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  • FoV001 - Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - link

    I am on the market for a good NAS solution for home use. I was thinking about getting the Synology DiskStation DS412+.... What do you think? Any recommendations? I have no problem waiting a bit longer if a better one will be available by the holidays. Reply
  • Lovolt - Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - link

    I've started looking at the Synology DiskStations as well. From reading an Anand article from a while back, the Synology has a fairly straight forward naming scheme. The DS412+ is a four bay system that was designed for sell during 2012. The + means it has a higher read/write throughput than the DS412. As such, there should be a DS413 and DS413+ coming out relatively soon (I forget which, but one of them is listed on the Synology website).

    As far as I can tell, USB 3.0 support seems to be one of the new selling points. I'm unsure if the CPU has been upgraded (as the article above states, it's hard to figure our which CPU it uses based on the spec sheet and I'm not up to date on all of the Atom flavors).
  • Zebble - Tuesday, May 07, 2013 - link

    Would highly recommend the DS412+, having owned the DS209, DS410, DS411+ and now the DS1812+, I highly recommend any of the "+" models as they are x86-based and can run more software/packages than the non-"+" versions. Doesn't look like there will be a DS413+ this year, likely because the difference in Atom CPU's hasn't been as significant since the release of the DS412+. The 5-bay DS1513+ seems to be the lowest-priced Atom-based Synology currently available.

    This chart is helpful on finding overall spec's, and most importantly the CPU being used:

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