The new DiskStation DS413j is Synology’s latest and greatest networked storage device. The DS413j was designed for home, home office, and small business users who need the kind of features a NAS offers, but don’t need the terabytes and terabytes of storage that you might find in large enterprise arrays.
This latest DiskStation product has four drive bays which means, if you follow the recent evolution of 3.5-inch desktop hard drives, that you can pack in a whopping 16TB of storage into the relatively tiny footprint that the DS413j takes up.
With recent data security breaches making the news, Synology is rightfully pushing their new product toward users who might want the universal access that cloud storage offers, but are worried about who can take control of their data. Apps like DS File, for iPad, iPhone, and Android users let you access your files on the move, while Synology’s ezCloud functionality means you connect to your DiskStation from any web browser.
Designed to be energy efficient, Synology promises that the 1.6GHz dual-core CPU and 512MB of DDR SDRAM mean that the DS413j will consume just 31.56W of electricity when the disks are spun up and only 7.68W when the disks are hibernating. If you’re still concerned about power, the wake-on-LAN feature means you can turn it on only when you need it.
Available now, the diskless version of the Synology DS413j starts at just $379.