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Synology DS413J
8.2 out of 10

Synology DS413J

Synology DiskStation DS413j is a budget-friendly 4-bay NAS Read more

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Overall 10
10

Great Intro to Synology Product line

Chris H., Newegg
4 February 2016
  • Pros: This product got me hooked on the Synology ecosystem. Sold it to a friend a couple years back when I upgraded to a much larger unit (8+5 disks).
  • Cons: LED light for power is super bright. this thing can seriously pump out some heat! do not keep it in a wooden shelf or enclosed area, it needs to breathe.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not recommened

James S., Newegg
7 July 2014
  • Summary: I bought this to as a media server. I have a DLink 2 bay NAS which is running out of space since I only have 2 1.5 TB drives in it. I bought this so I could get at least 8 TB storage. So far it has been a big mistake. The software for this is a steaming pile. It is overly complex and bloated.
  • Pros: None since the the setup software sucks.
  • Cons: Everything at this point.
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Overall 10
10

Just plain awesome!

Scott S., Newegg
13 June 2014
  • Summary: I have never seen this thing stutter. The video runs smooth as silk and its all in 1080p. Thanks to Synology my first NAS experience has been fantastic. Thanks Synology. They are number one for a reason. If your having trouble with your Synology NAS, its probably you!
  • Pros: Easy. We have been using this to stream Blu-ray movies in three media rooms for a year and it is FAST (Raid 10) and never misses a beat. All our photos are on it and other documents. I have never lost a drive either. We use it to store Windows Media Center TV video copies from our HTPC.
  • Cons: Maybe its a little small with only 4 drives? I like Raid 10 so I'm planning on purchasing the 1813+ next. Lets face it, if this device hadn't worked so well I wouldn't be buying a new $1000.00 1813+.
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Overall 10
10

This is the best NAS.

D. Clark, Amazon
23 April 2014
  • Summary: After several devastating HDD failures, I caved last year and bought this standalone machine that could perform RAID5 for less electricity ($$) than a RAID setup through a PC. That was the primary reason, but I soon learned all I had been missing out on in the years I did not have a home networked...
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Overall 10
10

Above and Beyond Customer Support

Patrick G., Newegg
7 March 2014
  • Pros: Full UI / Good Throughput / Nice Features. What really stands out though, and completely worth the 5 stars, is their support. When I originally purchased one I bought a new WD30EURX drive to go with it. Copied several terrabytes of data to it without issue. Woke up one morning and the partition w...
  • Cons: None
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Overall 2
2.0

Risky Business

Rick G., Newegg
25 February 2014
  • Summary: I purchased a new WD30EURX to go along with this, and was the first drive put in it. All SMART tests listed with the drive have always been good. One week after use, I unplugged it to move it, plugged it back in, and the drive in question lost it's partition on it, again, still reporting no SMART...
  • Pros: Clean, neat. Easy to slide drives in. UI is fairly nice. System also allows direct SSH access when needed.
  • Cons: Lost one of my drives partitions after a week. 2TB of data gone. Don'y rely on it for data integrity.
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Overall 6
6.0

It kind of reminds me of windows 95

Dan L., Newegg
20 February 2014
  • Summary: I too think I am going to trade this up. I love the product, I just think it needs more muscle given what I want to do with it.
  • Pros: It's a Synology. The management interface is several multiples of awesome. Community seems great too. Hardware is solid, and for the most part easy to set up. Can find good documentation on how to set it up to backup to CrashPlan on the web.
  • Cons: I did read William P's comment before buying this, but didn't really take it to heart. The reason this is $220 less than the DS412+ is because of the hardware. There is so much you can do with this device that once you start setting it all up, you begin to realize there aren't enough hamsters tur...
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Overall 10
10

Great NAS system

Anonymous, Newegg
12 February 2014
  • Summary: Outstanding product. If it looks like it will solve your storage concerns, get it, you won't be disappointed.
  • Pros: No issues whatsoever. This was plug and play essentially with minimal set up. I had no experience at all with NAS or servers and was easily able to get this up and running with 4x WD 2TB red drives. The set up has been in use for just about a year straight with relatively light usage overall, but...
  • Cons: none
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Overall 6
6.0

Works, but not as expected

William P., Newegg
1 February 2014
  • Summary: I contacted Synology initially to explore some of my concerns and while discussing with them my intentions it was made clear that the unit appropriate was a DS1513+ which I ended up ordering from New Egg.
  • Pros: Unit is small. Clean looking and fairly straightforward. When it comes to Synology there is no doubt their OS is what makes the brand a quality product. Set up was super easy on the unit. Thus the 3 eggs.
  • Cons: Of course, you get what you pay for. However, unfortunately with this one the 512 MB of Ram and the 1.6 GHZ makes it very difficult to use all the features it truly provides. My purpose for the unit was to build a home Cloud server with our primary files to be Video, Music, and Photo's all access...
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Overall 10
10

Imperfect, but still marvelous

Nathanael H., Newegg
19 January 2014
  • Summary: Overall, I'm absolutely delighted with this device as a home/personal/small group server. There are things that definitely be improved, but it's still a marvelous little 'prosumer' product.
  • Pros: An exceptionally rich feature set. Shared network drives and RAID, of course, but also streams H.264 video to numerous devices like my Apple TV, can record and stream TV (if you add a compatible USB TV tuner), act as a network print server (if you have a compatible printer), record and monitor we...
  • Cons: Interface can be a bit sluggish, but is remarkably user-friendly (essentially a minimal 'Linux' desktop presented through your web browser.) There is still definitely room for improvement (for instance, I don't care for the insistence on double-clicking things as if it were a native desktop envir...
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