Synology DiskStation DS415+ 4-Bay NAS Server

Synology DiskStation DS415+ 4-Bay NAS Server

Synology DiskStation DS415+ 4-Bay NAS Server

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Product Highlights

  • Synology DiskStation Manager OS
  • 4 x 3.5" or 2.5" SATA III Drive Bays
  • 2.4 GHz Intel Atom Quad-Core CPU
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • Read Speed: 228 MB/s, Write: 233 MB/s
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 / eSATA Interface
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, JBOD
  • iSCSI And Virtualization Ready
  • Complete LDAP, Link Aggregation Support
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Synology DS415+ overview

  • 1Description

The DiskStation DS415+ 4-Bay NAS Server from Synology is a file backup, storage, and sharing solution that comes equipped with four drive bays that are capable of natively supporting 3.5" and 2.5" SATA III and SATA II hard drives, as well as 2.5" SATA III and SATA II SSDs. Using its four drive bays, this NAS will allow you to store and share a large number of files, including videos, music, photos, and documents with up to 2048 users.

The DS415+ runs on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) OS, which is a browser-based operating system which helps to simplify managing your Synology NAS. Its CPU is an Intel Atom Quad-Core that runs at 2.4 GHz and its 2GB of DDR3 RAM allows frequently-used files and applications to be quickly accessed. The NAS is capable of achieving read speeds of up to 228 MB/s, write speeds of up to 233 MB/s, and features one eSATA port, two USB 3.0 ports, and one USB 2.0 port which allow it to be connected to your Windows, Mac, or Linux system. Internet connectivity is achieved via the included two Gigabit Ethernet ports, allowing your stored data to be shared with users throughout the network. Data may also be made remotely available through the free iOS and Android applications.

The DS415+ also serves as a centralized backup target for all the computers in your home or office. Windows users can back up data to the DS415+ via Windows Backup, while Mac OS X users will be able to take advantage of native Apple Time Machine integration. You have the ability to set the backup destination to not only be local hard disks, but also connected USB drives. To help ensure data redundancy and drive efficiency, a variety of RAID modes are supported, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and JBOD.

The DS415+ is also engineered to be energy efficient. Not only does it offer a larger fan and smart airflow to keep the system running cool at all times, its noise dampening design of 20.2 dB(A) makes for quiet operation. The server supports numerous scheduled power on / off cycles and hard drive hibernation to further minimize power consumption and operation expenses.

The DS415+ operates on 100-240VAC at 50/60 Hz and includes an accessory pack, an AC Adapter, and an Ethernet cable.

