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30
ivy
I suffered from Synology DS411 about 2 years until I gave up. Half year after...read more
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scottlittlewood
Have had this for a few months now and I'm really putting it through it paces....read more
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jghaines
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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Key Specs

Addressable storage
811 (max)
Embedded OS
Other
Installable apps
Yes
Media services
Dlna, Upnp, Itunes, Squeezecenter
WiFi
Yes
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Model

General

Addressable storage
8 TB (max)
Drive form factor
3.5 inches
Storage interface
SATA
Drive insertion
Drive tray
Embedded OS
Other

Array types and file systems

Array types
Raid, Other, Jbod (0, 1, 5, 6, 01) (Yes) (Yes) (No) (S.M.A.R.T. compliant)
File system support
Fat32, Ntfs, Ext4, Ext3

External storage / peripherals

USB
2.0 (2 port(s))
eSATA
No
External backup
Yes
Printer sharing
Yes

Hardware

CPU
1.2 GHz
Maximum RAM
128 MB

Software

Installable apps
Yes
Upgradeable firmware
Yes

Security

Permissions
Yes (Quotas)
Security lock slot
Yes

Other features

Activity / status indicator
Yes
Front text display
No
Shortcut / backup button
No
Desktop client application
Yes (Windows, Mac, Linux)
Capacity gauge
No
Health status indicator
Yes
Cooling fan
Yes
Total drive bays
4
Occupied drive bays
0
0 / integrated slots (total)

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]

Services

File services
Smb, Nfs, Afp, Iscsi, Http, Ftp, Rsync, Webdav
Media services
Dlna, Upnp, Itunes, Squeezecenter
Download clients
Bittorrent, Http, Ftp
Remote access
Yes
Email alerts
Yes

Connections (to host computer)

USB
No
FireWire / 1394
No
eSATA
No

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
No

Power

Power features
Spin down, Schedule, Wake on lan
Power adapter
External
UPS support
Yes