Synology DS712+ 2-Bay All-In-One NAS Server

Synology DS712+ 2-Bay All-In-One NAS Server

Synology DS712+ 2-Bay All-In-One NAS Server

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Product Highlights

  • Holds Two 3TB SATA 2.5"/3.5" Drives
  • Powerful 1.8 GHz Processor
  • Link Aggregation Support
  • 2 LAN Ports with Failover Support
  • iSCSI Support as Virtualization Solution
  • Hot Swappable Drive Capability
  • Easy Backup Options and Remote Access
  • Cross-Platform File Sharing
  • Surveillance and Web Station
  • Included DiskStation Manager Software
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  • 1Description

The DS712+ 2-Bay All-In-One NAS Server from Synology is a high-performance, scalable 2-Bay NAS backup and server solution for small and medium business users. It features a 1.8 GHz processor, 1GB of DDR3 RAM and two high-speed USB 2.0 ports. For those using Surveillance Station, the DS712+ offers support for up to sixteen IP cams at a maximum of 160 FPS.

While no drives are included with the DS712+, it has a 6TB capacity with either two 2.5" or 3.5" SATA hard disk or solid state drives. It is able to configure drives as a Synology Hybrid RAID, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0 or RAID 1, depending on whether you want faster data transfers or more secure data. When the capacity of the DS712+ is nearly full, it can be easily expanded up to 21TB by adding the Synology DX510 expansion enclosure. (Hard drives available separately)

With the built-in Gigabit Ethernet port, you can connect the DS712+ to your router and access it locally on your network. It also includes an EZ-Internet Wizard for setting it up from the web. To facilitate ease of use between different operating systems, this DS712+ supports cross-platform file sharing between Ubuntu, Mac and Windows computers.

Ever-versatile, the DS712+ can function as a mail server, as it supports Outlook-like Web mail, SMTP, POP3 and IMAP. In addition, the Synology Web Station Virtual Host option allows users to host up to 30 websites on one single DS712+. The built-in PHP+MySQL capability allows users to create interactive websites without complicated settings.

When it comes to backing up your data, you can save from Windows or Mac computers to the DS712+. Windows users can use Synology Data Replicator 3 while Mac users can enjoy native Mac OS X Time Machine support.

As if that wasn't enough, the DS712+ can function as a variety of different servers, whether you need it to store and stream photos, video, audio or data within your office or over the internet. You can also use it as a server for FTP, Mail, UPnP media devices, printing, iTunes, hosting websites, operating surveillance webcams or downloading bit torrent, http, FTP or eMule files.

High Performance

The Synology DS712+ is a high-performance, 2-Bay NAS backup and server solution for small and medium business users who require a reliable storage solution and demand high-performance for backup and file sharing
With Link Aggregation enabled, the DS712+ delivers an average 105.59MB/Sec writing and 180.91MB/sec reading speed under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows environment
Two LAN ports with failover support and hot-swappable drives ensure continuous uptime should the drives need replacement or an unexpected LAN failure. Also, the hot-swappable drives make maintenance and hard drive replacement easier for future replacement or expandability

Flexible RAID Management

The Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) automatically builds an optimized RAID volume with data protection based on the hard drives installed. This eliminates the need for hard drives of identical size while offering manual setup options 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 files across all available hard drives. When it comes time for expansion, simply allocate more storage space from the UI and DSM does the rest without any service disruption or downtime

iSCSI and Virtualization Ready

With the iSCSI support in DiskStation Manager, the Synology DS712+ provides seamless storage for virtualization servers including VMware, Hyper-V and Citrix. It is an affordable and cost-effective alternative to SAN solution for businesses. iSCSI allows business users to consolidate storage into data center storage arrays while providing hosts with virtual local disks

Easy Expandability up to 21TB

When the storage capacity of the Synology DS712+ is nearing its capacity, it can be easily expanded with the Synology DX510 expansion enclosure. The Synology DX510 connects the DS712+ via an eSATA cable with specially-designed locking connectors. The DX510 expands the existing storage on the Synology DS712+ up to 21TB. (Hard drives available separately)

Full-featured Business Applications

Comprehensive network protocol support assures seamless file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Ubuntu platforms. Windows ADS integration allows the Synology DS712+ to quickly and easily fit in an existing business network environment with no need to recreate user accounts
Windows ACL support provides much finer-grained access control and more efficient privilege settings, allowing users to enjoy native Windows experience
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
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 up to eight IP cameras throughout the network
The Mail Station add-on turns the Synology DS712+ into a mail server with a quick, painless installation
The USB printer sharing capability minimizes businesses' printing cost by allowing you to share the pinrter to multiple users within an office
With the NFS protocol or iSCSI target support in DSM 3.0, the Synology DS712+ provides a seamless storage solution with Windows, Linux, or virtualization servers

