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Synology DiskStation DS411 4-Bay NAS Server for Workgroups and Offices

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Product Highlights
  • Holds Four SATA 2.5"/3.5" Drives
  • 16 TB Maximum Storage Capacity
  • 512 MB DDR3 RAM
  • Powerful 1.6 GHz Processor
  • USB 2.0 and eSATA Connectivity
  • Easy Backup Options and Remote Access
  • Energy Efficient 29.7W Operation
  • iTunes, Photo and Printer Server
  • Surveillance and Web Station
  • Included DiskStation Manager Software

The DiskStation DS411 from Synology is a high-performance, 4-bay NAS backup and server solution for workgroups and offices. It features a fast 1.6 GHz processor, 512 MB of DDR3 RAM, two USB 2.0 ports and a super-fast eSATA connection. For those looking to operate surveillance cams, it offers support for up to twelve IP cams at up to 120 FPS (Frames Per Second).

While no drives are included with the DS411, it supports a max capacity of 16TB with either four 2.5" or 3.5" SATA hard disk or solid state drives. Additionally, this DiskStation can configure drives as a JBOD, RAID 0 or RAID 1, depending on whether you want faster data transfers or more secure data.

With the included Gigabit LAN port, you can connect the DiskStation to your router and access it locally on your network. The DiskStation also includes an EZ-Internet Wizard for setting it up from the web. To facilitate ease of use between different operating systems, this DiskStation supports cross-platform file sharing between Ubuntu, Mac and Windows computers.

Ever-versatile, this DiskStation can function as a mail server, as it supports Outlook-like Web mail, SMTP, POP3 and IMAP. In addition, the Synology Web Station Virtual Host option allows users to host up to 30 websites on a single DS411. The built-in PHP+MySQL capability allows users to create interactive websites without complicated settings.

When it comes to backing up your data, you can save from Windows or Mac computers to the DiskStation. Windows users can use Synology Data Replicator 3 while Mac users can enjoy native Mac OS X Time Machine support.

As if that wasn't enough, the DiskStation can function as a variety of different servers, whether you need it to store and stream photos, video, audio or data within your office or over the internet. You can also use it as a server for FTP, Mail, UPnP media devices, printing, iTunes, hosting websites, operating surveillance webcams or downloading bit torrent, http, FTP, NZB or eMule files.

High Performance

The Synology DS411 is a high-performance, 4-Bay NAS backup and server solution for workgroups and offices who require a reliable storage solution and demand high-performance for backup and file sharing
Delivers an average 105.3 MB/sec reading speed under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows environment and 47.8 MB/sec writing. It also features USB 2.0 and high-speed eSATA connectivity

Full-featured Business Applications

Comprehensive network protocol support assures seamless file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Ubuntu platforms. Windows ADS integration allows the Synology DS411 to quickly and easily fit in an existing business network environment with no need to recreate user accounts
Windows ACL support provides much finer-grained access control and more efficient privilege settings, allowing users to enjoy a native Windows experience
Internet file access is simplified with the included encrypted FTP server and the web-based file explorer, Synology File Station
HTTPS, the built-in firewall and IP auto-block support ensure file sharing over the Internet is protected at a high security level
Synology Web Station with support for PHP/MySQL content allows for the hosting of up to 30 websites on a single Synology DS411
Synology Surveillance Station offers a centralized interface to safeguard the office environments by deploying up to twelve IP cameras throughout the network at up to 120 FPS
The Mail Station add-on turns the Synology DS411 into a mail server with a quick, painless installation
The USB printer sharing capability minimizes businesses' printing cost by allowing you to share the printer to multiple users within an office
With the NFS protocol or iSCSI target support in DSM 3.0, the Synology DS411 provides a seamless storage solution with Windows, Linux, or virtualization servers

Complete Backup Solutions

PC Users can back up their data to the Synology DS411 using the free Synology Data Replicator software, while Mac OS X users enjoy native Apple Time Machine integration
A backup wizard is also provided for backing up data in the DS411 to another Synology DiskStation or any rsync server via an encrypted transmission
With two USB 2.0 ports and eSATA connectivity, you can backup your computer or network data to an external hard drive connected to one of these ports with the touch of a button
Users can back up and restore DiskStation shared folders in multiple versions using the Synology Time Backup package

