Synology RackStation RS812 4 Bay NAS Server

Synology RackStation RS812 4 Bay NAS Server

Synology RackStation RS812 4 Bay NAS Server

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Product Highlights

  • 50.6 MBps Writing Speed
  • 109.7 MBps Reading Speed
  • Failover & Link Aggregation Support
  • Scales up to 8 Drives with RX410
  • Cross Platform File Sharing
  • Windows ADS & ACL Support
  • iSCSI & Virtualization Ready
  • VMware, Citrix & Hyper-V Compliant
  • Consumes only 37 W in Operation Mode
  • DSM Operating System
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Synology RS812 overview

  • 1Description

The RackStation RS812 4 Bay NAS Server from Synology offers an affordable and full-featured network attached storage solution. It is specifically designed for small business and workgroup users who need to share and protect data cost-effectively and simultaneously increasing productivity with comprehensive office applications. By running on DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system, the NAS Server delivers ease of use and a variety of features.

Optimal Price/Performance Ratio
The RS812 NAS Server delivers an average 50.6 MBps writing speed and 109.7 MBps reading speed under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows environment. The 2 LAN with failover support and hot-swappable drives ensure continual service uptime if the drives need replacement or if unexpected LAN failure occurs. The NAS Server provides a reliable solution for data sharing with an easy to use interface and comprehensive office applications, including a complete backup solution.
Robust and Affordable Scalability up to 24 TB
When the storage capacity of this NAS Server is nearing its capacity limit, it can easily be expanded with the Synology RX410 expansion enclosure. The RX410 expansion enclosure securely connects to the RS812 Server via an eSATA cable with specially designed locking connectors. The RX410 enclosure expands the existing storage capacity on the RS812 Server to a maximum of 24 TB.
Cross Platform File Sharing
The NAS Server offers comprehensive network protocol support, assuring seamless file sharing across Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. Windows ADS and LDAP integration allows the RS812 Server to quickly and easily fit into an existing business network environment without the need to recreate user accounts on the NAS Server. Internet file access is simplified by the encrypted FTP server and the web-based file explorer, Synology File Station. HTTPS, firewall and IP auto-block support ensure file sharing over the Internet is protected at a high security level.

Synology provides DS file, an application for users who are always on the move. Anything stored on the RS812 NAS Server can be accessed remotely using DS file through the Internet from your iPhone, iPad or Android phones.
iSCSI and Virtualization Ready
With the iSCSI support in DSM, the RS812 Server provides a seamless storage solution for virtualization servers, such as VMware, Citrix and Hyper-V. It is the ideal alternative to SAN solution for businesses. Affordable and cost-effective iSCSI allows large scale business to consolidate storage into data center storage arrays while providing hosts with the illusion of locally attached disks.
Complete Backup Solutions
The RS812 NAS Server offers a centralized backup target to consolidate fragmented and unstructured data across a network. PC users can back up their data to the NAS Server using Synology Data Replicator software and Mac OS X users can enjoy native Apple Time Machine integration.

A web-based backup wizard is provided for backing up data in the RS812 Server to another Synology DiskStation or any Rsync server via an encrypted protocol, or to an external hard drive via USB connection. In addition, backing up to the cloud using Amazon S3 service is also supported.
Rich Office Applications
The RS812 NAS Server runs on the Synology DiskStation Manager operating system that offers comprehensive applications and features designed specifically for office and business workgroups.

Web station with PHP/MySQL support allows a single RS812 NAS Server to host up to 30 websites and numerous third party web applications, such as Content Management, Customer Relationship Management and e-Commerce system. The built-in mail server turns the NAS Server into a dedicated mail service provider.

Synology Surveillance Station offers a centralized interface to manage IP cameras deployed in your office or home, allowing users traveling miles away to safeguard the environment by watching live views, recording events and taking snapshots with a computer or mobile device.
Energy Efficient Design
The RackStation RS812 NAS Server is designed and developed with energy efficiency in mind. Compared with the average PC counterparts, the RS812 Server consumes only 37 W in operation. It is manufactured with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials.

