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Synology DiskStation DS411j review

Synology DiskStation DS411j
Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £262
inc VAT

The fast and well-equipped DS411j may be expensive, but it's the best four-disk NAS enclosure you can get


4 disk bays, N/A storage supplied, 1x 10/100/1000Mbit/s Ethernet ports

Q What are jumbo frames and why should I use them?

A Network traffic travels in units of 1,500 bytes called frames. While these standard-sized frames are good enough for most network traffic, increasing frames in size can speed up network traffic in some scenarios. These larger than normal frames are called jumbo frames. The most obvious scenario is when you’re transferring large quantities of data to and from a network attached storage (NAS) device, such as when streaming high definition video.

Jumbo frames are only supported on gigabit Ethernet networks, so they won’t be of any use on slower Ethernet networks or wireless networks. All your network-connected equipment, such as your computers, router and NAS, must all support jumbo frames, have it enabled and set to the same frame size to see any benefit.

Trial and error will be needed to find the right jumbo frame size for your network and your network storage needs. It’s not simply a matter of setting the largest-sized frames possible, since jumbo frames that are too large can slow your network down.

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Basic Specifications

Price £262
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Capacity N/A
Formatted capacity N/A
Default file system ext4
Price per gigabyte N/A
Interface SATA2
3.5in drive bays 4
Free 3.5in drive bays 4
RAID modes RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10


Ethernet ports 1
USB direct access ports (front/rear) 0/0
Other USB ports (front/rear) 0/2
eSATA ports (front/rear) 0/0
Other ports none


Ethernet connection speed 10/100/1000Mbit/s
Universal Plug and Play support yes
UPnP media server yes
iTunes yes
Print server yes
USB disk server yes
Web server yes
FTP server yes
Protocols supported TCP/IP, SMB/CIFS, AFP, FTP, HTTP, NFS, SSH, WebDAV


Size 184x168x230mm
Weight 2.2kg
Vertical positioning no
Ethernet cable included yes
Additional features mail server, download server, photo server, surveillnace station, VPN, PHP, MySQL support
Power consumption active 27W

Buying Information

Price £262
Warranty two years RTB

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