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Synology DS415play Four Bay NAS Review

By: Tyler Bernath | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Aug 27, 2014 6:15 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Synology

NAS GUI

 

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To setup the DS415play, we entered the NAS IP into our web browser. From here, the Web Assistant guided us through setup.

 

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The first step for setup was to download the latest DSM from the web or navigate to a previously downloaded installation.

 

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We then created a password for our DSM installation and named our server.

 

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DSM took 10 to 15 minutes to download and install on our DS415play. Of course, your results will vary depending on your internet connection speed.

 

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After setup was complete, we landed at the main menu to login to our DS415play.

 

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The main menu for the NAS carries a rather clean appearance. At the top left, we have a few icons for shortcuts to the File Station, Control Panel and Package Center. However, mousing over to the logo in the very top left corner loads a more in depth menu.

 

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Expanding the corner button menu, we have options to configure storage, backups and replication, along with a resource monitor.

 

 

Test System Setup

 

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Our Consumer NAS test 'system' is setup similar to what you have at home. Here we have the base of a GIGABYTE Z97X UD7 TH, housing an Intel Core i7 4770 with 16GB of RAM supporting. Our operating system of choice is Windows 8 x64 Enterprise, with all available updates and patches installed on a pair of Samsung 840 SSDs.

 

On the networking side, we utilized the Intel PRO1000 PT Server Adapter with a direct connection to each NAS appliance. This eliminates the need for a switch, and any bottlenecks that may occur.

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