High-Speed Data Transfer and Hardware Encryption Engine
Equipped with a quad-core processor and AES-NI hardware encryption engine, the DS415+ delivers fast file transfer speeds, even when handling encrypted data. With Link Aggregation enabled, the DS415+ delivers reading and writing speeds of 228 MB/s and 233 MB/s respectively, while encrypted file transfers retain a similar level of performance, exceeding 232 MB/s reading and 206 MB/s writing. That means you can safeguard data without sacrificing performance
Dual LAN Ports for Failover and Link Aggregation Support
Equipped with two Ethernet ports featuring failover and Link Aggregation support, the DS415+ helps ensure continual network uptime even if a LAN connection malfunction occurs on one port, reducing the chance of service disruption and downtime. Link Aggregation improves connection speeds beyond the limits of a single network cable or port
DiskStation Manager (DSM) OS
Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a browser-based operating system which makes managing your Synology NAS simple. Featuring a user-friendly interface, DSM makes accessing and sharing your data smarter and simpler. Synology's Package Center lets you download and install useful add-on packages designed specifically for individual or business needs, meaning you can enjoy more entertainment in your life or better productivity at work
Installation and Maintenance
User-friendly installation and hot-swappable hard drive support helps ensure easy maintenance and continuous service uptime should a hard drive need replacement. In addition, the DS415+ incorporates a passive cooling design to help reduce dependency on the dedicated processor cooling fan, thus mitigating any critical point of failure. When the system detects a fan failure, the built-in redundancy mechanism helps ensure continuous operation until the replacement fan arrives
USB 3.0 and eSATA
The DS415+ has USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and eSATA ports to connect to various kinds of external storage devices while helping to ensure fast and efficient file transfer speeds. Support for USB 3.0 offers transfer speeds of up to 5 Gb/s (about 10 times faster than USB 2.0), meaning it takes less time to transfer data to external hard drives, while also consuming less power
Storage for Virtualization Environments
The DS415+ provides seamless storage solutions for virtualization environments, including VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft Hyper-V. With VMware vSphere 5 & VAAI integration, the DS415+ helps offload specific storage operations and optimizes computation power in VMware environments. Windows ODX support helps speed up data manipulation as the data transfer is offloaded. iSCSI also helps SMB users consolidate storage into data center storage arrays while providing hosts with the illusion of locally-attached disks
Business Environment Integration
With the support of Windows AD, LDAP, and Domain Trust, the DS415+ enables seamless account integration. The User Home feature can automatically create a "home" folder for every user account to minimize the administrator's effort in repeatedly creating "home" folders for all accounts. Windows ACL support on the DS415+ allows IT administrators to fine tune access controls and set up privileges to files and folders on DS415+ through the familiar Windows user interface. With compatibility for major protocols, the DS415+ can help eliminate server configuration overhead and help enhance IT administrators' efficiency
Optimize Storage Management
With Synology's Storage Manager, the DS415+ allows for flexible storage deployment and utilization. You can optimize RAID configurations with Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) while providing redundant data protection. Other features such as multiple volumes on single RAID and Global Hot Spare also help enhance management efficiency and fit deployment of any kind
Home Surveillance
With the Surveillance Station add-on package and two free IP camera licenses, DS415+ serves as your home surveillance hub. Simply connect multiple IP cameras to the home network, pair them with DS415+, and then easily view live surveillance feeds, record videos, or enjoy other advanced features like motion detection or push notifications. Support for thousands of IP cameras makes it easy to find compatible models and brands. Safeguard your home, without breaking the bank
Data Backup
The DS415+ can serve as a centralized backup target. PC users can back up their data to the DS415+ using Windows Backup, while Mac OS X users enjoy native Apple Time Machine integration. You can also back up data and applications from your DS415+ to another DiskStation, rsync servers, external drives, or even Amazon S3 and Glacier cloud service. "Backup & Replication" allows you to schedule backup tasks and restore the server to any particular point in time, while helping to minimize storage consumption and processing time by saving only the specific data block that has been changed between versions. With Cloud Station, files on your PC can be backed up to the DS415+. Whenever you modify a file, the changes are backed up on DS415+ automatically
All-in-One Server
Offering office applications, the DS415+ can serve as a multi-function server. With add-on packages Mail Server and Mail Station, the DS415+ can become a dedicated mail server and let you enjoy webmail service. The DS415+ can become a VPN server or VPN client. The comprehensive VPN service let you access resources remotely while maintaining security protocols. As a printer server, the DS415+ minimizes businesses' operating costs by sharing printing resources throughout the office. Administration and network tools, such as DNS Server, Directory Server, RADIUS Server, DHCP Server, and Log Center help you manage IT deployment and policies more efficiently
File Station
File Station is a feature to share and manage files stored on DS415+. Just drag-and-drop and you can upload data from Mac or PC. Advanced filters make it easy to search for documents, photos, or videos. You can reach your files on mobile devices via DS file - a dedicated mobile app for file access, management, and sharing. HTTPS, SSL/TSL encryption, and link expiry dates also ensure file sharing over the Internet at a high security level
File Sharing
Enjoy file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms as DS415+ offers network protocol support including FTP, SMB2, AFP, NFS, and WebDAV. With Windows AD and LDAP integration, the DS415+ can fit into any existing network environment without any need for IT administrators to maintain two sets of credentials. You also won't worry about missing files with the Recycle Bin feature which is supported on AFP, CIFS, File Station, and WebDAV. All files deleted in a shared folder will be automatically moved into the Recycle Bin
Cloud Service
Cloud Station lets you sync files among DiskStations and multiple devices, including Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices, while 2-way sync allows file synchronization among different DiskStations. You can even sync files between Google Drive, Dropbox, Baidu, and DiskStation
Multimedia Libraries
The DS415+ provides a central platform to organize, backup, and share photos, music, and video collections. Featuring a user-friendly interface, the Synology packages - Photo Station, Audio Station, and Video Station - let you build an entertainment hub. Since everything is saved on the DS415+, you can enjoy a more customizable content arrangement and sharing privileges, without having to worry about extra monthly fees for storage capacity
Apps
Synology offers mobile apps, including DS audio, DS video, DS photo+, DS cloud, DS file, DS download, and DS cam. These apps allow you to access and manage the contents of your DS415+ with smartphones and tablets. QuickConnect helps eliminate complicated router configurations or port forwarding, meaning that with Synology mobile apps, your multimedia collection and work files are always on the go.

