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The DiskStation RS3412RPxs 10 Bay NAS Server from Synology is a RackStation that offers an ultra-high performance, scalable and full featured network attached storage solution. It is designed for large-scale businesses that require an efficient way to centralize data protection, simplify data management, deploy virtualization solutions and rapidly expand storage capacity with minimal time spent on setup and management. The RS3412RPxs has ultra-high performance that your data intensive application demands on the storage system.
The RS3412RPxs NAS server features a fanless CPU heatsink to prevent a single point of failure and achieves high reliability of the system with the CPU passive cooling technology. It can seamlessly expand a single volume to up to 100 TB on the fly. When the storage capacity of the NAS Server is nearing its limits, you can expand it with Synology RX1211RP*
The NAS server runs on the novel operating system, DiskStation Manager (DSM), which integrates file level and block level storage in one unified storage system platform thus reducing the ownership cost. The applications and features of this NAS server are designed for large-scale businesses. Windows ADS and LDAP integration allows this NAS server to quickly and easily fit in an existing business network environment without recreating user accounts.
Note:RS3412RPxs supports up to two Synology RX1211RP, purchased separately.
Link Aggregation in the RS3412RPxs NAS server gives high performance of over 1000 Mbps throughput and 100,000 IOPS under RAID 5 configuration*. In addition to the default 4 Gigabit ports, dual 10 GbE ports are supported with the add-on PCIe x8 Gen 2 Network Interface Cards to maximize the system bandwidth.
*Tested with dual 10 GbE connections with Link Aggregation. The performance figures could vary on different environments.
High Reliability & Availability
Reliable functioning of commercial systems is of paramount concern to business users who depend on servers every day. The RS3412RPxs NAS server is now introduced with the fanless CPU heatsink to prevent the single point of failure, with the CPU passive cooling technology RS3412RPxs achieves the high reliability system design. 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 drives replacement or unexpected LAN failure. The ECC RAM module detects and corrects errors that occur during data transmission. It supports up to 6 GB ECC RAM and provides secure data protection and performance to meet the mission-critical tasks of large scale businesses.
Robust Scalability Up to 100 TB
This is designed to grow with your business and can seamlessly expand a single volume to up to 100 TB on the fly. When the storage capacity of this NAS server is nearing its limits, it can be easily expanded with Synology RX1211RP*. It is connected via an Infiniband cable that can carry 12 Gbps SATA signals to ensure maximum throughput.
Management of the large storage space on the NAS server is simple and flexible. Multiple volumes on RAID allow you to create more than one volume on a RAID structure that provides a flexible and efficient way to manage the storage across all hard drives. When the need for more space arises, the volume can be easily expanded without any service disruption.
*Synology RX1211RP can be purchased separately.
Unified Storage and Virtualization Ready
The RS3412RPxs NAS Server runs on the novel operating system, DiskStation Manager (DSM), that integrates file level and block level storage in one unified storage system platform providing management simplicity that can reduce your total cost of ownership.
Comprehensive network protocol support (CIFS/SMB, AFP and NFS) assures seamless file sharing across Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. iSCSI is also supported as the ideal alternative to SAN solution for businesses. The iSCSI allows large-scale businesses to consolidate storage into data center storage arrays while providing hosts with the illusion of locally attached disks. With iSCSI support, the RS3412RPxs NAS Server provides a seamless storage solution for virtualization servers, such as VMware, Citrix and Hyper-V. This is also certified with the latest VMware vSphere 5, supporting VMFS-5 and extended storage migration capability with flexibility and higher performance in VMware virtualization platform.
Thin Provisioning is available for file level iSCSI that enables administrators to oversubscribe provision and then grow storage space as needed in safety. With Thin Provisioning, you can maximize the storage utilization to reduce the total cost of ownership for the storage system.
Full Featured Business Applications
The NAS Server offers applications and features designed specifically for large-scale business. Windows ADS and LDAP integration allows the RS3412RPxs NAS Server to quickly and easily fit in an existing business network environment without recreating user accounts. Windows ACL support on the NAS Server provides much finer grained access control and efficient privilege settings. IT staffs can set up privileges for files and folders on the NAS Server through their familiar Windows user interface.
The built-in backup application is provided for backing up data in the RS3412RPxs NAS Server to another Synology NAS, expansion unit or any Rsync server via an encrypted transmission. It is even possible to back up from the NAS Server to the cloud with the Amazon S3 support. Shared folder sync is also available in DSM for implementing disaster recovery plans. With shared folder sync, the RS3412RPxs NAS Server is able to replicate data to another DiskStation within the Intranet or across the Internet, thus reducing the risk of business interruption.
Energy Efficient Design
The NAS Server is designed and developed keeping energy efficiency in mind. If it is compared with the average storage server counterparts, it consumes a relatively low amount of power and the hard drives hibernate when they are not in use.
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.
Apps as packages not only mean customized installation, it also indicate that updates can be offered more quickly
The Cloud Station folder is a private cloud that always prepares itself up-to-date. It pushes files, songs and photos to any PC that you are working on and syncs automatically.*
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.
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.
*Cloud Station is currently only available on Windows run PCs.
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. There is no need to configure a router or any other network device*.
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. You can log into the MyDS Center webpage and see 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.
*For each DiskStation, Synology limits the concurrent connection number to 2 for QuickConnect services.
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 the capacity of each disk to be utilized to its maximum possible, thus optimizing total volume 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.
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.
Synology's Virtualization Support
VMware vSphere 5 Support:
When deploying Synology RackStation the RS3412RPxs NAS Server, businesses are entitled for:
- Better flexibility for deploying and migrating VMs
- Higher storage performance and storage efficiency with VMFS-5 file system
- Smoother access and management efficiency with load balancing automation in Storage vMotion
The NAS Servers also supports other major virtualization solutions. This dedication extends beyond the support for large-scale businesses. Even the budget minded SMBs are able to introduce virtualization into their daily operation.
The NAS Server runs on the DiskStation Manager. Therefore, it is capable of operating within a virtualized environment*.
*Actual performance may vary due to hardware specifications.
Note:Noise Level Testing Environment:
Fully loaded with Seagate 1 TB ST31000520AS hard drive(s) in idle, 2 G.R.A.S. type 40 AE microphones, each set up at 3.28' (1 m) away from the DiskStation front and rear.
- Background Noise: 17.2 dBA
- Temperature: 74.48˚F (23.6˚C)
- Humidity: 58.2 %
Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 2 TB WD2002FYPS hard drive(s).
Support for Wake on WAN needs switch and routers which recognize Magic Packet.
Synology DiskStation RS3412RPxs 10 Bay NAS Server Review