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86
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An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

The DS412+ may seem expensive, but if you're looking for a robust, fast network-storage device for a home office or small business, it could be well worth its price. Its four drive bays can support up to 16TB of storage, adding drives is easy, and if you need even more storage, eSATA and USB 3.0 ports are available for external drives. Synology 's software lets you easily configure the DS412+ as a media server, a cloud-based data server, for RAID backups, or just about anything else that requires a massive amount of network and internet-accessible storage.

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tehoneac
After 2 months of use, I find the Synology DS412+ to be an extremely capable...read more
100
punchmonkey
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
10
Martin1
When my single NAS volume got ~66% full (4x3TB WD Green, Synology RAID), the...read more
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86
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Design and form factor

76
 

Expandability

87
 

Noise

80
 

Speed

92
 

Media support

80
 

How It Stacks Up

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70
 

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74
 

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50
 
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