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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
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Great Intro to Synology Product line

Chris H., Newegg
6 days ago
  • 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 10
10

Awesome NAS

Kartar Saxena, Amazon
13 November 2014
  • Summary: This is an excellent piece of hardware. Apart from the basic functionality of a NAS, it provides multiple other features, making it a monster server. The device comes with some very competent mobile apps, that make using the NAS a charm.
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Overall 10
10

This is the second Synology I've purchased. Bought the ...

J. DeHority "Coach, Shutter Bug and Fan", Amazon
22 September 2014
  • Summary: This is the second Synology I've purchased. Bought the second one for my daughter and her houesmates who are all in school. Their MacBooks now all back up automatically via TimeMachine. One of them recently had a hard disk crash, and was able to restore everything with no data loss.
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Overall 10
10

Works good with NAS hard drives!

Vishal D. Sachdev "-Vishal", Amazon
11 September 2014
  • Summary: It works perfectly. I use it for backing up stuff from my LAN server. A recommendation for buyers who is it for daily backups. This NAS works by mirroring all the drives in it. It means that even though you put 4 hard disks of the same storage space, it will show as if there is only one drive,...
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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
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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 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 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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Overall 10
10

Easy, adaptable, success!

James C., Newegg
13 January 2014
  • Summary: Do your research and don't be afraid to spend a little more on something decent, like this unit. I was unhappy with three "budget" brands until I found this baby. I'm very happy!
  • Pros: The web interface on this thing is exceptional. They have apps that can do anything you might need, from backups to media servers to antivirus. The installation and management of the apps are easy and automated with a user friendly GUI. I put two high-end NAS drives in and it has been running for...
  • Cons: So far, no cons with the unit specifically. There's some kind of firewall/port issue between my PS3 and the media server (which is common due to a web search). I haven't tracked down the root cause of the issue yet, but a quick reset of the media server fixes it for now.
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