[ad#review1001-top]Storage device maker Synology introduced the DS-409+ a few months ago into a market filled with competitors. The NAS sector is booming right now as small businesses and even home users are realizing the benefits of a NAS: less power draw, persistent backup, media services, and compact units. The DS-409+, as the name alludes, is a business-class four-bay device ready to serve up a variety of protocols, services, and other devices to a network. ThinkComputers checks it out in this review.
Features & Specifications
- CPU: 1.06GHz, 64bit@DDR533, with floating point
- Memory: 512MB
- Internal HDD: 3.5″ SATA(II) X4
- Max Internal Capacity: 8TB (4x 2TB hard drives)
- External HDD Interface: USB 2.0 port X2, eSATA port X1
- Size: 230mm X 168mm X 184mm
- Weight: 2.23kg
- LAN: Gigabit X1
- Fan: X2(80mmX80mm)
- Noise Level: 23dB(A)
- Power Recovery
- AC Input Power Voltage: 100V to 240V
- Power Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, Single Phase
- Max Supported IP Camera: 10
- Operating Temperature: 5C to 35C (40F to 95F)
- Storage Temperature: -10C to 70C (15F to 155F)
- Relative Humidity: 5% to 95%RH
- Maximum Operating Altitude: 10,000 feet
To check out the full system specs and features check out the DS-409+’s product page here.
Being that it is in fact a business unit, the box for the Synology DS-409+ is not overtly flashy. It’s a simple brown box with a sticker on the outside. This box is probably used for many of its modern units, thus saving costs on printing and storage, and passing the savings on to consumers.
The sticker on the back highlights the hardware, the application support, the languages, and the contents of the unit, as well as a small picture thereof. It’s well-packed inside. The unit comes with a power cord, network cable, setup CD and some documentation.
Colin Dean has been a writer for ThinkComputers since 2006.