Synology DS413 4 Bay Desktop NAS reviews

13 customer reviews

This network storage is a good all rounder.

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8.5 out of 10 based on 13 reviews.
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Damian, Cambridge

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to set up out of the box.
Good range of useful packages available.
Reasonably quiet in operation, although that does depend on the discs chosen.
Also very easy to extend to add additional software.
Works seamlessly with both Macs and Windows boxes.
Bad points:
The web interface is a little clunky.
The blue power light is ... bright!
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 7.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Oct 2012

John, tenterden kent

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Overall an excellent device.
Bad points:
A little pricey.
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 8.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Dec 2012

David, Cheshunt/Herts Information Management Expert

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
You can hot swap the drives and it has USB3
Bad points:
A little expenses compared to other NAS devices, but packed with functionality!
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 May 2013


Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Runs close to silent
Reliable - works with any router
Web interface & installation wizard makes it easy to get started.
Lots of applications to run the NAS as a media server, back-up destination, etc.
Looks fresh
Bad points:
Not really that bad, but it does take a while to set up & format the drives. I put in 4x3Tb drives in the Synology Hybrid RAID format which gave 8.5Tb of useable space. This took 24 hours to prepare for use - apparently this rate of 3hrs/Tb is normal, so be aware of this if you're in a hurry...

Transfer times seem a bit slow when I run it for back ups, I'm not sure if I could use it as a primary server for heavy motion graphics design & editing HD video. Saying that, I could be doing something wrong there....
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Apr 2013

Product Features

Height in mm 165
Width in mm 203
Depth in mm 233
Weight (g) 2030
Colour Black

Manufacturer's Description

Synology® DiskStation DS413 is an eco-friendly and feature-rich 4-bay NAS for workgroups and offices, specifically designed for users who need to share and protect data cost-effectively, while increasing productivity with comprehensive business-oriented applications.

Dual Core Performance with Smart Energy Management

With Dual Core processing power, Synology DS413 delivers an average 80.86 MB/sec writing speed under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows® environment, and 111.12 MB/sec reading1. The built-in Floating-Point Unit makes for faster thumbnail processing to enhance photo viewing at different resolutions. Coming with USB 3.0 support which offers transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbps, namely 10 times faster than USB 2.0, DS413 takes less time for data transfer for external hard drives and consumes less power.

Synology DS413 delivers high performance when needed, but during low activity level it also uses very small amount of power. During System Hibernation mode, DS413 consumes only 3.3 watts of power to listen for network activities, and resumes back to operation in very short amount of time upon demand. Compared to shutting off the whole system, System Hibernation brings a closer balance between smart energy management and system responsiveness.

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