The DiskStation DS413j is a sort of older sibling to the DS213+ NAS server released last month, even though it is, chronologically, a few weeks younger than it.
The name alone is enough to suggest that the hardware capabilities of the newcomer are superior to those of last month's product.
Without further ado, let us just say that DiskStation DS413j
features four drives bays instead of two, allowing for a maximum of 16 TB of storage.
That high number is reached by using one 4 TB HDD in each of the four bays, although RAID setups will reduce it a bit, depending on type.
The list of supported modes is as follows:
Synology Hybrid RAID, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 5+Spare, RAID 6, RAID 10.
“Synology continues to surpass all obstacles to achieve a budget-friendly private cloud,” said Chad Jiang, product manager at Synology Inc. “When you factor in the built-in versatile features and mobile apps, the DS413j is truly a simple setup and economical private cloud for users.”
The DiskStation DS413j relies on a 1.6 GHz CPU and 512 DDR3 RAM (random access memory), without which it would be unable to act as more than a glorified external storage device.
Synology made sure the system could multitask, even as the power consumption is kept at 31.56 watts during normal operation and 7.68 watts during HDD hibernation.
Not only that, but the corporation designed the NAS with two USB 2.0 ports, so that even flash drives and other external storage (card readers, SSDs, HDDs) may be linked to the network and shared across all connected devices.
Finally, Synology's DiskStation DS413j runs DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.1, complete with multiple scheduled power on/off and Wake-on-LAN.
Unfortunately, we don't know what the price of this thing is. Even with all the above assets, and a sound output of 18.9 dBA, Synology says the product is “budget-friendly”, but the term is used so loosely nowadays that we can't guess a number just from that.