Complete Backup Solutions

PC Users can back up their data to the Synology DS712+ using the free Synology Data Replicator software, while Mac OS X users enjoy native Apple Time Machine integration
A backup wizard is also provided for backing up data in the DS712+ to another Synology DiskStation or any rsync server via an encrypted transmission
With two USB 3.0 ports and an SD card reader, you can backup your computer or network data to an external hard drive connected to one of these ports with the touch of a button
Users can back up and restore DiskStation shared folders in multiple versions using the Synology Time Backup package

Peace of Mind with Data Encryption

The Synology DS712+ is equipped with an encryption engine which handles the encryption calculation tasks, instead of having your computer's CPU handle it. This features helps to improve the file transfer speeds of the DiskStation
The Synology testing lab shows that the hardware encryption engine boasts a read speed that is about 200% faster than pure software-based encryption
DiskStation Manager 3.0 (DSM 3.0), standard on all Synology DiskStations, provides share-level AES 256-bit encryption to aid in the prevention of unauthorized access attempts to your DiskStation's hard drives

Easy Setup and Management

The Synology DSM 3.0 operating system offers an intuitive and easy-to-navigate web interface. For users who are limited on time and not familiar with configuring complicated routers, the Synology EZ-Internet Wizard simplifies the process of setting up access to the Synology DS712+ from the Internet. The EZ-Internet Wizard walks you through all of the settings for configuring a variety of functions such as firewalls, port-forwarding, PPPoE, and DDNS registration
The multi-tasking web UI on DSM 3.0 lets users run multiple applications simultaneously on one tab browser and switch between them instantly. The User Home feature makes creating private shared folders for a large number of users an easy task as it minimizes the steps and time needed for the administrator to create private shared folders. Sub-folder privilege settings further extend the flexibility to allocate permissions for different workgroups. All of these features are performed in a web browser

Energy Efficient

Synology DS712+ is designed with energy efficiency in mind. Not only does it provide the smart airflow to keep the system running cool 24/7, its 92mm fan provides quite operation
DS712+ consumes a relatively low amount of power at only 27.5 watts in operation. The support of multiple scheduled power on/off and hard drive hibernation can further reduce power consumption and operation cost
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 minimize the environmental impact of its products
In the Box
Synology DS712+ 2-Bay All-In-One NAS Server
  • Installation DVD
  • Welcome Note
  • Assembling Kit
  • AC Power Adapter and Cord
  • 2M RJ-45 LAN Cable
  • Limited 3 Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Hardware
    Processor 1.8 GHz CPU
    Floating Point Yes
    Memory DDR3 1GB
    Storage Supports two hard drives: (hard drives not included)
    2 x 2.5 or 3.5" SATA(II) hard disk or solid state drives

