Synology DiskStation DS2415+ 12-Bay NAS Server

Synology DiskStation DS2415+ 12-Bay NAS Server

Synology DiskStation DS2415+ 12-Bay NAS Server

B&H # SYDS2415 MFR # DS2415+

Product Highlights

  • Synology DiskStation Manager OS
  • 12 x 3.5" or 2.5" SATA III Drive Bays
  • 2.4 GHz Intel Atom C2538 Quad-Core CPU
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • Read Speed: 451 MB/s, Write: 415 MB/s
  • 4 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • USB 3.0 / Expansion Port
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, JBOD
  • iSCSI And Virtualization Ready
  • Complete LDAP, Link Aggregation Support
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Synology DS2415+ overview

  • 1Description

The DiskStation DS2415+ 12-Bay NAS Server from Synology is 12-bay NAS that is optimized for storage, file backup, file sharing, and encryption. It comes equipped with twelve drive bays that are capable of natively supporting 3.5" and 2.5" SATA III and SATA II hard drives, as well as 2.5" SATA III and SATA II SSDs. Using its twelve drive bays, this NAS will allow you to store and share a large number of files, including videos, music, photos, and documents with up to 2,048 users. For those who wish to increase the overall capacity of their DX2415+, the DX1215 expansion unit is available.

The DS2415+ runs on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) OS, which is a browser-based operating system which helps to simplify managing your Synology NAS. Its CPU is an Intel Atom C2538 Quad-Core that runs at 2.4 GHz and its 2GB of DDR3 RAM allows frequently-used files and applications to be quickly accessed. The NAS is capable of achieving read speeds of up to 451 MB/s, write speeds of up to 415 MB/s, and features four USB 3.0 ports which allow it to be connected to your system. Internet connectivity is achieved via the included four Gigabit Ethernet ports, allowing your stored data to be shared with users throughout the network. Data may also be made remotely available through the free iOS and Android applications.

The DS2415+ also serves as a centralized backup target for all the computers in your home or office. The Backup & Replication feature allows users to back up data from one 2415+ to another DiskStation, or rsync-compatible servers. Users can also back up iSCSI LUNs. To help ensure data redundancy and drive efficiency, a variety of RAID modes are supported, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and JBOD. Additional supported RAID modes include Basic and Synology Hybrid RAID.

The DS2415+ operates on 100-240VAC at 50/60 Hz and includes an accessory pack, an AC power cord, and two Ethernet cables. It is certified with Windows Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2, in addition to being WMware and Citrix-ready.

