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Synology DS411J/4TB 4 Bay 4TB NAS Solution (4x 1TB HDD Installed)

by Synology
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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  • Large Storage Capacity
  • Secure RAID Data Protection
  • 24/7 PC-Less Download Server
  • DLNA Certified Media Server
  • Cool and Quiet

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 18.4 x 16.8 cm ; 2.2 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 6 Kg
  • Item model number: DS411J/4TB
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 15 Jan 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 138,983 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories)
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Product Description

Box Contains

  • DS411j Main Unit
  • Installation DVD
  • Welcome Note
  • Assembling Kit
  • AC Power Adapter
  • AC Power Cord
  • 2M RJ-45 LAN Cable
  • Product Description

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    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant NAS 23 Nov 2010
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    I've had my DS411j for a few days now and I absolutely love it. It's the third NAS I've owned and is much, much quieter than the previous two (a Buffalo Linkstation and a Thecus N1200). I installed three 2TB Samsung HD204UI drives in it and it took about 14 hours to build the RAID5 array, which gave me plenty of time to read the extensive help files in the device's very slick web interface.

    The media server is also much better than those on my previous two NAS devices, including the Twonky server I installed on the Thecus. If you're planning to use this to serve media to a DMA (digital media adapter) it'll be perfect.

    Transfer speeds aren't up there with the high-end expensive models that are targeted as businesses but that's why this thing is 265. I just did a test transferring a 600MB file from my Windows 7 PC to the DS411j and back again and network utilisation was about 25% of my gigabit connection in both directions, with jumbo frames enabled. So it's more than fast enough for serving high-def media and anything else a home user is likely to do with it.

    There are plenty of clever things you can do with it that I haven't tried out yet such as installing PHP/MySQL and content managers like Drupal, or creating iSCSI targets so that network PCs can use parts of it as native hard drives (including booting from it if you're a masochist).

    Here's a tip for Windows users - if you want everyone on the network to be able to seamlessly access files on the DS411j without being prompted for login details, make sure you turn the guest account on (and grant it privileges to the shared folders you want to be accessible). It took me a while to figure that one out.

    So, this is a well-built, quiet NAS with vast capacity and some resilience from disk failure (if you set it up that way). For what you get, the price is amazing.
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    21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Good hardware - backed up by excellent software 16 Dec 2010
    By Andreas Iacovou TOP 500 REVIEWER
    Size Name:Enclosure|Verified Purchase
    Buying a new NAS drive is quite a daunting experience even for experienced users like myself. This is my fourth one having previously used Buffalo, Netgear and LG brands. You arn't quite sure whether every feature you like using will work. I did not experience any issues with this unit, in fact it has been quite a pleasant overall experience.

    The hardware is superb. Its well made, looks great and quiet in operation. For a 4 bay unit its also reasonably compact.

    The USP here and the reason I suggest you ultimately purchase this Synology drive is the software. Its fantastically easy to use, well laid out and works perfectly. For most NAS drives this is usually an afterthought and is often poorly implemented, buy Synology have clearly spent a lot of time and money developing the software and its paid off. I also like the Android app (DS Audio) which enables you to easily access all your music remotely. It works very well both over wifi and 3G. I don't think I could go back to any other software now.

    The media server also works perfectly. I have over 3TB of movies and music backed up and do not experience any lag or faults when using the media server. This is a considerable advantage over my previous LG NAS which was severly let down in this area.

    Overall for the price this is a superb piece of kit and once you have been through the not so daunting process of setting everything up you will be very pleased with your purchase.
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    28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Wd20EARS 12 Nov 2010
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    Check drive compatibility on the manufacturers website before buying this or any other NAS

    Be careful with Western Digital 2TB "Green" drives such as WD20EARS drives in NAS boxes in general. There is a specific disclaimer on the WD site saying not to fit these in NAS
    If you look on the Synology site, there is a lot of stuff about the various "Green" low power drives
    the best seems to be the Samsung F4 EcoGreen 2TB 32MB 5400RPM 3.5 inch SATA-II Internal Hard Drive - OEM - the key is the variant and it is model HD204UI/Z4 that you are after

    There is a firmware upgrade for the Samsung F4s on the Samsung site. Apply it !!!!

