Maximum performance isn’t the only important factor here though. In comparison with other Synology models, it’s evident that – with the exception of the DS410’s impressive JBOD and RAID1 sequential read ability – the DS411+ trumps everything else with huge performance benefits in all write operations.
Perhaps not the fastest Nas, but certainly one that has plenty of configuration options
If you’ve got the hardware to unleash the DS411+’s immense read potential, then you’ll most likely have the extra £100 to opt for it over the DS410. After all, this is most certainly a business oriented machine and not for the home user, although there will be many an enthusiast who would spend the extra as well.
While there may be speedier Nas boxes out there, Synology’s DiskStation product line is miles ahead of the curve thanks to the features of DiskStation Manager 3.0. It's just a pity the physical styling doesn't follow suit. Still, if you’re looking for a four bay Nas box with a multitude of features and an impressive performance to boot, then the DS411+ is certainly worth considering. ®
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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.