The full list of available apps includes:
  • Antivirus Essential
  • ANtivirus by McAfee (Trial)
  • Audio Station
  • Cloud Station (512 max concurrent file transfers)
  • Cloud Sync
  • Directory Server
  • DNS Server
  • Download Station (80 max concurrent download tasks)
  • Glacier Backup
  • High Availability
  • HiDrive Backup
  • iTunes Server
  • Java Manager
  • Mail Server
  • Mail Station
  • Media Server (DLNA Certification)
  • Photo Station
  • RADIUS Server
  • Video Station (Video Transcoding = Group 1)
  • VPN Server (Maximum Connections = 20)

    The surveillance station is also available as a downloadable app and has the following specs:
  • Max IP Cam (Licenses required): 40 (including 2 free licenses)
  • Total FPS (H.264): 1200 FPS @ 720p (1280x800), 480 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080), 250 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536), 200 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
  • Total FPS (MJPEG): 1300 FPS @ 720p (1280x800), 150 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080), 100 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536), 60 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
  • Eco-Friendly NAS Server
    The DS415+ is designed with energy efficiency in mind. The DS415+ only consumes 17.3W in HDD hibernation and 46.2W in access. The support of Wake on LAN/WAN and scheduled power on and off can help to further reduce power consumption and operation costs. With special fans and the smart airflow design, the DS415+ keeps the system running cool 24/7, while its noise dampening design helps it run quietly
    Optional Accessories
    Optional available accessories include:
  • Remote
  • Camera License Pack
  • VS240HD
  • In the Box
    Synology DiskStation DS415+ 4-Bay NAS Server
  • Accessory Pack
  • AC Power Adapter
  • AC Power Cord
  • 2 x RJ-45 LAN Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Synology DS415+ specs

    Hardware Specifications
    CPU
    CPU Model Intel Atom
    CPU Frequency 2.4 GHz Quad Core
    Floating Point Yes
    Hardware Encryption Engine Yes
    Memory
    System Memory 2 GB DDR3
    Storage
    Drive Bay 1
    Compatible Drive Types 3.5" SATA(III) / SATA(II) HDD
    2.5" SATA(III) / SATA(II) HDD
    2.5" SATA(III) / SATA(II) SSD
    External Ports
    USB 3.0 2
    USB 2.0 1
    eSATA 1
    LAN Number (RJ45) Gigabit x 2
    File System
    Internal Drives EXT 4
    External Drives EXT4, EXT3, FAT, NTFS, HFS+
    General
    Link Aggregation Yes
    Wake on LAN/WAN Yes
    System Fan 92 mm X 92 mm X 2 pcs
    Wireless Support (Dongle) Yes
    Noise Level 20.2 dB(A)
    Power Recovery Yes
    Scheduled Power On/Off Yes
    Power Supply Unit / Adapter 100 W
    AC Input Power Voltage 100 to 240 V AC
    Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
    Power Consumption 46.2 W (Access)
    17.3 W (HDD Hibernation)
    Temperature & Humidity
    Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
    Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
    Relative Humidity 5 to 95%
    Certification
    Certification FCC Class B, CE CLass B, BSMI Class B
    DSM Specifications
    Storage Management
    Max File System Size 108 TB

    Please be aware that the Max File System size doesn't equal the Max Internal Capacity, which is limited by the aggregated space of installed drives
    Max Internal Volume Number 512
    Max iSCSI Target Number 32
    Max iSCSI LUN Number 256
    Supported RAID Type
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • Basic
  • JBOD
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
  • RAID Migration
  • Basic to RAID 1
  • Basic to RAID 5
  • RAID 1 to RAID 5
  • RAID 5 to RAID 6
  • Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1, 5, 6
  • Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 5
  • JBOD
  • Global Hot Spare Supported RAID Type
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • SSD Support
    SSD Read/Write Cache Yes
    SSD TRIM Yes
    File Sharing Capacity
    Max User Accounts 2048
    Max Groups 256
    Max Shared Folder 512
    Max Shared Folder Sync Tasks 8
    Max Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections 512
    Windows Access Control List (ACL) Yes
    NFS Kerberos Authentication Yes
    Log Center
    Syslog Events per Second 800
    Virtualization
    VMware vSphere 5 with VAAI Yes
    Windows Server 2012 Yes
    Windows Server 2012 R2 Yes
    Citrix Ready Yes
    Environment & Packaging
    Environment RoHS Compliant
    Dimensions 6.5 x 8.0 x 9.2" / 165.0 x 203.0 x 233.2 mm
    Weight 4.52 lb / 2.05 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.339 x 10.236 x 9.606"

