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Synology DiskStation DS411j
7.4 out of 10

Synology DiskStation DS411j

Synology ® DiskStation DS411 offers an affordable and Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Nice So Far...Just Waiting on a new 3TB Drive

J. Hanzlik, Amazon
15 January 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent NAS for even a power home user

Anonymous, Newegg
29 December 2011
  • Summary: Overall this is an excellent buy. I would highly recommend this to anyone
  • Pros: Low power and EXTREMELY easy to setup. The web interface is a true a web-based OS, and is very intuitive and simple to navigate. Setting up shares, iSCSI volumes, and the many other features is a snap. User and group management is simple, as is permissions handling. Plugging in external media (US...
  • Cons: Currently, there is no "easy" way to setup a secure FTP (SFTP) server. Even after setting up an SFTP server, the only user account that can access it will have root privileges to ALL shares, which is clearly not desirable in most cases. Hard drive noise can be a bit bothersome, but it depends on ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Almost perfect

Kelvin L., Newegg
9 September 2011
  • Summary: The DS411J is very easy to setup. I just plugged all the drives in and setup the volumes and raid and it was good to go. I'm very pleased with the Synology unit after having used WHS and other NAS boxes.
  • Pros: -Simple setup -Elegant UI -Relatively quiet -Flexible drive management -Lots of 'apps' installed
  • Cons: -Didn't work with my external USB drive attached to it -Wasn't able to use Time Machine to backup my Mac (OSX Lion) with installed DSM 3.1 (Synology admits incompatibility).
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid

Kevin W., Newegg
19 June 2011
  • Summary: This is definitely a good deal for the average home user. I knocked off 1 egg for the RAM, speed, and length of time to set up the system. I've had a couple of issues with the sync feature that have required rebooting the server, but I can deal with that as a home user.
  • Pros: There are many more positives than negatives for this little unit. Small footprint. Low power usage. Hard drives were easy to insert. Easily identified by all my computers on our home network, and I have mapped drives on the NAS without a hitch. The backup runs regularly and faithfully. The sync ...
  • Cons: The setup was long. I installed four 1TB drives in RAID5 configuration. It really wasn't that big of a deal since it basically set things up overnight. The web interface is a little bit confusing, but after some trial and error, I was able to figure it out. I have posted questions to the Synology...
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Overall 8
8.0

Took the place of my home server

TechGeek, Amazon
18 February 2011
  • Summary: In my home I have multiple computers (mine, wife's, kids, laptop) plus a couple of XBOXes and DVD players. My vision has always been to have a central storage repository that all devices can connect to in order to store documents, music, movies, pictures, videos, etc....
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Overall 8
8.0

Works great.

Dave, Amazon
18 February 2011
  • Summary: Overall I'm impressed by the DS411j. It's easy to install disks. It looks nice. It's quiet. And it's pretty easy to understand the various features. As others have said, for those who are less technically inclined, the Disk Station is not nearly as easy to use as a simple external hard drive.
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Overall 8
8.0

Best NAS for MAC users

Silicon Valley Geek, Amazon
18 February 2011
  • Summary: I spent a lot of time researching this. There are a lot of NAS devices on the market. QNAP appears to be the big leader, but after looking at their UI and their power supply issues I took a closer look at Synology. I'm glad I did because I love it!
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Overall 8
8.0

Reasonable budget NAS

1GoodDog, Amazon
18 February 2011
  • Summary: This is a fairly nice, low cost and low performance NAS with good (4-drive) capacity. I have 4x2TB drives in mine on my home GigE LAN. Read and write performance is good enough for streaming videos, but the software sometimes gets in the way. It availability of applications is really nice.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Home NAS

hannaman, Amazon
17 February 2011
  • Summary: I had been trying to find the best solution for storage of my many media files for years. I tried using external hard drives, CDs/DVDs, and even built a NAS using old computer parts.
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Overall 8
8.0

Absolutely Amazing

G. Gonzalez, Amazon
17 February 2011
  • Summary: There is only one way to describe this device: Amazing. I have gone from running a giant dual opteron 10 hard drive server consuming 300W to a 30W Synology DS411j. The box has amazing features which were unexpected. Mail server, print server, smb, nfs, web server, etc.
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