Synology DiskStation DS1512+ 5 Bay NAS Server

Synology DiskStation DS1512+ 5 Bay NAS Server

Synology DiskStation DS1512+ 5 Bay NAS Server

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Product Highlights

  • Scales up to 15 Drives with DX510
  • Super Speed USB 3.0
  • Expandable RAM Module Up to 3 GB
  • Link Aggregation
  • CPU Passive Cooling Technology
  • Hot-Swappable Hard Drive Design
  • iSCSI & Virtualization Ready
  • Windows ADS & ACL Support
  • DiskStation Manager
  • Cloud Station
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Synology DS1512+ overview

  • 1Description

The DiskStation DS1512+ 5 Bay NAS Server from Synology offers a high performance, scalable and full-featured network attached storage solution. It is designed for small and medium sized businesses that require an efficient way to centralize data protection, simplify data management and rapidly scale storage capacity. The 5 Bay NAS Server requires minimal time for set up and is quite easy to manage.

High Performance, High Data Availability
Link Aggregation in the DS1512+ NAS Server gives an average performance of 194.83 MBps writing speed under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows environment and 200.31 MBps reading speed*. It comes with USB 3.0 support that offers transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbps, that is 10 times faster than USB 2.0. This NAS Server takes less time for data transfer for external hard drives and consumes less power. This server has high performance that your data intensive applications require on the storage system and offers the ability to scale the storage capacity. 1
High Reliability
Reliable functioning of commercial systems is of paramount concern to business users who depend on servers every day. The DS1512+NAS server comes with a fanless CPU heatsink to prevent single point of failure. It achieves high reliability system design with CPU passive cooling technology. When the system detects fan failure, the built-in redundancy mechanism spins up the functional fan(s) for proper ventilation of the system and supports continuous operations until the replacement fan arrives. Thus, potential system damages are minimized and system availability is maximized. The network ports with failover support combined with hot-swappable drives ensure continual service uptime during times of drive replacement or unexpected LAN failure.
Robust and Affordable Scalability Up to 60 TB
When the storage capacity of the 5 Bay NAS Server is nearing its limits, it can easily be expanded with the Synology DX510* Expansion Unit. The DX510 Expansion Unit securely connects to the 5 Bay NAS Server via an eSATA cable of specially designed connectors on both ends to ensure maximum throughput. The DX510 can directly expand the existing storage on this NAS Server to a maximum of 60 TB capacity. 2
iSCSI and Virtualization Ready
The DS1512+ NAS Server provides a seamless storage solution for virtualization servers, such as VMware, Hyper-V and Citrix with iSCSI support in DSM. 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.
Full Featured Business Applications
The DS1512+ NAS Server runs on Synology DSM, a renowned operation system that offers 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 this NAS Server to quickly and easily fit in an existing business network environment without recreating user accounts. The Directory Server package can turn the NAS Server 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 accounts or groups, employees can access all the DiskStations with the same user credentials. Windows ACL support on the NAS server provides much finer grained access control and efficient privilege settings. The privileges set on Windows ACL will be applied to all access entries, including AFP, FTP, File Station, NFS and Web DAV. IT staff can set up privileges for files and folders on the NAS server through their Windows user interface. Internet file access is simplified with the supplied 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. The additional features allow the NAS Server 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 5 Bay NAS Server. 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 the NAS Server into a dedicated mail service provider and the USB printer sharing capability minimizes the printing cost by sharing printing resources throughout the office.
Energy Efficient Design
The DiskStation is designed and developed with energy efficiency in mind. When compared with the average PC counterparts, DS1512+ NAS Server consumes only 50.6 W. The support of wake on LAN, scheduled power on/off and hard drive hibernation further reduces the power consumption and operation costs.

DiskStation Manager (DSM)

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 the 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. 3
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. Now avoid the hassles of seeking third party service. 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 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. 4
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 DiskStation DS1512+ 5 Bay NAS Server
  • AC Power Cord
  • 2 x RJ-45 LAN Cable
  • Assembling Kit
  • Installation Disc
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Synology DS1512+ specs

    CPU Frequency Dual Core 2.13 GHz
    Memory DDR3 1 GB ECC RAM (expandable up to 3 GB)
    Internal HDD/SSD 3.5" (88.89 mm) or 2.5" (63.49 mm) SATA(II) x5 (hard drive not included)
    Maximum Internal Capacity 20 TB (5x 4 TB HDD) (capacity may vary by RAID types)
    Power Recovery Yes
    Floating Point Supported
    HDD Type Hot-swappable HDD
    External HDD Interface USB 3.0 port x2, USB 2.0 port x4, eSATA port x2
    LAN Gigabit x2
    Link Aggregation Supported
    Power Saving Wake on LAN / WAN*

    *Support for Wake on WAN needs switch and routers which recognize Magic Packet

    System Fan Easily replaceable
    3.14 x 3.14" (80 x 80 mm) x2
    Wireless Support Yes
    Noise Level 21.3 dB(A)*

    Testing Environment: Loaded with 1TB hard drives 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%

    AC Input Power Voltage 100 - 240 V AC
    Power Frequency 50 - 60 Hz, single phase
    Power Consumption 50.6 W (access); 22 W (HDD hibernation) *

    *Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 3 TB WD30EZRS hard drive(s).

    Certifications FCC Class B, CE Class B, BSMI Class B
    Supported Applications
    File Station - Virtual drive
    - Remote folder
    Mail Server Supported Mail Server Protocol: 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, AppleTalk, 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: 108 TB
    - Max Internal Volumes: 512
    - Max iSCSI Target: 32
    - Max iSCSI LUNs: 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: DX510
    File Sharing Capability - Max User Accounts: 2048
    - Max Groups: 256
    - Max Shared Folder: 256
    - Max Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections: 512
    Windows Access Control List (ACL) 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 (Maximum Task Number): 8
    - 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: 7, 8, 9
    - Safari (Mac): 4, 5
    Languages 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: 107.43
    - Windows Download: 112.49
    Link Aggregation
    - Windows Upload: 189.30
    - Windows Download: 198.66
    Windows Upload/Download (1 MB x 5000 files) - Windows Upload: 54.62
    - Windows Download: 72.03
    AES 256-bit Encrypted File Upload/Download (5 GB file)
    - Windows Upload: 22.75
    - Windows Download: 31.14
    iSCSI Write/Read* (5 GB file)
    - iSCSI Write: 103.88
    - iSCSI Read: 91.11
    Web Server Responsiveness** (1,000x requests)
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    *iSCSI targets formatted in NTFS; DS112 uses file-based iSCSI target, other models use blockbased iSCSI target **Benchmark Tool: (server) phpBB-3.0.7, (client) ab

    Environmental Requirements
    Operating Temperature 40 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
    Storage Temperature 15 to 155°F (-10 to 70°C)
    Relative Humidity 5 to 95% RH
    Maximum Operating Altitude 10,000' (3048 m)
    Environment RoHS compliant
    Physical Specs
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 6.18 x 9.76 x 9.17" (157 x 248 x 233 mm)
    Weight 9.37 lb (4.25 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.0 x 12.7 x 11.5"

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