Synology offers, by far, the best network-attached storage (NAS) on the market, and the DS412+ is one of its best. Compared with other four-bay NAS servers on the market, it is the best. The server is not just fast but offers an amazingly vast amount of features that can be managed via a stellar Web-based interface called DiskStation Manager. If you want to get the most out of your home or small-office network at a reasonable cost, this server is for you.
The good: The Synology DiskStation DS412+ offers fast performance, a vast number of features, and an excellent user interface.
The bad: DiskStation DS412+ comes with just one IP camera license, making it very expensive for a surveillance system, and it takes a relatively long time to generate thumbnails for photos.
The bottom line: Synology DiskStation DS412+ makes an excellent NAS server for advanced home and small-office networks.
October 31, 2012 9:23 PM PDT
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