|Synology DS408 4-Drive SATA RAID Gigabit NAS|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Network|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Tuesday, 07 October 2008|
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Synology DS408 NAS
As a network administrator for several small and medium businesses, I am used to seeing pedestal servers with expensive Windows Server edition Operating Systems running for the sole purpose of serving files out to the workgroup or domain. Such environments has made it necessary to look for money-saving opportunities in the office environment. A few years back Network Attached Storage server hit the scene with a price tag comparable to the alternative, but the NAS products offered in today's market are far superior and cost far less than before. Synology has pioneered the NAS server into mainstream, and now offers devices to fit every range and environment from home to enterprise. Benchmark Reviews has the good fortune to performance test the 4-drive SATA Disk Station DS408 RAID NAS.
Every IT professional knows that time is money in the SMB and Corporate Enterprise sector, and any product that can cost less and deliver more while saving precious time is sure to be a popular commodity. The Synology Disk Station DS408 4-Bay SATA NAS is a Gigabit network appliance which offers more features and functionality than most Windows domain controllers... for less than the price of the Server 2003 R2 or Windows 2008 Server Operating System alone!
The Synology Disk Station DS408 NAS is designed with Windows ADS authentication, USB printer sharing, dynamic website hosting, and data backup in mind. With multi-terabyte competency and high-performance file sharing, the DS408 gives business users the freedom to store massive data quickly and efficiently. While Basic Disk, JBOD, and RAID-0 are supported, the additional RAID- 1/5/6 protection further prevents data loss from inevitable disaster.
Storing and Sharing Files via Internet
PC Data and Server Data Backup
Transferring Data via FTP
Managing Files through Web Browsers
Sharing Photos and Videos with Photo Station 2 + video
Enjoying Entertainment Data Stored on Server
Enjoying Music instantly with USB Speakers
Programming your Own Web Site
USB Printer Server
About the company: Synology, Inc.
Synology Inc., founded in April of 2000, creates next generation Network Attached Storage servers for the international market. Providing a secure way of storing and sharing digital content, Synology products are stylish in appearance, compact in size and energy efficient. Customer's investment is enhanced with free software upgrades and 24/7 online support. This makes the Synology product an ideal choice for the Home, Small Business and Corporate setting.