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Synology DS411J Diskless System DiskStation 4-bay NAS Server for Small Office and Home Use

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  • Desktop
  • Diskless System
  • 1.2GHz CPU Processor
  • 1 x 10/100/1000M
  • 2 x USB2.0

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Love this little guy

Pros: Great little NAS for home/small office use. I use it to store pictures, movies, and data at home. Easy to setup, fairly quiet, and nice interface. Much better throughput than the Buffalo that came out about the same time.

Cons: Nothing really significant.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Tremendous Value

Pros: The DS411j has a fantastic range of features...
On this one inexpensive box, we sink our backups, host all our documents, photos, videos, and music (well served by a pretty mature suite of iPhone apps). We use the CloudStation feature for automatic sync between our laptops, desktop computers and iOS devices (e.g. all my eBooks/PDFs and documents I'm currently working on are right at my fingertips, automatically).

I haven't even explored the surveillance features or the BitTorrent support.

...with the right data protection features to give us peace of mind...
The Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) has operated flawlessly. And it seamlessly accepted an additional drive (the DiskStation remained online while the data was sprayed over the new drive). There are "quick" and "extended" S.M.A.R.T. tests you can schedule (which means we have peace of mind of knowing when the drives begin to fail). The most important data is backed up on Amaz on Glacier (for literally pennies on the gigabyte per month).

Cons: For day-to-day home use, the DS411j has just enough power. It's a study in maximizing the value of computing resources.

However, from time-to-time, the box can become loaded. For example, uploading photos kicks-off a thumbnail generation process that basically pegs the CPU and the machine is noticeably slower.

Other Thoughts: This has been one of the best computer equipment purchases I've made. I highly recommend the DS411j NAS for home use.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
5/ 5
Simply excellent

Pros: Flexible, lots of options, easy to use, with nice interface. Almost everything you could want is as simple as a few clicks, at least for the basic features of a network storage device.

Cons: Instructions almost entirely neglected to specify how to find and install the software onto the NAS itself. It's incredibly simple: find the appropriate .pat file on your CD, if you have it, or go to the Synology download site and download the DSM software if not. Unfortunately, the two manuals each referred to each other when it came to this step, making a nearly trivial step much harder than it needed to be.

Other Thoughts: The CD suggests that you can only load the DSM software under Windows and Mac, but you can in fact load the DSM software under Linux as the specifications indicate here. Just go to the Linux subdirectory and read the install file or run the install script. (You don't need to run the script. Installation of the Synology Assistant is trivial--"unzip this, run that".)

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Awesome unit!!

Pros: This is one great NAS! Extremely well built (metal housing, easy access to mount hard drives) and very very quiet! Dropped two hard drives in to start, fired it up and it worked fantastic! The web interface is really what makes this a fantastic unit!! NewEgg made it a snap to do will call!!

Cons: None!!

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Ownership: less than 1 day
1/ 5
Where is SATA III Support and USB 3.0 support

Pros: Good solid system and interface.

Cons: No support for SATA III drives, will only operate at SATAI/II. No USB3.0 support. Lot of money for technology outdated by three years!!!
SATA III and USB 3.0 is three year old technology!!! Commonplaces for last two!!

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Best retail-user NAS, period!

Pros: Hardware RAID
1 GBps network interface
Unparalleled ease-of-use software (DSM)
Responsive technical support
Simple setup for most applications
Support for Windows ACLs

Cons: Indexing through Win7 does not work (cannot add shares to Win7 libraries), but you can index on the device. This is by design according to the forums.
User home directories are browsable by any users (e.g. not locked down).
DD-WRT support is minimal for router auto-configuration. Not a huge issue if you're technically knowledgeable and know how to forward ports on your router.

Other Thoughts: There are some minor faults with the software, but they do not overshadow the greatness of this NAS. I shopped a lot of NAS devices, but Synology delivers the best for retail/home users.

There is a functional demo of their DSM software on their main site. I would encourage anyone looking to buy this NAS to check out the demo before making a decision. It is feature-rich.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Excellent Home NAS

Pros: Easy to manage, low power usage, very quiet. It provides the ability to login to a command line and make customizations.

Has many software packages to add functionality.

Cons: DSM (OS) updates wipe out some customizations, but working within the management interface everything works great.

Slightly underpowered for my use - I occasionally don't have the power to transcode files on the fly.

Other Thoughts: Generally works very well, the cons are very minor in my mind.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Cool, but short comings

Pros: Software is so easy to use, set up was too easy. I was ramped up for some issue or something - it was so easy. connects to my network, works flawlessly with both my PC and Apple. I now have a Raid 5 6TB storage for files - and it was 800 bucks with the drives.

Cons: Sometimes it can appear down when disks are spinning up, and I use AppleTV and stream, unfortunately because of how airplay works, I will still need a PC or Mac running to use them. I also use a Logitech Squeezebox – and forget using just the NAS for that. The software is terrible.

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