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Written by Olin Coles   
Tuesday, 27 November 2007
Table of Contents: Page Index
Synology Cube Station CS407 4-Bay SATA Gigabit NAS
Closer Look: Cube Station
CS407 Detailed Features
Features and Specifications
NAS Testing Methodology
NAS Testing Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Synology Cube Station CS407

Time is money in the SMB and Corporate Enterprise sector, and anything that can cost less while saving time is sure to be a popular commodity. The Synology Cube Station CS407 4-Bay SATA NAS is a Gigabit network appliance which offers more features and functionality than most Windows Server 2003 R2 domain controllers... for less than the price of the Server Operating System! Benchmark Reviews gives this Network Attached Storage server a full host of tests as we uncover the value inside.

The Synology Cube Station CS407 4-Bay SATA Gigabit NAS 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.

Synology Cube Station CS407 4-Bay SATA Gigabit NAS

Storing and Sharing Files via InternetCS407_File_Server.png
Windows users and Mac users can easily share files within Intranet or through Internet. Unicode language support makes sharing different language files from Synology Server smoothly.

PC Data and Server Data Backup
Synology Server provides various backup solutions to back up Synology Server data or back up PC data to Synology Server and rsync compatible server.

Transferring Data via FTP
Synology Server provides FTP service with bandwidth restriction and anonymous login. To transfer data safely, "FTP over SSL" or "FTP over TLS" is also available on advanced models.

Managing Files through Web Browsers
File Station makes it possible for users to manage their files on the Synology Server easily through a web interface. Simply point the web browser to Synology File Station, and you have one more access to your files.

Sharing Photos and Videos with Photo Station 2 + video
"Photo Station 2 + video" provides intuitive user interface to share your photos and videos online in a snap.

Enjoying Entertainment Data Stored on Server
"Download Station" allows you to download files from Internet through BitTorrent, FTP, and HTTP to Synology Server. Moreover, if you have UPnP DMA connected in the LAN, you can enable "Multimedia Service" and share the multimedia files on Synology server. If you just want to share and play mp3 files stored on Synology Server, you can enable "iTunes Service", and enjoy the music through any iTunes clients on LAN.

Enjoying Music instantly with USB Speakers
"Audio Station" allows users to collate music stored in Synology Server into playlist, play music stored on the Synology Server or from the connected iPod, or even stream Internet Radio Stations. With USB speakers connected to the Synology Server, you're able to bathe in music at anytime you want.

Programming your Own Web Site
Personal or corporate website can be easily setup using "Web Station" function. By integrating with PHP and MySQL, user can also set up blog or even online shop.

USB Printer Server
You can share USB 2.0 Printer through Local Area Network.

Synology Cube Station CS407 4-Bay SATA Gigabit NAS

About the company: Synology, Inc.

Synology Inc., founded in April of 2000, creates next generation Network Attached Storage servers for the international market. Providing a secure way of storing and sharing digital content, Synology products are stylish in appearance, compact in size and energy efficient. Customer's investment is enhanced with free software upgrades and 24/7 online support. This makes the Synology product an ideal choice for the Home, Small Business and Corporate setting.



 

Comments 

 
# Media Enclosure SupportSiavash Amiri 2011-05-10 20:04
Hi
Could you please tell me whether this unit support the Ellion HMR 700A media recorder and devices like that? I mean can I connect the unit to media recorder and record directly to this unit? And finally can this unit support 1 tb and 2 tb hard drives separately? Putting a 1 tb or 2 tb hard drive in to each bay?
Thank you
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# Nowhere near GigabitCarl 2012-03-03 14:21
I don't know why they call this unit a "Gigabit" Device. The transfer speeds are not even capable of 100MB standards.
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# Gigabit EthernetBruce 2013-02-08 13:29
This review is over six years old now, but the limiting factor for many NAS devices is the effective transfer rate of the primary interface. In this case, the NAS uses the GbE (Gigabit Ethernet) interface, which has a maximum theoretical transfer rate of 125 MByte/s. Some of the newer, more powerful models are bumping up against this limit, with R/W speeds above 110 MByte/s.
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# RE: Synology Cube Station CS407 4-Bay SATA Gigabit NASdoom3 2013-02-08 13:03
Carl... units are in megabytes per sec :) so the real speed in Mbit/s was something about 450 Mbit/s.
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# Still not close...Carl 2013-02-08 14:01
in my experience.

I get transfer rates of between 39Mb/s to a maximum of 65Mb/s

So still nowhere near the theoretical possibilities.

Carl
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