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Synology Diskstation DS414slim 4-Bay NAS Server
Author: Bill Lepse
Manufacturer: Synology
Source: Synology
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August 17, 2015

In mid 2014 Synology released the DS414Slim; a 4-bay network attached storage (NAS) device that had a twist. Rather than utilizing 3.5” desktop hard drives, this NAS uses 2.5” laptop drives. This makes it one very small unit, measuring just 105mm wide, 142mm deep, and 120mm high. This is smaller than many traditional two bay NAS devices, while still allowing it to be configured with up to 8TB of storage. This particular unit was supplied with (4) 1TB Toshiba MQ01ABD100 drives and was preconfigured in Synology’s hybrid RAID. The unit is powered by a Marvell Armada 370 CPU running at 1.2GHz with 512MB DDR3. This is nowhere near the horsepower something like the DS415+ has but some concessions have to be made when you substantially decrease the footprint. Hopefully this doesn’t translate into performance issues, but before we get into the testing here are the specs as provided by Synology.

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The information below is a truncated list of all that the DS414Slim has to offer. For a complete, up to date list, please visit the official product page on the Synology website.

Features and Specifications:

CPU:
» CPU Model: Marvel Armada 370
» CPU Frequency: 1.2 GHz
» Floating Point: YES
» Hardware Encryption Engine: YES

Memory:
» System Memory: 512 MB DDR3

Storage:
» Drive Bay(s): 4
» Compatible Drive Type:
» 2.5" SATA(III) / SATA(II) HDD (up to 12.5mm)
» 2.5" SATA(III) / SATA(II) SSD
» Maximum Internal Raw Capacity: 8 TB (2 TB HDD X 4) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
» Hot Swappable Drive: YES

External Ports:
» USB 3.0 Port: 2

File System:
» Internal Drives:
» EXT4
» External Drives:
» EXT4
» EXT3
» FAT
» NTFS
» HFS+

Appearance:
» Size (Height X Width X Depth): 120 mm X 105 mm X 142 mm
» Weight: 0.66 kg

Others:
» RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port: 2 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
» Wake on LAN/WAN: YES
» System Fan: 60 mm X 60 mm
» Wireless Support (dongle): YES
» Noise Level: 21.8 dB(A)
» Power Recovery: YES
» Scheduled Power On/Off: YES
» Power Supply Unit / Adapter: 30W
» AC Input Power Voltage: 100V to 240V AC
» Power Frequency: 50/60 HZ, Single Phase
» Power Consumption:
» 15.48W (Access)
» 11.04 (HDD Hibernation)

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