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Synology DS416slim Four-Bay 2.5" NAS Review

By: Tyler Bernath | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Oct 11, 2016 4:18 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Synology

Tyler's NAS Test System Specifications

 

 

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The setup hasn't changed at all for the slim. Above we go through installing DSM after drives have been secured.

 

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After initialization, we land at the desktop for DSM. To the left are a few icons to get you started while the right side has a quick health of your system.

 

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As far as apps are concerned, the 416Slim has many of the same apps as the larger systems. As you can see, we get our basics from Synology.

 

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I was rather surprised to see Plex on the list of apps for the slim.

 

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The control panel is pretty much the same for the 416slim.

 

One thing I have noticed over the last year of using Synology exclusively for my data is that they are constantly updating their appliances. I have, no joke, updated this slim three times in the three weeks or so I have had it running.

 

This can get a bit hectic if you have to update and reboot constantly. However, on the other hand, I'm happy they adapt to changes in the environment and release updates to fix any issues quickly.

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