Synology America Corp. announced the release of its latest DiskStation for home and small office use, the DS411slim. Using 2.5″ drives, the compact form-factor DiskStation allows for full RAID redundancy while minimizing energy usage and noise. Utilizing Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR), users can easily create redundant volumes up to 3TB. The energy-efficient DiskStation consumes fewer than 17 watts in use, and a scant 9.6 watts in hibernation.
The DS411slim boasts a faster processor than the previous DS409slim, and more RAM (now 256MB). These enhancements allow users to do more with their DiskStation and do it more quickly. Like its predecessor, it can still fit in the palm of one hand.
Bundled with Synology’s renowned DiskStation Manager (DSM) 3.0, the DS411slim is a feature-rich network attached storage solution, offering numerous tools to home users. In addition to the expected file sharing and backup, DSM 3.0 includes an integrated DLNA-certified media server to effortlessly stream music and videos to compatible media players.
“Don’t let the small size fool you. This is a full-fledged NAS server,” said Jason Bonoan, Product Marketing Manager at Synology America Corp. “From the breadth of integrated features to the ease of remote access, this comprises an incredible suite of solutions that mere DAS devices just can’t match.”
Surveillance Station 5, Synology’s included network video recorder (NVR) software, lets users quickly turn their DiskStation into a surveillance system. Compatible with over 750 models of IP camera, Surveillance Station 5 makes it easy for home users to monitor their homes when away, for either protection of the premises or as a nanny-cam.