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.
- 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