Synology unveils latest DiskStation NAS for SMBs; up to 21TB

Synology's new DiskStation DS712+ NAS device offers up to 21TB of server storage for small and medium businesses.
Written by Andrew Nusca, Contributor

Synology this 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.

More specs:

  • 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.

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