Peace of Mind with Data Encryption

DiskStation Manager 3.0 (DSM 3.0), provides share-level AES 256-bit encryption to aid in the prevention of unauthorized access attempts to your DiskStation's hard drives

Easy Setup and Management

The Synology DSM 3.0 operating system offers an intuitive and easy-to-navigate web interface. For users who are limited on time and not familiar with configuring complicated routers, the Synology EZ-Internet Wizard simplifies the process of setting up access to the Synology DS411 from the Internet. The EZ-Internet Wizard walks you through all of the settings for configuring a variety of functions such as firewalls, port-forwarding, PPPoE, and DDNS registration
The multi-tasking web UI on DSM 3.0 lets users run multiple applications simultaneously on one tab browser and switch between them instantly. The User Home feature makes creating private shared folders for a large number of users an easy task as it minimizes the steps and time needed for the administrator to create private shared folders. Sub-folder privilege settings further extend the flexibility to allocate permissions for different workgroups. All of these features are performed in a web browser

Energy Efficient

Synology DS411 is designed with energy efficiency in mind. Dual 80mm fans provide smart airflow to keep the system running cool 24/7
DS411 consumes a relatively low amount of power at only 29 watts in operation. The support of multiple scheduled power on/off and hard drive hibernation can further reduce power consumption and operation cost
The DS411 is produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials
Hardware
Processor 1.6 GHz CPU
Encryption Hardware Encrypted Engine
Memory DDR3 512MB
Storage Supports four hard drives: (hard drives not included)
4 x 3.5" SATA(II) hard disk drive
4 x 2.5" SATA hard disk or solid state drives 1
Please Note:

Check with the manufacturer for a full list of compatible drives

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Maximum Capacity 16TB (4 x 4TB HDD)
HDD Interface 2 x USB 2.0 Port
1 x eSATA Port
LAN Port 1 x RJ-45 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Port
Wake on LAN LAN/WAN
System Fan 2 x 80 x 80mm
Wireless Support Yes
Noise Level 21.6 dB(A)
Software
Miscellaneous File Browser
File Station
Windows Access Control List (ACL)
FTP Server Bandwidth Control
Custom FTP Passive Port Range
Anonymous FTP
Transfer Log
Mail Server Supported Mail Server Protocol : POP3, SMTP, IMAP
Web Station Virtual Host (up to 30 websites)
PHP/MySQL
Alternative HTTP Error Page
3rd-Party Applications Support
Surveillance Station MAX IP cam # (Licenses required) : 12 (1 Free License)
Total frame rate (FPS) : 120 FPS at D1 (NTSC:720x480, PAL:720x576), 30 FPS @ WXGA (1280x800)

