The power supply is the foundation of any computer. Without it, all that expensive, high-performance gear just sits idle. You can go without a case. Some people do. However, none of those bells and whistles are going to make a peep, if you don’t have a power supply. Not only that, but you should never skimp on your power supply. I’ve seen more than a few computers taken out by a failing PSU. I’ve even seen one catch fire at a Lan Party I was attending. The site of a grown man crying isn’t pretty. It is especially ugly when all of his friends are playing video games and making fun of him. This is the age of digital media and mass storage. Digital downloading is present in many homes via sites like iTunes and Rhapsody. Many people have digital cameras and high definition video cameras. We need massive storage capacities in order to save the large formats raw or in jpeg. Let’s not forget about the large amounts of space these video camera video files can take up. You’re going to need a place to keep all that data. That device is the Synology DS209 which we will be reviewing next.