Quad-Core CPU
The DS2415+ is powered by a quad-core CPU running at 2.4 GHz. Combined with 2GB of DDR3 RAM (expandable to 6GB), it delivers over 451 MB/s read speeds and 415 MB/s write speeds. This helps the DS2415+ to multitask and provide efficient throughputs to connected clients
Encrypted Data Transmission with AES-NI
Encrypting data is essential to a healthy security policy. Equipped with a dedicated hardware encryption engine, the DS2415+ is well suited to serve as a digital locker for sensitive data; files and folders are encrypted on the fly without any perceived performance loss. The DS2415+ delivers encrypted data transmission speeds over 450 MB/s reading and 198 MB/s writing
Scalability up to 24 Drives
As your data storage needs grow, the DS2415+ can be connected to a dedicated DX1215 expansion unit for additional storage on the fly, growing your capacity with minimal effort. The DX1215 connects through a cable with a specially-designed locking connector
Quad LAN Ports for Failover and Link Aggregation Support
Equipped with four RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet ports featuring failover and Link Aggregation support, the DS2415+ helps ensure continual network uptime even if LAN connection malfunction occurs on one port, reducing the chance of service disruption and costly downtime. Link Aggregation helps improve connection speeds beyond the limits of a single network cable or port
SSD Cache Technology
The DS2415+ enables the combination of hard drives and read/write-optimized SSD cache, which helps boost throughput while minimizing the cost per gigabyte. With full SSD cache reading and writing support, the DS2415+ offers a reduction in I/O latency without crippling your budget. With only a small upfront investment, businesses can benefit from server performance enhancement
Installation and Maintenance
User-friendly installation and hot-swappable hard drive support helps ensure easy maintenance and continuous service uptime should a hard drive need replacement. In addition, the DS2415+ incorporates a passive cooling design to help reduce dependency on the dedicated processor cooling fan, thus mitigating any critical point of failure. When the system detects a fan failure, the built-in redundancy mechanism helps ensure continuous operation until the replacement fan arrives
USB 3.0
The DS2415+ has USB 3.0 ports to connect to various kinds of external storage devices while helping to ensure fast and efficient file transfer speeds. Support for USB 3.0 offers transfer speeds of up to 5 Gb/s (about 10 times faster than USB 2.0), meaning it takes less time to transfer data to external hard drives, while also consuming less power
DiskStation Manager (DSM) OS
Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a browser-based operating system which makes managing your Synology NAS simple. Featuring a user-friendly interface, DSM makes accessing and sharing your data smarter and simpler. Synology's Package Center lets you download and install useful add-on packages designed specifically for individual or business needs, meaning you can enjoy more entertainment in your life or better productivity at work
Storage for Virtualization Environments
The DS2415+ provides seamless storage solutions for virtualization environments, including VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft Hyper-V. With VMware vSphere 5 & VAAI integration, the DS2415+ helps offload specific storage operations and optimizes computation power in VMware environments. Windows ODX support helps speed up data manipulation as the data transfer is offloaded. iSCSI also helps SMB users consolidate storage into data center storage arrays while providing hosts with the illusion of locally-attached disks
Business Environment Integration
With the support of Windows AD, LDAP, and Domain Trust, the DS2415+ enables seamless account integration. The User Home feature can automatically create a "home" folder for every user account to minimize the administrator's effort in repeatedly creating "home" folders for all accounts. Windows ACL support on the DS415+ allows IT administrators to fine tune access controls and set up privileges to files and folders on DS2415+ through the familiar Windows user interface. With compatibility for major protocols, the DS415+ can help eliminate server configuration overhead and help enhance IT administrators' efficiency
Optimize Storage Management
With Synology's Storage Manager, the DS2415+ allows for flexible storage deployment and utilization. You can optimize RAID configurations with Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) while providing redundant data protection. Other features such as multiple volumes on single RAID and Global Hot Spare also help enhance management efficiency and fit deployment of any kind
Synology CMS (Central Management System)
For enterprises with more than one Synology NAS server, CMS offers the flexibility and convenience for IT administrators to manage all of them from a single point of entry. Through a user-friendly interface, you can obtain an overview on resource consumption and logs, helping you identify any issue right away. With group policies, CMS can do more for your daily tasks. Once a NAS joins a group, it will automatically adopt its rules and behave as intended, without extra configuration
Home Surveillance
With the Surveillance Station add-on package and two free IP camera licenses, DS415+ serves as your home surveillance hub. Simply connect multiple IP cameras to the home network, pair them with DS415+, and then easily view live surveillance feeds, record videos, or enjoy other advanced features like motion detection or push notifications. Support for thousands of IP cameras makes it easy to find compatible models and brands. Safeguard your home, without breaking the bank
All-in-One Server
With just one DS2415+, it's possible to handle a vast amount of tasks. The DS2415+ helps your company gain a competitive edge by acting as your multi-function server. Directory Server provides LDAP service, while DNS and DHCP packages allow you to host a domain name server and automate network IP assignment at no extra cost. With Synology's Proxy Server, you can regulate content access and monitor who can access which website while saving bandwidth. You can host up to 30 websites with Web Station, safeguard the office environments with Surveillance Station, send and receive mails using your own email domain with Mail Station, share printing capability with Printer Server, make DS2415+ act as a VPN server to access company's resources remotely, and more
Business Continuity
Uninterrupted availability is a critical goal for all businesses. The DS2415+ supports Synology High Availability (SHA) technology which combines an active and passive server into one cluster, with the former always mirrored to the latter. The Heartbeat mechanism detects regular "heartbeats" between the two servers. If the main server encounters unexpected downtime, the passive server immediately takes over. With multiple LAN ports, the DS2415+ also helps ensure redundancy in the event of unexpected network failure
Backup Solutions
The Backup & Replication feature allows you to back up data from one DS2415+ to another DiskStation, or rsync-compatible servers. It also provides the flexibility to restore the server to any particular point in time, and back up modified blocks to optimize storage and processing time. In addition, the DS2415+ offers you the capability to back up iSCSI LUNs with no extra charge. Businesses can enjoy efficient backup performance with "Point-in-time copy" technology for data consistence and incremental backup to speed up processing time
Secure Your Data
The DS2415+ offers security measures to help protect you from potential security holes. Security Advisor analyzes system settings, password strength, network preferences, and removes any possible malware. AppArmor blocks malicious programs from accessing unauthorized system resources. You can also customize the trust level in Package Center to avoid installing packages from untrusted sources, safeguarding your NAS from unknown or tampered files. In addition, the DS2415+ provides other security add-ons, such as AES encryption, 2-Step verification, an IP block & allow list, Antivirus packages, firewall, and DoS attack prevention
Optional Accessories
Optional available accessories include:
  • Remote
  • Camera License Pack
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM Module
  • Expansion Unit: DX1215
  • VS240HD
UPC: 846504001736
In the Box
Synology DiskStation DS2415+ 12-Bay NAS Server
  • Accessory Pack
  • AC Power Cord
  • 4 x RJ-45 LAN Cables
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Synology DS2415+ specs

