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Synology Diskstation DS-408
5.6 out of 10

Synology Diskstation DS-408

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Synology DS408 Disk Station Reviewed

7 February 2009
  • Conclusion: Four drive, single Ethernet port version of the DS508
  • Pros: Gigabit Ethernet ports with jumbo frame support, RAID 1,5, and RAID expansion, Built-in servers for Web, FTP, iTunes, Printer, UPnP AV, Photo sharing, Backup, and Bit Torrent download., Direct recording from IP-based cameras, High performance
  • Cons: Not cheap, Drives don't hot-swap
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Overall 9
Value for money 7
Construction 10
Appearance 9

Synology DS408 4-Drive SATA RAID Gigabit NAS

Benchmark Reviews
19 October 2008
  • Conclusion: Benchmark Reviews believes that manufacturers should be educating consumers with their product packaging, which is why we rating the retail presentation. For the Synology DS408 this rating is somewhat high, as Synology has done an excellent job of informing buyers with plenty of on-the-box...
  • Pros: Most versatile NAS on the market!, 60/44 MiB/s Gigabit Ethernet read/write performance, Offers Single, JBOD, RAID 0/1/5 disk arrays, Convenient compact footprint and size, High-quality metal enclosure, Elegant yet simple black appearance, Windows ADS compatible, Two High-Speed USB 2.0 ports, Simp...
  • Cons: Does not offer eSATA connectivity, Large AC power adapter brick adds to overall footprint, Product dimensions are just short of 4U rack mount constraints, Rear panel could support a 120mm cooling fan, Package includes obsolete CAT-5e Ethernet patch cable
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Overall 6

Great software, horrible design

Good Gear Guide.au
20 January 2009
  • Summary: Although the DS408 certainly has good software and strong multimedia capabilities, it is ultimately let down by a poor case design that restricts the ability to hot-swap hard drives. This will suffice for home use, but is inadequate for situations where data integrity is a must.
  • Pros: AJAX-based Web interface, RAID capability, easy to use, comprehensive multimedia capability
  • Cons: Messy design, not hot-swappable, no quick backup function
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Overall 8

Synology Disk Station DS408

3 May 2009
  • Summary: Synology Disk Station DS408 — наиболее дорогое, однако и самое функциональное среди рассмотренных нами устройств хранения данных. Результаты тестов с использованием пакета SiSoftware Sandra Lite 2009 SP2 демонстрируют его бесспорное превосходство практически по всем параметрам.
  • Pros: Возможность создавать RAID 6. Скорость последовательного считывания превосходит таковую для всех прочих NAS из нашей выборки в любых, самых выгодных для них ре­жимах работы. То же можно сказать и о времени случайного доступа.
  • Cons: Результаты испытаний с применением пакета Intel NAS Performance Toolkit 1.7.0 несколько остудили наш энтузиазм. Длительная синхронизация дисков при создании RAID-массивов.
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