Router Charts

Click for Router Charts

Router Ranker

Click for Router Ranker

NAS Charts

Click for NAS Charts

NAS Ranker

Click for NAS Ranker

More Tools

Click for More Tools

NAS Reviews

Introduction

Updated 9/19/2007 - Performance results updated with DS107e retest data.

Synology DS107

At a Glance
Product Synology Disk Station DS107 Series (107, 107e, 107+)
Summary Single-drive BYOD SATA NAS with eight built-in server functions
Pros • Gigabit Ethernet with jumbo frame support
• Simple Setup
• Built-in servers for Web, FTP, iTunes, Printer, UPnP AV, Photo sharing, Backup, and BitTorrent download
• Mac/PC Compatible with support for legacy Macs
• Domain/ADS support (DS107 and DS107+ only)
Cons • Media player could use some improvement, including improved playlist support
• Limited alerting options
• Very limited documentation for using built-in web server/MySQL

It’s been a busy year for Synology. Over the course of this year, the company has revamped its product line with new models, new features, and in some cases, new case designs. Recently, I reviewed the new Cube Station CS407/407e four-bay BYOD SATA NAS and Tim Higgins reviewed the DS207 Disk Station two-bay BYOD NAS earlier this year. Now, Synology is completing their product line refresh with the introduction of three new single-bay BYOD NAS products. You’ve probably figured out by now that following the naming convention, the family name for the new single drive NASes is DS107.

Product Tour

Each of the new DS107s sports a completely new case design as compared to last year’s model, the DS106. The new case design is essentially a single bay version of the DS207. On the front panel, there are individual status LEDs for Status, LAN (Link/activity), Disk, and eSATA. There’s one USB 2.0 port on the front panel (plus two more on the rear panel), as well as an eSATA port for attaching an external SATA drive.

The power button turns on the device as well as performing a "safe" shutdown of the system. Finally, a USB Copy button will copy files from an external USB device to the root of a user-defined share on the internal disk. 

Rear view

Figure 1: Rear view of the DS107

The rear panel of the DS107 (Figure 1) has two additional USB 2.0 ports. You can use the USB ports for up to three external drives, an external USB printer, USB connected speakers, or the receptor for Synology’s new remote control. In addition, though not mentioned in the manual, the DS107 also supports a limited number of UPSes. (see this page). There’s also a reset button, gigabit Ethernet port, power jack for the external power supply, and a security slot. The quiet, temperature controlled fan ensures that the DS107 won’t overheat. 

More NAS

Wi-Fi System Tools
Check out the new Wi-Fi System Charts, Ranker and Finder!

Featured Sponsors


Win This!

D-Link DIR-879

You could win a D-Link DIR-879 AC1900 EXO Wi-Fi Router!

Learn How!

Support Us!

If you like what we do and want to thank us, just buy something on Amazon. We'll get a small commission on anything you buy. Thanks!

Over In The Forums

Hi,First, thank you for all your work on this firmware.I have a RT-A87U / R and apple devices, in an apartment with many neighbors. I would love to us...
171 commits later, I feel that the 382.1 Alpha code is finally in a usable enough state to provide preview builds for the new RT-AC86U. Note that this...
Hello, I have AC68U. I want to run a vpn through router, but I want 2 separable wifi networks -- one with vpn and other with no vpn. I don't want ever...
Hi guys.I`m new here, so I hope I`m posting in the right place; If not, please forgive me.I have an Asus RT-AC87U with Asus Merlin v.380.68_2 firmware...
NETGEAR Nighthawk EX8000 Orbi like tri-band repeaterEarlier this month NETGEAR announced the EX8000 Nighthawk repeater. The EX8000 is a tri-band repea...

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Get Backblaze Now!