rj_baker wrote:Hi guys,
Am a newbie, so pls forgive my ignorance. Just want some help in choosing. Home use, will primarily be using it for the
1) backing up my data currently spread all across on 5 1.5 TB HDD.
2) hosting 3 websites
3) backing up iTunes data and accessing it on multiple devices.
I use macs, pcs and iPads, so want something that is compatible with all these.
Trying to decide between Ds411j, Ds411 and Ds412+
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
myCloud wrote:Also note the 411j has a paltry 128 MB of memory. The 512 MB in the 411 should be enough for most anything you use the DS for, but it's also not the latest series from Synology. I was going to buy a 412+ but spent the extra for the 5-bay 1512+ in order to have the same usable disk space the 412+ would give me with RAID 5, as a RAID 6.
Stuckster wrote:As new owners of a DS411j, we bought it as as entry level NAS to save money. But now we're finding the performance for general home networking tasks very underwhelming. It will transfer and serve files ok, but as soon as you try to run more than a couple of applications it completely chokes. We are so frustrated we are now looking to upgrade to the DS412+ and keeping the DS411j as an offsite backup unit.
edbyford wrote:Hello all,
I am having the same difficulty deciding between these three NAS devices; can someone please confirm/deny my assumptions below?
My primary use will be backup and serving up 1080p video to devices in my house. These devices include PCs, a Boxee box, and a PS3.
Am I right in thinking that:
1. the Boxee box and PCs will not need any transcoding to be done by the DiskStation, but the PS3 will?
2. if I have to transcode 1080p files for the PS3, then the CPU and 128mb of the DS411j will be insufficient?
3. however if I convert the 1080p files on the DS411j to a format the PS3 can understand, then no transcoding will have to be performed, and the performance of the DS411j will be adequate?
4. the DS411j will be able to serve at least two HD streams, while downloading torrents?
Basically I am looking for the cheapest device which will keep up with my needs for the next couple of years... Ideally I would just go for the DS412+ and forget my worries, but £500 without drives is just too much for me - I could buy a PC for that!
Thanks in advance for your help.
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