High Performance, High Data Availability
With the Link Aggregation enabled, Synology DS712+ delivers an average 105.59MB/sec writing speed under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows environment, and 180.91MB/sec reading1. The 2 LAN with failover support and hot-swappable drives will ensure continual service uptime should the drives need replacement or the unexpected LAN failure. Businesses need a strong foundation to face mission-critical tasks so the Synology DS712+ delivers high-performance with high data availability ensuring access when it’s needed.
Flexible RAID Management
The Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) automatically builds an optimal RAID volume with data protection based on the hard drives installed, eliminating the need to have hard drives of identical size, while still offering a manual setup option for advanced users.
Multiple Volumes on RAID allows you to create more than one volume on a RAID structure, providing a flexible and efficient way to manage your storage across all available hard drives. When the need arises to expand the volumes, simply allocate more storage space on the UI, and DSM does the rest for you without any service disruption.
iSCSI and Virtualization Ready
With the iSCSI support in DSM, the Synology DS712+ provides a seamless storage solution for virtualization servers, such as VMware, Hyper-V, and Citrix. It is the ideal alternative to SAN solution for businesses. Affordable and cost-effective, iSCSI allows SMB users to consolidate storage into data center storage arrays while providing hosts with the illusion of locally-attached disks.
Small & Affordable Scalability Up to 21TB
When the storage capacity of the Synology DS712+ is nearing its capacity limit, it can easily be expanded with the Synology DX510 expansion enclosure. The Synology DX510 securely connects to the Synology DS712+ via an eSATA cable with specially-designed locking connectors. The Synology DX510 expands the existing storage on the Synology DS712+ up to a maximum 21TB capacity.
Full-featured Business Applications
The Synology DS712+ runs on the renowned operation system, Synology DSM, offering applications and features designed specifically for SMBs. Comprehensive network protocol support assures seamless file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. Windows ADS and LDAP integration allows the Synology DS712+ to quickly and easily fit in an existing business network environment with no need to recreate user accounts.
Directory Server package can turn DS712+ into an LDAP-based directory server within minutes. IT administrators can bind other DiskStations to the directory server. With the same batch of directory user account or directory groups, employees can access all the DiskStations within the service.
Windows ACL support on DS712+ provides much finer-grained access control and efficient privilege settings, allowing IT staffs to set up privileges to files and folders on DS712+ through their familiar Windows user interface. The privileges set on Windows ACL will be applied to all access entries, including AFP, FTP, File Station, NFS and WebDAV. The secure privilege offers IT staff peace of mind, no worries about any loopholes.
Internet file access is simplified with the included encrypted FTP server and the web-based file explorer, Synology File Station. HTTPS, the built-in firewall, and IP auto-block support ensure file sharing over the Internet is protected at a high security level.
A wealth of additional features allows the Synology DS712+ to replace several pieces of network hardware. Synology Web Station with support for PHP/MySQL content allows for the hosting of up to 30 websites on a single Synology DS712+. Synology Surveillance Station offers a centralized interface to safeguard the office environments by deploying IP cameras throughout the network. The built-in mail server turns a Synology DS712+ into a dedicated mail service provider and the USB printer sharing capability minimizes businesses’ printing cost by sharing printing resources throughout the office.
Energy Efficient Design
Synology DiskStations are designed and developed with energy efficiency in mind. Compared with the average PC counterparts, the Synology DS712+ consume relatively low amount of power at 27.5 watts only in operation. The support of Wake on LAN/WAN and scheduled power on and off can further reduce power consumption and operation cost. HDD hibernation or Deep Sleep mode can be configured to take effect automatically when the system has been inactive for a specified period of time. This not only saves energy but also extends the lifespan of the hard disks.
All Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials. Synology acknowledges the responsibility as a global citizen to continually work to reduce the environmental impact of every product produced.
1. With Link Aggregation enabled. The performance figures could vary on different environments.
2. DS712+ supports up to one Synology DX510, purchased separately.