Surveillance Station tested with Axis M1011 (640X480) and Axis M1054 (1280X800); FPS set to 10 at every channel; Compression rate: 30%; Video Codec: MJPEG, MPEG4 (640X480 only), H.264; Recording Type is conducted with Motion Detection Recording and Continuous Recording; Actual performance may vary depending on camera settings and DiskStation loading.
Photo Station Supported Image Format : BMP, JPG (jpe, jpeg), GIF, RAW (arw, srf, sr2, dcr, k25, kdc, cr2, crw, nef, mrw, ptx, pef, raf, 3fr, erf, mef, mos, orf, rw2, dng, x3f)
Supported Video Format : 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, FLV, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPG, QT, WMV, XviD, RM, RMVB, VOB, RV30, RV40, AC3, AMR, WMA3
User can click and download the following video formats: RM, RMVB, VOB, RV30, RV40, AC3, AMR, WMA3, but not able to play it in Photo Station as compressed Flash video
Audio Station Supported Audio Format (USB Mode) : AAC, FLAC, M4A, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, WMA VBR
Supported Audio Format (Streaming Mode) : MP3, M4A, M4B
Supported Playlist Format : M3U, WPL
Internet Radio : SHOUTcast, Radioio
DLNA/UPnP Media Server PS3/Xbox 360 Support
Supported Audio Format : AAC, FLAC, M4A, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, PCM, WAV, WMA, WMA VBR, WMA PRO, WMA
Supported Video Format : 3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, DVR-MS, ISO, M2T, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MTS, MOV, QT, SWF, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV, XviD, RMVB (The actual playback capabilities may vary depending on the DLNA/UPnP client)
Supported Image Format : BMP, JPG (jpe, jpeg), GIF, ICO, PNG, PSD, TIF (tiff), UFO
Download Station Supported Download Protocols : BT/HTTP/FTP/NZB/eMule
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks : 50
iTunes Server Supported Audio Format : MP3, M4A, M4P, WAV, AIF, The music in WAV and AIF format can be streamed, but the metadata (ex: title, album) may not be indexed on the iTunes
Supported Video Format : M4V, MOV, MP4
Supported Playlist Format : M3U, WPL
Print Server Max Printer # : 2
Printing Protocols : LPR, CIFS, AppleTalk, Apple AirPrint, Multi Functional Print Server (Only PostScript USB printers are supported in MAC environment)
Packages Center Directory Server
HiDrive Backup
Mail Station2
phpMyAdmin
VPN Server
Webalizer
Squeezebox Server
Syslog Server
WordPress
Time Backup
iPhone/Android Applications DS photo+
DS audio
DS cam
DS file
DS finder
General
Networking Protocols CIFS
AFP
NFS
FTP
WebDAV
iSCSI
Telnet
SSH
SNMP
VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN)
File System EXT4
EXT3(External Disk Only)
FAT (External Disk Only)
NTFS (External Disk Only)
Storage Management Max File System Size : 108TB
Max Internal Volume # : 128
Max iSCSI Target # : 10
Max iSCSI LUN # : 10
Supported RAID Type : Synology Hybrid RAID, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 5+Spare, RAID 6, RAID 10
RAID Migration : Basic to RAID 1, Basic to RAID 5, Basic to RAID 5+Spare, RAID 1 to RAID 5, RAID 1 to RAID 5+Spare, RAID 5 to RAID 5+Spare, RAID 5 to RAID 6
Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs : RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 5+Spare, RAID 6
Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD : RAID 5, RAID 5+Spare, RAID 6
File Sharing Capability Max User Accounts : 2048
Max Groups : 256
Max Shared Folder : 256
Max Concurrent Connections : 256
Windows ADS Domain Integration Domain Users login via Samba/AFP/FTP/File Station
Backup Solutions Network Backup
Local Backup
Desktop Backup (using Synology Data Replicator 3 or Apple Time Machine backup application)
Shared Folder Sync - Max task number : 2
Time Backup - Max task number : 4
Time Machine Backup (Mac)
Security FTP over SSL/TLS
IP Auto-Block
Firewall
Encrypted Network Backup over Rsync
HTTPS Connection
Management Auto DSM Upgrade
Administrator Group
Push Notification - MSN/Skype/Mobile Devices
Email Notification
SMS Notification
Customized User Quota
Syslog Support
DDNS Support
IPv6 Support
VLAN support
PPPoE
Hotspot
Resource Monitor
Connection Manager
UPS Management
Scheduled Power On/Off
Custom Management UI HTTP/HTTPS Ports
HDD Management HDD Hibernation
S.M.A.R.T.
Dynamic Bad Sector Mapping
Utilities Synology Assistant
Synology Data Replicator
Supported Clients Windows XP onward
Mac OS X 10.5 onward
Ubuntu 9.04 onward
Supported Web Browsers Chrome
Firefox
Internet Explorer : 7, 8, 9
Safari (MAC) : 4, 5
Environment RoHS Compliant
Certifications FCC Class B, CE Class B, BSMI Class B
Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature: 40° to 95°F / 5°C to 35°C
Storage Temperature: 15° to 155°F / -10°C to 70°C
Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% RH
Maximum Operating Altitude: 10,000 feet
Power Recovery Yes
Power Consumption Access: 29 W
Hibernation: 11 W

Note: measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 3TB WD30EZRS hard drive(s)
Power Requirements AC: 100 to 240V, 50/60Hz, Single Phase
Dimensions (HxWxD) 7.24 x 6.61 x 9.05" (18.4 x 16.8 x 23 cm)
Weight 4.91 lb (2.23 kg)
Synology DiskStation DS411 4-Bay NAS Server for Workgroups and Offices
  • Installation Disk
  • Welcome Note
  • Assembling Kit
  • AC Power Adapter and Cord
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable
  • Limited 2 Year Warranty
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    SynologyDiskStation DS411 4-Bay NAS Server for Workgroups and Offices
     
