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    Synology DS414 vs DS414j

    As far as the usage model, it's likely there will be times when backups / file access would be used simultaneously with audio streaming via Sonos or perhaps file access & video streaming but I doubt there would be more than 2 or 3 simultaneous applications (?users) accessing the storage simultaneously and, frankly, MOST of the time it would be single user usage. Will the transfer speed differences be significant over a gigabit network?
  2. I've been considering the Synology DS414 for a home NAS - mainly used to store photos (3-4TB), serve as audio server for my Sonos system, occasional video streaming, and serve as on-site backup (also have off-site backup already covered). From what I can gather, the main difference between the DS414 and the new "j" variety is that the new DS414j has a slower processor and overall slower performance. It is, of course, about $100 cheaper. I also noted that the DS414j doesn't allow hot-swapping which would be nice but not a deal breaker. Are there other major differences I should be aware of or consider? Will the performance differences be noticeable? Since this will be my first NAS, I don't have a baseline to compare with. Here's a spec comparison from Synology's website: http://www.synology.com/en-us/products/compare_products/DS414j/DS414