Synology Disk Station DS411J NAS
Another of the applications available on the DS411J is the image station. This feature catalogues pictures for you and displays them in an easy to view fashion. Unfortunately, one bug I ran into here was that only a certain number of pictures would preview.
One feature that I did get on with quite well though was the Download Station. This area, once activated, allows you to download via p2p networks by utilising a torrent client as well as eMule. If you have an account with any major download sites like HotFile or Rapidshare, you can also utilise them here too.
There are other media servers that have a torrent download feature, but most of them require the torrent files themselves to be added manually. This NAS however has a built in search function that can check any number of websites. There are however plenty of preset torrent search sites that are accessed should you not have a favourite.
Many of the settings that you can adjust will be familiar to those that use other torrent clients, giving you enough control to maximise your download speeds.
Once you have a file you want to download, it shows up in the “All downloads” tab. From here you can view file name, size, progress and current upload/download speeds. Of course, you should only use this to download legal torrents…
Another feature – that I unfortunately lacked the equipment to test – allows you to use the Disk Station as a camera feed. From here you can control as well as view any webcams on your network. This allows you to utilise your camera as added visual security. Because this NAS is not only accessible from your local network, but as well as remotely, you can check in whenever you feel the need.
While the application’s I’ve touched on here are all found in the Synology Wizard, if you want access to more controls, you only need checkout the Control Panel. From here you can adjust a large number of settings, from the applications themselves, to user access, FTP functions, the device’s firewall and more.
There’s a few more to found in the arrow tab in the top left. From here you have a couple of extras including a resource monitor and the help menu, as well as a few of the control panel and application options.