Synology has just released the DS412+ DiskStation which is a 4-bay NAS with USB 3.0 interface and hot-swappable hard drives. This NAS is made for small companies and home users that want performance and a central storage unit. It is possible to have a capacity on DS412+ that will go up to massive 16 GB if you use RAID 0 (striping) and up to 8 GB if you use RAID 1 (mirroring). With a fast CPU and 1 GB DDR RAM the DS412+ will help even the most demanding users with the most common IT tasks. Power consumption is said to be 44 W in action and 15 W during The DS412+ is nice looking and not that big for a 4-bay NAS, so it can be placed at almost any location in an office environment. Two big 92mm fans are used for cooling. If you want a king size black lunch box then choose the DS412+.
The DS412+ is the successor to Synology DS411+ which also is a 4-bay NAS. I personally do not have the needs for a 4-bay NAS device but I guess some people could use a NAS like DS412+.
DS412+ DiskStation specifications
Here are some of the most interesting DS412+ specifications:
- Dual Core 2.13GHz CPU.
- 1 GB DDR3 RAM.
- Up to 16 GB data storage.
- Hot-swappable hard drives.
- Power consumption: 44 W (active) and 15 W (HDD hibernation).
- Two USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports and one USB 2.0 port.
Remember to buy 4 hard drives (if do not have these already) for this NAS as they are not included in the box. Hard drives are not cheap at the moment so I do hope the hard drive storage is full.