Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS411+II
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19 October 2011
Excerpt: We've been reviewing NAS servers for a very long time now and are now taking steps to bring in more manufacturers and increase our testing. To date we've seen units from QNAP, Thecus, Netgear, INEO and a few smaller companies, but today we're looking at a unit from Synology.
Excerpt: Synology has been in the NAS business for a while, and it has an impressive number of products to show for it. The DS411+II uses the same housing as the company's DS409+ NAS box that we reviewed in our Holiday 2009 issue, and that's a problem. While the competitors are offering products with hot-swappable drives that are accessible from the front, the DS411+II requires you to remove thumbscrews and the cover to gain access to the drive bays.
Pros: Impressive UI and software features; solid performance.
Cons: Lacking basic hardware features such as swappable drives and internal power supply.
Summary: Every time we review a Synology Disk Station we are shocked at the total package value of these devices. Providing a review that will express the multitude of features DSM is packed with is next to impossible. The DiskStation manager 3.1 offers an even more feature rich user friendly interface than its predecessor. Giving you the ability to share files, host websites, download torrents, upload photos, record video, and all while embracing the new mobile culture?