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Synology DiskStation DS411slim
7.5 out of 10

Synology DiskStation DS411slim

Synology ® DiskStation DS411slim is designed to provide users wi Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Never looked back

Chinnonye O., Newegg
27 May 2014
  • Pros: I got this because i originally had a ready nas NV+ and needed a solution that had iscsi. I wanted to add a datastore to my ESXi server in my lab. This unit has far exceeded my expectations. I've had it for easily over 4 years and it has been running rock solid.
  • Cons: no redundant NICs. the iscsi permissions can be a bit annoying when rebooting devices. I have nested virtualization with ESXi and a dedicated LUN for my file server. I tried to lock it down allowing only the iscsi initiator of my file server (windows 2012) to connect to the LUN but everytime it b...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good features

Florentino Martinez, Amazon
15 April 2014
  • Summary: The size allows to save space and compared with older iomega NAS the noise level is very low. I would like to see enhancements on the media server apps since I think it could perform better when trying to share hundred of thousands of media files.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not too bad

Sau W., Newegg
15 November 2013
  • Pros: Decent transfer speed. simple setup.
  • Cons: Drives can get hot. Cooling fan is well place. Fan should be on top instead of bottom to exhaust hot air and pull cool air from bottom. Poor software, photostation and media add-ins cause will peg CPU to generate thumbnails.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great NAS!

Mr. S., Newegg
16 March 2013
  • Summary: Have only had this unit for a short time, but its impressive so far. There is an installable software package for almost anything you can think of doing with it. Great RAID options. I am just waiting for 2 more drive so I can set it up the way I want.
  • Pros: Small size, 4 bays, nice RAID options, very feature rich device!
  • Cons: Price...its a hair on the expensive side.
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Overall 8
8.0

May be a bit of a niche product...

JRod, Amazon
12 September 2011
  • Summary: No matter how you run the numbers, a 3.5" 2-drive Synology is going to be cheaper, greener and less trouble than the DS411slim. Laptop drives can be a pain to deal with, due to long-term reliability concerns as well as performance and capacity limitations.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice 'n Easy

Anonymous, Newegg
6 May 2011
  • Summary: I'm not sure what Synology's "Hybrid RAID" really is, so I went with standard RAID-5 across 4 1TB WD drives (2.7TB total usable). Documentation leads one to believe that an eMail SERVER is included; Haven't found that yet (lol), but an eMail CLIENT is included. "Not Ready...
  • Pros: Small, low power consumption, quiet, high capacity. Easy to setup and manage. Clearly a Linux O/S. Lots of included features/apps: this tiny little box took over FTP and Web Server duties from my aging Linux server almost effortlessly. File access speeds seem fine, even over a 100base-T network (...
  • Cons: A bit slow using the included interface to transfer files; mapped my "drives" and used Win7 Windows Explorer instead. Have to be careful to not close the web-based interface during transfers if using the included file manager. Need better logging of transfers. Minus 1 Egg for less-than-stellar (b...
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Overall 8
8.0

Lovely little box

Mark M, Amazon
15 June 2011
  • Summary: It's small, silent, easy to get going - really nice. Only one small glitch - I couldn't get the setup to run from 64-bit linux, but I don't suppose that's going to bother too many people.
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Overall 8
8.0

Quiet, fast and flexible

Douglas Clinton "doug clinton", Amazon
15 June 2011
  • Summary: I bought this to replace my Drobo, which no longer works with Time Machine, since my OS X Lion upgrade. I've bought a couple of the 3.5" synology NASes for home and work and have been please with them, and the DS411 is just as good.
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Overall 8
8.0

slimline quiet home NAS server

Dave, Amazon
15 June 2011
  • Summary: great quality unit. quiet and efficient operation. excellent features, especially when you add in the extra free packageed aplications for media serving. easy to install and configure.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Storage Devide

StephenM, Amazon
15 June 2011
  • Summary: This is a very good storage device. Easy to set up and good help manuals. It comes with lots of options (file server, web server, media server, audio server, Drupel, etc.). My only issue with it is that the Media Server keeps on timing out so I need to restart it. Otherwise it would get 5 stars.
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