Network Attached File Servers are becoming more in vogue with the advance of HD movies being released on Netflix, Blockbuster, and music via iTunes and other sources. Also with the large photo and home movie sizes recorded by today′s camcorders and cameras, it forces users to have ever larger storage for their home computer than ever before. Today there are 2TB hard drives readily available from manufacturers that are faster than any of the previous generation drives and that means faster access and read times as well as mass storage capacity.
What this means to you is that you can have a home storage NAS with a 4TB RAID configuration for under $600.00. NAS computers are used to store files in a single space for a network. A new company we are working with is Synology, which is the maker of the DS410J that is on the review bench today. Synology is a company founded in 2000 dedicated to developing high-performance, reliable, versatile and environmentally friendly NAS products; Synology is headquartered in Taiwan with global offices throughout Europe and North America. Today′s review is on the NS410J NAS server that has a suggested retail price of $599.00 US and is available at Newegg and other e-tail and retail outlets.