Synology® Launches DiskStation DS712+

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High performance, scalable and virtualization ready NAS server


Synology® Inc. today announced the availability of DiskStation DS712+, a high performance and scalable 2-bay NAS server designed for small and medium businesses. "Synology DS712+ presents tremendous opportunity for SMB owners wishing to have the flexibility of scaling up to a larger storage solution from a smaller form factor. As small businesses grow, so does their data. With Synology DX510 expansion unit, the DS712+ offers a unique solution by scaling up a compact 2-bay NAS server into a 7-bay storage on-the-fly, providing up to 21TB of storage capacity," said Chad Chiang, product manager of Synology Inc.

Powered by a 1.8GHz dual core processor with Link Aggregation enabled, the read speed of the DS712+ outperforms its predecessor by 60% faster at 180.91 MB/sec and average write speed at 105.59 MB/sec under RAID 1 configuration. To ensure high availability to stored data, the DS712+ features front mount hot swappable drives with dual Gigabit Ethernet ports for failover protection to prevent unexpected service downtime.

By introducing fresh external enhancement of two additional side ventilations and a larger 92mm fan, the DS712+ has vastly elevated its overall airflow and minimized the noise level to 19.2dB(A). Power consumption is further reduced to 27.5 watts under full operation and 17.6 watts when hard drives enter hibernation mode.

The DS712+ features comprehensive iSCSI support with a seamless storage solution for major virtualization servers, including VMware® vSphere™, Citrix® XenServer™ and Microsoft® Hyper-V™. Furthermore, the DS712+ offers flawless integration into ADS and LDAP environments with Windows® ACL support for easy account and privilege management.

The DS712+ is running on DiskStation Manager 3.2 (DSM 3.2), the operating system of every Synology NAS Server. DSM makes complicated things simple and hard things possible by providing versatile features on a snappy, intuitive, and multitasking web-based user interface. Acknowledged for its continuous worldwide recognition, Synology received WINMAG Pro's "2011 SMB Proof Award" for the same series DS411+II. For more information, please visit


Synology DS712+ and DX510 are now shipping globally.

Synology at a Glance

Founded in 2000, Synology is a young and energetic company dedicated to developing high-performance, reliable, versatile, and environmentally-friendly Network Attached Storage (NAS) products. Our goal is to deliver user-friendly solutions and solid customer service to satisfy the needs of businesses, home offices, individual users and families.