KitGuru has reviewed almost all of the Synology NAS range released in the last year, but today we are looking at something slightly different – the Diskstation DS411 Slim, which is a compact, high performance little unit solely designed for 2.5 inch drives.
The DS411 Slim is created for users who want to reduce their carbon footprint, and not have a large NAS system hogging space in their room (it is only 120mm x 105mm x 142mm). With exceptionally low power demands and minimal noise, could this make the ideal partner as a home NAS system?
The unit may be physically diminutive however Synology haven’t compromised with the design as it accepts four hard drives, and offers a variety of raid settings.
Many people get confused with the Synology naming methodology, but on paper it is actually really easy to understand.
“+” series = performance range.
standard series (no digit) = mixture of performance and storage.
“j” series = entry level consumer, concerned about capacity but not performance.
DS = Diskstation
RS = Rackstation
First Digit = number of bays
Second numbers = year for the release
Therefore we can see that the DS411 Slim is a member of the standard series of Diskstation units and can hold 4 drives and was made for the year 2011. It has support for up to 4x 1TB 2.5 inch drives, giving a maximum storage capacity of 4TB.
- Small Footprint
- Flexible RAID Data Protection
- Cross Platform File Sharing & Backup
- DLNA Certified Media Server
- Cool and Quiet