Synology Compact DS409slim 4-Bay NAS
Synology has announced the latest member of it NAS product lineup of with the release of the DS409slim, a 4-bay server intended for small office/home users. Using 2.5" drives, the DS409slim features a small footprint quiet operation with a smart fan designed to remain off during normal operations. That makes it a perfect addition to a desktop or home theater setup. Don't let the small size fool you though as the DS409slim packs some big features including support for up to 2TB of storage, multiple RAID levels including RAID 5 and RAID 6 and volume expansion/migration. The DS409slim also comes with Synology's Disk Sation Manager 2.1 that features several backup alternatives as well a media player, download manager with BitTorrent support and UPnP compatibility with the Sony PS3 and Microsoft Xbox 360. The DS409 is currently available online with prices around $400US.