The other talking point with any Synology NAS is its exceptional software. Like all modern Synology NAS, the DS414j ships with the same DiskStation Manger (DSM) 5.0 software that is shared with every model Synology sells – regardless of price.
DSM 5.0 is a class leading platform which apes the design of the Mac OS desktop and has natural language search, an array of third party apps and support for DLNA, AirPlay and Bluetooth media streaming. NAS content can be accessed both locally and remotely with iOS, Android and Windows Phone apps and there is native support for Apple Time Machine.
Meanwhile the NAS uses Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) by default which allows for hot swappable bays and automatic volume expansion like Netgear’s X-RAID and Drobo’s BeyondRAID. Purists will also find support for Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6 and RAID 10 and with 6TB drives already supported for a maximum of 24TB of storage, on paper, the DS414j should provide your storage needs for many years to come.