Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS411j
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Cool, but short comings
Peter F., Newegg
8 February 2012
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.
Summary: I spent several days reviewing various manufactures of NAS units for a home/small business application. I settled on the Synology DS411J, a recently introduced unit and ordered it, of course it was on back order. I purchased four new Hitachi 1 TB drives in anticipation of receipt of the unit.
Summary: It's hard to come up with a final star rating on this one. It's built like a very cheap PC computer: Plastic disk cages that you have to screw into the chassis. Cheap plastic all over. Drive access is terrible. The initial install was rather odd.
It has been working fine for a few years until I noticed drives starting ...
4 February 2011
Summary: It has been working fine for a few years until I noticed drives starting to fail. I have lost 3 Seagate Barracuda 3000GB drives over 3 years. I thought it was the drives, but since replacing one of the (RAID 1) Seagates with a WD Black drive (and running for a couple months) the 411j shut down due...
Summary: I bought this to serve as a home media and fileserver and for backups. Initially, I was very impressed. It looks good. Disks are easy to install and it uses very little power when idle. It is easy to get up and running and has excellent RAID support.
Good product but limited performance and poor value
5 February 2011
Summary: The DS411j is described as a NAS, but it would be more accurate to describe it as a low-power, Linux-based PC. The unit design is nice and setting it up will be straightforward for anyone who has ever added/changed a hard disk on their computer system.
Summary: Have several NAS units at home. This was my second unit from Synology as the first one unit lack expansion. The software which runs the unit is first class and the support is excellent from Synology. However speed is that great. Compares this to my Netgear NV+ units, the DS411J is slow.
Summary: I've owned this NAS for about a year now. It looks good, is well built, is easy to use and has SO many features (I just use it as storage though.) It's not let me down, and is pretty easy to setup (for a first timer!) I would say I am disappointed at the speeds.
Summary: Je n'ai pas trouvé comment signaler toutes les erreurs => je le fais ici: CETTE ANNONCE EST TRÈS CONFUSE, VOIRE FAUSSE: - le titre "Synology DiskStation DS411j + Serveur NAS 3 Go Blanc" ne veut rien dire, car un "DS411j+" ça n'existe pas dans la gamme Synology, et encore moins en blanc (du moins en...