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Synology Diskstation DS411 vs DS411j – The Comparison

Synology Diskstation DS411 vs DS411j

Synology DS411 vs DS411j

When I was starting my research about Synology DS411 storage system, I was confused.

I discovered that there are 3 devices with very similar model numbers – Synology DS411, Synology DS411+, and Synology DS411j.

I decided to look more into these models to see what the difference is.

Synology DS411 and DS411j Common Features

What is common for all these devices is the number of expansion bays – 4 bays. That means you can use up to 4 hard disks with total volume of 12 terabytes (4 x 3 TB).

Features

DS411j

Synology DS411j is an external data storage system designed for use at home. It has been designed with applications like multimedia sharing, backup of files, and internet sharing.

It can be used as download station for BitTorent and other peer-to-peer file sharing programs. It is also DLNA compatible which means you can stream media from this device to your audio system and TV set as well as latest generation video game systems like Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

DS411j works also with iTunes very well.

Click here to go to our Synology DS411j review or scroll down to see Synology DS411j vs DS411 detailed feature comparison table.

DS 411

Synology DiskStation DS411 can comfortably stream media to up 3 computers in your home network for prolonged periods of time if no other tasks are performed. If you plan to use your DiskStation more extensively, you should look into more advanced models.

Synology DS 411 is built for business applications in workgroups and offices. It provides data backup solution for your office computers. If you have mixed environment of Windows computers as well as Macs and Linux hardware, DS 411 is designed just for you as it provides data sharing across all these platforms.

DS 411 is more powerful than DS411j having faster processor and more memory. If needed it can also provide the same functionality as DS411j like DLNA, Bittorent etc, so it can also be used at home if you have more than 3-4 computers there.

Click here to go to our Synology DS411 review or scroll down to see Synology DS411j vs DS411 detailed feature comparison table.

DS411+II

DS411+II model is even more powerful than DS411 and is designed for small and medium businesses. What sets this device aside is even more professing power that allows it to provide even faster data reading and writing speeds.

DS411 and DS411j Feature Comparison Table

Hardware

Model name DS411 DS411j
CPU Frequency 1.6
GHz
1.2GHz
Floating Point No No
Hardware Encrypted Engine Yes Yes
Memory DDR3 512MB DDR2 128MB
Internal HDD/SSD 3.5″ or 2.5″ SATA(II) X4 3.5″ or 2.5″ SATA(II) X4
Max Internal Capacity 16TB (4X 4TB HDD) 16TB (4X 4TB HDD)
Hot Swappable HDD No No
External HDD Interface USB 2.0 Port X 2, eSATA Port X 1 USB 2.0 Port X 2
LAN Gigabit X1 Gigabit X1
Link Aggregation No No
Wake on LAN/WAN Yes No
Easy Replacement System Fan No No
Wireless Support Yes Yes
Noise Level 21.6 dB(A) 21.7 dB(A)
Power Consumption 29W (Access) / 11W (HDD Hibernation) 30,8W (Access) / 11W (HDD Hibernation)
Redundant Power Supply No No
Warranty 2 Years 2 Years

Applications

Model name DS411 DS411j
File Station Yes Yes
Mail Server Yes Yes
FTP Server Bandwidth Control, Custom FTP Passive Port Range, Anonymous FTP, Transfer Log  Bandwidth Control, Custom FTP Passive Port Range, Anonymous FTP, Transfer Log
Web Station Yes Yes
Print Server Yes Yes
Max Printer # 2 2
iOS/Android Applications DS photo+, DS audio, DS cam, DS file, DS finder DS photo+, DS audio, DS cam, DS file, DS finder
Windows Phone Applications DS finder DS finder

Add-on Packages

Model name DS411 DS411j
Surveillance Station Yes Yes
MAX IP cam # (Licenses required) 12 5
Total frame rate (FPS) 120 FPS @ D1 (NTSC:720×480, PAL:720×576) / 30 FPS @ WXGA (1280×800) 50 FPS @ D1 (NTSC:720×480, PAL:720×576) / 10 FPS @ WXGA (1280×800)
Directory Server Yes Yes
VPN Server Yes Yes
Maximum Connections 15 5
DHCP Server Yes Yes
Syslog Server Yes Yes
Mail Station Yes Yes
Antivirus Essential Yes Yes
Time Backup Yes Yes
Maximum Task Number 4 1
Cloud Station Yes Yes
Maximum User Accounts 8 2
HiDrive Backup Yes Yes
Photo Station Yes Yes
Audio Station Yes Yes
iTunes Server Yes Yes
DLNA/UPnP Media Server Yes Yes
Download Station Yes Yes
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 50 20
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General

Model name DS411 DS411j
Storage Management Yes Yes
Max Internal Volume # 128 128
Max iSCSI Target # 10 10
Max iSCSI LUN # 10 10
Supported RAID Type Synology
Hybrid RAID, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 5+Spare, RAID 6, RAID
10
Synology
Hybrid RAID, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 5+Spare, RAID 6, RAID
10
File Sharing Capability Yes Yes
Max User Accounts 2048 1024
Max Groups 256 256
Max Shared Folder 256 256
Max Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections 256 128
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Yes Yes
Windows ADS Domain Integration Yes Yes
Virtualization No No
Vmware vSphere 5 No No
Vmware vSphere 4 No No
Microsoft Hyper-V No No
Citrix Ready No No
Backup Solutions Yes Yes
Shared Folder Sync – Max task number 2 2
USBCopy No No
SDCopy No No
Management Yes Yes
Auto DSM Upgrade Yes Yes
Push Notification – MSN/Skype/Mobile Devices Yes Yes
VLAN support Yes Yes
Hotspot Yes Yes

Optional Accessories

Model name DS411 DS411j
Remote Yes Yes
Camera License Pack Yes Yes
Disk Holder No No
Rail Kit No No
RAM Module No No
Expansion Unit No No
VS80 Yes Yes