The Synology Disk Station DS409 is a network-attached storage server designed for small-and-medium business owners.

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The Synology Disk Station DS409 is a network-attached storage server designed for small-and-medium business owners. It features four bays that can fit SATA, SATA-II, and SSD drives up to a maximum capacity of 8TB. Unlike Seagate’s BlackArmor NAS 440, the DS409 is unfortunately not hot-swappable. It does, however, include a Gigabit interface, as well as two USB ports for adding external hard drives (FAT32, NTFS, ext3), uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), printers, speakers, and even iPods. Sadly, it also lacks a one-touch backup button for USB devices. Highlights include an iTunes server capability, UPnP media streaming, and what critics hail as a powerful audio/photo media browser.

Additional Information

Additionally, the DS409 ships with Desk Station Manager 2.1 software, which uses an AJAX-based interface and adds integration for new mail server capabilities; enhancements for Synology Surveillance Station; and better storage management and user management.

  • NAS Server
  • 8TB Maximum Capacity
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • USB Ports
  • UPnP Media Streaming
  • iTunes Server
  • Supports Mobile Devices
  • Desk Station Manager 2.1
  • CPU: 1.2GHz, 16bit@DDR800
  • Memory: 256MB
  • Internal HDD: 3.5 SATA(II) x 4; or 2.5” SATA/SDD x4
  • Max Internal Capacity: 8TB
  • HDD Interface: USB, eSATA, Gigabit Ethernet
  • Max Supported IP Camera: 8
  • Networking Protocols: CIFS, AFP(3.1), FTP, NFS, Telnet/SSH
  • File System: EXT3, FAT (External Only), NTFS (External Only)
  • Max User Accounts: 2048
  • Max Groups: 256
  • RAID Configurations: 0, 1, 5, 5+ Spare, 6, JBOD
DLNA/UPnP Media Server Support
  • DLNA Certified
  • Sony PS3, Microsoft Xbox360 (See All Supported DMA)
  • Audio Format: AAC, FLAC, M4A, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, PCM, WAV, WMA, WMA VBR, WMA PRO, WMA Lossless
  • Video Format: 3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, DVR-MS, ISO, M2T, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MTS, MOV, QT, SWF, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV, XviD
  • Image Format: BMP, JPG (jpe, jpeg), GIF, ICO, PNG, PSD, TIF (tiff), UFO
  • Playlist Format: WPL, M3U
iTunes Server Support
  • Audio Format: MP3, M4A, M4P, WAV4, AIF4
  • Video Format: M4V, MOV, MP4
  • Playlist Format: M3U, WPL 
Audio Station Support
  • USB Mode: (Audio) AAC, FLAC, M4A, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, WMA VBR (Playlist) M3U, WPL (Internet Radio) SHOUTcast, Radioio
  • Streaming Mode: (Audio) MP3 (Playlist) M3U, WPL 
Photo Station 3 Support
  • Video Format: 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, FLV, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPG, QT, WMV, XviD, RM, RMVB, VOB
  • Image Format: BMP, JPG (jpe, jpeg), GIF
  • Supported Mobile Devices
  • iPhone OS 2.2.1 and onward
  • Windows Mobile 6.0 (IE Mobile or Opera 9.0 onward)
  • Symbian OS 9.1, S60 3rd Edition onward
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