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Synology DS410

Synology DiskStation DS410 Nas box

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Many producers of Nas boxes kit them out with numerous outlandish features, but none of them come close to reproducing the experience and usability of Synology’s products. Every single feature listed above works in perfect harmony with the device and the user.

Synology DS410

DiskStation Manager offers a comprehensive roster of configuration utilities
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Media streaming and other functions are a breeze to set up with the built-in wizard and any number of advanced settings can be tinkered with – all without leaving the comfort of Synology’s friendly DiskStation Manager interface.

With claimed average RAID 5 read speeds of 110MB/s and write speeds of 54.9MB/s, Synology has certainly sets the bar high. Yet in tests it seems that 110MB/s is a lot to ask, as the DS410 falls nearly 45MB/s short in a RAID 5 configuration.

Benchmark Tests

Drive Throughput Results

Synology DS410

Throughput in Megabytes per Second (MB/s)
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Drive Throughput Results
Compared

Synology DS410

Throughput in Megabytes per Second (MB/s)
Longer bars are better

Drive Throughput Results
Raid 1 Compared

Synology DS410

Throughput in Megabytes per Second (MB/s)
Longer bars are better

However, 110MB/s is also a lot to ask from the mix of slightly aging Seagate and Western Digital drives supplied with our DS410. The two 80GB Western Digital disks are from a time when PATA interfaces were still an option.

Synology DS410

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