    Synology DS415+ reviews

    DiskStation DS415+ 4-Bay NAS Server is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 31.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from much more capable than they advertise I bought this unit for backup and its advertised photo and video abilities. When I got it and was referred to their download web site did I get a shock. This unit is capable of so much more. I haven't used it yet, since I'm waiting for the arrival of a couple of hard drives so I can fire it put. I have a huge learning curve ahead of me to learn all that this piece of equipment is capable of. Considering it was only a little more than a simple four bay backup unit (and runs much cooler than the competition, resulting in longer life for the drives) this Synology unit is a steal. I can't wait to learn everything it can do and get it running doing what I want to use it for.
    Date published: 2015-09-01
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Slow and useless technical support After using the NAS for 6 months, the DSM software failed to open. I couldn't manage the server in any way. First I unsuccesfully looked on the web site to find a solution. I found it extremely hard to use. I tried to contact their technical support twice via the only option they had: an online form. I've got an answer from the second inquiry only AFTER 5 DAYS asking me to do something impossible since the control panel was frozen. Without any help from them, I ended up doing a complete reset which means I had to reconfigure the server completely, users, groups, privileges, IPs etc.. I do not recommend this device.
    Date published: 2016-01-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely made the right choice... I bought this for a few reasons... I wanted a centralized backup for all of my computers, and a place to dump all of my files to access from anywhere in the house. It has far exceeded my expectations. Set-up was a piece of cake... install drives, plug in, turn on, and configure as needed. The box is nearly inaudible, even with 4 drives in it. Performance is excellent... I haven't done any benchmarks, but it is fast enough to where I have removed any other external USB drives from my computers. There is great third-party support for this NAS. More and more applications are becoming available all the time. My only complaint, if you want to call it that, would be the bulky external power supply. However, this could mean it is easier to replace if it ever fails, so it could be a blessing in disguise. Overall, I would not hesitate to buy again or recommend to anyone.
    Date published: 2015-01-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I am an amateur photographer with too many photos. I was running out of space on my Windows based hard drive and was constantly moving photos to an external drive. I was looking for a more permanent solution and began investigating NAS units until I chose the Synology. It was fairly easy to setup and within no time I started transferring 500 TB of data. With the help of the Synology tech team I setup a backup to and external drive attached to the NAS unit. So far I am very happy with the solution and would certainly recommend The Synology line of products.
    Date published: 2015-01-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect NAS for a small LAN The DS415+ is my second Synology unit (the first has been up and running for amost 5 years). I've configured it with 3TB WD drives using Synology Hybrid RAID, which yielded about 8TB of storage. This machine is functioning as a storage server on a small LAN with 6 users; it's joined to a Windows SBS 2011 domain and providing shared folders that are easily synced for remote access via Synology's CloudStation service. We now have full control over a private cloud, perfect for a law firm that has to ensure client confidentiality. The DSM interface is extremely easy to understand and use, and its help system is excellent. I'm not a tech person, but it took me only a few minutes to set up an iSCSI target and LUN on the Synology, allowing our primary server to see it as an attached drive...wow!
    Date published: 2015-03-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Switched from FreeNAS. Happy that I did. Been building my own servers for a while, from Windows Home Server to most recently FreeNAS. Based on my experience, Synology is one of the most user-friendly and intuitive NAS that you can buy. It is quite an investment, but it will save you a lot of trouble and has a lot more functionalities than other operating systems. Now I can access files and manage my server remotely without going through all the technical loops that you would with FreeNAS. I can even set the server to download things remotely! Installation and setting up was simple and ... fun! I should've done this much sooner. But also glad that I waited for the new snappier hardware and software. It doesn't have the problems of slow operation like some of the reviews I've read with the older Synology hardware. It is also very quiet, can barely hear the thing. Planning on installing some IP cameras to the NAS this weekend. That should be an exciting project. Definitely recommended!
    Date published: 2015-02-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phenomenal features have unlocked our home videos and photos I love this device. We have transferred all our photos and home videos from a Windows server to our DiskStation DS415+ and we couldn't be happier. We have also transferred all photos and videos from our phones, tablets, laptops, etc. Now that we have installed the DS Video and DS Photo apps on our phones and tablets, we can easily browse all our photo and video albums. With our current set up, we consolidate all our media and automatically back up to the cloud. It' brilliant.
    Date published: 2016-02-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from DS415+ Game Changer The DSM 5.2 operating system is the total package. Easy to use and covers all the essential features that a home server/NAS can offer. I use this NAS as a photo server, Media server and backup device. 4X4TB Deskstar NAS drives in raid 5 give a solid 12TB of storage with redundancy. This is my second Synology NAS. My old one still works perfect (6 years old), just needed more space. Love the video station and I-tunes integration. The DS apps for Apple and Andriod work perfect. Excellent security tools and firewall. With 30 users on CPU and Ram are less than 50% usage. Just an excellent product all around. The twin 92mm fans do a great job cooling and are virtually silent. The sync function work perfectly for replicating my old NAS to the New NAS over the Network. The E-sata port made transfer of storage drives via a dock a breeze. Finally, a wireless Netis ac1200 adapter attached to the USB port 3.0 port was recognized and worked immediately, no drivers. Allowing me to store the NAS in a secure location.
    Date published: 2015-02-17
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