Synology DiskStation DS112+ High-Performance 1-bay All-in-1 NAS Server Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2012-08-07

The DS112+ from Synology is a full feature-packed NAS like the more expensive versions but does offer only a single bay, meaning that is more suitable for businesses that do not need a huge amount of storage space. However, thanks to the connectivity options (1x eSATA and 2x USB 3.0), we can attach more external storage to it, if needed. The read-write performances of the NAS are good, but these are always influenced by the installed HDD.

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Packaging, A Closer Look Part I

The ones that have seen our other reviews with Synology products will be familiar with the packaging, which is about the same; the DS112+ NAS comes packed inside a blue-themed cardboard box, provided with a handle, for easy transport:




On one of the box sides, we can find supported applications by the product, represented by graphical icons:




Moving on, we will find a short list of hardware specifications, product features, package contents and supported languages:




Another list of features is graphically represented on the opposite side:




After opening up the box, we will see some warning messages printed near the black plastic handle:




The inside packaging is split into multiple areas, some with the accessories and one with the NAS itself:





Besides the power lead, we will also find documentation inside a transparent plastic bag, the power adapter and the LAN cable:




Some info about the GPL modules can be found on a separate leaflet:




Several tips are also offered in multiple languages:




The power adapter has a LED on the top side to signal normal operation:




On the back side we'll find the usual sticker, which informs us of the power rating on both input and output:




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