The Synology Disk Station DS410 is the most affordable four-bay, full-featured device of all the Network storage devices released by Synology so far. It may be pretty intimidating for a tyro, but advanced users will milk the most out of this RAID 5 capable NAS server. It is intended for small-scale home or business environments.
|1. Device Type||NAS server|
|2. Host connectivity||Gigabit Ethernet|
|3. Installed Devices||4 (max)|
|5. Built-in devices||Print server|
|6. Processors installed||1* 1.06 GHz|
|7. RAM installed||512 MB|
|8. Storage controller type||RAID|
|9. Controller interface type||Serial ATA-300|
|10. Data Transfer rate||300 MBps|
|11. Supported devices||Hard drive, Disk array(RAID)|
|12. RAID Level||RAID 5 hot spare,’|
|13. Hard drive Type||Standard|
|14. Networking Type||Network adapter|
|15. Data Link protocol||Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet|
|16. Network /Transport protocol||LPR/LPD, AppleTalk, FTP, PPPoE|
|17. Remote management protocol||HTTPS,|
|18. Network Services Capability||Microsoft CIFS,|
|Microsoft Active Directory (AD),|
|Apple File Protocol (AFP),|
|Network File System (NFS),|
|19. Features||iTunes server, firewall protection|
|20. Expansion bays||4(total)/4(free) *internal|
|21. Interfaces 2 x Hi-Speed USB –||4 pin USB Type A,|
|1 x Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T -RJ-45,|
|1 x eSATA-300|
|22. Cables included||Network cable-6.6 ft|
|23. Power||AC 120/230 v|
|24. OS required||Symbian OS 9.1 (Series 60 Platform),|
|Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0,|
|Microsoft Windows 2000 or later,|
|Apple MacOS X 10.3 or later,|
The Synology Disk station DS410 is aesthetically pleasing and is pretty compact for a network storage device supporting four 3.5 inch hard drives. Unlike the DS710+ the drive bays are easily accessible to install and replace the hard drives. It is a bit laborious work considering that it needs a screwdriver to install the drives.
The Dual-Ethernet feature is missing in the NAS server. The Network Storage Device has two USB 2.0 ports and one eSATA port on the back, although it does not have a USB on the front.
The NAS device runs cool thanks to the two efficient fans during heavy operation. Its also easy replaceable.
The Disk Station is available both with and without storage. The storage drives can be setup in various RAID configurations, including the efficient RAID 5 configuration.
The Synology “setup assistant” application is not as robust for the initial setup, but the server’s Web Interface is exquisite, elegant and provides flexibility to the network storage device. All advanced features and menus are well organized and neat.
The features of the DS410 are similar to the DS710+. Certain basic features include FTP/HTTP server, media streaming servers, user accounts and support for external hard drives and printer and many more.
The DS 410 NAS server includes advanced support for Windows Active Directory Services. The server supports excellent file sharing across several other OS like Mac and Linux. It also provides support for Apple’s Time Machine.as a backup solution.
The DS410 network storage device has several application stations like the surveillance station, Download station, File station and Photo station, which can be accessed even through the local network or the Internet.
Talking about the surveillance station, the DS410 supports 12 IP cameras, although only one license is provided. You have to pay $49 for each license. The surveillance system is quite comprehensive able to record based on scheduling and motion sensing.
The Photo station allows you to organize your photos into albums in a well-organized manner.
The Download station provides support for BitTorrent client and can also download files from authenticated websites like RapidShare.
The Synology Disk Station DS410 costs about $499 without storage and $1200 with 4TB storage.
The Synology DS410 offers the highest throughputs in its RAID configurations. It topped the charts with about 279 Mbps for write test and 422.6 Mbps for read test.
The NAS server functioned very quietly and comparatively cooler compared to the DS710 even during heavy load conditions. Holistically the DS410 is worth the cost and does what it’s designed for.