    Re The 411J, The main difference from the 410J, last years model, is that it now has a hardware encryption chip which speeds it up a little and the processor has been tuned up a little. The main drawback is that the RAM is fixed at 128MB and cannot be upgraded. The 410, more business than home has 512MB and is a lot faster but it is 100 more and is more for the small office than home.
    Read the reviews on the ds410j - it is the same box as the 411j but slower running

    The key thing for most is the excellent management software "Disk Station Manager 3.0". IMPO it is the main differentiator between Synology and QNAP. I won't say it is idiot proof but, it is reasonably intuitive and it is very easy to set up RAID and change RAID, add disks etc. It also has a clever proprietary hybrid RAID that you could use if you wanted.

    Video and audio streaming works fine.

    It isn't as simple as the DROBO but that is a bit of a marmite product loved and hated.
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Genius !!! 6 Nov 2011
    By JayB
    Size Name:8TB|Verified Purchase
    A shock PC hard drive failure (lost some data but not all) prompted investigations into more durable storage alternatives. A friend told me about NAS drives and surfing seemed to show that Synology make some great products.
    I'm not a real techie, but in a weekend I have set up the drives in the an SHR Raid format (data safe from 1 drive failure) and am starting to copy my data across.

    Meanwhile I have set it up as a media server and files are now available all round the house (homeplug network and wi-fi) I have set up secure accounts so the family can all access specific areas (with controls) and backup their files. It's compatible with Apple Mac Time Machine backup also, which is my next step.
    It's pretty damn easy. The instructions are good. Why have I not done this before ?? What can this not do ??
    It's also possible to set this up so you can provide secure internet access to defined areas (photos to friends etc).
    Amazing ! Love It ! It's very quiet (almost inaudible) and foxy looking too. Blam !
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great NAS.
    Fairly easy to set up, even for a novice. Great apps and runs absolutely silently. Don't run the firewall unless you know which protocols to keep running as it stops it being seen... Read more
    Published 4 months ago by paul mooney
    5.0 out of 5 stars Superb product
    I bought this after significant research with 4x2TB WD hard drives. It has transformed my home IT, with snapshot backup, excellent performance, and a very good support community... Read more
    Published 6 months ago by Guzzilazz
    5.0 out of 5 stars One drive failed early on and was replaced promptly by ...
    One drive failed early on and was replaced promptly by the supplier, but thanks to the RAID set-up all was well. Read more
    Published 7 months ago by Teejay
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
    Not much to say except that it does what it is supposed to do. Excellent interface, a lot of packages working perfectly, easy to set-up, automatic update of both the system and... Read more
    Published 7 months ago by rvboutin
    5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for media storage
    I have this installed in my network with stored movies, music and photos. They are easily accessible from multiple devices including PS3, Xbox, mobile phones and media PC's. Read more
    Published 12 months ago by Reaver
    3.0 out of 5 stars Reliable but slow
    I've owned this NAS for about a year now. It looks good, is well built, is easy to use and has SO many features (I just use it as storage though. Read more
    Published 15 months ago by Mr. A. Palmer
    5.0 out of 5 stars Oh Yes!
    This is absolutely superb! Your very own server.

    I have migrated all my data from all my different computers onto it. Read more
    Published 17 months ago by Naga
    5.0 out of 5 stars Buy one!
    One of the best computer purchases I've made in the last 10 years! Synology OS is fantastic, there are a lot of 3rd party tools implemented for the system. Read more
    Published 18 months ago by Erik Pettersson
    5.0 out of 5 stars Higly recommended NAS
    I am amazed how much value for money you get in this NAS server.

    Synology has managed to combine required functionality, low power consumption and silent operation in a... Read more
    Published 18 months ago by Electro Joe
    1.0 out of 5 stars Complete waste of money
    I was looking for an affordable NAS device that I could use for backups and to serve multimedia content to my smart TV. Read more
    Published 19 months ago by marcl
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