Tyler's NAS Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS Z97-A - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Cooler: Corsair H100i GTX - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 1600 - Buy from Amazon
- Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Storage: Intel 730 480GB - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Case: Corsair Obsidian 750D - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower 750W - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 - Buy from Amazon
The Platform used with the DS415+ as the time of writing is DSM 5.2 5592 Update 4. It is also worth noting that DSM is one of the most maintained NAS operating systems and as such will surely be on a newer version after this review is published. To get started with setup, depending on how you go about it, you can enter your NAS IP in your web browser which will then download the latest version of DSM.
After the initial download of DSM, you will be able to set the admin password, along with changing the server name if you wish.
After about 10 minutes, the NAS will be ready to use, and as such will allow you to log in.
Here you can see the layout of DSM. As you can see by default, it is a minimalist approach giving you just a few icons to the far left, while everything else is hidden and can be shown by clicking on the four squares at the top left.
Looking at the second menu, you can see we have access to everything from the control panel to the storage manager, along with any apps you have installed. In our case, we have Media Server, Video Station, and Surveillance Station installed.
PRICING: You can find the Synology DiskStation DS415+ for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The Synology DiskStation DS415+ retails for $578 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The Synology DiskStation DS415+ retails for £424 at Amazon UK.
Australia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at PLE Computer's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Synology DS415+ NAS Appliance]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup and Web Management]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - Single Client Throughput]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - RAID 0 & 10 Workloads]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - RAID 5 & 6 Workloads]
- Page 7 [Final Thoughts]
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