Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS411j
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My Year With The Synology DS411J
Darren O'Neill, Amazon
2 October 2012
Summary: I have been using this device for close to a year now and have been pleasantly surprised with the quality and ease of use. As hard drives get bigger and bigger it's more important to have a backup solution on-site as well as have a place to store large media files.
Summary: I purchased four of exactly the same SATA 1.5 drives and configured this NAS with Synology's own RAID technology. This unit is behind our firewall so I can't speak to it's public face, but we have used the VPN (opening a port through our firewall) for my wife's business...
Summary: I've only had this unit a week. It has a lot of features and takes some time to go through and check them all out. I had everything sorted out about how I liked it after a day of transferring data and setting everything up with twin Seagate ST3000DM001 drives.
Summary: What can I say about this, the second synolgy NAS box I have purchased. They just work! Wonderfully! Though, with a few less features than my DS-409 (running like a champ, coming up on 2 years now), this little box is just as rock solid.
Summary: Thought I would be getting faster speeds and I am. Big turn on is the Raid 5 now I am feeling better that I have pictures off my NAS-200 which is several years old and only 10/100 with really no redundancy.
Summary: Pros: Easy to setup Easy to use Fast DSM OS and accessible from any browser Plays a ton of formats and xbox/ps3/itunes compatible. Android Apps for videos/audio/photos Ability to do web server, built in photo album. Does similar hybrid RAID5 like Drobos. Cons: wish it looked like the DS410.
One drive failed early on and was replaced promptly by ...
9 May 2015
Summary: One drive failed early on and was replaced promptly by the supplier, but thanks to the RAID set-up all was well. It has operated seamlessly for several months, and the regular updates to management software continue to prove its effectiveness.
Summary: Overall very satisfied with the product. Very easy to set up although have technical experience and opted for the model which included the HDDs. File serving / sharing - easy to set up. Backup - seems to work fine. Easy to set up.
Summary: A shock PC hard drive failure (lost some data but not all) prompted investigations into more durable storage alternatives. A friend told me about NAS drives and surfing seemed to show that Synology make some great products.
Summary: Not a lot to say except Brilliant. Evan more so for I T peeps. Excellent built in software and Web interface. Add drives and it sorts out the raid setup if you want it easy. You can manually set it up the way you want, if you want. Plug it in and set up your backup routine.