Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS410
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Synology DiskStation DS410
26 June 2010
Summary: The Disk Station DS410 is one of the most affordable four-bay full-feature NAS servers on the market. While it's overwhelming for novice home users, advanced users will also find it to be one of the best RAID 5-capable NAS servers for their home or small business environments.
Pros: The Synology Disk Station DS410 offers excellent throughput speed, vast amounts of features, and a state-of-the-art Web interface at a good price. It also supports Apple's Time Machine, many RAID configurations, and up to 12 IP cameras.
Cons: The Synology Disk Station DS410 doesn't support dual Ethernet, USB 3.0 and requires licenses to support more than one IP camera. It has limited amount of ports and lacks the Quick Copy function. Also, its setup application is not helpful for novice users and you'll need to open its case to install/replace the hard drives.
Excerpt: A speedy and convenient means of backing up data and distributing multimedia files, the well-built DS410 can accommodate an impressive total of 8TB in its four drive bays. You install the drives, and thus have total control over capacity and upgrades. Both 2.5 and 3.5in SATA drives are supported, as are various implementations of RAID technology. The onboard DLNA media server works well with a variety of media players.