Synology DiskStation DS412+ 4-bay All-in-1 NAS Server for SMB Users Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2012-03-20

The DiskStation DS412+ is another high performance NAS from Synology which allows a total of 4 HDDs/SSDs to be installed for enough storage space and are cooled properly with the two included 92mm fans, which are also silent during normal operation. On a single LAN connection, the unit maxes out the read/write transfer speeds and the “beast” is really unleashed when used in enterprise environments, with the “Link Aggregation” feature enabled.

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A Closer Look Part II

The power adapter is labeled “PGB” and is rated on the output 12V, 8.33A:




The connector shape has also been changed:




The unit is supplied with 2x 2M RJ45 LAN cables, packed separately:




The NAS casing is fully wrapped inside foam material:




At first look, the design lines of the DS412+ follow the ones of DS212; these mean an all-black plastic exterior chassis, with a rough texture:




The front features a shiny black transparent cover, which is initially protected by a transparent plastic film:




The name of the NAS can be located in the bottom left corner:




The LEDs are present on the top right corner, one for Status and also one for each installed drive; the DS212 also had as an extra the LAN activity LED:




Further down, we can find an USB 2.0 connector and the power button; the DS212 also had as an extra the card reader and the “C” button, which would have enabled the copy procedure:




On one of the sides, we can find the Synology logo, which also comes with ventilation holes:




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