Synology File server evaluation for small and medium sized office

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For some small offices, generally use a desktop to do file sharing server, but this too occupy space, and power consumption is very large, a year down the cost of electricity is estimated to thousands of dollars, it is not cost-effective, so some manufacturers designed a simple Low-power file sharing server, you can directly to the hard disk, The data on the USB storage device is shared through the internal network, and we have received a product like this not long ago, today we will bring you detailed evaluation of the products:

Product Introduction:

This is a Soho and small Office applications for multi-functional file-sharing server, model ds-101g+, the manufacturer called Disk Station, here in order to easily understand, we are referred to as a server or file server; The product looks very lightweight and supports 6 major features:

1: Photo sharing server

2: Web server

3:FTP Server

4: Backup Server

5: File Server

6: Print a shared server

Product Appearance:

This is the appearance of the product, small shape, with a very stylish color:

The front of the product has a working status indicator and a power button, like a miniature tower server:

This is the product side view:

The following figure is the product back:

Here is the great article: The top is the outlet of the cooling fan; Down is a SATA interface, which can be connected to a SATA hard drive via a data line, and two USB 2.0 slots, which can be used for external USB mobile storage devices or USB interface printers, and then down the network RJ45 interface, The server is built with a gigabit NIC, through which you can use the 10/100/1000m Adaptive network to connect the server to the switch and share it to the local area network; The power supply interface is connected to the power adapter under the network card interface.

This is the distribution of the power adapter:

A side cover of the server can be pushed open, and then you can see the inside of the server:

There is a SATA slot inside the server where a SATA hard drive must be installed for the server to initialize and then run normally; the black slot on the left side of the diagram below is the SATA connector and the right metal bracket is the rack for the hard drive:


(1) First open the server, in the internal hard drive rack mounted a SATA hard drive, close the cover, connect the server power, and then in the back of the network interface connected to a straight cable, and then the other end of the cable to the switch, the following figure:

Network topology Map

(2) According to the product instructions to use the product with a CD-ROM to initialize the server, after initialization, installed in the server's internal SATA hard disk will be formatted, and will automatically split three shared folders, then the server can be managed and set up.

Management and Settings:

Through any PC on the intranet, enter the IP address of the file server in the IE Address bar (the file server system will automatically select the most front IP in LAN segment as its own IP), you can enter the login interface of the management tool.

First, the system setup:

(1) Administrator account default is admin, blank password, you can log in as an administrator to modify the background password:

(2) If you need to add a user, then click the "Add" button in the above interface, you can add new users, the system will require you to fill in the new user information:

(3) Modifying the user Read and write permissions of a shared folder is also a major setting:

The system defaults to sharing 3 folders, photo, public, and the Web, where administrators can modify the naming and user permissions for shared folders, respectively.

(4) To modify the user rights of the shared folder you can click the "View/Edit" button above, the system will enter the following interface

This allows you to assign the basic read and write permissions for each user to the selected folder.

(5) Just like a PC system, this set of management tools also provides some advanced power management features.

Second, the System information

After logging in to the Admin tool, users can choose to view the current state of the file system, including network status, time information, and space usage.

The system itself will also automatically record some events, users can also through the management software to view the historical operation of various systems and other information:

Third, network settings:

The server needs to obtain some basic parameters of LAN network in order to correctly work in the network, these parameters system will automatically obtain, if some of the automatically obtained parameters do not meet user requirements or automatically failed to obtain, users can also fill out.

Four, quick setup:

Management tools provide a feature called "Setting Wizard", similar to the fast and easy installation of routers, users can complete the initialization of a file server by step-by-step setup According to the system's boot prompts.

The following is a screenshot of each set step of the Setup wizard, which we put together in order to make it easier to read:

Five, outside expansion equipment:

The management software can view the usage status of each device connected to the server extension interface and perform simple management and operation:

As you can see from the figure below, USB disk devices and USB printer devices and external SATA disks (SATA drives used by the system are installed inside the chassis, and a SATA interface is left on the chassis for external SATA drives. Managed here is the external SATA hard drive, not the internal SATA disk used by the system, which can be managed here:

In addition, the management system provides a USB copy feature that allows you to quickly and easily copy data from a USB storage device to several folders on the system disk, as shown in the following illustration:

(3) Server multiuser load capability test:

To test the load capacity of multiple users uploading and downloading at the same time, we use 4 client PCs to do both of these things:

First Download:

It can be seen that, under the condition of multi-user, because the load of the system is heavier, the performance of data transmission is reduced slightly, the stability of data transmission is also more than that of single user, but the data transmission curve is still basically stable, the average reading rate of data transmission is 8787193Bps, and the conversion is about 8.38MBPS

Then upload multiple users at the same time:

You can see that the stability of the transmission than a single user, the instantaneous transmission rate of the ups and downs are more frequent, but the average is similar to the single user, but also slightly higher, reading for 6997992Bps, converted to 6.67MBps.

(4) Analysis:

To facilitate the intuitive, we put the above data list as follows:

  Upload Download
Single User 6.64MBps 8.50MBps
Multi-user 6.67MBps 8.38MBps

If only to see the results of single users, in fact, only a normal level, however, a reference to the results of multi-user, you will find that the file server for many people to share is very appropriate, in the case of small number of users performance will not be much change, although we can not measure the maximum number of simultaneous sharing of this server, But according to the inference, we feel that for the average number of small offices in 10-20 people, this product is very suitable.


This small form of local network sharing server design is very novel, can be a relatively simple and fast way to the hard disk, USB mobile devices and printer equipment to share with the LAN users, but also provides a more intimate visual interface for users to data management and security permissions settings, is indeed a very innovative value and practical value of the product, suitable for the majority of small office use of Simple Network sharing platform.

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