Synology DS411 offers quad-drive backup/media streaming

Aug 17, 2011
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Synology has outed its latest NAS, the DiskStation DS411, targeted at home and small business users looking for speedy backup and media storage with four-drive redundancy. The successor to the DS410, the new model has four 3.5-inch HDD bays - for a total of 12TB - along with integrated hardware encryption and the potential for read speeds of up to 105 MB/s and write speeds of up to 47 MB/s.

Various traditional RAID setups are supported, along with Synology's own Hybrid RAID system which allows drives of different sizes to be used. The company's DSM3.1 OS is also present, a straightforward way to access UPnP/DLNA media streaming, backup, file sharing, site hosting, standalone BitTorrent downloads and more.

Connectivity consists of a single gigabit ethernet port, along with two USB 2.0 ports and an eSATA for adding external drives or sharing a printer across your network. If you have network CCTV cameras then the DS411 supports remote monitoring and recording, and Synology offers Android, iOS and mobile apps for other platforms.

The Synology DiskStation DS411 is available now, though pricing is only confirmed at "under $500."


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