The Synology DiskStation DS412+ High-Performance 4-Bay All-in-One NAS Server is specially engineered for small- to medium-sized businesses requiring a high-performance, easily-managed and full-featured NAS (Network Attached Storage) solution. The DiskStation centralizes data backups, safeguards vital assets and shares files across various platforms.
The DS412+ enables fast transfer speeds of approximately 205 MB/s read and 183 MB/s write when using a RAID 5 configuration in a Windows-based environment, with link aggregation enabled. It's equipped with 2 LAN with failover and link aggregation support, which, combined with a convenient hot-swappable hard drive design, ensures continual service uptime in the event that the drives require replacement or LAN fails unexpectedly. The DiskStation features blazing-fast USB 3.0 connectivity, offering transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbps.
CPU Passive Cooling Technology and System Fan Redundancy work to prevent overheating, in order to keep the DS412+ running optimally. This also allows the system to avoid reliance on a dedicated processor cooling fan and mitigate critical points of failure. When the system detects fan failures, the integrated redundancy mechanism spins up the functional fan, giving proper ventilation to the system, while supporting continued operations until your replacement fan is in position. Thus, system damage is minimized, while availability is maximized.
Synology's Hybrid RAID (SHR) automatically constructs an optimal RAID volume with data protection based on the hard drives installed, so you need not have hard drives of identical size. The SHR still provides a manual setup option for advanced users. Multiple volumes on RAID enable you to generate numerous volumes on a RAID structure, giving you a versatile and efficient way to manage your storage across all available drives. Should the need arise to expand your volumes, just allocate additional storage space on the UI and DSM will take care of the rest for you - without any service disruption.
The system runs on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM), delivering comprehensive applications and features targeted at office and business workgroups. Web Station with PHP/MySQL support permits one Synology DS412+ to host as many as 30 websites, as well as multiple third party web applications, including Content Management, Customer Relationship Management and e-Commerce systems.
The integrated mail server transforms Synology DS412+ into a dedicated mail service provider, while the add-on package, Mail Station 2, offers a webmail interface for users to access e-mails stored on Synology DS412+. Synology Surveillance Station provides a centralized interface from which to control IP cameras deployed in your office or home, giving you the freedom to travel miles away and still watch live views, record events and capture snapshots with a computer or mobile device.
A slew of add-on packages enables the Synology DS412+ to replace multiple pieces of network hardware. The VPN Server provides a simple VPN solution that turns your Synology DS412+ into a VPN server, giving you a safe way to connect to a private LAN at a remote site. Directory Server lets Synology DS412+ host LDAP service with centralized access control, authentication and account management, further boosting your office management efficiency.
Enjoy Windows ADS and ACL support. ADS integration permits Synology DS412+ to quickly and easily fit in an existing business network environment without requiring a recreation of users' accounts on the Synology DS412+. The User Home feature reduces the amount of effort required for administrators to create a private shared folder for a large number of users. ACL support offers much finer-grained access control and efficient privilege settings, enabling IT staff to set up privileges to files and folders on DS412+ via their familiar Windows user interface. The privileges will be applied to all access entries, including AFP, FTP, File Station, NFS and WebDAV. The secure privilege gives IT staff peace of mind, eliminating worry about loopholes.
Additionally, the iSCSI support in DiskStation Manager (DSM) allows the DS412+ to offer seamless storage solutions for virtualization servers, including VMware, Citrix and Microsoft Hyper-V. This is a perfect alternative to a SAN business solution. Not only efficient but also affordable, the iSCSI enables SMB users to consolidate storage into data center arrays while giving hosts the appearance of locally attached disks.
Designed to make efficient use of resources, the DS412+ boasts a low operating power consumption of a mere 44 W. It offers dual 3.62 x 3.62" (92 x 92 mm) fans, plus smart airflow to keep the system running cool all the time. In addition, the noise-dampening design makes the device whisper-quiet compared to PC counterparts. As if this weren't enough, the DS412+ also supports Wake on LAN/WAN, multiple scheduled power on/off and hard drive hibernation to further minimize power consumption and operation costs. Like all Synology products, this NAS server is produced with RoHS-compliant parts, reflecting Synology's commitment to the preservation and protection of the environment.