Summary: Synology has taken a slightly different approach with their latest generation 4-bay NAS series, dumping the highly clocked Intel Atom D2700 dual-core processor in favor of lower clocked Marvell and Freescale solutions.
Synology DS413j: Entry-level model with complete DSM 4.1
13 October 2012
Excerpt: Synology is very busy overhauling its products. A short time ago we reviewed the DS213 and DS213+, and now it's time for the DS413j. It's a NAS with room four four disks and an affordable price, in Synology terms anyway.
Excerpt: The Synology DS413J is a four-bay NAS device aimed at the small office and home user market. The unit itself is all plastic and quite neatly designed – coloured in white, silver and black, with blue and green LEDs adorning the front. See all stroage reviews .
Conclusion: Last week DS213 impressed us, this week DS413j has impressed us too. There really is no stopping Synology. Between DS413j and its predecessor DS411j there has been a slight improvement where CPU frequency is concerned but the memory is where we have seen the biggest change – from a measily 128MB DDR2 up to 512MB of DDR3. Although there have been changes internally, externally the design has been untouched. The design, colour and materials remain the same.
Pros: + Excellent build quality and aesthetics, + Improved CPU/Memory specifications, + Excellent performance, + Ultra quiet fans, + Feature rich DSM OS, + Support for both 2.5” and 3.5”
Conclusion: If you are looking for at userfriendly NAS, for the common home user, you should take a look at Synology, since you will never go wrong. This NAS lives up to all of my expectations. It is easy-to-use, all the installation of harddrives and setup is easy, and not to complicated.