Synology outs DS412+, DS112 NAS drives, feeds the data hungry


If you're looking for somewhere to house all those high ISO shots you just took, then perhaps one of these new NAS drives from Synology will see you right. The DS412+ will be the one appealing to the big data hoarders, with four bays each capable of storing a 4TB drive (for a max total of 16). The box itself being is powered by a 2.13 GHz chip and 1GB RAM, which gives it top read / write speeds of 202.63 MB/s and 179.15 MB/s. A built-in redundancy mechanism comprising two 92 mm system fans should help prevent losing all your precious media. If you're not needing quite so much back-up, then the DS112 might be more your thing. A max capacity of 4TB ticks over with 1.6GHz processor and 256 RAM, and will take 3.5" or 2.5" drives. Both have USB 3.0 and eSata ports and run the firm's DSM4.0 operating system. You can start pouring your data inside them today, assuming you've got the $720 or $380, respectively, needed to pick one up.

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Synology® Presents DiskStation DS412+ and DS112
Bringing versatilities, immense values, and unmatched price-performance

Taipei, Taiwan-March 20, 2012-Synology® Inc. today launched DiskStation DS412+, the latest 4-bay NAS server addition to the Plus Series line-up, for small and medium businesses. Following the launch of the new DS412+ is the introduction of DiskStation DS112, an all-in-one 1-bay NAS server for office and workgroup environment.

"Synology has been offering users with high value choices for their data management infrastructure. The DS412+ and DS112 are no exception by inheriting the advanced reliability technology and high performance offered from Synology," said Peter Chen, a Synology's product manager. "Not to mention they are powered by the latest DSM 4.0 and offer SMB users with an optimal price/performance value."

The DS412+ is powered by a 2.13 GHz dual core processor and 1 GB RAM. The high performance upgrade yields read and write speed at 205.68 MB/sec and 182.66 MB/sec respectively under RAID 5 configuration with Link Aggregation enabled. An unprecedented 85% and 73% speed boost over its predecessor, DS411+II. Delivering high dependability with continuous service uptime, the DS412+ incorporates passive CPU cooling technology and built-in redundancy mechanism with two 92 mm system fans to prevent single point of failure. The DS412+ reinforces high data availability with the dual LAN failover support and hot-swappable drives to eliminate the potential of drive or network discontinuity.

The DS112 features a brand-new enclosure design that provides improved functionalities and aesthetic appeal to its users. It features two additional side ventilation openings and a 60 mm rear fan that enhance the overall airflow to keep the system running cool while minimizing the noise level to 18.4 dB(A). Continuing outstanding energy efficient design, the DS112 consumes only 13.2 watts when operating under load and reduces to 5.04 watts when hard drive enters hibernation mode.

Both Synology DiskStation DS412+ and DS112 feature the USB 3.0 interface, offering fast file transfers up to 10 times the speeds of USB 2.0 connection. Additionally, powered by DiskStation Manager 4.0 (DSM 4.0), the operating system of every Synology NAS, the DSM 4.0 provides rich features to boost users' productivity and simplify their tasks, all on a sleek user interface optimized for multitasking. Synology DS411+II, the predecessor of the DS412+, has received numerous media recognitions from worldwide that include the "2011 SME Best Choice" yearly award from Winmag Pro, Netherlands.

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Synology DiskStation DS412+ and DS112 are now shipping globally.