Synology DS411j Still a good buy?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Craigy, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Craigy
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    macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2003
    New Zealand
    Was thinking about a NAS for centralised storage and some failure redundancy.

    A friend recommended that I took a look at the Synology DS411j. I was considering putting 4 x 2TB drives in.

    Has anyone had one of these for a while and recommend it as a good product? - Or is there a better buy out there?

    Also, could someone recommend a good top end 2TB for the NAS.

    Was thinking that Raid5 would be a reasonable option. Anyone used one of these it that configuration with no issues?

  2. jdelgado
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    macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2009
    I do not have a 411j, but a 411+ with 4 2TB drives in. It has been on 24x7 for about a year now, and no issues. The drives are Hitachi. Look at Synology's site for the list of compatible drives. I configured the NAS with each drive as an individual volume. I made this choice based on what I needed to do: archiving, backup, host for iTunes, iPhoto, Sonos. I use two of the drives as main, and the other two are backups.
    Hope the above helps.
  3. Brian33
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    macrumors 6502a

    Apr 30, 2008
    USA (Virginia)

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