Synologythis morning announced its new DiskStation DS712+, a new network attached storage device with RAID redundancy, a sub-$500 price point and the ability to expand to seven bays and 21 terabytes of storage -- with the help of an expansion module, of course.
It replaces the DS710+, which with an expansion module offered seven bays for up to 14TB of capacity.
The two-bay server targets the small and medium business market and intends to replace PC file servers. It supports RAID 1 or Synology Hybrid RAID for single-disk redundancy, and has dual network interface cards for MPIO/virtualization support.
The device runs on version 3.2 of Synology's DiskStation Manager software, from which users can browse, install and run add-ons, such as a VPN or Syslog server or OpenERP.
Support for ADS domains up to 100,000 users and groups
ACL support for granular file-level permissions (using local or ADS users and groups)
iSCSI support with MPIO, MC/S, and SPC-3
Virtualization support (supports VMware, Citrix Xen, and Hyper-V)
180.91MB/sec Reading, 105.59MB/sec Writing
2 LAN with Failover and Link Aggregation Support
Up to seven drives with Synology DX5102 module
The company didn't say which processor was inside, but the previous model ran on an Intel Atom.