Since I only have 3x WD Red 1TB and the DS413j is a 4-bay NAS, I went to Sim Lim Square to get another WD Red 1TB so as not to let 1 of the bay goes to waste. I didn’t realized that WD Red 1TB is a pretty old HDD and most of the stores carry 2TB onwards. Luckily Bizgram still has some WD Red 1TB left. So I bought it for SGD$120.
My favourite store in Sim Lim Square, Fuwell, is selling the Synology DiskStation DS413j for SGD$660. They are also selling the WD Red 2TB for SGD$190 and WD Red 3TB for SGD$245 each. So a full 12TB NAS system will cost you SGD$660 + (4 * SGD$245) = SGD$1,640.
There will be 3 models to the DS413 series. The DS413j is the lowest end and is suitable for Home to Small Office, the DS413 is suitable for Home to Business Workgroup and the DS413+ which I am guessing will be out soon is suitable for Small and Medium Business.
Synology DiskStation DS413j is a budget-friendly 4-bay NAS server for small offices and home use, specifically designed to provide a solution for file storage and sharing with data protection for your home environment with low power consumption, quiet operation and reliability.
I am currently using the Synology DiskStation DS210j which I bought 3 years ago and still going strong!
- CPU Frequency: 1.6 GHz
- Hardware Encryption Engine
- Memory: DDR3 512 MB
- Internal HDD/SSD: 4x 3.5″ or 2.5″ SATA II
- Max Internal Capacity: 16 TB (4 X 4 TB HDD)
- External HDD Interface: 2x USB 2.0 Port
- Size (HxWxD): 184 x 168 x 230 mm
- Weight: 2.23 kg
- LAN: 1x Gigabit Port (Supports Wake on LAN/WAN)
- Wireless Support (dongle)
- System Fan: 2x 80mm x 80mm
- Supported RAID Type : Synology Hybrid RAID, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 5+Spare, RAID 6, RAID 10
For the full specifications, check out the official site.
Synology DiskStation DS413j