    Number of Bays 12 x 2.5"/3.5"
    Media Card Slots None
    Connections 1 x Infiniband 
    4 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
    4 x RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
    Compatible Drive Interface SATA III
    RAID Modes RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, JBOD, Synology Hybrid
    Hot-Swap Support Yes
    Link Aggregation and Failover Support Yes
    Wake on LAN Yes
    Total Raw Capacity None
    Type None
    Flash Memory None
    Processor Intel Atom C2538 Quad-Core
    Clock Speed Base: 2.4GHz
    Total Installed Memory 2 GB DDR3
    User-Replaceable Memory 1 x 2 GB
    Total Memory Slots 2
    Maximum Memory Capacity 6 GB
    iSCSI LUN 256
    iSCSI Target 32
    Max Cameras Supported 40
    Max Concurrent Connections 512
    Max Folders 512
    Max Groups 256
    Max Sync Tasks 8
    Max User Accounts 2048
    Max Volume Number 512
    OS Compatibility Windows Server 2012
    File System Formats Supported External: EXT3, EXT4, FAT, HFS+, NTFS
    Internal: EXT4
    Power Consumption 73.44 W (Typical)
    37.13 W (Standby)
    Power Source Internal Power Supply
    PSU Wattage 1 x 500 W
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    VPN Server Connections 20
    Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
    Operating Humidity 5 to 95%
    Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
    Certifications BSMI, CE, FCC, RoHS, as per Manufacturer
    Cooling 2 x 120 mm Fans
    Noise Level 27.1 dBA
    Dimensions 10.6 x 11.8 x 13.4" / 270.0 x 300.0 x 340.0 mm
    Weight 20.4 lb / 9.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 27.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.0 x 18.0 x 16.0"

    Synology DS2415+ reviews

    DiskStation DS2415+ 12-Bay NAS Server is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nothing but problems so far. After one week I still have not been able to backup my desktop Raid 5 array with all my photos on it. This morning I found out 1 of the drives in my desktop array has failed. Bad timing. Anyway, you can't talk to a human at Synology for support. This is unacceptable to me for a product in this price range. The email support is very inefficient since they respond about once per day during business hours. I upgraded to this NAS from a 4 year old Netgear NAS and was expecting a much better product and experience. Unfortunately this was not the case. If I didn't still have my old NAS i may have lost everything while Synology is trying to get its stuff together.
    Date published: 2016-10-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is the RAID for me! I wanted a personal/work Hard-drive system that was: Large, scale-able, and easy to use. I want to back up all my photos/videos/computers/various files to one central location at my home. I wanted a central location for movies that I could stream to various TVs in my home. I also wanted to access some files (over-the-internet). And I wanted a system that was easy to setup and use . . . and took care of RAID system without me have to know anytime or do much to maintain the system. After long research, I bought the DiskStation DS2415+ 12-Bay NAS Server from B&H (which had the lowest price on the unit). B&H shipped the unit super-fast and it arrived on time. I bought it diskless, and I added hard drives by myself. Adding the drives and setting up the RAID was SUPER easy. The instructions in the box got me started, then a web-based interface from Synology stepped me through the rest of the set-up process. I did do research on Synology's website before I set up the RAID type. You should DEFINITELY do your research on which RAID type you want to use BEFORE you get started. I chose to use the Synology Hybrid RAID - two disk (called: SHR 2). It took about 15-20 minutes to set up (adding passwords, setting RAID Type, Adding Hard Drives) Then there is a some-what long process where the system test/sets-up the volume - it's called verifying - that took several hours (but, I was able to use the RAID during the process). I am new to Synology's web-based interface, I am still learning. That said, I was able to do what I needed to do the same day I opened the box and set it up. After a week of use, I really like it! I would recommend it to others.
    Date published: 2016-10-05
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Solid reliability ... slow speeds Very solid piece. Going on about 1.5 years of use and it's been flawless. I will say don't expect anywhere near the 451 mbps speeds as in the specs. I have spent hours and hours on support with Synology and even they confirmed that the approx 100 mbps I am getting on both read and write is about as good as I am going to get. I have one Volume setup as Raid 0 for my editing (3 x 8tb high performance drives). Was expecting this to fly ... and no. The other I have 9 x 4 TB drives setup using their SHR as my cold storage with drive failure backup protection. I am getting the exact same speeds on both. Great piece, but support says the 451 mbps is achieved with "Multiple clients connected". So yeah.
    Date published: 2018-10-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeds expectations It does everything we expected as far as ease of set up and transfer speeds, but the user interface is killer. I didn't expect all of the features that came already set up on this server. Easy access from home, diagnostics, its been a breeze. We are using four 10TB ironwolf drives set up in RAID 10 and it works fine, we plan to add 8 more drives in the future.
    Date published: 2018-02-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2 weeks in and working well so far! Works well, easy setup. Nice system so far, although I've only had it online for 2 weeks!
    Date published: 2016-08-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Purchase The product arrived on-time and in great packaging. I will gladly order from B&H in the future. The performance of the DiskStation matches that of the other Synology units that I own and it works extremely well. If you need the ability for a volume to be up to 108 TB, I recommend this purchase.
    Date published: 2017-07-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Synology DS2415+ is a great server Synology servers are expensive but you get what you pay for. The app support which is integrated into the system provides for most aspects of the units basic operation. Hard Disk Support is great and complete. Supports HD and SDD storage.
    Date published: 2018-08-24
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