on a customizable Linux operating system.
Built in Apache, php, mysql, ftp.
CPU is a little slow to host large scale CMS websites.
Slow data transfer speed to and from windows Vista(SP1 fixes this)
Great NAS device. Does a excellent job of keeping all my data backed up. Built in features (apache, ftp, php, mysql ,etc...) are all very handy. People with Linux and command line knowledge will really like this device as you can tweak, and install additional software and packages. Besides the built in features i have installed an svn and mail server.
Overall this is a great product and suggest it to any one that wants something more then just network storage.
CS407 is designed with Windows ADS authentication, USB printer sharing, dynamic website hosting, and data backup. With terabyte competency and hi-performance file sharing, CS407 gives business users the freedom to store massive data efficiently. The RAID 1/5 protection further prevents data loss from inevitable disaster.Speedy & Flexible
CS407 provides speedy data transmission and powerful computing capability, which is not only suitable for corporate environments that demand on efficiency, but also a great choice for power users who massively access data on the server.Work with Windows ADS
CS407 is compatible with Windows ADS and NT4 domain. Windows domain users are able to access data shared from CS407 when they pass the Active Directory authentication. This will greatly save your time on creating large amount of accounts for the domain users.Flexible Storage Management
CS407 allows you to create RAID 0, RAID 1, or RAID 5 volume on it. For budget-sensitive users, CS407 has the flexibility to assemble smaller hard drives first, and expand RAID 1 or RAID 5 volume by replacing existing hard drives with larger ones one by one when the budget is allowed.
When the hard drives on CS407 are full, you can expand more storage simply by attaching an external hard drive to the USB port of CS407.Security Enhancements
Encrypted FTP allows you to transmit data using “FTP over SSL” or “FTP over TLS” option. HTTPS support encrypts all HTTP connections with SSL transport mechanism. Encrypted Network Backup ensures Network Backup is done with encrypted data transmission. You won’t be worried about critical data being exposed in danger.Share Files between Windows and Mac
CS407 is designed for Windows users and Mac users to share files seamlessly. Windows users can access CS407 via Samba and FTP, and Mac users via Samba, FTP, and AFP. Unicode support allows sharing files smoothly in different languages.
Build Up Dynamic Website
Web Station runs Apache web server that allows you to publish website with only few steps. With pre-installed PHP+MySQL, you are free to install popular blog or bulletin board programs on CS407. No advanced IT knowledge is required to build up your community.Total Backup Solutions
Data backup is so important but people tend to ignore it, CS407 makes data backup so complete and automatic that backup always be done without your attention. You can always find the backup alternatives that fit your needs.
Network Backup is designed for you to back up data from CS407 to another Synology product that also supports Network Backup function.
Local Backup allows you to back up data from CS407 to external hard drive attached to CS407 via the USB port.
Desktop Backup simplifies desktop backup with Synology Data Replicator II. PC users will enjoy the easy-to-use backup tool to back up important data automatically.Cool and Quiet
Inside the stylish and elegant cube, the good ventilation airflow and quiet fan operation make CS407 perfectly fit into any corner of your office.Other Features
Protect our Earth
All Synology products are designed with the concept of energy savings in mind. Compared with PC server products, Synology products consume relatively far less power than their PC counterparts. It not only saves your money, but also saves The Earth.
All Synology products are produced with ROHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials. Synology recognizes its responsibility as a global citizen and is continually working to reduce the environmental impact of the products we create.
- RAM Size: 128MB
- Internal HDD: 3.5” SATA(II) X4
- External HDD Interface: USB 2.0 port X2
- Size: 230mm X 168mm X 184mm
- Weight: 2.23kg
- LAN: Gigabit X1
- Fan: X1(80mmX80mm)
- Power Recovery
- AC Input Power Voltage: 100V to 240V
- Power Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, Single Phase
- Max Capacity (Internal HDD): 3TB (See Supported HDD)
- Operating Temperature: 50 to 95°F (10 to 35°C)
- Storage Temperature: -40 to 185°F (-10 to 70°C)
- Relative Humidity: 5% to 95%RH
- Maximum Operating Altitude: 10,000 feet
- 68.5W(Spin); 50.6W(Access); 47.5W(Idle); 13.4W(Hibernation)
- FCC Class B, CE Class B, BSMI Class B
Windows ADS Domain Integration
- ADS/ NT4 Support
- Domain users login via Samba/AFP/FTP
- Synology Data Replicator II for Domain Users
- "FTP over SSL (explicit)" or "FTP over TLS (explicit)"
- Encrypted Network Backup
- HTTPS Connection
- FTP Auto-Block
- FAT (External Disk Only)
- NTFS (External Disk Read Only)
- Max User Accounts: 1,024
- Max Groups: 128
- Max Shared Folder: 100
- Max Concurrent Connections: 64
- Photo Station 2
- Web Station
- Download Station
- iTunes Server
UPnP Multimedia Support
- Audio Format: aac, ac3, FLAC, LPCM, m4a, mp1, mp2, mp3, mpa, ogg, raw, wav, wma
- Video Format: asf, DivX, avi, dat, mov, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, vob, wmv
- Image Format: bmp, gif, icon, jpg(jpeg, jpe), png, psd, tif(tiff), ufo
- Playlist Format: WPL, M3U
- Network Backup
- Local Backup
- Desktop Backup (using Synology Data Replicator II)
3rd-Party Backup Support
- Acronis True Image
- Symantec Backup Exec
- EMC Retrospect
- LaCie SilverKeeper (Details)
- Synology Assistant
- Synology Data Replicator II
- Synology Download Redirector
- Add printer wizard
- Download Station Bandwidth control
- Download Station Port Range Setup
- Editable HTTP Error Page
- Email Alert Message
- Email Notification for New User
- External HDD Hibernation (USB)
- Firmware Upgrade
- FTP passive port range
- Hideable Shared Folder
- Internal HDD Hibernation
- Movable Shared Folder
- Port range for BitTorrent
- Removable Default Shared Folder
- System Temperature
- UPS Management (Over USB 2.0)
- User Quota
- Web-based Download Station
- Web-based File Manager
- Web-based Management UI
- Volume Type: Non-RAID, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5
- Upgrade Non-RAID to RAID 1
- Expand RAID 1 or RAID 5 with Larger Hard Drives
- Volume Auto-rebuild after abnormal power failure
- Windows 98 and Newer
- Mac OS 9 and Newer
- Max Printer #: 1
- Supported Protocols: LPR, CIFS, AppleTalk
- North and South America:
- All Other Countries:
English, Germany, French, Italian, Spanish, , Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese.
- CS407 Main Unit
- Quick Installation Guide
- Installation CD
- Welcome Note
- Assembling Kit
- AC Power Adapter
- AC Power Cord
- 2M RJ-45 LAN Cable
- SATA Hard Drive Power Cable X4
- SATA Hard Drive Data Cable X4
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