    4.7

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to setup (6)
    • Fast (5)
    • Quiet (5)
    • Compact (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business (5)
      • Home (4)
      • Office (4)
      • Network (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (4)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (3), PC (3)

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      5.0

      Great Product

      By urik79

      from Israel

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy Setup
      • Fast
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Synology DiskStation DS411 4-Bay NAS Server for Workgroups and Offices:

        I looked for a NAS for a very long time. This NAS is powerful, quiet and does everything i expect it to do. I use it to store media files and stream them to my media streamers around the house.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Synology

        By Glaucus

        from Brazil

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy Setup
        • Fast

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Business

          Comments about Synology DiskStation DS411 4-Bay NAS Server for Workgroups and Offices:

          Excellent product, worth it!

          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          4.0

          Great Product!

          By Picture Nut

          from California

          About Me Value Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Setup
          • Fast
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Business
            • Home
            • Network
            • Office

            Comments about Synology DiskStation DS411 4-Bay NAS Server for Workgroups and Offices:

            We use it to keep our documents, pictures and media.

            Previously, we used an external hard drive that was attached to our "central server", but we ran into problems when two of us were using it.

            We haven't run into that problem with the synology & a few hard drives. It's great because I can access the content for any of our computers or mobile devices at home, but also remotely.

            Also, we haven't seen any performance degradation when we are streaming content, someone is accessing the web site that we run from the synology & another person is editing pictures.

            It was very easy to setup and get going, but surprisingly very quiet even if you are on cool mode.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            4.0

            Well-designed product, but ...

            By The flat tire kid

            from SFBay

            About Me Value Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Setup
            • Good software
            • Quiet

            Cons

            • Slow external USB

            Best Uses

            • Business
            • Home
            • Network
            • Office

            Comments about Synology DiskStation DS411 4-Bay NAS Server for Workgroups and Offices:

            This is a nicely engineered product, but in my real-world back ups I didn't see anything close to the Mbps measured by CNET.

            First, the good news: the mechanicals are reassuringly solid, and the web interface is very thoughtfully put together. I downloaded the latest software from Synology and didn't bother with the CD-ROM at all. Installation (HW and SW) is straightforward. Example: the default network configuration is dynamic IP (DHCP;) after I configured a static IP in the web interface, the box just reconfigured its interface, and the web page reloads itself at the new address; I didn't even have to type the new address into my browser.

            The not-so-good news: CNET measured 279 Mbps write speed for RAID 5. They must be using a raw disk benchmark program. My MacBook Pro backing up to Time Machine averaged 113 Mbps for 2+ hours. (2.66GHz Core i7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, OS 10.6.8.)

            Some caveats: for big backups or moving big data, connect to the NAS via wired Ethernet, not WiFi. Also, if your home network has an older all-in-one WiFi access point/Ethernet switch/router like my Linksys WRT54G, you only have 100 Mbps ("Fast Ethernet") going to the NAS box. To get the max performance, add a Gigabit Ethernet switch. I added a D-Link gigabit Ethernet switch to the network. Comcast -> cable modem -> Linksys -> D-Link -> all wired Ethernet connections. Now all computers in my house including the NAS box can talk to each other at 1000 Mbps. Going over the air is limited to WiFi speeds, and going outside to the world is limited to Comcast speeds.

            Another caveat: I had a collection of external USB drives, some for offline storage, some for backups. I attached one of them (Maxtor One Touch 4, 750GB) to the NAS' USB port so that I can access it over the network as well. It works fine but the speed is so slow that I wouldn't want to use it in my normal workflow (copying ~ 3GB of pictures took 16'48", i.e. 23.7 Mbps.)

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Great NAS system!!!

            By ignitedphoto

            from Howell, MI

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy Setup
            • Fast
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Business
              • Network
              • Office

              Comments about Synology DiskStation DS411 4-Bay NAS Server for Workgroups and Offices:

              I researched and researched and ended with this, so far I love it!!

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              love it

              By jgriner

              from paducah, ky

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy Setup
              • Fast
              • Quiet

              Cons

              • No hot swappable bays

              Best Uses

              • Business
              • Home
              • Office

              Comments about Synology DiskStation DS411 4-Bay NAS Server for Workgroups and Offices:

              I use it to store back up off all my movies and files. Works great :)

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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