Synology DiskStation DS412+ and DS112 NAS Servers

Synology DiskStation DS412+ 4-bay NAS
Synology DiskStation DS112 1-bay NAS

Synology DiskStation DS112

Synology introduces two new DiskStation NAS servers, the 4-bay DS412+ for small and medium businesses and the all-in-one 1-bay DS112 for office and workgroup environment. Both servers include SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for faster transfer speeds. They come with DiskStation Manager 4.0 and supports cross-platform file sharing, including mobile devices.

The DS412+ is powered by a 2.13GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. It can provide a maximum performance of 205.68 MB/s read and 182.66 MB/s write under RAID 5 configuration with Link Aggregation enabled. For enhanced reliability and high dependability with continuous service uptime, the server incorporates passive CPU cooling technology and built-in redundancy mechanism with two 92 mm system fans to prevent single point of failure. It has 2 LAN ports with failover support for high data availability. With hot-swappable drive design, the DS412+ supports up to four 3.5-inch/2.5-inch SATA II hard drives offering up to 16TB of capacity and supports Hybrid RAID, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 5+Spare, RAID 6, RAID 10 settings. It supports Windows ADS and ACL and is compliant with VMWare, Citrix, Microsoft Hyper V virtualization environments.

Synology DiskStation DS412+ 4-bay NAS

Synology DiskStation DS412+

The one-bay DiskStation DS112, on the other hand, boasts a 1.6GHz CPU and 256 RAM. It comes with a new enclosure design and is equipped with two additional side ventilation openings and a 60 mm rear fan that enhance the overall airflow to keep the system running cool while minimizing the noise level to 18.4 dB(A). It delivers an average 109.42 MB/s reading and 70 MB/s writing speeds in a Windows environment.

Both DS412+ and DS112 can be used as DLNA/UPnP Media Server, iTunes server, Surveillance Station, Download station, print server, as well as web server and FTP server. Of course, they can also used for backup with support for Time Machine.

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