Synology DS410j NAS Station

Introduction & Specification

Introduction & Specification

With the recent times, it can't have escaped your notice that many, many things are turning (or have turned) digital. The list of all that was once physical and now resides on hard drives across the world would be far too long to recount here. As a result of this trend has become more and more relevant to the home user, and as the list grows, the need for digital storage is rising with it. Simple NAS (Network Attached Storages) boxes have become quite popular to meet the demand for space. With the ability to set up storage accessible from anywhere on your network, or even access your files from a remote location via the internet (if your NAS is clever enough) is a convenience that most people would enjoy.

Today we have go our hands on the Synology DS410j NAS server and will be putting it though it's paces to see if it would be worth your hard earned cash. The last NAS we got to look at here at OC3D was the DS207+, also from Synology. It checked all the boxes and didn't fail to impress us, the only hiccup being the price. So lets hope that the DS410j lives up to it's older brother & manages to obtain a recommendation too. 


As normal, we start with the specifications taken from Synology's own website. With such a fully featured NAS device there certainly is a large amount of information here but the belief is always that in these situations it's better to have too much information than too little.


  • CPU: 800MHz, [email protected]
  • Memory: 128MB
  • Internal HDD: 4x  3.5" SATA or 2.5" SATA/SSD
  • Max Internal Capacity: 8TB
  • External HDD Interface: USB 2.0 port x2
  • Size: 230mm X 168mm X 184mm
  • Weight: 2.23kg
  • LAN: Gigabit
  • Fan: 2x 80mm
  • Noise Level: 23dB
  • Power Recovery
  • Max Supported IP Camera: 5
  • Operating Temperature: 5°C to 35°C
  • Storage Temperature: -10°C to 70°C
  • Relative Humidity: 5% to 95%
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 10,000 feet

Certification :
FCC Class B, CE Class B, BSMI Class B

Networking Protocols

  • CIFS
  • AFP (3.1)
  • FTP
  • NFS
  • Telnet/SSH

Windows ADS Domain Integration

  • ADS Support
  • Domain users login via Samba/AFP/FTP
  • Synology Data Replicator 3 for Domain Users


  • Firewall
  • FTP Auto-Block
  • FTP over SSL/TLS (explicit)
  • Encrypted Network Backup
  • Encrypted rsync
  • HTTPS Connection

File System

  • EXT3
  • FAT (External Disk Only)
  • NTFS (External Disk Only)

File Sharing

  • Max User Accounts: 1,024
  • Max Groups: 256
  • Max Shared Folder: 256
  • Max Concurrent Connections: 128


  • Synology Assistant
  • Synology Data Replicator 3
  • Synology Download Redirector
  • Add printer wizard


  • Surveillance Station 3
  • Photo Station 3
  • File Station 2
  • Audio Station
  • Web Station
  • Download Station 2
  • iTunes Server

iPhone Applications

  • DS photo
  • DS audio


  • Mail Station
  • phpMyAdmin
  • SqueezeCenter
  • Webalizer

DLNA/UPnP Media Server Support

  • DLNA Certified :
  • Sony PS3, Microsoft Xbox360

  • Audio Format: AAC, FLAC, M4A, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, PCM, WAV, WMA, WMA VBR, WMA PRO, WMA Lossless

  • Video Format: 3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, DVR-MS, ISO, M2T, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MTS, MOV, QT, SWF, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV, XviD

  • Image Format: BMP, JPG, GIF, ICO, PNG, PSD, TIF, UFO
  • Playlist Format: WPL, M3U

iTunes Server Support
Audio Format: MP3, M4A, M4P, WAV, AIF
Video Format: M4V, MOV, MP4
Playlist Format: M3U, WPL
Audio Station Support

  • USB Mode: (Audio) AAC, FLAC, M4A, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, WMA VBR (Playlist) M3U, WPL (Internet Radio) SHOUTcast, Radioio
  • Streaming Mode: (Audio) MP3 (Playlist) M3U, WPL

Photo Station 3 Support
Video Format: 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, FLV, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPG, QT, WMV, XviD, RM, RMVB, VOB~
Image Format: BMP, JPG, GIF


AJAX-based Management UI
Sub-folder Privileges Setting
User Home
Applications privileges Setting
BitTorrent Port Range Setup
BitTorrent DHT Support
Changing Management UI Ports
CIFS Recycle Bin
Download Station Bandwidth control
Download Station Port Range Setup
Editable HTTP Error Page
Email Alert Message
Package Management
External HDD Hibernation (USB)
Scheduled Power On/Off
Firmware Upgrade
FTP passive port range
Hide-able Shared Folder
Internal HDD Hibernation
Movable Shared Folder
Removable Default Shared Folder
System Temperature
Resource Monitor
SMS Notification
UPS Management (Over USB 2.0)
User Quota
Web-based Download Station 2

RAID/Storage Management

  • Volume Type: Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 5+Spare, RAID 6
  • Upgrade from Basic to RAID 1, from Basic to RAID 5, from RAID 1 to RAID 5, from RAID 5 to RAID 5+Spare
  • Expand RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 5+Spare or RAID 6 with Larger Hard Drives
  • Expand RAID 5 by Adding a Hard Drive On The Fly
  • iSCSI

Backup Solutions
Network Backup
Local Backup
Desktop Backup (using Synology Data Replicator 3)
Time Machine Backup (Mac)
3rd-Party Backup Support

Supported Clients

  • Windows 2000 onward
  • Mac OS X 10.3 onward
  • Linux

Supported Browsers

  • Internet Explorer 6, 7
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Firefox 3
  • Firefox 3.5
  • Safari 3 (Mac)
  • Safari 4 (Mac)

Supported Mobile Devices

  • iPhone OS 2.2.1+
  • Windows Mobile 6.0
  • Symbian OS 9.1, S60 3rd Edition

Printer Support

Max Printer #: 2

  • Supported Protocols: LPR, CIFS, AppleTalk


English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Czech, Polish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (European), Turkish, and Hungarian

RoHS Compliant

Package Content
DS410j Main Unit
Installation CD
Welcome Note
Assembling Kit
AC Power Adapter
AC Power Cord
2M RJ-45 LAN Cable

I think you'll agree that's one impressive specification list. You can see that the DS410j is a lot more than just a box with a few drives plugged in. Boasting various types of raid array support, web server capabilities, user account control, iTunes server support and others, it is certainly a well featured box. So enough paperwork, lets rip open the packaging and see what it is like in the flesh...

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Most Recent Comments

27-01-2010, 16:55:28

nice review i love my DS409 there Great Nas's

allso heads up on the forums link on page 5 linking to

05-02-2010, 01:48:45


why have a burger if you can have steak?

Never heard of a stake buger ... its rite in the middle of them both.

Nice review how ever i still think its pricing it self way to high.Quote

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