Synology DS412+ – Network Attached Storage (NAS) Review

Dear readers today we will take a look at Synology’s DiskStation 412+ NAS server. This is a four bay Network Attached Storage (NAS) server. For those of you who might be unfamiliar with what a NAS is; it is basically a huge hard drive attached to your home network used for back-ups, media streaming and personal clouds. But with some knowlege and some time you can do a lot more like set up your own blog, mail server, VPN server, and a whole lot more.

I mostly use my NAS for media steaming and as personal cloud server, but I am planning to set up some kind of back up scheme for all my devices.


I also want to thank Synology for providing us with a Diskstation 412+ for review.

For the people who do not know Synology or just want to know some more about the company; here is a little snippet from their website: 

“Founded in 2000, Synology is dedicated to develop high-performance, reliable, versatile, and environmentally-friendly NAS servers. Our goal is to deliver agile and cost-effective solutions, solid customer service, and ultimately to ensure individuals and business the versatility of choices.

Synology Core Values

Synology provides an affordable way to centralize data storage, simplify data backup, share and sync files across different platforms, and access data on-the-go. The “5S” serve as the pillars to Synology’s core values which are realized in products, features, and the direction we head.


Efficient Storage: Storage made efficient, instant, and widely accessible.
Unified Storage: Unified storage available to all, and suitable for all-purpose.
Accessible Storage: Storage accessible through variant channels.


Sync & update: Obtain hassle-free file accessibility across IT devices.
Stay in-sync: Maintain up-to-date communication with family, friends, colleagues, and others.


Share socially: Interact, communicate, and strengthen ties of friendship, family ring, and all form of relationships.
Share as one: Consolidate, converge, and unify services onto one location. Max resource utilization through sharing it among different services.


Total security: Equip security measures to prevent potential threat on data integrity.
Hands-on security: Provide hassle-free security settings that can be understood and configured by all.

Quality Service: Provide precise, professional, and timely support to customers at all times.”



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