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Synology RackStation RS411 review

Rating: 8.5.

Over the last year KitGuru has reviewed many NAS systems and we have been impressed so far with the entire range from Synology. So much so in fact that we have ended up with several of their products powering our business network. Today we are looking at the new RackStation RS411 which is targeted at business workgroups with dual LAN failover and link aggregation support.

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 RS411 is a 4 drive capable unit and was created for the year 2011. The RS411 can support 3 terrabyte hard drives, which means that a total storage capacity of 12TB is allowed (4x3TB). This should cover most bases for small or medium sized businesses.


  • Optimal Price/Performance Ratio
  • Cross Platform File Sharing & Backup
  • Fit to Business Environment
  • 2 LAN with Failover and Link Aggregation Support
  • Affordable Total Cost of Ownership

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