    Check with the manufacturer for a full list of compatible drives

    Maximum Capacity 6TB (2 x 3TB HDD)
    Hot Swappable Yes
    HDD Interface 3 x USB 2.0 ports
    1 x eSATA port
    LAN Port 2 x RJ-45 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
    Link Aggregation Yes
    Wake on LAN LAN/WAN
    System Fan 1 x 92 x 92mm
    Wireless Support Yes
    Noise Level 19.2 dB(A)
    Power Recovery Yes
    Software
    Miscellaneous File Browser
    File Station
    Windows Access Control List (ACL)
    FTP Server Bandwidth Control
    Custom FTP Passive Port Range
    Anonymous FTP
    Transfer Log
    Mail Server Supported Mail Server Protocol : POP3, SMTP, IMAP
    Web Station Virtual Host (up to 30 websites)
    PHP/MySQL
    Alternative HTTP Error Page
    3rd-Party Applications Support
    Surveillance Station MAX IP cam # (Licenses required) : 16 (1 Free License)
    Total frame rate (FPS) : 160 FPS at D1 (NTSC:720x480, PAL:720x576), 60 FPS @ WXGA (1280x800)
    Recording Modes : Manual, Continuous, Motion Detection, Alarm, Motion Detection and Alarm
    Event Playback : Sync Mode (4 Channels), Time Slicing Mode
    Centralized Management
    Compression Formats : MJPEG, MPEG-4, H.264
    Photo Station Supported Image Format : BMP, JPG (jpe, jpeg), GIF, RAW (arw, srf, sr2, dcr, k25, kdc, cr2, crw, nef, mrw, ptx, pef, raf, 3fr, erf, mef, mos, orf, rw2, dng, x3f)
    Supported Video Format : 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, FLV, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPG, QT, WMV, XviD, RM, RMVB, VOB, RV30, RV40, AC3, AMR, WMA3
    User can click and download the following video formats: RM, RMVB, VOB, RV30, RV40, AC3, AMR, WMA3, but not able to play it in Photo Station as compressed Flash video
    Audio Station Supported Audio Format (USB Mode) : AAC, FLAC, M4A, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, WMA VBR
    Supported Audio Format (Streaming Mode) : MP3, M4A, M4B
    Supported Playlist Format : M3U, WPL
    Internet Radio : SHOUTcast, Radioio
    DLNA/UPnP Media Server PS3/Xbox 360 Support
    Supported Audio Format : AAC, FLAC, M4A, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, PCM, WAV, WMA, WMA VBR, WMA PRO, WMA
    Supported Video Format : 3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, DVR-MS, ISO, M2T, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MTS, MOV, QT, SWF, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV, XviD, RMVB (The actual playback capabilities may vary depending on the DLNA/UPnP client)
    Supported Image Format : BMP, JPG (jpe, jpeg), GIF, ICO, PNG, PSD, TIF (tiff), UFO
    Download Station Supported Download Protocols : BT/HTTP/FTP/NZB/eMule
    Custom BT Port Range
    BT / eMule Bandwidth Control
    iTunes Server Supported Audio Format : MP3, M4A, M4P, WAV, AIF, The music in WAV and AIF format can be streamed, but the metadata (ex: title, album) may not be indexed on the iTunes
    Supported Video Format : M4V, MOV, MP4
    Supported Playlist Format : M3U, WPL
    Print Server Max Printer # : 2
    Printing Protocols : LPR, CIFS, AppleTalk, Apple AirPrint, Multi Functional
    Print Server (Only PostScript USB printers are supported in MAC environment)
    Packages Center Directory Server
    HASP
    HiDrive Backup
    Mail Station2
    phpMyAdmin
    VPN Server
    Webalizer
    Squeezebox Server
    Syslog Server
    WordPress
    Time Backup
    iPhone/Android Applications DS photo+
    DS audio
    DS cam
    DS file
    DS finder
    General
    Networking Protocols CIFS
    AFP
    NFS
    FTP
    WebDAV
    iSCSI
    Telnet
    SSH
    SNMP
    File System EXT4
    EXT3(External Disk Only)
    FAT (External Disk Only)
    NTFS (External Disk Only)
    Storage Management Max Volume # : 512
    Max File System Size : 108TB
    Max iSCSI Target # : 32
    Max iSCSI LUN # : 256
    Supported RAID Type : Synology Hybrid RAID, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
    RAID Migration : Basic to RAID 1
    Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs : RAID 1
    Synology Expansion Unit Support : DX510
    File Sharing Capability Max User Accounts : 2048
    Max Groups : 256
    Max Shared Folder : 256
    Max Concurrent Connections : 128
    Windows ADS Domain Integration Domain Users login via Samba/AFP/FTP/File Station
    Backup Solutions Network Backup
    Local Backup
    Desktop Backup (using Synology Data Replicator 3 or Apple Time Machine backup application)
    Shared Folder Sync - Max task number : 2
    Time Backup - Max task number : 2
    Time Machine Backup (Mac)
    Security FTP over SSL/TLS
    IP Auto-Block
    Firewall
    Encrypted Network Backup over Rsync
    HTTPS Connection
    Management Auto DSM Upgrade
    Administrator Group
    Email Notification
    SMS Notification
    Customized User Quota
    DDNS Support
    IPv6 Support
    PPPoE
    Resource Monitor
    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 : 7, 8, 9
    Safari (MAC) : 4, 5
    Supported Mobile Devices iPhone OS 2.2.1 onward
    Android OS 1.5 onward
    Windows Mobile (IE Mobile or Opera 9.0 onward)
    Symbian OS 9.1, S60 3rd Edition onward
    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
    Environment RoHS Compliant
    Certifications FCC Class B, CE Class B, BSMI Class B
    Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature: 40° to 95°F / 5°C to 35°C
    Storage Temperature: 15° to 155°F / -10°C to 70°C
    Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% RH
    Maximum Operating Altitude: 10,000 feet
    Power Recovery Yes
    Power Consumption Access: 27.5 W
    Hibernation: 17.6 W

    Note: measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 3TB WD30EZRS hard drive(s)
    Power Requirements AC: 100 to 240V, 50/60Hz, Single Phase
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 6.18 x 4.07 x 9.13" (15.7 x 10.35 x 23.2 cm)
    Weight 3.72 lb (1.69 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.4 x 7.9 x 8.8"

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