Synology DiskStation DS411+ Nas box
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Review From the outside, the Synology DiskStation DS411+ appears pretty much identical to the DS410n – a fairly heavy duty home and small business four-bay Nas box, reviewed recently. However, internally, the DS411+ is is quite a different beast, aimed at the small and medium business sector.
For business and demanding enthusiasts: Synology's DiskStation DS411+
This unpopulated four bay Nas box supports 2.5in or 3.5in Sata drives of SSDs up to a maximum 8TB capacity in total. Powered by a dual core Intel Atom D510 CPU clocked at 1.67GHz and 1GB of DDR800 RAM, the DS411+ is on a par, in terms of processing power, with the rest of Synology’s top line products, including the DS1010+ and RS810+.
In terms of features, the DS411+ runs the same DiskStation Manager (DSM) software as all other Synology DS products and consequently sports the same exhaustive feature list I evaluated with the DS410, plus IP surveillance camera support – up to 20 cameras, 512 connections. With the arrival of DiskStation Manager 3.0, however, there are a number of new features along with a new interface.
The old DSM desktop interface was not exactly ideal for the novice user, but it did take away all the layers of obfuscation by presenting everything in a list form. With the new DSM desktop Synology has refashioned the Nas interface to something very reminiscent of the KDE *nix interface. This includes windowed applications and multitasking, making it much easier to perform complex tasks all within one browser window.
The new file browser is intuitive and is capable of handling compressed archives including creation and encryption across a range of formats. DSM 3.0 also brings EXT4 file system support and an upgrade to Linux Kernel 2.6.32.
Features eSata and two USB ports for additional devices
Additional changes include updates to File Station to allow file uploads greater than 4GB in size, support for 253 more camera models in Surveillance Station 5, video integration for the DS Photo iPhone app, IPv6 support, and upgrades to PHP 5.3.2 and openSSL 1.0.0.
It looks quite nice to me, reminds me of Data Generals 'brown and gold' phase.
trumps everything else
Unless you put it next to a QNAP TS-459Pro+ which has a dual-core atom 1.8GHz :)
Fastest Maxed out?
smallnetbuilder have introduced a new test rig so it will be interesting to see the new qnap ts459pro+ tests with its dual teamable gigabit connection.. Now the capacity is there to exceed the 120ishGB max. They just need to pull thier finger out and test it!
Thanks for the clarification, I dont like to install un-needed programs (can you tell I used windows a lot?) both for bloat and resurce usage. I am much happier using a webpage that any pc, netbook, mobile or phad in my house can use to tweak, fix or change config. Nothing more anoying than being in an alternate OS or VM and finding you cant tweak something easily.
I also don't understand why anyone would want to waste resources on a pointless application/service. just like a lot of new mobile apps for example the bbc news App, why install an app when you can just add a shortcut to the bbc mobile website???
maybe its just me...
@Parax minor correction
Software installation isn't required, and the DSM3.0 (as well as previous recent versions) is fully available via a web browser (preferably, it is also available using an installable manager if you feeling like it). That's how I use it with my DS410j.