DiskStation Manager

Apps on Demand
The Web-Based Platform:
DSM is a web-based platform. This means that you can select the service that you want to use and install the corresponding apps, only when you need it. So you can choose from Photo Station, Download Station, Cloud Station and other web apps to install from Package Center. The total customization gives you more control over your network storage.
Easy Maintenance:
Apps as packages help customized installation and provide regular updates quickly.
Cloud Station
Automatic Sync:
The Cloud Station folder is a private cloud that constantly updates itself. It pushes files, songs and photos to any PC that you are working on and syncs automatically.*
Offline Viewing:
You can view and edit your files anytime via the Cloud Station folder even without an Internet connection. You can also edit spreadsheets, create a new document or upload photos all within the folder offline. After Internet access is resumed, all changes are automatically synced onto Cloud Station and can be viewed offline.
Everybody's Cloud:
A single NAS is everyone's private cloud. Every user can own a Cloud Station folder on their own computers and enjoy all the benefits it has to offer. All clouds are on one DiskStation, where data security and privacy are guaranteed. In addition, when your PC and DiskStation are in the same local area network (LAN), the transfer rate is higher than what is offered over the Internet. You can upload and sync large files faster. 1
Synology ezCloud
QuickConnect Service:
Even without any network settings, you can access your files remotely. With Synology's ezCloud, there's nothing you can't retrieve over the Internet. Once the network cable is connected to your DiskStation, you can use Cloud Station and DS file to access and sync files. The need to configure a router or any other network device is eliminated*.
Personal DDNS:
Control the Internet presence of your cloud with Synology's DDNS service. The ezCloud lets you directly register a personalized domain name from Synology. There are no more hassles of seeking third party service. Synology also allows you to monitor your DiskStation online for troubleshooting. You can log into the MyDS Center webpage and check the status of your registered Synology NAS.
Stay Connected with Notifications:
You can get notifications on the status of your DiskStation through multiple channels. Synology provides SMS and email notifications as well as free push services on Skype, Windows Live Messenger and DS finder for iOS devices. You can decide which event notifications to trigger and avoid unnecessary alerts. Event categories can be precisely set to take appropriate action as per your need. 2
Synology Hybrid RAID
Instant Volume Creation and Optimized Storage Capacity:
Unlike traditional RAID that creates volume based upon the smallest hard disk within the array, SHR divides each hard disk into smaller chunks, creating additional redundant storage. This allows maximum utilization of each disk, thus optimizing the total capacity.
Store Files Quickly:
Now you don't need to wait for the volume setup to be complete before storing data in the NAS Server. With SHR, you can start moving data into DiskStation during volume creation itself.
Reliable Fault Tolerance Mechanism:
Depending on your choice, SHR provides 1 to 2 hard disk fault tolerance of data protection. If one hard disk fails to function properly, your data would still be accessible unaffected.
In the Box
Synology RackStation RS812 4 Bay NAS Server
  • AC Power Cord
  • Assembling Kit
  • Installation Disc
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Synology RS812 specs

    CPU Frequency 1.6 GHz
    Engine Hardware encrypted
    Memory DDR3 512 MB
    Internal HDD/SSD 3.5" (8.89 cm) or 2.5" (6.35 cm) SATA (II) x4 (hard drive not included)
    Maximum Internal Capacity 16 TB (4x 4 TB HDD) (capacity may vary by RAID types)
    HDD Type Hot-swappable HDD
    External HDD Interface USB 2.0 port x2, eSATA port x1
    LAN Gigabit x2
    Link Aggregation Supported
    System Fan 1.57 x 1.57" (40 x 40 mm) x3
    Wireless Support Yes
    Noise Level 22.6 dBA*

    *Testing Environment: Loaded with 1TB hard drive in idle; 2 G.R.A.S. 40AE mics, set at 3.28' from DiskStation front & rear; Background noise: 17.2dBA; Temperature: 74.48˚F; Humidity: 58.2%

    Power Recovery Yes
    AC Input Power Voltage 100 to 240 V AC
    Power Frequency 50/60Hz, single phase
    Power Consumption 37 W (access); 14 W (HDD hibernation)*

