Feature rich DSM interface.
USB and eSATA ports for external devices.
Near silent operation.
Comparatively low power consumption.
Compatible with 2.5” drives only.
Drives don't lock in place.
Requires additional license fees to support more than one camera.
Backup software is primitive.
Photo Station is sluggish when it comes to generating thumbnails.
By X-bit Labs on February 01, 2012
The Synology DS411slim is a unique NAS. It combines compact dimensions with high performance and broad functionality. It’s a perfect choice if you want a small but functional NAS. And it is surely superior to homemade NAS systems. Size is the...-
By Trusted Reviews on January 05, 2012
The Synology DS411slim won't convert those looking for a capacious 3.5in NAS, but it isn't meant to. Instead the slim sheds size and decibels to create a diminutive yet powerful alternative for those happy to compromise storage but not...90
By SlashGear on November 11, 2011
There’s a price/performance/convenience balance to be made with the DiskStation DS411slim. The barebones RRP of $319.99/£232.99 compares well to other four-drive NAS, but you’ll spend more on drives and get less maximum capacity too. On...-
By TweakNews on September 30, 2011
If you're looking for a NAS that is compact enough to fit anywhere yet still as powerful as many full-size units, look no further than Synology's DS411 Slim. This tiny box supports up to 4TB of storage while serving up files and providing...-
By PC Advisor on September 21, 2011
Put simply, the Synology DiskStation DS411slim is a great little NAS unit, emphasis on the words little and great....80
By PCWorld on September 20, 2011
A good-performing NAS box that's parsimonious in its power usage and fits in tight spaces....80
By StorageReview on June 08, 2011
At the start of this review we mentioned the DiskStation DS411slim fit a very unique market segment. While most NAS units aim to fit 3.5-inch hard drives and be hidden out of sight, this model is designed to sit right up on your desk and fit in with...-
By Expert Reviews on April 04, 2011
If you want a small but feature-packed NAS, the DS411slim is a great choice. However, the use of laptop hard disks means it’s expensive to equip with disks....80
By RegHardware on March 23, 2011
A 1TB 3.5in disk can be yours for around £35 these days. However, the cost of a 1TB 2.5in disk is almost double that. The DS411slim’s price doesn’t compensate either, at around £230 for this unpopulated Nas. If cost and storage are...85
By Kitguru.net on March 20, 2011
If you have spare 2.5 inch drives at home gathering dust, this is an ideal way to put them to good...90