Exterior and Interior

synology front2 Synology Disk Station DS207+

The DS207+ is compact and finished in a glossy white plastic shell with a slight indented front design with a contrasting black front panel. On the front, are USB2.0 ports, eSATA ports, power and USB copy buttons. Status LEDs and activity lights are also present for Status, LAN, Disk 1 and Disk 2. The USB and eSATA ports are for connecting external USB and eSATA hard drives, USB printers and other USB devices.

 

 

synology rear Synology Disk Station DS207+

Two USB2.0 ports, a Gigabit LAN connector, 60mm cooling fan and a reset button are found at the rear of the DS207+. Cooling fans usually generate a bit of noise but the Synology operates unobtrusively.

 

synology open2 Synology Disk Station DS207+

Our evaluation unit did not come with hard drives installed. You will need to purchase and install them separately. For this review, we used two 500GB Seagate Barracuda SATA-II hard disks. The installation is extremely easy: Remove two screws, Slide open the chassis, mount the drives in the bays, connect the SATA cable and power cable and close chassis.

 

synology open Synology Disk Station DS207+

Next, just plug in the LAN cable, power cord and press the power button.