    *Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 3TB WD30EZRS hard drives

    Supported Applications
    File Station • Virtual drive
    • Remote folder
    Mail Server Supported Protocols: POP3, SMTP, IMAP
    FTP Server Bandwidth control, custom FTP passive port range, anonymous FTP, transfer log
    Web Station • Virtual host (up to 30 websites)
    • PHP/MySQL
    • Third party applications support
    Print Server • Max Printer #: 2
    • Printing Protocols: LPR, CIFS, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Multi Functional Print Server (only PostScript USB printers are supported in Mac environment)
    iOS/Android Applications • DS photo+
    • DS audio
    • DS cam
    • DS file
    • DS finder
    Windows Phone Applications DS finder
    Networking Protocols • CIFS
    • AFP
    • NFS
    • FTP
    • WebDAV
    • iSCSI
    • Telnet
    • SSH
    • SNMP
    • VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN)
    File System • EXT4
    • EXT3(external disk only)
    • FAT (external disk only)
    • NTFS (external disk only)
    Storage Management • Max. File System Size: 16 TB
    • Max. Internal Volume #: 256
    • Max. iSCSI Target #: 10
    • Max. iSCSI LUN #: 256
    • Supported RAID Type: Synology Hybrid RAID, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 5+Spare, RAID 6, RAID 10
    • RAID Migration: Basic to RAID 1, Basic to RAID 5, Basic to RAID 5+Spare, RAID 1 to RAID 5, RAID 1 to RAID 5+Spare, RAID 5 to RAID 5+Spare, RAID 5 to RAID 6
    • Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs: RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 5+Spare, RAID 6
    • Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD: RAID 5, RAID 5+Spare, RAID 6
    • Synology Expansion Unit Support: RX410
    File Sharing Capability •Max User Accounts: 2048
    • Max. Groups: 256
    • Max. Shared Folder: 256
    • Max. Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections: 256
    Windows Access Control List (ACL) Supported
    Windows ADS Domain Integration Domain users login via Samba/AFP/FTP/file station
    Virtualization • Vmware vSphere 4
    • Microsoft Hyper-V
    • Citrix ready
    Backup Solutions • Network backup
    • Local backup
    • Desktop backup (Windows: Synology data replicator 3, Mac: Apple Time Machine backup application)
    • Shared Folder Sync - Max. Task Number: 4
    • Configuration backup
    Security • FTP over SSL/TLS
    • IP auto-block
    • Firewall
    • Encrypted network backup over Rsync
    • HTTPS connection
    Management • Auto DSM upgrade
    • Administrator group
    • Push notification - MSN/Skype/mobile devices
    • Email/SMS notification
    • Customized user quota
    • Syslog support
    • DDNS support
    • IPv6 support
    • VLAN support
    • PPPoE
    • Hotspot
    • Resource monitor
    • Connection manager
    • UPS management
    • Scheduled power on/off
    • Custom management UI HTTP/HTTPS ports
    HDD Management • HDD hibernation
    • S.M.A.R.T.
    • Dynamic bad sector mapping
    Utilities • Synology assistant
    • Synology data replicator
    Supported Clients • Windows XP onward
    • Mac OS X 10.5 onward
    • Ubuntu 9.04 onward
    Supported Web Browsers •Chrome
    • Firefox
    • Internet Explorer: 8, 9
    • Safari (Mac): 5
    Language Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese Brazil, Portuguese European, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
    Performance • Windows Upload/Download (5 GB File):
    Windows Upload: 54.27
    Windows Download: 107.74
    • Windows Upload/Download (1 MB x 5000 Files):
    Windows Upload: 36.52
    Windows Download: 58.66
    • AES 256-bit Encrypted File Upload/Download* (5 GB File):
    Windows Upload: 12.44
    Windows Download: 23.15
    • iSCSI Write/Read** (5 GB File):
    iSCSI Write: 65.38
    iSCSI Read: 76.78
    • Web Server Responsiveness*** (1,000x requests):
    Seconds: 141.48

    *AES 256-bit encrypted file upload/download test is conducted on models with powerful CPU/RAM
    **iSCSI targets formatted in NTFS
    ***Benchmark Tool: (server) phpBB-3.0.7, (client) ab

    Environmental Requirements
    Operating Temperature 40 ~ 95°F (5 ~ 35°C)
    Storage Temperature 15 to 155°F (-10 to 70°C)
    Relative Humidity 5 to 95% RH
    Maximum Operating Altitude 10,000' (3,048 m)
    RoHS Compliant Yes
    Other Specs
    Certifications FCC Class A, CE Class A, BSMI Class A
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 1.73 x 16.95 x 18.01" (44 x 430.5 x 457.5 mm)
    Weight 15.21 lb (6.9 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.6 x 8.3 x 22.8"

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